News Release

  6500 East Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80301

For Immediate Release
Brent Caldwell, Principal

BVSD Communications - 720-561-5824 or


Technology funding opportunity at Heatherwood Elementary

School needs community support and votes to win up to $50,000. Voting deadline is Dec. 19.

BOULDER, CO -- Heatherwood Elementary School was nominated for a $50,000 competitive grant from the Clorox Company’s Power a Bright Future grant program to update current technology used within the classrooms. Families and friends of the elementary school’s attendees all across the country have been voting every day since November 12. Currently ranked around 50th place of 2500 competing school, Heatherwood is now in need of the greater community’s support to help it obtain enough votes.

“This is an opportunity for Heatherwood to receive funding outside of the already strapped district budget,” said Heatherwood parent and district substitute, Tabitha Brown.

Voting continues from now until December 19. Community members 13 years and older can vote for Heatherwood online by registering at and searching for Boulder or Heatherwood to cast a vote and by texting 2631pbf to 95248.

The program that receives the highest number of votes will be awarded the $50,000 grand-prize grant, and the next top vote-getters in the Play, Create and Explore categories will each be awarded a $25,000 grant. Clorox’s judging panel will select three additional lucky schools, one in each category, to win a $25,000 judge’s choice grant.

If awarded the grant, Heatherwood plans to invest the money in interactive touch technology which has many applications within the classroom for both small and whole group learning.

“It warmed my heart to hear a group of third grades standing in front of the school’s only interactive white board debating the parts of speech so that they could get the proper number of brooms to underline the adjectives in the spooky story,” said Brown. “While I greatly value traditional teaching techniques, manipulatives and materials, I see great potential in the integration of portable touch technology to capture student focus when they might be otherwise chatting about out-of-school plans or topics. There are many times during the day when students are working independently--integrating technology into the classroom toolbox is an effective way to reach all students at their differentiated levels.”

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