This program is an opportunity for individuals, businesses, or groups to contribute $250 (or more) to “adopt” a district classroom. The $250 will be given to the teacher to purchase items needed to enrich the classroom environment. The donor has the option of selecting a specific classroom or just specifying a certain age group.
Hooked on Books
Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, our new initiative, Hooked on books, will provide every second grader in the School District of Lancaster a new book each month of the school year, to take home for their personal library. Books are selected in conjunction with the second grade curriculum.
The Venture Grant program is designed to provide funds for teachers to implement innovative and creative educational ideas. Examples of Venture Grants include Artists in Residence programs, educational field trips, science equipment, and the purchasing of world musical instruments. Since 1990, Lancaster Education Foundation has given over $800,000 to teachers through this program.
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The Museum School, located at Carter and MacRae Elementary School, offers students the opportunity to experience what school was like in 1853. Students are greeted by a teacher dressed in 1853 period clothing who then proceeds to take them back in time and instruct them in the manner of children of that era. This is a wonderful hands on enrichment opportunity for second and third grade children, both in the SDoL and surrounding Districts, to enhance their study of the history of our community.
If you would like to bring your second or third grade class on a field trip to the Museum School, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 717-391-8660.
The McCaskey Alumni Association was organized in 1994. They are here to be of service to the more than 45,000 graduates of McCaskey High School. The McCaskey Alumni Center is located on the second floor of J. P. McCaskey High School, Room 265. We are open the following hours unless otherwise noted on the office answering machine – 717-399-6418. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Other times are available by appointment.