SEF AWARDS GRANTS
The Southington Education Foundation will award nearly $6,000 in grant funding to five different teachers at a June 12 Grant Reception at Kennedy Middle School at 4 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about the six programs being funded during this round of grants. Schools receiving grants are Derynoski, Kelley, Plantsville and South End Elementary Schools and Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools.
Funding will be awarded to the following programs:
-Exploring Middle School Mathematics with Nintendo Wii,�
-An Interactive Storytelling Experience , West African Percussion Ensemble,
-Apps that Forcus on Social Skills
-Whisperphones for Language and Literacy
For more information, click on each individual grant name.
In addition, the SEF is awarding $1,500 to the Southington High School Cyber Knights Robotics Teamas part of a new STEM Recognition Program that supports and enhances STEM initiatives already in place within our school system.
Currently, the SEF annually funds a district-wide STEM program that allows all fourth-graders to participate in hands-on, experiential learning activities at Camp Sloper during two school-year visits.
The SEF is in the planning stages to construct a state-of-the-art STEM Center at Camp Sloper to provide district-wide programming in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
To date, the Southington Education Foundation has awarded nearly $100,000 to Southington Public Schools, which have all benefited from the SEF's mission to instill a love of learning in students.
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