Have you ever wondered exactly where your annual gift to The Fund for Garrison Forest goes?
Now's your chance to find out!
The four projects listed below, planned for this spring and spanning several departments of the school,
need your support! Choose one or more to "sponsor" with your Fund gift.
Any amount will help the project reach its funding goal.
7th Grade "Project Innovate!"
Volleyball Net Setups and Equipment
Recital Hall Upgrades
Refurbishing Riding Practice Jumps
In this interdisciplinary project, now in its second year, 7th Graders work in groups to develop a creative plan or solution to solve a problem or issue impacting our community. The teams will build a model or physical example of their solution, create a financial plan to fund the proposal and then present their plan to a panel of judges a la “Shark Tank.” $2,000 is needed for "seed" money to fund the selected project(s).
Hear Head of the Middle School Tung Trinh speaking about the project in the video below.
Volleyball is the newest sport on the GFS athletics roster. We started with one varsity team, which had a great inaugural season in the fall. The Athletics Department currently only has one net and equipment setup, and is hoping to purchase 3 additional setups (costing $3,500) to use during practices and to potentially field a JV team next fall.
The Recital Hall, located in the Molly Mundy Hathaway ’61 Fine and Performing Arts Center, is in need of some upgrades. This lofty, light-filled space is always in use for music and theatre classes and performances by students in all divisions—as well as the 8th Grade’s annual Courtyard Dance each spring. The Performing Arts Department would like to replace the decorative curtain below the stage as well as the steps on either side of the stage. The space is also in need of a new microphone and speaker setup. Total cost of the upgrades is $1,750.
See the Recital Hall in use during last fall's Asian Fusion Concert in the video linked below.
The GFS Equestrian Program is thriving with over 100 riders under the direction of Rick Harris, who came to GFS last fall. The Garrison Forest spirit is alive and well down at the barn, and what better way to demonstrate it than to refurbish and repaint the practice jumps in the school colors of light blue and dark blue? The project will cost $2,100 including supplies and labor.