The Foundation for Boyertown Education fosters enriched educational experiences for the students of the Boyertown Area School District by providing grants and enhanced learning opportunities. Strong schools strengthen our communities.
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The Foundation for Boyertown Education Core Values are demonstrated in all that we do to provide enhanced educational opportunities for the students of the district.
1.) Integrity – We will consistently demonstrate respect, honesty, transparency, and accountability.
2.) Tradition – We will proudly honor out past, enhance the present and impact the future of our communities.
3.) Excellence – We strive to deliver what we promise and exceed expectations for quality learning in all we do.
4.) Innovative – We embrace creativity as our response to constant change. We give each other the freedom to develop new ideas, refine them and apply them to current and future challenges.
5.) Humor – We understand the importance of being able to find laughter and thus joy in all things.
6.) Gratitude – We will always acknowledge the value of our donors, members, volunteers and communities.
7.) Diversity – We will promote and demonstrate inclusiveness and acceptance.
Some Programs the Foundation for Boyertown Education has funded:
Robotics class learns technology skills.
Boyertown High students prepare for future in engineering and mechanics.
BY HOLLY HERMAN; READING EAGLE
With aspirations of getting a degree in engineering, Austin Culp, 17, was putting together a robot Tuesday in the Advanced Robotics and Automation class in Boyertown Senior High.
“I love this class;’ Culp, a senior, said as he added gears on an automated car model. “I am learning mechanical engineering skills. I want to go ;o college to learn prosthetics, so I can make body parts for hip replacements. My family is in engineering.” Culp is among 20 students in the high school’s new advanced robotics class taught by Chad Roth, technology and engineering education teacher. The class was funded in part by a $2,500 grant from the Foundation of Boyertown Education. “The foundation supports excellence in education;’ Tessi Melchior, executive director of the foundation, said of the class. Roth said the students are learning basic skills for obtaining a college degree in engineering, as well as a trade school education in mechanics or related fields. The skills should lead to employment in jobs that are Senior Austin Culp works on his group’s robot during Advanced Robotics and Automation class at Boyertown High. The class is partially underwritten by a grant from the Foundation for Boyertown Education available. “The assembly line factory jobs are being replaced with
automated technology,” Roth said. “I believe that anybody can do anything.
”Roth said the class is learning how to put codes in a computer to design parts for robots to move.
“They are learning real-world skills,” he said. “We have to train the students for the jobs that are available. ” At the start of the class, the students learned how to program a traffic light with patterns for pedestrians. The class is now learning how to program an automobile to prevent the vehicle from hitting a wall. Kolin Miller, 16, a junior, said learning how cars work will help him work as a mechanic. “I am learning the hands-on aspects of how gears are put together,” he said. “I will use these skills.” Miller said the new cars being made will stop automatically. “Learning how to stop the cars automatically will help me with my job,” Miller said. “The new cars are different. They are self-stopping cars.””