2016 Foundation Grant Highlights

Drexel Hill Middle School Engineers to Harrisburg

dhmsengineerstoharrisburgjpgOn Tuesday, May 12th State Representative James Santora invited engineering students from Drexel Hill Middle School to visit and tour the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg. Students received a personal tour from Mr. Santora, who introduced the class onto the floor of the House of Representatives. They had the opportunity to meet Governor Tom Wolf and State Senator Thomas McGarrigle, who gave them a guided tour of the State Senate. This unique experience was funded by a UDAEF grant.

K-2 Literacy Initiative

The Foundation provided the Upper Darby School District with $265,000 toward the $1.5 million program cost to cover purchase of tech materials. All 130 district K-2 classrooms are equipped with a smart screen, projector, iPads and software programming. This supplements the district’s provision of instructional materials, staff in-service and providing necessary technological infrastructure. UDAEF is committed to enhancing the educational opportunities the District provides in order for our students to compete in today’s global economy.

3rd Grade Trip to Collenbrook

collenbrookfarmThe Upper Darby School District third grade classes visit Collen Brook two classes at a time. The tours take place during April and May. The students are divided into 4 groups and rotate among 4 stations of 25 minutes each. These stations include viewing the barns and carriage house, touring the inside the house, churning butter, seeing the spring house and playing 19th century games on the lawn. UDAEF takes pride in the history of Upper Darby and passing it along to future generations.

Upper Darby After Prom

2016royalsnightatthemuseumThe After Prom is a parent-led event following the Senior Prom. At the After Prom, students have numerous things to do with carnival games, casino tables, a juggler, inflatable moon bounces & obstacle courses, swimming is also available so bring appropriate attire, watching a movie, playing in the game room, winning senior prizes, and having plenty of food to snack on. UDAEF recognizes the importance of keeping our UDHS seniors safe on Prom Night! 

Other 2016 Foundation Grants Included:

Arts on Stage
Building Background for English Language Learners
Classroom Projectors
Scanner Upgrades for Digital Arts