PROGRAMS

The foundation is proud of the diversity of the STEAM programs we source and support throughout the district. When considering enrichment opportunities for students, we collaborate with teachers and staff to first understand classroom and student needs and then determine what types of programs will complement the curriculum without unduly impacting instructional minutes. Often we look first to popular programs in use at one or two sites whose success can be replicated so more students can benefit. Other times, the foundation, guided by known learning needs, will independently source enrichment opportunities for students. Implementation of programs is always done with an eye toward creating equity within our very diverse school district.

 

Since our inception, we have funded programs such as:

  • Art in Action visual arts program

  • Mystery Science program at all elementary schools

  • Spoken word poetry mentorship

  • Excursions to Chabot Space & Science Center for middle school

  • Marine science education days at Pigeon Point for elementary schools

  • Technology and engineering funding for robotics and computer science

  • School gardens and student-led farmstand sales

  • Purchase of Chromebooks for digitally-disadvantaged students during remote learning

  • Mosa Mack and Gizmos science programs at all middle and high schools

  • Performing arts artist-in-residence for our arts magnet school

  • Sponsorship of Diablo Ballet’s exceptional PEEK Outreach initiative for students within the district’s Social Emotional Educational Collaborative programs

 

For more details about our programs, feel free to take a look through our annual reports below.

fourth ANNUAL REPORT
2020-2021

Promoting quality public education for

EVERY student

Letter from the President:

 

When I look into the faces of our students this past year, I feel hopeful for them. These are the high schoolers who missed their proms, the sixth graders who didn’t get to properly spread their wings as middle schoolers, the kindergartners whose introduction to real school was a face on a screen. These and all the students in between are the kids who are the Covid distance-learning generation. What have they learned? What have our teachers learned? Resilience, surely. Distance learning works for some, but in-person learning works for most. And now, as we look hopefully toward full reopening for the 2021-2022 school year, we find ourselves at a critical time in education. With your help, we can provide new and inspiring opportunities for ALL MDUSD students.

Your support allows us to fund experiences beyond the regular curriculum—more programs, more hands-on learning experiences, more field trips, more art and music, science, and math. We are looking to expand in areas that make students want to learn. That love of learning created our new Student Advisory Committee whose members helped launch the
inaugural MDUSD Poetry Slam, increased student participation for the MDUSD Science Fair, and continue to generate ideas to support the foundation’s mission. We can continue to be innovative for our students if you provide the resources and support.

 

Every student in our school district is a gem regardless of which school they attend, and each of them deserves an extraordinary education to help them find their passion. Our goal is to help them do just that.
 

Can we count on you?


Mary P. Gray, President

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First Annual Report 2017-18