In June 2019 the FHS Alumni Board of Directors voted to gift $21,500 to the high school to be used as one-half of the cost of purchasing 190 Google Chromebook Laptops for use by the incoming Freshman Class of 2023. Each incoming freshman will be issued and made responsible for a laptop that they will use for their four years of high school. Up through this past school year the sophomore, junior and senior class students have all had school issued laptops, but there had not been sufficient WiFi signal within the walls of FHS to support laptops for all of the 750 students within the buildings.
In making this donation to FHS the Alumni Board is utilizing just about all of the funds that were received from the 2018 Light-a-Light fundraiser, and FHS Alumni President Bob Foster '66 stated that "the Board believes that this large gift is a perfect way to satisfy the Alumni's mission of assisting Fairhaven High School and its' students by giving the freshmen class and their teachers the tools necessary to learn at the highest level in the 21st century".
The Fairhaven School Committee accepted the $21,500 gift at their June 12th meeting and both Superintendent Robert Baldwin '80 and Chairman Brian Monroe thanked the Alumni Board for this very significant gift, and expressed their thanks for all of the past gifts and efforts from the FHS Alumni on behalf of their beloved school.
In September 2019 the 190 incoming Freshmen were excited to receive their Google Chromebook laptops for their use for the next four years. They sign out for their laptop and assume full responsibility for them. They are allowed to take them home and do their homework and other class assignments on them. They are particularly useful in their classrooms where teachers can build class instruction around internet lessons knowing that all of their students have this technology in their possession.
We have received rave reviews from parents, students and teachers who are thrilled that ALL 750 students at FHS now have this technology in their possession on a daily basis.