About BMS Innovative Grants Foundation
Working together, the BMS PTSA and BEF awarded over $14,000 this fall to help our teachers ignite students’ minds and provide unique opportunities for them to expand their learning, build skills, and make connections not often found in the traditional classroom.
Your contributions to the Innovative Grants fund have a direct impact on our students. Your support can mean the difference between being a reluctant reader and being inspired to become an author or expanding a student’s education from watching a film about another country to experiencing the food, music, language, and dance of that country first hand. Your support can transform students’ experience from reading about how scientists work to becoming scientists, themselves and from a student who dislikes the traditional team sports taught in physical education to one who discovers a new skill or activity that sets them on the road to lifelong fitness. When you support innovation in our schools, you help teachers stay excited and engaged and help students ignite their love of learning.
This year, Innovative Grant recipients are using funds to make a difference in most aspects of the BMS curriculum, from science and language arts to math and physical education.
Digital microscopes help our students experience real-world processes used by scientists. Integrated with existing Chromebooks, the digital microscopes allow multiple students to make observations simultaneously, and to save those images and videos for future analysis.
We’re inspiring a love of reading by updating classroom and school-wide library collections with books that will speak to a diversity of interests and experiences, from current celebrities like Katie Ledecky and Michele Obama to graphic novels to stories about various protected classes. Broadening book offerings builds a world in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book, increasing the chances that all students will find something that interests and inspires them.
Please join us in supporting our teachers and students by contributing to the Innovative Grants fund and enjoy observing the incredible growth that ensues.