Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation Awards Grants to Paint Branch Students and Staff in 2009-2010
The Board of Directors of the Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of four mini-grants to Paint Branch High School staff totaling $1750.00. Applications were solicited and reviewed by the Board of Directors, and the money awarded in January 2010. The four winning mini-grants will benefit a variety of programs and classes at the school:
Paint Branch High School is proud to announce the groundbreaking for the new school will take place on March 20, 2010 at 10:00 am and will be followed by a reception. The state-of-the-art design was designed as a Signature school supporting the Science and Media Academies as well as the Academy of Finance (AOF), Culinary Arts and NJROTC.
The new $94.1 million Paint Branch High School calls for a 340,000 square-foot replacement to an existing, outdated facility. The school will accommodate 1,800 students initially, and expand to meet future enrollment needs of up to 2,400. Administrative and faculty areas are also strategically located for supervision. Courtyards and large windows will introduce controllable, natural light throughout the teaching spaces. The building will be completely ADA accessible. Academic areas will be separated from the auditorium and gym, isolating noisy functions and securing the building for after-hours use.
The Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation awarded five $500.00 scholarships to Paint Branch Seniors this spring to be applied to the college of their choice. The students who won the scholarships are:
- Jared Adkins – Duquesne University
- Karen Bernstein – Tulane University
- Charlie Brimmer – University of California, Santa Barbara
- Daniel Gregoire – The George Washington University
- Luis Valdez-Lopez – University of Maryland, College Park
Students were asked to write an essay around the theme of “What does “Yes, I Can!” mean for my educational future?” Student responses were to interpret and relate the quote to their educational future and adult life.
From the initial group of essays, the Board of Directors selected the top eight. Interviews were then held with the top candidates and five students were selected. The scholarships were presented to the students at the Academic Awards night held at Paint Branch High School.
Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation Awards Grants to Paint Branch Students and Staff in 2008-2009
The Board of Directors of the Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of four mini-grants to Paint Branch High School staff. Applications were solicited and reviewed by the Board of Directors, and the money awarded in December 2008 and January 2009. The four winning mini-grants will benefit a variety of programs and classes at the school: