Concord Education Fund Announces 2017 Grant Awards

Concord Education Fund Announces 2017 Grant Awards

Concord Education Fund Announces 2017 Grant Awards

Greek Masks, Abolitionists’ Trunks, Salamanders, Entrepreneurship, Virtual Reality and a New Elementary STEAM Innovation Lab!

The Concord Education Fund (CEF), an independent organization supporting the pursuit of excellence in the Concord Public Schools (CPS) and Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS), has announced grant recipients for 2017-2018. Highlights include:

  • A new STEAM Innovation Lab loaded with hands-on design challenges to engage and inspire elementary students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math
  • Establishment of a Peers As Leaders (PAL) program to support Thoreau’s English Language Learners (ELL) and their families
  • Sewing Machines to support basic sewing electives at both Sanborn and Peabody
  • Abolitionists’ trunks filled with artifacts that will allow CMS students to explore the diversity of Concord’s Abolitionist Movement
  • Theatrical masks to expand the CMS drama curriculum while enhancing course work in ancient Greece and Rome
  • A two-day entrepreneurial workshop that taught enterprising students how to convert challenging problems into business opportunities
  • Another STEM Weather Balloon to be launched in the winter of 2017 with a whole new set of experiments
  • Marbled salamanders that will be raised by students in the CCHS Diversity of Life course then reintroduced to areas where they once thrived
  • HD-200 Harmony Director and compatible speaker system for use with all Instrumental classes at CCHS, including Orchestra, Repertory Band, Concert Band and Jazz Band.
  • Virtual Reality System to bring the power and scale of our dynamic earth into CCHS earth science classrooms

CEF co-president Suzanne Jachinowski expressed her gratitude to the Concord Carlisle community, “We’re very grateful for the donations we receive from families and businesses that allow us to fund so many interesting and diverse grants year after year. By supporting the Concord Education Fund, I think our donors know that they are supporting the incredible commitment and creativity of our teachers.”

Fellow co-president Tracey Marano added, “It’s always rewarding to help teachers realize their visions. We encourage all CPS and CCHS educators to learn more about the Concord Education Fund’s grant criteria and work with us to transform great ideas into reality.”

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