I am starting a new MTSS course for our students to be able to choose to take for a quarter that will help introduce them to the game of chess. They will learn all about the game, but also about some of the strategy, math and cause and effect that takes place within the game. We will be using a free online curriculum, but I would like to have a demonstration chess board for the classroom. I would also like to order some chess sets to have in the classroom so they can play some games with each other. If I am able to order enough sets, we can have identical boards set up on opposite sides of plexiglass and so students can mirror each other's boards (their opponents moves) during the times of the pandemic. I would take the time to sanitize all the pieces and boards after each day. I would really like to help bring this class to life with not just it being online, but by being able to give them the hands-on experience as well. I can do that with your generous help. Thank you!
Parkway Center City Middle College is the fist middle college in the School District of Philadelphia where students will graduate with a high school diploma and an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from Community College of Philadelphia. PCCMC mission is to serve and support first generation students in their journey to degree attainment from CCP and eventual degree attainment at a 4 year institution. PCCMC students take college courses throughout their high school years but with a focus on all college courses in junior and senior year. In other words, junior and senior year, all instructional courses are at CCP and taught by college professors. The key to our students success is the student support where student return from their college courses to the high school to receive support from teachers. To continue to enhance their college experience, we are in the process of beautifying the high school campus to be more "college." However, the building is old (95 years old) and is in much need of new lockers (15 year old). Will you help us reach our goals to purchase 100 new lockers as a start?
Students from KHSA's three Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs (Dental Assisting, Health-Related Technology, and Pharmacy Technology) are working hard to hone their skills and prepare for careers in the health sciences. Your donation will help cover the registration and travel costs (estimated at $1,000 per competitor) for up to ten students in these programs to compete in National HOSA* Future Health Professionals events - the next of which is June 24-27, 2020 in Houston, TX. Last year, our two student teams both brought home gold medals, stepping up from their previous year’s silver-medal win. Let’s see how many our KHSA Tigers can bring home this year!
*HOSA, or Future Health Professionals, is an international career and technical student organization endorsed by the US Department of Education