ADAMS -- The Adams-Cheshire Educational Partner ship, an endowed fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, recently allocated nearly $18,000 to 11 applicants within the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District.
The public is encouraged to attend the 10-year celebration of ACE on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Hoosac Valley Middle & High School. There will be music and light hors d'oeuvres with brief remarks to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tours of the school will follow.
"ACE exists to enhance and enrich the educational experience of the students and teachers in our schools," newly elected ACE chairman Dave Bis saillon said in the news release announcing the grants. "Once again, our board was presented with a slate of thoughtful and exciting initiatives from teachers in the district, and we had to make difficult funding decisions based on excellence, innovation and creativity."
Grants from the fund do not replace public dollars for the school district. ACE seeks primarily to help cover the direct costs of projects. ACE aims to ensure the highest level of achievement for the students and enhance their capacity to achieve excellence both in school and in the community, the news release stated.
The fund recently supported projects including funding for field trips to Nature's Class room, a residential environmental education program; new equipment for the physics lab and support for therapeutic horseback riding