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Regional Multicultural Magnet School Students Receive $6,710 For Enrichment Programs

A grant from the RMMS Foundation grant will allow local students to learn circus skills, visit an art museum, study the ethno-botanical use of trees, and more.

A Press Release from RMMS

The Regional Multicultural Magnet School [RMMS] Foundation has awarded $6,710 to educational enrichment programs for its students in the current grant cycle.

The awards support a field trip to the Brooklyn Museum to see Judy Chicago’s art installation, The Dinner Party; a study of the Ethno-botanical Use of Trees by early inhabitants of New London; School Wellness, a school-wide 100-mile walking club; and equipment to teach circus skills to students.  A generous gift from an anonymous donor allowed for the purchase of portable risers for the school’s chorus so that it can perform in concerts around Southeastern Connecticut.

The Foundation also established “The Williams Park Fund” in collaboration with the non-profit New London Parks Conservancy to help support the school’s neighboring park.  RMMS students frequently use Williams Park for recreational and educational purposes. The collaboration will determine how to target fundraising efforts for the new fund.

The RMMS Foundation is funded primarily through proceeds from its annual Helping Education Through Art (HEART) silent and online auction held in the late Spring or every year. They also conduct an annual year-end solicitation and are building an Endowment Fund for the school’s future..

Established in 1991 during consideration of the Sheff vs. O’Neill case, RMMS has offered voluntary inter-district integrated education at K-5 levels for the children of New London and a dozen surrounding towns for more than 20 years.

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