Grant Summary 2002-2003

We awarded the following grants to Hopkins Schools during the 2002-2003 school year:

Booklet for Incoming Students

Awarded funds to the 2002-03 seventh grade class to produce a book that prepares future incoming seventh graders for the junior high experience.

Awarded February 2003, North Junior High

Computer Building

Supported the purchase of computer components for the Technology class to build and sell two home computers allowing this educational opportunity to become self-sustaining.

Awarded October 2002, Hopkins High School

Donald Coppins Memorial Millennium Forest

Awarded funds to enhance the Millennium Forest which since its creation in 1998 has been very successful in creating a stronger school community in connection with nature.

Awarded March 2003, Alice Smith Elementary

Ethics Through Art

Provided funds for the art department students to produce murals reflecting principals of ethical behavior.

Awarded April 2003, West Junior High

Get Connected

Awarded a matching grant to both Junior High Schools to expand the Get Connected program to North Junior High School which provides computer training and a mentor for those families that do not have access to a computer and the Internet.

Awarded May 2003, North and West Junior Highs

Graphic Design Software

Supported the acquisition of graphic design software and peripherals for the computers in the art computer lab allowing students to use computers as an “art tool”.

Awarded October 2002, Hopkins High School

Guided Reading

Funded a grant to purchase Guided Reading materials that supplies all teachers and students with multiple copies of books for all reading levels and various interests.

Awarded February 2003, Alice Smith Elementary

Hands On, Heart Engaged

Awarded a grant to the WJH Area Learning Center for their Learning With Hands On and Hearts Engaged project allowing new experiences and community service for students who achieve best when learning is tied directly to real life.

Awarded October 2002, West Junior High

Home Access for Homework

Purchased an Xserve file server giving students access from home to their password-protected file folders on school computers.

Awarded October 2002, Hopkins High School

Home-Based Curriculum

Provided funding for the NJH Area Learning Center’s Experimental Learning Component that provides off-site, hands-on, real-world learning experiences for students who, for a variety of reasons, do not find academic success in the traditional classroom.

Awarded February 2003, North Junior High

Infrared Amplification System

Funds were awarded to pilot the use of infrared classroom amplification equipment in both a 1st and 2nd grade classroom to determine if this equipment will enhance student learning. Read more.

Awarded April 2003, Tanglen Elementary

Laptops for Autistic Students

Awarded a matching grant to the Special Education Department for laptop computers with an airport network interface to assist high-need students with autism spectrum disorders and improve their performance in mainstream classrooms.

Awarded October 2002,North Junior High

Leadership Skills

Provided ongoing support for NJH’s advisory program, designed to build relationships, both between students and between student and teacher, and to provide a communication forum for topics that don’t fit easily into standard courses.

Awarded October 2002, North Junior High

Learning Lab Expansion

Granted funds to expand the before school Learning Lab to include an after school session weekly which provides tutoring services once a week to help kids who need additional one-on-one academic support.

Awarded June 2003, Gatewood Elementary

Math Acceleration

Awarded a matching grant for an Accelerated Math program in Grades 2 through 6 tracking student performance and generating practice exercises based on teacher goals and student levels of ability and skill.

Awarded October 2002, Eisenhower Elementary

Palm Pilots for Special Needs

Granted funds for the purchase of Palm Pilots with keyboards for students with specific learning disabilities to use in all classes and at home.

Awarded February 2003, North Junior High

PLATO Software

Provided for the purchase of PLATO software for the Hopkins Alternative Program (HAP) allowing students to work at their own pace and level to improve the skills necessary to meet graduation requirements.

Awarded April 2003, Hopkins High School

Read 180 for Struggling Readers

Provided funding for the Area Learning Center’s Read 180 program (software and print materials) allowing struggling readers to achieve grade level performance through interactive technology and independent reading.

Awarded February 2003, North Junior High

Read Naturally

Provided funds for software for the reading support program Read Naturally, which improves reading fluency and comprehension.

Awarded October 2002, Katherine Curren Elementary

Readers’ Workshop

Granted funds to continue the Reading Workshop program for Grades 5 and 6 providing a week-long concentrated reading intervention aimed at English Language Learner (ELL) students and others who struggle with reading.

Awarded May 2003, Meadowbrook Elementary

Reggio Emilio Approach for Early Childhood Education

A matching grant was awarded to Stepping Stones, an all day program for four-year-olds, located at Meadowbrook and Gatewood to integrate the Reggio Emilia philosophy into the curriculum.

Awarded May 2003, Stepping Stones at Harley Hopkins, Meadowbrook and Gatewood 

Resiliency Education

Granted funds to continue the Reading Workshop program for Grades 5 and 6 providing a weeklong concentrated reading intervention aimed at English Language Learner (ELL) students and others who
struggle with reading.

Awarded May 2003, Meadowbrook Elementary

Success Maker Software

Awarded a grant for the Success Maker Enterprise program providing computerized, individual instruction in reading and math allowing each student to enter into the program at their ability level and move at their own pace.

Awarded May 2003, Katherine Curren Elementary

Tools for Writing Skills

Awarded a grant for the Success Maker Enterprise program providing computerized, individual instruction in reading and math allowing each student to enter into the program at their ability level and move at their own pace.

Awarded October 2002, Eisenhower Elementary

Writers in Residence

Provided a matching grant for a Writers in Residence program providing students in Grades 2 through 6 with an in-depth experience with a professional writer or poet.

Awarded October 2002, Glen Lake Elementary

Yearbook Technology

Matched funds to replace and upgrade hardware and software used for publishing the yearbook, increasing efficiency and reducing costs in the production of the yearbook and giving the students real world journalistic and publishing skills.

Awarded April 2003, Hopkins High School

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