Old Coast Community Support

The Savannah community has put their trust and business in Old Coast Heating & Air Conditioning over the years and Old Coast is ready to support the community once again.

Over the last two years, Old Coast has held stuffed toy drives for first responders across the Savannah area. We loved the feeling of giving back to the community so much, we want to do so on a more regular basis.

So, the "vote to support your favorite school" campaign was born. Participants click to "vote" for their favorite school through the Old Coast website to show their support. At the end of a month long voting period, the winner will be chosen based on which school received the most votes. You can vote daily from multiple devices, so remember to come back & visit.

The first-place winner will receive $1,500, second place takes home $1,000, and third place gets $500. Good luck and happy voting!

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SAVANNAH SCHOOLS

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Windsor Forest Elementary

Windsor Forest Elementary School is a neighborhood school serving approximately 600 students in grades pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. Majority of the student population are identified as economically disadvantaged, as indicated by their free/reduced lunch status.
Additionally, WFES serves as an identified Savannah-Chatham County Public School System English as a second or foreign language (ESOL) Program hub, serving approximately 160 English Learners from five other schools in the district.

WFES has an established garden program and is working to expand agriculture science and education through problem and project based learning. This year WFES is beginning the certification process to become a state certified STEAM school. The STEAM program would benefit greatly from this donation by enabling the purchase of gardening materials to expand our garden program. This contribution will provide all students the opportunity to begin growing plants, learning about nutritious eating habits, and having healthier eating options. Produce from our garden will be donated to our families and school community. One of our School Improvement Goals this year is to use STEAM components integrated with daily instruction to develop students' critical thinking skills to solve real world problems. This funding, coupled with the high-level engagement from students and rigorous instruction provided by our highly qualified teachers, will allow us to move forward with our goal of becoming a state certified STEAM school in a productive manner.

St. Andrews School

ABOUT ST. ANDREW'S SCHOOL

St. Andrew’s, an independent college preparatory school dedicated to personalized student development, strives to develop engaged, well-rounded individuals by inspiring a passion for knowledge, a commitment to personal integrity and a deepened social consciousness within a supportive educational community.

 

USE OF FUNDS

A team of St. Andrew's students are designing and building an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). The goal of the ROV is to help solve the problems of pollution, the impact of climate change on coral reefs, and to create healthy waterways. The ROV must have a power supply, motors, a camera, circuit boards, grapplers, and a controller to accomplish this.

Savannah Arts Academy

This new specialty school was unique and had many goals and aspirations. Though the student body began small, the spirit. of each student was large. The school encouraged and continues to encourage passion for teaching and learning, academic rigor and excellence, artistic expression and distinction, integrated accelerated artistic curriculum, diversity, social interaction, and interdependence. Admittance to the academy continues to be based on academic merit, portfolios of artistic works, and an extensive audition process. Students must maintain a specified competitive academic average and continue demonstrating proficiency in their area of art study. The first principal of Savannah Arts Academy, Mrs. Arby, echoed over the morning announcements each morning, "Be at the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing." Teachers at Savannah Arts Academy strive to present a challenging curriculum, provide a college preparatory experience, promote artistic excellence, and facilitate an enjoyable high school experience.

Savannah Arts Academy is dedicated to preparing students for a successful academic career as well as educating students who wish to pursue a career in the arts and to support the arts in their communities. These specialty areas of focused study make Savannah Arts Academy distinctive from other schools. The students are very diverse yet socialiy interactive on a daily basis: in the classroom, in the cafeteria, in specialty major commitments, and in extracurricular activities. Students and faculty from different areas of study and expertise work together allowing all the individual pieces of Savannah Arts Academy to make the school whole. The theme of the 2002 yearbook remains true: "The individual pieces make us whole." The feeling of collaboration between the different arts helps to forge lasting relationships and a supportive atmosphere, Specialty majors at Savannah Arts Academy include: chorus, communications; dance, instrumental (band and orchestra and piano), theatre, and visual arts. In the earlier years, architecture (1998-2001) and guitar (1998-2004) were also offered as separate areas of study. in the fall of 2001, architecture was absorbed into the visual arts department. The last of the guitar majors graduated in 2004. Though much has changed in this historic building at 500 Washington Avenue, much of the school functions in as it would have in the 1930s through the 1990s. Students continue to practice in the original band room, and the balcony seats in the auditorium are vintage!

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