Below, please find the ongoing needs we are trying to meet as a school. These are areas in which we continue to seek funding throughout the year to support our mission of providing rigorous educational opportunities and preparing our students to become productive, accountable citizens. Help to make our wishes come true!
Discretionary Funds for Teachers:
Our teachers spend a significant amount of their own money to purchase supplies and prepare their classrooms for students. Our goal is to provide teachers with a discretionary fund to support instructional projects, field trips, professional development, and general classroom improvement. Creating this fund for our teachers will decrease their out-of-pocket expenses, enhance the quality of their programs, and increase their overall job satisfaction. Happy teachers make children happy!
Improving student access to technology requires an expansion of the current computer lab or purchasing a mobile computer lab (90 laptops on carts). Our goal is to have a two-to-one ratio of students to computers at BEAM to support the state technology standards and offer our students continued access to technology.
Support Special Elective Classes:
BEAM is in need of a music teacher to expose our students to various forms of music. In the Primary Academy/House, students will begin formal studies in music through singing, playing simple instruments, and listening to a wide range of musical styles from many different cultures. In the Elementary Academy/House, students will gain a wide understanding of various musical forms and styles, such as classical, jazz, blues, and rap.