2019-2020 Major initiative
SHEF is excited to start off the school year with this new website and a new major initiative that will benefit our students.
We have worked closely with the Superintendent and the STEM supervisor to identify ways in which our fundraising efforts can have the most substantial impact.
We are planning to install a VR-AR-Maker Space at Bedwell and a Video Production Lab at BMS. Click the video for more information. We are seeking donations to help fund this exciting project for our students.
WHAT IS SHEF?
Founded in 1996, the Somerset Hills Education Foundation (SHEF) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and provide educational opportunities through innovative programs for the benefit of the students of The Somerset Hills School District, which includes students from Bernardsville, Far Hills, Peapack, Gladstone and Bedminster.
Independent, not-for-profit, and run solely by volunteers for over 17 years, SHEF has provided more than $900,000 in donations to The Somerset Hills School District since 1996 through teacher initiated project grants and major initiatives funding.
Past MAJOR INITIATIVES
$3,000 to Bedwell | Peters Valley School of Craft
Multi-day program for demonstration and exploration of various crafts
$3,000 Bernardsville Middle School | Artist In Residence
Employ an artist to work with students and speak to them about careers in the arts
$3,000 Bernardsville High School | Composer In Residence
Employ a composer to work with students to create an original composition and discuss the composition process, music theory and careers in music
$10,000 District | Music Department
Help fund a new Steinway piano to replace the one in the Performing Arts Center
Purchased Chromebooks & Classroom Library Books for Students
SHEF BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SHEF is managed by a group of committed trustees who along with a host of other volunteers, donate their time and expertise to the organization.
For information on becoming a SHEF Trustee, please email SHEF at or
call 908-204-1930 Ext. 1344.
We want our students to stand on their toes and reach for the stars...
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