WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Sustaining Educational Excellence Fund of the Mount Greylock Regional School District will host its third annual telethon on Thursday, Feb. 9.
Students from Mount Greylock will begin phoning members of the community at 6 p.m. Donors may also call in to 413-458-9582 to make pledges. The telethon will be broadcast live on Willinet, Channel 16, from 6:30 to 8.
SEE Fund organizers hope to raise $5,000 during this year's telethon. Funds raised support the school's efforts to provide students with a challenging and engaging curriculum, enhance their love of learning, promote responsible citizenship, and stimulate intellectual and creative endeavors.
In 2011 the SEE Fund awarded more than $18,000 in grants to 12 projects.
The evening's program will feature a host of presentations and performances from members of the Mount Greylock community. Biology teacher Rebecca Greene will discuss her grant for environmental science field trips; English teacher Blair Dils will describe audiovisual equipment acquired through the SEE Fund; Superintendent Rose Ellis will speak about professional development initiatives with teachers Peter Niemeyer and Kelly Houle; and wellness teacher Lynn Jordan will discuss Pep Club initiatives with students.
Students, teachers, and community members will also present information about the Multicultural Bridge programs, bullying prevention, and the read-a-thon under way at the school. Instrumental and vocal performances will be part of the broadcast as well.
The SEE Fund's mission is to sustain educational excellence by providing financial support to facilitate and support superior educational initiatives and improvements for the high school and middle school of Mount Greylock Regional School District. Established in 1996, it has awarded a total of $159,593, or an average of about $10,000 in grant money per year.
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