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2016-2017 Grants

The Delran Education Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of our grants for the 2016-2017 school year. We received a number of great applications and approved five of those, spanning all four schools in the district and covering a variety of subject matters. The grant recipients are as follows:

  • $1,500 to Laurie Fauver for “Advanced Art Club”. This project will enhance the art program at Millbridge and provide 2nd grade students weekly enrichment in the visual arts. Children will study master artists, experiment with various materials, work with an artist in residence from the Perkins Center for the Arts, and enhance the beauty of the school by creating a wall mosaic. The program will culminate in a field trip to the Barnes Museum or the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • $1,300 to Mary Jo Hutchinson for “DIS Robotics Team – FIRST Lego League”. 4th and 5th grade students will learn the basics of robotics, build their Lego robots, learn to operate the robots, and prepare for the specific theme or challenge for the yearly FIRST Lego League competition. Students will also attend a regional robotics competition in the spring.
  • $400 to Jason Pope for “Antebellum American Regional Cuisine”. To supplement classroom learning of American history, 6th grade social studies students will conduct a cooperative research project to discover authentic, period-appropriate, American cuisine from different geographic regions and execute a recipe and cooking plan.
  • $1,500 to Jen Frisella for “Motion, Forces & Energy – Rocket Engineering Project”. 8th grade science students will work in groups to design and construct rockets following the engineering design process. The culminating event will be a rocket launch competition and performance day.
  • $1,500 to Mary Jo Hutchinson for “DHS Robotics Team – FIRST Tech Challenge”. 9th through 12th grade students will learn the intricacies of robotics, design and build their robots, learn to operate the robots, and prepare for the specific theme or challenge for the yearly FIRST Tech Challenge competition. Students will also attend a regional robotics competition in the spring.

We are thrilled to be able to support these programs. We only wish we had more funds available to approve additional applications. There were so many other worthy projects we wanted to support. As the Foundation grows, we hope to be able to provide more funding than we could this year.

Please join us in congratulating these grant recipients and celebrating the fantastic opportunities they’re creating for our children.