Annual Appeal

A STORM is Brewing....

Dear Parents and Community Members:

A STORM is brewing in our district and we are asking for your support to fuel its incredible potential.

Beginning this year, K-4 through 4th-grade students were introduced to a new kind of school library called The S.T.O.R.M. (Stormonth: Technologists, Originators, Readers and Makers). Much like Mother Nature’s version of a storm, it is a space with thunderous activity that sparks lightning bolts of academic excellence and downpours of creativity.

While it continues to be a space for accessing books, reading, studying and learning, The S.T.O.R.M will expand to include a maker space and an advanced media center. It will be larger and more robust in its offerings and potential.

This vision for the new learning space not only enhances Stormonth’s learning environment right now, it readies the district, and each student, for the future.

We are asking you, the families and households of our generous community, to help us reach our goal and fund The S.T.O.R.M. Your tax-deductible donation can be made by clicking the Donate Today button below. Thank you for investing in our schools!

What is a Makerspace?

A makerspace is a flexible and innovative space that blends digital and physical technology. It is a place where students can collaborate and think critically. A makerspace supports formal and informal learning. Through open-ended exploration, it captures students’ interests and molds our students into creators using up-to-date technologies. Our kids can explore things like coding, creating movies, podcasts, robotics, crafts, circuit building and more. Stuff many of us only ever dreamed of doing in school!

Teachers and students can use the makerspace together to delve into topics they are learning in the classroom, as well as, apply their creative thinking skills. This is the direction of 21st century learning!

Last year we, the Fox Point-Bayside Educational Foundation with your generous gifts, were able to give life to this emerging initiative and established the makerspace at Bayside Middle School while simultaneously introducing it at Stormonth. Bayside students and teachers are actively using this exciting space and Stormonth is ready for its own dedicated makerspace.

Our goal is to raise $60,000 this year. Please consider helping us once again achieve that goal with your tax deductible gift at one of these levels.

$100 Forecasting Greatness
$250 Downpouring of Support
$500 Thunderous Applause
$1000 Lightning Surge
$2500 Storm Chaser

Or give what you can!