The Grant Program is intended to support ideas generated by teachers or staff members to enhance classroom learning or to provide other district-based
opportunities towards the improvement of the educational process and academic achievement.
The Foundation’s Grant Program offered its third awards for the 2016-2017 school year. The Grants are intended to support ideas generated by staff
members to enhance classroom learning or to provide other district-based opportunities towards the improvement of education and academic achievement.
For the 2016-17 school year, the following ideas were awarded:
- Project 1: Indoor Gardens For All. The project will bring agricultural biotechnology of the AeroGarden system to the District's science and autistic
support classrooms. Plants will be grown year-round on the teachers’ desks without the requirement of a greenhouse, soil, or sun. District
students, K-12, will be enrolled in at least one class where AeroGarden biotechnology can be observed. Staff recipients: Aileen McDermott &
- Project 2: OSMO Art. OSMO programs Masterpiece and Tanagrams will be implemented to help students build skills and incorporate principals of
art. Staff recipient: Lauren Hanlon.
- Project 3: Create: U-Commotion with Force & Motion. The project will engage student in building simple machines while learning about force
and motion, supporting curriculum for physical science. Staff recipient: Tina Kaczor.