2019-20 Grant Recipients
Total Awarded: $34,000
Archie R. Cole Middle School
Executive Functioning: Teaching Skills for Middle School Success (Cole, 6th): Provides executive functioning materials and tools for teachers to help all incoming 6th graders acclimate to middle school, manage time and decrease stress.
Unified CrossFit: Bridging the Gap Between Seasons (Cole, 6th-8th): Provides equipment for Unified Sports athletes to train and spend extracurricular time together during the off-season through cross fit stations and activities.
East Greenwich High School
Digiscoping (EGHS, 10th): Allows 10th grade students to view and study wildlife from a distance via a spotting scope that zooms and records images with a digital camera.
“The Amazing (VR) Race”: Virtual Reality to Bring Field Trips Home (EGHS, 9th-12th): Virtual Reality technology that allows Humanities students to “travel” the Globe. Covers 30 VR glasses.
Frenchtown Elementary School
Full “STEAM” Ahead (Frenchtown, K): STEAM center materials to be used in all K classrooms. Consists of large array of STEAM materials and books that will be used to introduce weekly STEAM centers.
Frenchtown and Meadowbrook Farms Elementary Schools - Joint Grant
“Don’t Run in the Hallways” Sensory Hall Pathways (Frenchtown/Meadowbrook, PreK-2nd): Creates a Sensory Pathway that is adaptable to students needing extra physical activity, mental health support or active engagement. Floor decals in two schools.
George R. Hanaford Elementary School
Sphero Coding (Hanaford, 5th): App-enabled robots to be coded with existing Chromebooks. Funds a total of 30 Sphero robots to initially be used in one 5th grade classroom; then spread to the entire grade.
James H. Eldredge Elementary School
Mindfulness through Meditation in the Classroom (Eldredge, 4th): Integrates mindfulness and guided meditation in the classroom via yoga mats, meditation music, books and other resources.
Social Emotional Support (Eldredge, 3rd-5th): Provides Social/Emotional Learning support via inspirational graphics throughout the school stairwells and hallways.
Have a Voice: Q-Balls (Eldredge, 3rd-5th): Technological balls that when caught, activates a microphone system to amplify a student’s voice. One per grade level.
Bringing Coding to Life (Eldredge, 3rd): Funds 12 Evo-bots, which follow both drawn and computer-generated codes, along with OzoBlockly program, EduApp and STEAM lessons to use with the Evo-bots.
Meadowbrook Farms Elementary School
Creative Collaboration for a 21st Century Learner in our Library (Meadowbrook, PreK-2nd): Funds white board collaborative tables for the school library to be used during library classes, PBIS assemblies and more.