We plan to invest heavily over the next several years to transform McNicholas High School. This year’s Special Appeal is a first step. Your gift will be put to work immediately to modernize our learning environments: first on a small scale, as we will measure, survey, and tweak their effectiveness before rolling them out campus-wide.
Specifically, we will remake traditional classrooms into modern active learning spaces: including advanced technology, flexible seating options, enhanced acoustics, and dynamic energy-efficient lighting and HVAC (including air conditioning!). In these new environments, traditional learning methods will be complemented with facilities that encourage engagement, communication, collaboration, and active learning.
McNicholas students are being asked to jump start this Special Appeal in the weeks leading up to our McNick at Night event on March 14, 2020. In doing so, we hope to inspire them to join the lineage of compassionate leaders who support McNicholas throughout their lives. We’re encouraging them to use their creativity and tech savvy to come up with new ways to encourage people to invest in McNick.
We thank you for your generosity and your willingness to make an investment in the future of McNicholas High School!
Early Bird Turn-in Raffles
Prizes at each lunch on March 2 (restaurant gift certificates)
Top two in each class
Top three in school
Final exam exemption--Lowered to 85% average
Most Creative Sales Pitch
Up to five cash awards
Interim School Goal
Jeans Day (for the classes that meet their goal)
($40/student average = $20,000)
Chick-Fil-A Lunch (winning class eats first)
Day off school (date TBD)
($60/student average = $30,000)
Through March 13