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Last week the District Advisory Committee presented a report to the Board of Education about potential capital improvement projects at all four school buildings. Projects were identified based on site visits and meetings with building administrators. The projects were divided into those which could be funded by the community's existing Capital Reserve Fund and those which might be funded by a future Capital Reserve Project.

The following provides a synopsis of items listed for funding by the Capital Reserve and those items placed on an "A List" for possible bond funding.

CAPITAL RESERVE ($1,041, 341)

The community already funded this Capital Reserve. In order for the funds to be released, the community would need to approve the recommended projects with a proposition vote.

These are the items identified:

-HHS North Gym bleachers and refinish gym floor
-HHS Auditorium sound and lighting renovations
-HHS interior door replacements
-HHS floor tile abatement
-HHS new student walkway on South Bus Loop
-OMS FACS rooms upgrades
-OMS Auditorium lighting upgrade
-OMS Masonry- Building Brick Pointing
-OMS Tennis Courts refurbished
-TJL MPR improvements
-WD Parking Lot expansion

(Note most projects will receive some state aid to offset costs)

-HHS reconfigure Orchestra Room and Practice Areas
-HHS Wellness Center relocation with expansion & wrestling room
-HHS renovation of Science Labs
-HHS renovation of Women's Bathroom by lobby/auditorium
-HHS access for under floor heating system
-HHS renovation of 4 tennis courts
-HHS Visitor bleachers
-HHS Turf Field
-OMS renovation of Science Labs
-TJL renovation of student bathrooms
-TJL replacement of playground equipment
-TJL renovation of West Parking Lot
-TJL repair to student walkways

Total costs breakdown as follows:

-Educational Needs and Improvements: $2.6 million to $3.2 million
-Athletics: $1.9 millin to $2.4 million
-Facility Improvements: $2.5 million to $2.8 million

View the complete Capital Improvement presentation which also includes "B List" projects.

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Thank you to the OMS Student Government and its club advisers Chris Havranek and Robert McCoy for organizing a Flapjack Breakfast in support of HACEF. Students along with OMS teachers, staff and administration joined together at Applebees to make and serve up a delicious breakfast.
omsstudentgovPictured from Left to Right:  Diana Todaro, Chris Havranek,
Robert McCoy, Denise Leparik
Superintendent Diana Todaro joined OMS teachers Chris Havranek and Robert McCoy on December 3 to present HACEF president Denise Leparik with a check for $1000. These funds will go directly back to the schools in the form of educational grants.  

HACEF’S mission is to promote and enhance the educational opportunities for the children of our community in grades K-12. The foundation raises money to provide grants for programs, materials and technology and to support initiatives taken by our educators to explore creative and innovative ways to enrich our children’s education.


To date, HACEF has funded over $70,000 in grants and $50,000 in scholarships. The initiatives funded by HACEF are a direct result of the generosity and support of the Harborfields Community.

The Harborfields Alumni and Community Educational Foundation (HACEF) is a not-for-profit 501c(3) corporation established in November 2003.
 Denise Leparik & Peggy Scally - Co-Presidents 
Louise Pietroforte & Colleen Rappa - Co-Vice Presidents
Ellen Rieger - Treasurer     
Rosemarie Poli - Corresponding Secretary
Eric Gerde - Scholarship Committee Chairperson
Marianne Minton & Laurie Wax - Past President/Alumni Liaison