Letter to the Editor: Hopewell Valley Education Foundation Funding Inquiry-Based Learning

To The Editor:

Over the past 19 years, the Hopewell Valley Education Foundation has raised over $500,000 for the support of the Hopewell Valley Regional School District. Through a grants process, the teachers of our district are able to request funding to help enhance the curriculum and enrich the educational experience of our wonderful students. The Foundation also directly supports the District’s new initiative on student-centered instruction, while funding teacher training and new equipment supporting this initiative.

The Hopewell Valley Education Foundation’s annual fundraising campaign “Power of 100” is now in full swing and we need the help of our community. The campaign this year is focused on assisting in the funding of a new three-year initiative of training teachers to maximize the effectiveness of Inquiry-Based Learning. The District has adopted this method as a way to foster student success by creating a more dynamic and engaging classroom environment. Students will be encouraged to use their own critical and creative thinking skills, all while working in a team environment. The Foundation’s support of Hopewell’s move toward Inquiry-Based Learning, specifically teacher training in the Harkness Method, will create a challenging and supportive learning environment for our students.

Please help us by contributing to the “Power of 100” campaign with a donation via hvef.org/power100 or mail to HVEF, PO Box 553, Pennington, NJ 08534.

We thank you very much for your support!

Jonathan Lamond, Hopewell Valley Education Foundation Board Member

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