The LVSD Foundation has already accomplished some worth while projects for the Ligonier Valley School District. Below is a list of some of the projects we have funded so far.
Sustainable Farm - Middle School
Provided several grants for equipment and irrigation system for the Sustainable Farm.
Provided funds for the purchase of Pickleball equipment to be used in the High School Gym Classes.
High School Auditorium Sound System
Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra
Life Skills Room - Washer/Dryer
We funded a grant to purchase a Washer/Dryer combination for the Life Skills room at the High School.
Track & Field
High School Musical
High School - New Woodshop Equipment
Provided funds for updating equipment in the High Schools woodshop.
Rams Brew Crew - Coffee Cart
The purchase of coffee cart and equipment for the Life Skills classroom. The learners will use the cart to sell goods and to learn academic and functional skills.
Physical Education - Pickleball Equipment
Rams Cafe - Refrigerator
The display refrigerator will be used in the middle school store that’s ran by learners. Here they’ll learn about retail management and store operations.
Skills USA State Competition
Helped with entrance fee and travel expense for students to attend the state competition.
The Ligonier Valley Middle School has built a full production greenhouse. Our grant assisted with making this a full sustainable farm by providing funds for composters, raised beds and a 200 gallon rain catch barrel system. The educational impact is provided in traditional science, STEAM, Project Based Learning and Outdoor club..
LabStream Data Collection Devices
Devices will be used in Chemistry II, Chemistry III, and Anatomy and Physiology courses. This equipment replaces aging equipment currently in use.
Trout in the Classroom
Purchase equipment to implement a trout in the classroom project for the high schools Functional Science class. Give learners a chance to raise native fish species in a classroom setting and releasing them back into local streams. The learners will raise the fish from eggs, maintain an optimal living habitat and participate in hands on lessons. .
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Helps students practically apply personal leadership principles to the tough choices they face every day.
The 8th grade team came in the top 10 in the nation for their essay on Synthetic Neurobiology.
The 7th grade team came in the top 10 for their essay, and top 10 for their presentation on Making Mankind a Multiplanetary Species.
Future Business Leader of America
Assisted with transportation costs for the state conference.
Maker Space - Vinyl Cutter
Wet With A Net Equipment
Life Skills Classroom
Youth & Government
In the Kitchen Club - Equipment
Purchased kitchen equipment to be used by members of the club. Members participate in after school cooking and baking lessons.
Purchase of new choir robes for Ligonier Valley choral events. Replacing older well worn robes. These robes will be worn at various public performances both inside and outside of the school district.
Drawing & Printing - Memory Project
Provided funding for the high school students to participate in the Memory Project
The Beat Goes On
Used to implement a drumming program through the Middle Schools exploratory music program. The goal is to engage with students to develop effective team building and communication skills and to promote their overall well being.
Auditorium Sound System
Elementary Music - Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra
Marching Band Uniforms
Golf Team - Lessons
Provided funds for the boys and girls golf teams to receive lessons from PGA professionals.