Last year, our Foundation
held its innaugural Premier Golf event at the prestigious Lost
Dunes Golf Club. Due to its outstanding success and
popularity, we will once again be presenting this unique
opportunity. Help us make this event successful by
sponsoring or playing. Click above to find ways to support
Pilot a Success - New students get more iPads
part of our efforts to enhance and enrich the lives
of Bridgman students and to provide them with the
best opportunities to learn, the Bridgman Foundation for
Educational Excellence is pleased to once again fund a one-to-one
learning program by donating nearly $30,000 for the purchase of
iPads® and protective cases for every second grader in the
2013-2014 school year.
the success of the school’s initial one-to-one learning
last year and donation of
$40,000, the Foundation unanimously voted
fund a second round of iPads®.
program was originally designed by
second grade teaching staff as an
to enhance classro om and homework
With the devices, teacherslast year were able to gauge a
student’s progress in real time, thus having the ability to
individual’s lesson plan based on their strengths
and areas that may need additional focus.
too often, new technology emerges without much regard for those
with disabilities or access issues.
For these reasons the Foundation understood the importance
of ensuring that each student has access to an iPad®.
Additionally, with numerous apps designed to assist those
who may struggle at times in the typical classroom environment,
the Foundation will continue to drive towards its ultimate goal to
provide a one-to-one learning device to every student attending
Bridgman Public Schools.
The District has roughly 1,000
students, and outfitting every student with such a device will
only be made possible by the generous support of the community. To
date, many donations to the Foundation have been made by
individuals and businesses through special donation, the inaugural
Links for Education golf outing and the ongoing Buy-A-Brick
Concept to Design
the industrial arts department can put to use their CAD
drawings by using a CNC machine purchased by the
Bridgman Foundation for Educational Excellence.
Bridgman schools is the first known school
install such a device, giving students a full concept to design
learning experience traditionally found in only advanced
college classes. Employers within
the area have often stated that finding students with this level of experience is next
to impossible. The Foundation felt this was just another
door that needed opening for the students within Bridgman Public
& Glenda Wiese
Heating & Cooling Inc.
The Bridgman Foundation for Educational Excellence exists to ENHANCE learning opportunities for students
in the Bridgman Public Schools. The funds we seek will be utilized to create opportunities for learning above and beyond what the district funds.
Excellence in public education is essential to the economic and social well-being of any community. The foundation is dedicated to provide enhanced learning opportunities for our students, staff, and community; to recognize innovation, to foster excellence, and to make a positive impact on the future of our community through education.
The Bridgman Foundation for Educational Excellence is committed to ensuring that the children of today and in the future are provided with opportunities to successfully compete in the ever-changing global community.
The Foundation is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of community volunteers committed to excellence in education. For more information on volunteer opportunities, email us.