Friends of North Springs (FONS) A Foundation for Support
Thank you for visiting Friends of North Springs (FONS). As stewards of the North Springs Foundation, the FONS Board of Trustees is committed to identifying and focusing on our constituents' needs while transparently representing our efforts and results to the North Springs Charter High School community. Our goal is simple -- to align and fund needed support for the school, the staff and student body.
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Sandy Springs Society Awards over $10,000 to NSCHS for Science Lab
FONS is delighted to announce a grant award for Vernier LabQuest Science equipment from The Sandy Springs Society, a community-based philanthropic organization. The grant application was submitted in March by FONS Grant team. News of the award for $10,100 was delivered the morning of May 23rd and FONS had the opportunity to announce it at the end-of-year Teacher Appreciation Luncheon.
As a science magnet, this equipment will support North Springs' STEM leadership in Fulton County and the state of Georgia, impacting every student at NSCHS and enriching our entire science curriculum with hands-on science in the classroom and the field.
The awarded funds will cover the purchase of Vernier LabQuest 2, leading-edge data gathering technology, and will comprise 2 classroom sets of portable sensing equipment. To name a few of its uses:
In response to Dr. Ruiz' request, FONS Board unanimously voted on May 2nd to supplement funding to purchase much needed classroom projectors, enabling their availability at the kickoff of the 2014-15 school year.
Thank you to our Gala Business Sponsor, Hale Retail Group, a full-service provider of commercial real estate services. Sam Hale, President and founding principal, was instrumental in the development of the upscale townhome community across the street from NSCHS, significantly enhancing the school's surroundings.
Sam has many personal connections to NSCHS. While his children attended North Springs, Sam served as PTA President and met another involved parent, Sue Smith. They married and together raised 4 North Springs' graduates. Sam and his 2 brothers are also NSHS alumni! Sam graduated from North Springs in 1969 and received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Real Estate from the University of Georgia.
Many thanks to the Hale family for their longstanding and generous support for North Springs Charter High School!