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Challenge Grant

Thank you to everyone who contributed towards our Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation $25,000 challenge grant. 

Because of the generous response from so many, we received $50,000 to create our Expanded Learning Program to provide our students with unique learning opportunities outside the current curriculum. Each semester will focus on a new and engaging subject. During spring 2022, our topic was "flight" and it was truly excellent! The students in grades K-5 had a paper airplane contest, made and flew their own kites with Dave Herzig, aka “The Kite Man,” visited Heiderscheidt Aerial to learn about planes and watch a flight show and experimented with using drones. The grant will be used to build an out door classroom and supplement our resource room. Thank you for helping to make St. Mary's the best possible school for our students!