Major grants are considered by the board of directors on a yearly basis. Major grants consist of amounts greater than $5,000.00, and typically are focused on large projects pre-approved by the school principal and/or Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Education.
It’s time to begin putting together your grant applications for the Wallingford Education Foundation Mini-grants. Each year the Foundation awards several mini-grants ranging from $500 to $5,000. The deadline for grant submissions is Friday, March 2, 2018. Two copies of the grant application should be submitted to the School to Career Office no later than 4 pm on that date. One copy must have the original signature of your school principal and the superintendent to be considered. Please make sure you allow sufficient time to obtain signatures.
Awardees will be notified prior to the end of the 2017/2018 school year.
The following is a list and description of past grants issued by the Foundation.
Kristina Kiely, Kate O’Donnell, and Susan Rhodes (Moses Y. Beach)
Congratulations to teachers Kristina Kiely, Kate O’Donnell, and Susan Rhodes, of Moses Y Beach School, who were awarded a WEF mini-grant this school year to support their Family Math Center. The Center provides parents with the tools and materials necessary to help their children strengthen math skills at home. Empowering families in the area of mathematics is known to positively impact student achievement in math!
Michele Cislo and Michael Green (Highland)
Check out two Highland School teachers new interactive classroom made possible by a WEF mini-grant. Michele Cislo and Michael Green used funding from their grant to purchase two projection systems that will create a technology-infused learning environment.
Sara Reynolds and Gilthia Coppola (Highland)
Who doesn’t love Legos? Highland School teachers Sara Reynolds and Gilthia Coppola are implementing Lego math into their current math curriculum. Lego kits, with a special curriculum guide and software, will help students relate first grade math skills and learning objectives. This project was made possible by a WEF mini-grant!
Stephanie Rubin (Cook Hill)
Summer may be over, but our kindergarten students at Cook Hill have taken skills they learned in this year’s summer program well into the new year. Stephanie Rubin’s Kindergarten Reading Program – funded by a WEF mini-grant – was a 4-week program designed to ease the transition for students entering school for the first time, support academic growth and strengthen the home-school connection.
Paul Bogush (Moran)
Team sports are a great way to boost students’ confidence and teach them about teamwork. This year we are excited to have awarded Moran Middle School teacher Paul Bogush with a mini-grant to bring sports to life at school through the purchase of audiovisual equipment that will provide music, sound effects and announcements. The equipment is also being used by the MVP student-directed news program for their daily morning newscast.
Tom Rich (Moses Y. Beach)
Can you hear how excited everyone is about WEF mini-grants? Students at Moses Y Beach can! WEF awarded a grant this year to support the purchase of a FrontRow sound field system designed to improve listening comprehension during school-wide events and during physical education classes. The new system certainly kicks up on the volume on both curricular and extra-curricular activities!
- Tablets in Preschool
- Nexus Tablets for Struggling Readers
- Look for the Good
- The First Step to Second Step
- Better Than Smartboards
- School Community Garden
- IT Cadets Robotics Club
- Rays projector
- Front Row to Go
- Running Club
- Video Evolution
- Bright Link Interactive Projection System
- Cook Hill Parent Transportation
- School Newspaper
- iPad Technology for the S.T.E.P Program
- Literacy Home-School Connection
- Digital Media Project
- SMART Board Music System
- Low Ropes Course Certification Training at Bertini Park
- Authoring and Illustrating Concept Books
- Empowering Students With Technology
- School to Career and Beyond
- Band Room Audio System