In Their Words
"Students can now utilize this tool in my classroom and at home to fully incorporate it into their learning. They can annotate the lesson in a program like Notability or Topnotes, taking the teacher notes and media and making it more personal and relevant to them." -- Matthew Ramstedt, 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher, LCJSMS, commenting on iPads
"We enjoy implementing the program every day, mostly to begin our mornings. My class "DJs" enjoy having the special job of facilitating the music daily. I find it helps calm our moods and stress levels. Thank you very much to SEF for providing us with the gift of music." --Lori Alfone, 3rd Grade Teacher, Franklin Elementary Teacher
"Every time I see Dr. McCauley work it is worth fifteen hours of graduate level music class. He has the ability to teach and inspire like no other person. He is an incredibly dynamic teacher and the students got so much out of it.” --Steven Rapp, SHS music teacher commenting on guest conductor funded by SEF grant.
at SHS, students would miss out on the opportunity to celebrate each other's work."--Emma Cramer, Editor-in-Chief, 12th grade
"The new books SEF funded for our mystery unit are like birthday presents to our readers. There is an energy and excitement when I tell them we have new books for our classroom library."--Dana Folk, 3rd grade Washington teacher
“Human Rights Day was an eye opening experience and introduced me to real life events as they are actually occurring. To be exposed to someone like Ron Haviv and his images was a learning experience that I will never forget.”--Matthew Miller, 12th grade
"The Science Research Program gives me the unique opportunity to explore my interests in depth, which I would be unable to do otherwise. I have been able to research a topic that I'm interested in and create an authentic project around it. Going to the science fairs was an excellent experience."
Kristin Miller, 11th grade