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|Two aspects that make our school a special place:
||"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin. Woodcrest School (K-5) is steeped in experiential learning -- Science Lab, Robotics, Technology, Swim, Art, Dance, Speech, Spelling Bee, Poetry Night, Performance, Science Fair, Community Service and more -- because we believe that today's experiences yield tomorrow's achievements.
Secondly, While it is said that the value of any business -- particularly small business -- lies in its people, nowhere is that truism more evident than at a school where partnerships among leadership, teachers and parents drive student life and business health. Our success lies in our partnerships with the community via the families which make up our student body. While any business can say this of its customers, our customers work with us and for us every day, on tasks ranging from physical labor to high-level strategic planning. The parents of our students bring their respective expertises, personal networks and resources to bear on behalf of our school. They are a reflection of the larger community we serve. In this way, our school is a community-driven organization, a special organism unlike other small businesses.
|How will this cash grant directly benefit the students at your school?
||Our chief challenge in fulfilling our guiding principle that "today's experiences yield tomorrow's achievements," is empowering teachers and students through the use of technology. Teaching modern children modern skills in a modern world requires modern technology, and an investment in technology -- particularly upgrading student hardware in the classroom -- will advance the content and dynamic of Woodcrest School with conspicuous benefits. Our students will be communicating and collaborating with their peers come middle school and for the rest of their lives. Technology has become a foundational skill and we intend to give our students and teachers the tools they need to create the requisite foundation in every student.
|What are the biggest challenges in running your school, and how will you overcome them?
||Our single greatest challenge historically has been a lack of focus on strategic issues and growth in favor of a more daily management culture. We knew we needed to do three things:
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