Announcing Our 2013-2014 Grants!
We are delighted to announce the grants that the Education Foundation will fund for 2013-2014. Six grants, totaling $77,168, were awarded to educators across the district, bringing our total funding since inception to over $1,000,000!
Eighteen applications were submitted, reflecting a high level of creativity, thought and innovation. After a rigorous process, the board voted to fund six projects that had the strongest potential to advance innovation, extend learning opportunities and impact the broadest range of students.
The six funded grants include two of the largest grants the organization has ever funded: a $37,440 grant for STEM curricular units, interactions with industry professionals and field opportunities for all Middle School students; and a $26,500 grant for a state-of-the-art foreign language lab for High School students to develop speaking, listening and writing skills in a second language.
The Education Foundation is also funding a $4,928 grant to introduce Robotics to Elmwood 3rd grade students to help them develop problem-solving skills. This grant was named the EMC Grant for Mathematics and Science. EMC is a long-standing partner of the Education Foundation, providing seed money at the inception of the Foundation, as well as over $50,000 in the last decade.
Additionally, the Education Foundation is funding grants that pilot Chromebook laptops and Language Arts applications to create a 1:1 learning environment in two 4th grade classrooms at Hopkins; that test an online individualized Math program in eight 4th and 5th classrooms at Hopkins; and that provide professional development funds for technology education at the High School.
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Win $1,000 with our Golf Ball Drop!
On June 4 (rain date June 6) at the Hopkins School athletic field, we will be dropping 1,000 golf balls from a hot air balloon (or construction lift, depending on the weather) to see who wins $1,000! In addition to the drop, we will have face painting, tethered balloon rides and concessions. Join us from 5:30-7:30pm.
Thank-A-Teacher is Coming in June
Looking for a way to say "Thank you for a great year!" to your child's teacher(s)? The Thank-A-Teacher program is a semi-annual opportunity to acknowledge teachers for their dedication and support. Teacher recipients receive an acknowledgement letter from your student, as well as being recognized by their principal and on our website. (Click here for the list of teachers who received Thank-A-Teacher acknowledgements this past December.)
Be on the lookout for backpack flyers on June 8.