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"I was beneficially impacted by the SMART Boards. In my AP Statistics class it was very helpful. The best part about it was the virtual calculator that allowed the whole class to view all the steps for specific problems".

"I feel as if the Haldane School Foundation has overcome boundaries and done a tremendous job in raising the bar for the quality of instruments and musical opportunities that are available in what has traditionally been a budget constrained, small K-12 program. Following that example, I have demonstrated excellence and stretched that bar within the music program myself this year. The Foundation has proven that we can build a broader program and grow our breadth of of instruments if we apply ourselves creatively. Accordingly, I undertook the project to secure funding for the repair of three old and broken school timpani that haven't been used in 29 years. I told my story to Steve Sterling (a Haldane parent and great fan of the music department) who secured $440 in funding for refurbishment and additional supplies from associates within the music industry. Then, my father and I spoke to repair professionals who gave us guidance on what to try. Others had looked at them and said they couldn't be fixed. We had nothing to lose, and happily our efforts were a success. Last summer and fall, I used the timpani to practice and prepare for college auditions. This spring, I returned them to Haldane and ran a series of timpani education workshops for the drummers in grades 4-12. Our newly refurbished timpani will take their rightful place on stage with all three bands ... I want to thank the Foundation volunteers very earnestly for the mission they have undertaken as they have set a fine example through their continued support of the Haldane Music Program."

"On the trip we learned a technique the slaves used to make flour from wheat and how they used their resources of the mind."

"Over my four years of attendance at Haldane, I have been fortunate enough to have been selected twice to participate in the annual Immersion Program. My most memorable experience of the two, however, would most certainly be Immersion '09. The opening presentation was one to be remembered for years to come. Filmmaker Seth Kramer showed the group a documentary that dealt with the complexities of language communication and also how some languages are in danger of being erased from existence. After the captivating screening, Mr. Kramer stayed a few extra minutes at the end for a question and answer session with the students and the chaperones. Following the movie was a wonderful variety of delectable cuisine originating from both Hispanic and French origins. After that came a fun-filled interactive dance demonstration delivered by the musical group 'El Super Grupo de Nueva York'. As evening came so did the student 'coffee house' hour ... All in all it was a day of festive and exciting activities that formed a memorable experience that I will cherish for years."

"Other grants that beneficially impacted my years at Haldane were SMART Boards and laptop computers in the satellite lab. The SMART Boards especially helped me in AP Calculus when trying to find the volume of functions. Having such an advanced visual really contributed greatly to my understanding of the topic. Secondly the laptops have really helped me with in-class projects and group assignments."

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