2017-2018 Grant Awards
2017-2018 Princeton Education Foundation Grants
We Love Bees: CP: Ellen Klimczuk
Spelling and Geography competition for grades 3-5
Stem Enhancement Project: CP: Yaimee Herrera
Hands-on engagement in STEM learning, specifically engineering
Author’s Journey: JP: Dawn Henderson
Author visit and planned activities supporting the complete writing process
High School Reading Buddies: JP, PHS: Lois Bach with Christina Maloney, Karen Gates & Julie Frank.
Providing PHS ESL students added opportunities to speak and read in a non-threatening environment. Instills the love of reading and mentorship for Pre-K students.
Developing a Multi-Language Library: LB: Theresa Cross, Ted Holsten
Enriching foreign language collection in the LB library
Alternative Work Stations and Floor Seating: LB: Christine Morabito, Kristen Greenberg
Providing alternative seating and work station options for Special Education students
Second Step Social-Emotional Learning: LB: Meredith Cooke, Cristina Avena
Program to help teach identified students the tools and strategies to help them navigate their environment and improve social-emotional competence
Technology to enhance School Counseling: LB: Katelyn Hoobler
Engaging students in a multisensory way, leading to faster comprehension and more effective generalization of targeted skills
Analyzing Nature with Digital Eyes: Riverside, CP,JP: Mark Eastburn, Bevan Jones, Megan Mulrooney, Lora Hobart
Enable students to document and track natural populations through collaboration between the schools involved and through the construction and monitoring of outdoor cameras specifically used for natural data collection
John Witherspoon Middle School Grants
IDEAS Wing Flexible Seating: JWMS: Kelly Riely, Claudia Luongo, Paul Skalka, Lonny Robtison, Randy Casey, Jennifer Baumgartner, Nyrie Janho
Flexible seating for student collaboration area in JW IDEAS Wing
Multicultural Books for Special Education: JWMS: Nancy Abascal, Amy Borgia
Providing books with a global perspective that enhance the Reading Writing Workshop Model in the Special Education program.
Updating the World Language Library: JWMS: Monica Kenah, Kristina Fellin, Carolyn Bailey
Expand the collection of authentic foreign language texts in the JW Learning Commons.
Real Coding gives Super Powers: JWMS: Lonny Robitson
Addition of SPHERO+ programmable robotic ball to enrich Coding curriculum
Social Issues Book Clubs: JWMS: Sharrie Barish, Monica Blake, Jeanette Paredes
Enriching 8th Grade English Reading/Writing Workshop model with the addition of texts that explore a deeper understanding of issues society has and continues to face today.
World of Art at my Fingertips: JWMS: Claudia Luongo
Exploration of Art through the use of technology
Cardboard Boat Regatta: JWMS: Janet Gaudino, Bill Merritt, Paul Skalka
8th grade culminating team-building activity with practical application of STEAM as students design and build a cardboard vessel to race in the school pool
Princeton High School Grants
Poverty Simulation: PHS: Jessica Baxter, Andrea Dinan
Interactive immersion experience that sensitizes participants to the realities of poverty
Cultivating Advocacy: PHS, JWMS: Jennifer Kuntz
Two-year program to develop self-advocacy for students with mild/moderate special needs.
Implementing CRISPR Technology in AP Biology: PHS: Jayne Ricciardi, Steffanie Shoop
Hands-on engagement in revolutionary gene editing technique
Poetry Matters: Joy, Wonder, and Transformation: PHS: Courtney Crane, Emily Lipphardt, Susi Murphy
Poet visits and classroom workshops to supplement poetry–based English curriculum
Tech is Happening: PHS: Jen Bigioni
Learning Commons Technology upgrades
Flexible Classroom Seating: PHS: Lauren King, Brian Hoffman
Increase student collaboration, conversation and engagement in English I and II.
STEM Roots Science Experience: PHS: Claudette Guy
PHS students teaching STEM to PPS elementary students through hands-on experiments in after-school program
Aerial Unmanned Vehicle and 3D Printer Construction: PHS: Graciela Elia
Construction an aerial unmanned vehicle and assembly of a 3D printer through the application of principles taught in Computer Science curriculum and Robotics Club