​      ​Enhance

  • Project Based learning initiatives
  • Educational Speakers
  • Leadership Courses
  • Robotics Workshops
  • Offsite Field Analytics


Mars Planet Foundation facilitates the management, selection process and awarding of scholarships.  We host the Annual Academic Banquet where we recognize the outstanding Juniors and Seniors of the Mars Area School District

Mars Planet Foundation

Enrich. Enhance. Support.


Mars Planet Foundation helps to provide unique educationalopportunities that are not part of the current curriculum. With Teaching  Grants students are able to maximize learning initiatives.


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The Mars Planet Foundation is looking to add a new Board Member.  We have an open spot that is a 3 year term.  We are also looking for Ambassadors who assist the foundation with fundraising activities, work on committees throughout the year and help at events.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and a resume to admin@marsplanetfoundation.org

Thank you in advance for your interest and support.


Approved Grants

  • Anastasi DiLorenzo, computer teacher, presented a grant request for Breakout EDU.  Breakout EDU is a computer program that brings critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication alive.  The board voted to grant Ms. DiLorenzo her entire grant request of $150.00.

  • Katie Haney, elementary teacher, presented a grant request for Reading A-Z Subscription. Reading A-Z is a supplemental reading program that reinforces skills through short stories paired with comprehension questions.  The board voted to grant Miss Haney her entire grant request of $109.95 for the 2018-2019 school year. The
    board deferred the grant request to the 2018-2019 school year so her class may utilize the program for the entire school year.

  • Carol Peters, reading specialist, presented a grant request for Reading A-Z Subscription for 3 years at a rate of $109.95 per year.  The board voted to grant Ms. Peters a one year subscription at a rate of $109.95.

  • Dave Goodworth, social studies teacher, presented a grant request for a film entitled “Nicky’s Family” by Film Pittsburgh. Film Pittsburgh helps Pennsylvania educators comply with state recommendations to expose students to the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights violation and complies with Act 70.  The board voted to grant a request of $475.00 for the one time licence of the film “Nicky’s Family”.



Our mission is simple: 

Mars Planet Foundation is dedicated to enriching, enhancing and supporting Mars Area School District's endeavor in providing a challenging educational experience that maximizes the learning potential of every student and prepares them to succeed in the 21st Century.

Welcome to the Mars Planet Foundation!

2/20/2018 - Tues - 6:30PM

Mars Planet Foundation Board Meeting -  - District Administration Office

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