Westborough – A breakfast reception was held May 15 at the Willows to honor Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) grant recipients for the 2018-2019 academic year. WEF awarded grants totaling more than $23,000.
“The Westborough Education Foundation helps propel innovation and creativity throughout the district,” explained Daniel Mayer, assistant superintendent of Westborough Public Schools. “Teachers are so honored to be recognized and supported as they try out their new ideas.”
Grant recipients for the 2018-2019 academic year are: Best Buddies Leadership Conference 2018, Westborough High School (WHS); African Drum Music of West Africa & The Diaspora, Mill Pond School; Raising a Reader through Family and Community Engagement, Elsie A. Hastings School; Narrative Writing Residency for Third Graders, J. Harding Armstrong School; Ukuleles for Mill Pond School (grades 4-6); You’ve Got a Friend in Me, Armstrong School; A STEM Initiative: Celebrating Science Day at WHS; Teaching with Technology, Armstrong School; Enhancing Math Workshop Model in Kindergarten, Armstrong School; ECOH2O: Saving the Planet One Water Bottle at a Time, Mill Pond School; WHS Stands Up Against Substance Abuse; Family STEM Night, Mill Pond School; Learning Lab at the Sugar Shack
The Boro; The Outdoor Classroom, WHS; Project Based Learning: Bringing Students into the Community, Mill Pond School; Growing Family Connections Through Children’s Literature, Hastings School; Mindfulness in the Classroom, Mill Pond School; One Team, One Book: Spreading Awesome! Mill Pond School; and Rangers on Track, WHS.
The Westborough Education Foundation is committed to fostering excellence and innovation in education in Westborough schools. Each year the foundation funds grant requests from teachers and administrators for cutting-edge programs benefiting students at all levels. These grants allow teachers and administrators the opportunity to develop and implement innovative programs that are not covered by the regular school budget.
The money for grants is primarily funded through WEF’s annual fundraiser, The Trivia Bee which will be held this year on Monday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough.
For more information, visit www.westborougheducationfoundation.com.