Raise the Paddle 2018

Raise the Paddle is a parent funded supplement that directly impacts and influences the learning environment for our school. Past years funding included focus on technology for students and teachers, Singapore Math, Grade Level Reading Materials, Reader’s Workshops curriculum and most recently Next Generation Science.

Through your funding, Next Generation Science brought new life to Genesee Hill’s 20-year-old science program. A new curriculum called Amplify Science was implemented and included updated science kits for every grade. Teachers received access to tools and training needed to develop rich science learning experiences and Genius Hour was introduced. Genius Hour provides hands-on, creative ways for students to learn, in smaller groups, as they engage in science, technology, engineering, art, math, and more! The existing Art Curriculum was also revised and is ready to be released.


This year, we asked you to your Raise your Paddle to keep the momentum going on Next Generation Science and a renewed focus on Art. These funds will allow us to:

  • Roll out the revised Art program
  • Maintain Amplify Science Curriculum and Genius Hour program
  • Purchase additional science kits to increase flexibility and reduce sharing
  • Continue support of teacher learning and content knowledge

Our goal of $30,000 was met and surpassed at the Annual Auction. With your help students will continue to learn through experiences that are rich in innovation, collaboration and exploration. Your commitment to funding support ensures Genesee Hill students have a well-rounded learning experience.

If you wish to provide additional support, we welcome your donations through our auction website (please scroll to the bottom of the page).

Thank you for your generosity!

Christine Kraynek
PTA President