Barb Salter, Middle School Music, “Commissioned Music” Barb will be purchasing the rights to a music piece for a collaborative MS music project. The grant committee awarded her project $600.
Brett Daggs, High School Library, “Maker’s Space” Brett would like to research and create a Maker’s Space in the High School. The grant committee awarded him $600 to purchase a piece of equipment for the space.
Barb Rose, Lima Kindergarten, “Outdoor Classroom Research” Barb requested magnifying glasses and binoculars to use in the outdoor classroom for a plant and animal research project in their Lima habitat. The committee granted her $400.
Marilynn Lesczynski, Lima Grade 1, “STEAM with Legos” Marilynn proposed the purchase of Legos to enhance the MST for the school-wide STEAM endeavors. The committee granted her $599.74.
Steven Denaker, Manor Technology, “Morning News” Steve requested a microphone to improve the quality of their morning news program. The committee granted him $219 for its purchase.
Previously Awarded Grants
In June 2014, the HF-L Educational Fund awarded a total of approximately $2,000 to the following educators:
Christopher Benedict, High School Science Teacher –“Pedal Generators” Chris will be purchasing two pedal generators, enabling his science class students to see how much power it takes to generate the electricity needed to run a laptop, a light bulb, etc..
Mary McNamara and Matt Weider- “Summer Spanish Camp” Money from the grant will provide scholarships for students to attend the new Spanish Summer Camp.
Andrew Corey- “Stream Waders” Andy will be purchasing six pairs of stream waders. He will use the boots for his HS science classes to conduct scientific testing and watershed data collection through the Finger Lakes Regional Stream Monitoring Network.
Barb Rose, Lima Primary Teacher – “Discovery Tables” Barb will purchase two outdoor discover tables for the Lima Primary Outdoor Classroom.
Cheryl Lavery- “Energy Kits” Cheryl will purchase alternative energy kits to use in her Middle School classroom. Students will be able to have hands on experiences with energy.
Ann Posman- “S’cool Moves” Ann will purchase materials to expand the S’cool Moves program to Manor School. S’cool Moves has been successfully implemented at Lima Primary and is designed to improve attention, focus, and reading skills for all students by using exercises and resources applied by the classroom teacher and a variety of support specialists.
In June 2012, the HF-L Educational Fund awarded a total of approximately $2,000 during the first round of teacher grants to the following educators:
Brett Daggs, High School Librarian — “The Digital Divide” — Students debated the controversial topic of the impact of technology on our lives when they virtually visited with Dr. Mark Bauerlein of Emory University to discuss his book, “The Digital Divide”. This project will permit student-community dialog to continue by hosting Dr. Bauerlein, or another author on this topic, for book discussions to consider the implications for and against new technology.
Ann Posman, Physical Therapist — “S’cool Moves” — This project is designed to improve attention, focus, and reading skills for all students by using exercises and resources applied by the classroom teacher and a variety of support specialists. A classroom at Lima Primary will pilot the project before it is expanded to other classrooms.
Julie Masterson, Manor Librarian — “eReaders” — This pilot is intended to enhance Manor School students’ interest in reading by expanding to a class set eReader loaners for teacher use during guided reading, The Daily Five, and CAFÉ reading time in the classroom.