Curricular Area: STEM Grant Focus: Equipment Schools: Henkle Middle School; Wallace & Priscilla Stevenson Intermediate School Items Purchased: Beehives and beekeeping supplies
This grant provides for the installation of an observation beehive at Henkle Middle School and at Wallace & Priscilla Stevenson Intermediate School. This hives will be part of the project based learning curriculum, helping students understand why honeybees are an important part of the agriculture in both local and national production.
Curricular Area: STEM Grant Focus: Equipment Schools: Henkle Middle School Items Purchased: 28 Chromebooks
Chromebooks purchased with this grant will be integrated into the 7th grade science classroom to “bring scientific modeling, simulations, presentations and publications into our classroom on a regular basis, to give life and form to the abstract concepts we are studying”.
Curricular Area: English Language Arts Grant Focus: Books Schools: Henkle Middle School Items Purchased: Books
This grant provides funds for English Language Arts teachers at Henkle Middle School to purchase “high interest books for our students that reflect the diversity of our students, their experiences, and interests”.
Curricular Area: Across Subjects Grant Focus: Professional Development Schools: Whitson Elementary, W&P Stevenson Intermediate, Henkle Middle School, Columbia High School Items Purchased: Teacher training for Project Based Learning
This grant sends three teams of five teachers consisting of staff members from each of the four schools to a foundational workshop for Project Based Learning.
Curricular Area: Positive social behavior Grant Focus: Equipment Schools: W&P Stevenson Intermediate, Henkle Middle School Items Purchased: Projector, installation, and miscellaneous hardware
The Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) committee at WPSIS and HMS is tasked with leading powerful assemblies to teach and inspire the whole school community about respect, responsibility, and perseverance.
Curricular Area: Arts Grant Focus: Professional Development, Equipment Schools: W&P Stevenson Intermediate, Henkle Middle School Items Purchased: Tuition for "The Art of Improvisation", 10 Remo Drums
This grant enabled the Intermediate and Middle School music teacher to attend a week-long, summer professional development program, "The Art of Improvisation", and the purchase of 10 Remo hand drums (adding to the 6 already owned by the school).