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Friday, May 16, 2008


CCHS receives local grants

The Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) has recently been awarded grants by two area organizations: the Concord Education Fund and the CCHS Parents Association.

Concord Ed Fund grants

The Concord Education Fund has announced grant disbursements totaling approximately $10,000 for the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS). In addition, they have raised half the cost of the digital recording studio for the school.CCHS grants that were funded include $2,000 for a fitness center renovation, $1,867 for a library make-over, $3,200 to provide a specific group of incoming freshmen intensive additional academic tutoring and $3,000 for a 50-inch (possibly larger) television for the school cafeteria.

CCHS PA grants

The foreign language and science departments received the bulk of Concord-Carlisle Regional High School Parents Association grants this year. The Art Department and laptop computer loan program also got a boost.

The foreign language department will receive $300 for three international DVD players, $1,250 to purchase DVDs to be used in novice and advanced Spanish classes and $1,500 to purchase “IQChineseGO” software to enhance study for all four Chinese levels.

The science department is receiving $1,230 to update the labs offered in the popular forensics course, $3,300 to enhance the core physics curriculum with engineering design projects and $1,500 to support three teachers’ travel and attendance to the National Association of Biology Teachers Annual Conference in Memphis in the fall.

A $5,000 grant was awarded to the CCHS Achievement Team to insure the continued functioning of the 58 reconditioned laptops currently loaned out to CCHS students. As part of the CCHS program to close the achievement gap, the laptop loan program has assisted METCO students, special needs students and students identified as coming from the low income homes.

In addition, The CCHS fitness center has been awarded a grant to optimize its layout and incorporate pegboard climbers, pull-up bars and ropes. Kate Richmond of the English department received $1,000 towards participation in an Earthwatch Fellowship this summer. Art department grants include $660 to purchase a set of replacement shelves and $1,750 to purchase materials and reference books to be used in conjunction with 19th-century wet plate collodion process photography. ∆

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