Over half of East Meck students are enrolled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Magnet school. A component of the IB program is community service hours. Several years ago, these hours were logged with pen and paper—quite a feat for 900+ students! The Foundation has provided the IB Magnet Program with funding to purchase a subscription to ManageBac, an online service hours tracking program that streamlines the process for both students, supervisors and East Meck staff.
The East Meck Culinary Arts Department is a major source of pride for the school. Teaching classes that range from basic food and preparation skills to award winning competition teams, Culinary Arts is a well-known entity across CMS. The Foundation provides funding for the program to help offset the cost of food, supplies and appliances. Keep your eyes open for Culinary events—if you haven’t had a chance to sample their delicious creations, you’re missing out!
For many, the Civil Rights Field Trip is a rite of passage for East Meck students. The Foundation is grateful for the dedicated teachers who are willing to accompany our Eagles on this amazing and transformative trip. The Foundation provides funding to pay for all Teacher Chaperones so students have the proper supervision and guidance through the experience.
The East Meck Foundation has become Reunion Central. Class Reunion planners have been enlisting the help of the Foundation to help organize and promote events for alumni. As part of the planning process, classes are requesting donations to help support the East Meck Foundation. The Class of 1965 gave over $5,000 in honor of their 50th Reunion last year. The Class of 1991 set a goal of raising $1,991 for their 25th Reunion. The Foundation was started by the support of its strong alumni base and continues to provide support for teachers thanks to the continued giving of our Eagle Alumni.