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Casino Night 2016 A Great Success

On March 5, 2016, The Foundation to Inspire Excellence in Nyack Schools, Inc. held its annual Casino Night at the Nyack Seaport for Cultural Events in Nyack, New York. Over 200 people attended this year’s event.  The community support was overwhelming and the evening raised $33,000 to fund STEM related educational programs within the Nyack schools. A special focus this year and next will be to raise enough money to equip a Mac computer lab at the Nyack Middle School, in addition to the many other initiatives that Inspire Nyack contributes to throughout the year; Robotics, Science Assemblies, Science Fairs,... Read More

Dedication of the Inspire Nyack MacLab at Nyack High School

On October 6, 2015 members of Inspire Nyack’s Board of Directors visited Nyack High School to tour the new arts production computer lab that the foundation funded with a donation of $80,000. Mr. Matthew Lucero, Music Department Chair, and his students gave board members a demonstration of what the students are learning in the new Intro to Music Technology class, which explores the principles of audio and sound recording. The goal of the class is to go beyond the world of traditional music education and strict performance, to a world of career opportunities that exist in the 21st-century job market:... Read More

Arts programs make a comeback to school districts

School arts programs cut during lean times are making a comeback this budget season as districts across the Lower Hudson Valley shake off the lingering effects of the economic downturn. On Tuesday, voters will consider budgets in 39 districts in Westchester, eight in Rockland and six in Putnam. Interviews and a review of documents by The Journal News show some positions and programs lost when budgets were cut are being restored. “We’re seeing a trend across the country of increasing priority for arts funding in schools,” said Rachel Goslins, executive director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the... Read More

Inspire Nyack Gifts an Additional $35K to Nyack Schools

Nyack Schools received a $35K donation from The Inspire Nyack Foundation (www.inspirenyack.org) to support STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) programs across all grade levels throughout the district. The Inspire Nyack Foundation is a community-based, non-profit organization whose goal is to help develop, implement and maintain excellence in the Nyack Public School system. The $35K check was presented to Nyack’s Superintendent of Schools, Dr. James Montesano, at a recent (Feb 3) school board meeting.
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