Our 2017 Dinner Dance Event will be the Masquerade Ball on Saturday, March 18th at 7:30pm at Plandome Country Club supporting our current "zSpace Initiative"!
The Tower Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 1991 by members of the Manhasset community in response to a simultaneous decline in state funding to the Manhasset Public Schools and an increase in its school age population. Our fundraising efforts provide grants to the Manhasset Public Schools to enrich the educational experience of the students.
Given the tremendous success of our 2015 and 2016 initiatives of Digitizing the Classrooms by providing Chromebooks for our 7th through 12th grade English students and 6th grade students to utilize across the curriculum; we will continue down the technology path by providing zSpace labs for our Manhasset Secondary School, Munsey Park Elementary School and Shelter Rock Elementary School. zSpace is the ultimate learning experience. Our objective with these labs is to provide support for student achievement in mathematics and science by providing access to STEM content in an interactive 3D environment. It allows students to interact with objects and truly understand the science behind them, which are often too complex, expensive or dangerous to do in the classroom. Students will be able to learn abstract content in a concrete manner. Implementing 3D technology by our teachers in the Manhasset classrooms will support the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES) standard stating “The teacher promotes student learning by using research-based instructional strategies relevant to the content to engage students in active learning to facilitate the students’ acquisition of key knowledge and skills.”