At its business meeting on April 6, the Board of Education accepted a generous donation of $702 from the Elwood Booster Club to fund the Math Club at James H. Boyd Intermediate School.

“A big thank you to all the organizations that contribute to our children,” said Board Trustee Heather Mammolito.

At its business meeting on March 23, the Board of Education accepted a number of donations to the district’s schools.

The Elwood Education Endowment generously awarded grants totaling $30,000 to staff. The following faculty members were awarded:

Pamela Fine and Eileen Kelly-Gorman to provide all Elwood students to travel near and far with Google Expeditions. Renee Spanos to expand the Boyd STEM program through the use of iPads. Krista Albrecht and Liz Held at Boyd to incorporate Makey Makey Kits and Dash and Dot robots into the school. Donna Fife to redesign the EMS common area to reflect new ways of learning. Ricky Greening to teach diseases and the immune system to JGHS Living Environment students through the use of interactive games and books, and Vickie Henson for a JGHS Band Composer Workshop to create a musical composition to honor Senator John H. Glenn.

In addition, Elwood SEPTA donated $255.37 to fund the Harley/Boyd Life Skills trip, $116.08 to fund the Elwood Middle School Life Skills recycling trip, $528.00 to fund the SEPTA Boyd Sports Club, $728.00 to fund the SEPTA Boyd Friendship Club, and $406.00 to fund the 8th grade field trip to see the movie “Hidden Figures.”

The James H. Boyd PTA donated $8,000 to fund the Hall of Science program and $10,000 to fund the purchase of Google Expeditions glasses.

The Elwood Booster Club donated $169.93 to fund five ball launchers for the James H. Boyd Robotics Club, and $351.00 to fund the Math Club at James H. Boyd Intermediate School.

Donations of $367.50 and $114.53 were donated to fund the Barbara Quigley Memorial Fund, and $500 from Virginia Maina to fund the Maina Scholarship Fund.

Lastly, Girl Scout Troop 2598 proposed a service project to enhance the property at James H. Boyd Intermediate School and the Elwood Middle School PTA for donated $1,000 to fund the 7th grade DNA Center program at Elwood Middle School.

The district thanks these organizations and individuals for their contributions and extreme generosity. With your support, students are now given opportunities that otherwise would not be possible.