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Inspire Nyack urges support

For Immediate Release Inspire Nyack, a non-profit organization, has donated $150,000 over the last 3 years to supplement the robotics program and support educational enrichment programs in the Nyack schools. The foundation is hosting its fourth annual Casino Night on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Nyack Seaport for Cultural Events in Nyack from 7:00pm to 11:30pm. All ticket purchases include dinner, drinks, play money and raffle tickets to enter the drawing for big prizes including iPads, Xbox Kinects, Samsung 3-D TVs and much more! Tickets may be purchased at INSPIRE NYACK DAY WAS A HUGE SUCCESS! The Nyack... Read More

Nonprofit gives $40,000 to Nyack schools to promote science, math skills

Khurram Saeed The Journal News | View article VALLEY COTTAGE — Nearly 40 kindergartners at Valley Cottage Elementary School sat at tiny tables Friday, big boxes of LEGOS in front of them, working in pairs, unaware that they were getting a lesson in robotics. Their little fingers used the colored blocks to create a sheltered structure, something vaguely resembling an oil rig. Their teachers, Shari Colucci and Debbie Larison, eased engineering language into the exercise. “What’s the big piece we build on?” Mrs. Colucci asked. “A plate,” said 6-year-old Brian Hyland, who was working intently with Aaron Tiesler, who is 5. Aaron... Read More

Robotics: Inspire Nyack

Article featured at Nyack News & Views Nyack Schools has accepted a $40,000 donation for the district’s robotics program from the The Foundation to Inspire Excellence in Nyack Schools. Nyack Schools’ say robotics participation helps improve students’ skills in math, technology and science. “The robotics program is currently reaching over 600 elementary students and more than 400 middle schoolers,” says President, Inspire Nyack Presient Michael Leifer.  The $40,000 donation in 2011 is in addition to the $110,000 previously given to Nyack Schools by the foundation. Robotics is part of 8th grade technology concepts curriculum as well as being a club... Read More

Inspire Nyack donates $40,000 to Robotics Program

The Foundation to Inspire Excellence In Nyack Schools (Inspire Nyack) will be awarding the district $40,000 to continue to integrate and expand the successful Robotics program.  To date, Inspire Nyack has raised over a quarter million dollars through their past three Casino Night events to fund the robotics program that was started a few years ago. The funds will be given to the district during a formal Nyack School Board meeting in February. On Friday, February 11th, in partnership with the Nyack School District administration, Inspire Nyack will sponsor targeted assemblies and expos that will celebrate one of America’s most... Read More