We awarded the following grants to Hopkins Schools during the 2001-2002 school year:
Area Learning Center Enrichment
Purchased graphing calculators and high interest reading kits for the Area Learning Center.
Assurance of Mastery Support
Supported bus transportation for students participating in the Assurance of Mastery (AOM) program at Gatewood Elementary. Supported the Assurance of Mastery program in math at Tanglen Elementary, including purchasing materials and providing staff time to help students with math.
Basic Skills for Special Needs
Funded basic skills test materials for special services students.
HEF awarded a grant for a four day “Booster Camp” experience for children entering the first grade who need additional reading instruction.
Cross-Curricular Teaching Project
Piloted the cross-curricular teaching project which integrates instruction in science, social studies and English.
Culture of Literacy
Backed a program to create a “culture of literacy” which includes the purchase of books for every classroom, incentive programs for reading, and staff development.
Dance Class Equipment
Purchased materials needed to implement two new dance courses to address diverse interests and fulfill graduation standards.
English Language Learning Boost
Created a pilot program to provide additional basic reading instruction for English Language Learners.
Get Connected Program
Expanded the “Get Connected” computer program which provides computers and mentors to families unable to afford them.
Funded a guided reading program providing 1,200 books for students ranging from pre-readers to fluent readers in three grades.
Homeroom Advisory Program
Piloted the homeroom advisory program which provides a longer homeroom experience including curriculum.
Upgraded KHOP to High-Definition Television technology.
HEF awarded a grant to continue the program promoting the development of active, engaged and well-informed citizens by instructing kindergarten through 12th grade students in the election process. The program culminated on Election Day with students voting along with their parents at city polling sites.
Provided funds for staff to enrich fifth grade math and writing skills.
Mobile Elementary Computer Lab
Helped fund the purchase of a wireless mobile computer lab allowing the use of computers for smaller groups of students.
Mobile iBook Computer Lab
Due to the increasing demand for computer lab time and the desire to maintain school-wide availability of the four existing computer labs, HEF awarded a grant to develop a mobile mini-lab of wireless network-access laptop computers. The minilab can be wheeled into and set up in any classroom and impacts courses in science and mathematics that have become particularly computer-intensive. Also benefiting from the program are low-enrollment classes such as ESL, special education, basic skills classes and advanced languages who have previously been discouraged from scheduling permanent time in the existing computer labs.
Mobile Teaching Station
Funded a mobile multimedia teacher’s station to allow for flexibility in instruction.
Purchased a multimedia projector to allow teachers to demonstrate technology to an entire class.
Online Learning Program
Provided funds to allow students to access coursework online.
Respect and Tolerance Residency
Provided funds for CLIMB Theater to spend a two-week residency on respect and tolerance.
Supported staff development on the Responsive Classroom which helps to create communities where children feel understood, safe, valued and respected.
Scientific Concept Textbooks
HEF awarded a grant to purchase appropriate text materials on scientific concepts. Students matched these concepts to science fiction stories, and then wrote original science fiction stories based on the concepts. All ALC students and all science classes have access to the text materials.
SET Libraries for Literacy
Provided books for the SET libraries to insure motivation and success for all students.
Small Business Model
Provided seed money for the HAP “Alternative Sense” business venture, their model small business.
Solar Greenhouse Project
Funded the Solar Greenhouse Project, a “wet and dirty laboratory for learning biotechnology and “agriscience.”
Special Needs Sexuality Consultant
Provided a human sexuality consultant for students with special needs.
Student Council Cultural Diversity
Supported the Student Council Cultural Activities Committee’s events to broaden awareness of cultural diversity.
Super Mileage Vehicle Project
Supported the building of the Super Mileage Vehicle to be entered in competition.
Tailored, Personalized Instruction
Funded the purchase of books and materials for a teacher study group on differentiated instruction.
Provided funds for materials needed by the Hopkins Alternative Program (HAP) to produce a play at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.
Westside Apartments Education Center
Supported the Westside Apartments Education Center, which provides tutors and wireless laptops for students.
Writing Curriculum Training
Granted funds to improve the writing assessment skills of teachers, and help them integrate the writing curriculum with the new reading curriculum.