Grace Swift Nye Fund
The Grace Swift Nye Fund is an endowment provided to Bourne High School as of 1995. These monies are utilized to enhance the educational offerings for the high school students. The staff members submit grants describing how they would like to enrich the curriculum through guest speakers, special presentations, field trips, after school programs, teacher development workshops and the purchase of additional materials. It is an inspiring and invaluable program that benefits every student and faculty member at Bourne High School.
During the 2017-2018 school year monies were used to support:
· After school activities such as the Bourne Community Book Discussion Group, History Club, Robotics Club participation in First Tech Challenge, Model UN Club, and the After School Game Club
· In-school performances (ex. Engineers Teaching Algebra, Hyannis Sound Male A Capella Singers, Model UN at BHS, Screenagers, and STEM Engineering Day).
· Field trip experiences to Alliance Francaise (French Library) in Boston, Key Club District Convention & KPTI Day, Teambuilding Program at Heritage Adventure Park, Pathways Program at CCCC, Cat Cove Aquaculture Center, Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Model United Nations, and Cape Cod Residential Construction Career Day
· Professional Development Workshops for teachers on World Language Immersion Programs and Climate Change, The Theater Program (performing The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee and Bye Bye Birdie; in addition, the Drama Club made it to the final level of competition in the MA High School Drama Club Festival), a Residency with composer Ian Good for the BHS Chorus and Band
The Nye Grant enriches the educational experience of all our students thanks to the foresight and generosity of alumna Grace Swift Nye.
Parents and community members are encouraged to share ideas or propose grants. Please direct all inquiries to Patti Parker (firstname.lastname@example.org), Nye Grant Coordinator at Bourne High School.