Magnet Foundation News: Spring 2016

At the spring meeting of the Magnet Foundation Board of Directors, several issues were discussed:
  • Magnet Pipeline Project: The Magnet Foundation is partnering with local organizations to create a program that will provide targeted math tutoring to a select group of underrepresented students at the elementary school level.  
    • The MCPS Choice Study recommended that MCPS special programs should seek to enroll a more diverse population, and the Board believes that the best way to achieve this goal is to focus on early education to create a more diverse pipeline of students in MCPS who can be prepared for the challenges of the Magnet Program.
    • If you are interested in learning more about this project or know of local organizations who might want to get involved, please contact
  • Fundraising: The Foundation ran a small deficit for the first time last year, and the Board is planning to take a more active approach towards fundraising.  An alumnus in Silicon Valley is helping the Foundation to develop software to make donating easier and more transparent.
  • Scholarship: The Board approved the award of the Blair Leaders in Science Scholarship to Alexandra Dagunts, who will attend George Washington University in the fall.
The Board approved the following grants:
  • $2,430 to cover registration fees and chaperone travel costs for the ACSL All-Star team
  • $2,000 to register Montgomery County's five ARML teams
  • $912.50 to help a teacher take a Marine Biology and Oceanography teaching course over the summer
  • Up to $200 to fund prizes for the Cyber Security Club's CTF competition.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact