Hudson Education Foundation awards 2011-2012 grants

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Hudson – Hudson Education Foundation is pleased to announce its 2011-2012 grant recipients. A total of $8,448 will go to 10 programs.

Hudson Arts Alliance was awarded $1,000 for “Building Bridges: Stories and Songs of Community and Connectedness,” a cultural and educational program that benefits Hudson students, as well as the community. Anne McGowan, Hudson Public School physical therapist, received $350 in support of “Integrating Technology While Working on Students” Gross Motor Skills: Xbox-Kinect Video System.”

Librarian Mary Kate Leidal of Forest Avenue Elementary School was granted $550 for “Books are the Seeds of Citizenship.” Also at Forest Avenue, third-grade teacher Kathleen Kelly received $699 for “Math Alive!”

At John F. Kennedy Middle School, $2,000 was awarded to Jacqueline Paton and Dawn Yoshioka for “Author Visit: Yoko Kawashima Watkins”; $599 was awarded to Kelly Cabral and Sarah Davis for “The Virtual Science and Mathematics Lab: Differentiation through Technology”; and $400 was awarded to Sarah Davis for “Authors Inspire: Writers Share their Craft with JFK Readers.”

Hudson High School civics teachers Kenneth High, Pamela Klotz and Marybeth Ryan received $1,490 for “The Civic Mirror”; music instructors Jeannette McLellan and Kasey Galligan were awarded $1,206 for “Keyboard/Guitar Class Instruments”; and biology teacher Julie Snyder was granted $400 for “Let's Get Our Hands Dirty: Growing, Cooking and Eating Local.”

Since its inception in 1994, the foundation has awarded more than $320,000 for programs in the arts, character development, health and wellness, history, literacy, mathematics, music, science and technology.

For information about Hudson Education Foundation, visit its website at www.hefoundation.org or send an e-mail to [email protected]