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Lauren Hanna reads to her son Alexander, a Cassingham first grader. A BEF grant will help support the purchase of books featuring characters with disabilities for school libraries.

Your Gifts at Work: BEF Awards Fall Grants

Grants awarded this fall by the Bexley Education Foundation will enhance learning environments throughout the district, provide additional technology for students, expand library collections, and support enrichment programs such as documentary filmmaking and an exploration of the First Amendment through music. A total of $50,937 was awarded in the first of BEF’s two funding cycles Read More

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Computers for composers

It’s fifth period, and Mr. Manchester’s seventh grade performing arts students are composing music. Working alone and in pairs, they are creating melodies, writing lyrics, inventing sound effects and making rhythm tracks. Yet there’s no cacophony–just the gentle buzz of conversation and the sound of a boy quietly rehearsing some rhymes. The students are using Read More

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Eighth graders engage Kindergartners in service

A grant from BEF’s Youth Philanthropy Program (YPP) helped Bexley Middle School students to expand the impact of a day of community service by engaging Kindergartners and partnering with Ronald McDonald House. In 2016, eighth graders in BMS’s “Make a Difference” club spent a school-wide service-learning day teaching French and Spanish to Kindergartners at Cassingham. Read More

An artist's rendering of the planned improvements at Cassingham playground

BEF Announces Spring Grants

New playground equipment, Shakespearean costumes for English classes, and a mobile recording studio are just some of the educational enhancements that will be funded next school year, thanks to $32,806 in classroom grants approved by the BEF Board of Governors earlier this month. BEF grants, awarded in two rounds each year, are made possible through Read More

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Art and the Selfie: Artist in Residence Barb Vogel

“We’ve taken more pictures in the past two years than we have in the history of photography,” says Columbus artist Barb Vogel, who uses photographic images in her work, along with paint, encaustic, wood carving and more. Not only the numbers of photos but the speed at which we shoot and forget them is notable, Read More

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Grants fund computers, cameras for yearbook

Bexleo‘s student staff have new high-capacity work stations and three new specialty cameras to aid in production of the yearbook, thanks to a pair of BEF grants awarded in spring and fall of 2016. A $5,642 grant awarded last spring covered the cost of five new computer work stations where students can edit photos and work Read More