Dedicated to a special project within the school that demands immediate attention, and, of course, funding. a project that is not part of the budget , but nevertheless, is important for the school to run optimally. 2008?s Gala hand raising went towards the purchase and installation of 18 classroom swamp coolers. Those swamp coolers have served us well for over 10 years, but many are breaking down or simply not running at all. They need replaced . We are looking to replace 14 of them in this year's hand raising at a total cost of over $30,000. As you know, our school building is over 60 years old and it wasn't built with energy efficient materials, so when it is hot outside, it is sweltering in our building. The ninety degree days in August, September and even October mean that we are pushing 100 in the building.On behalf of our teachers and our students, we thank you for your generosity and support of this special project.