The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation has partnered up with the high school mathematics department with a donation drive to acquire TI-84 calculators for students. It’s a great way for Tiger Alumni to give to the Tigers of today. 🐯
Here is information on the drive from the department.
The Amherst Mathematics Department is trying to find gently used or new TI-84 calculators that can be reused for our students as part of a calculator loan program.
Technology is a growing resource in education and currently in mathematics graphing calculators are a requirement for all state math exams. In an effort to prepare our students for this demand, we suggest that all students try to purchase their own TI-84 calculator. However, for some families this technology purchase is not within the family’s economic means. Due to this, the Amherst Math Department started a Calculator Loan Program over 15 years ago. This program allows students and families that are economically challenged an opportunity to borrow a graphing calculator for the entire school year. The program started with loaning out around 50 calculators and we now have over 100 calculators in circulation with a waiting list of more students that are in need.
Over the years the math department has applied for grants and tried to continue to increase the inventory of calculators. However, due to calculators breaking down and the increased demand, we are in need of even more. We are hoping that our Alumni will be able to help us add to our program by donating a TI-84 Calculators back to the school. One calculator can help make a difference for one student every year in the future!
There will be a calculator donation box in the main office and alumni office at the High School. You can also mail your calculators to the school. All help will be graciously appreciated.
Jenny Koeppel-Keenan and the Entire Mathematics Department
Amherst Mathematics Teacher
Amherst Alum ‘01
Amherst Alumni Office
4301 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226
The Alumni Office is open on Monday and Friday from 9:00am-1:30pm and Wednesday from 9:00am-1:00pm and 5:30pm-8:30pm.
If you have any questions, please call the Alumni Office at 716-362-8259.