On February 27, 2010, The Foundation to Inspire Excellence in Nyack Schools, Inc. held its third annual Casino Night at the Nyack Seaport for Cultural Events in Nyack, New York. As a result of this one event Inspire Nyack has been able to make a generous donation to benefit the Nyack School District.
Attendees enjoyed dinner, drinks and entertainment, including a silent auction and the now legendary live auction. A few lucky guests walked away with flat screen TVs, an Apple computer, Wii entertainment consoles and iPod Touch players in raffle prizes. All auction items and prizes were donated by generous individuals, local businesses and organizations.
Funds raised by Inspire Nyack will be used, in part, to continue to fund the Nyack School District’s Robotics/Pre-Engineering Program (K-12). The Robotics Program, an innovative and exciting program using engineering concepts to boost students’ math and science skills, was introduced to the District’s curriculum in 2007. What began as an after-school program at the middle school level is currently being integrated into all kindergarten and 1st grade classes, as well as the middle school technology course in the district.