MIDLAND PARK, N.J., Mar. 13, 2015 — The Mardi Gras: Beads and Blue Jeans Ball hosted by the Midland Park Public Education Foundation (MPPEF) on Mar. 7 was more than masks and fun. As part of the organization’s mission to advance education in the Midland Park public schools, they presented Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marie C. Cirasella with a check for $41,466.60 designated for a new Mac Lab/Broadcasting Studio at the Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School.
The Blue Jean Ball, combined with the numerous fundraising efforts throughout the year, allow the MPPEF to present such grants to Midland Park public schools. On average, the Foundation has awarded nearly $30,000 in grants annually to benefit the children who attend Midland Park Public Schools.
“We are grateful for the amazing collaboration and support we continue to receive from MPPEF,” said Dr. Cirasella. “We are thrilled by this very generous commitment to our students and staff.”
According to Nicholas Capuano, Principal, Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School, the new Mac Lab/Broadcasting Studio will be utilized as an editing studio lab for current Broadcasting electives and will offer more classes access to broadcast technology. “Classes such as Digital Photography, AP Music Theory, Computers, Graphic Design, Creative Writing, and 21st Century Media will help to provide a dual platform technology setting at the MP JR/SR HS for middle and high school students,” said Capuano. “Future electives will also be considered such as CAD design, Robotics, and AP Computer Programming, to name a few.”
The Highland School also benefits from the Mac Lab/Broadcasting Studio because approximately 24 PC’s will now be moved to the Highland School for their use in creating a Resource Lab.
“It is amazing to see the impact we are making in Midland Park Public Schools,” said Cheryl Crocitto, President, Midland Park Public Education Foundation.” “We know that budgets are tight and when presented with an opportunity like this, the generosity and hard work of our supporters make it possible for us to take action and help.”
MPPEF President Cheryl Crocitto presented Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marie C. Cirasella and MPHS Principal Nicholas Capuano with a check for $41,466.60 for a new MAC Lab/Broadcasting Studio at the Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School.