We awarded the following grants to Hopkins Schools during the 2008-2009 school year:
6 to 12 and Beyond: Navigating Transitions
Transitions between elementary, junior high, high school and post-secondary education are now easier to navigate. This grant builds on the 2007-08 grant, Expanding Pathways, and helps develop personalized graduation plans to provide the foundation for transition planning. This grant enables counselors at the junior and senior high schools to work with staff members to embed this planning into appropriate curriculum areas. Read more.
The junior high years pose new challenges for students with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and their parents. This grant helps fund an ADHD Lab, where students will learn new strategies that provide the structure in which they can begin to experience academic success, many for the first time, and be better prepared for high school and beyond. In addition, parents have opportunities to attend classes to gain a greater understanding of their child’s disorder, provide support for the organizational strategies learned and assist their child in developing self-advocacy skills.
Building Self-Awareness Through Technology Integration
This grant helps fund a sensory tools and software library for students’ independent use. While this program will primarily be used with special education students, it will also be used as an intervention tool for other students.
Calculator Library for Students
This grant funds 25 HP graphing calculators for students to checkout at the Media Center.
Children’s Literature to Support “Steps to Respect” Curriculum
This grant funds children’s literature to use along with the Steps to Respect & Second Steps Violence and Bullying Prevention Curriculum, a program HEF funded last year.
Classroom Stability Balls
This grant funds stability balls for one classroom. Stability balls promote physical fitness as well as encourage better focus on instruction.
Color Printer / Scanner for COMPASS
Visual aids play a significant role in the COMPASS classroom. This grant funds the resources to enhance these visual aids.
COMPASS Cooking Class
This grant funds cooking supplies for the COMPASS special education cooking class.
Digital Voice Recorders
This pilot program enables teachers at Alice Smith and Glen Lake Elementary schools to more accurately identify needs in the evaluation process and give more specific feedback and therapy for speech and language students.
English Language Learners: Family Advisory Committee
This pilot program helps create a more equitable home/school partnership by building relationships with ELL families and fostering increased communication with the families and our community.
Exceptional Learning Booster Club
This grant helps fund an activity club to support and ensure continuance of small extra-curricular interest communities for gifted learners.
Four-Level Analysis: A Grammar Instruction Pilot
This grant funds a document camera that is fundamental to this grammar instruction pilot program. It allows students to showcase their work for class discussion.
Interactive Learning with ActiVotes
This grant funds ActiVotes for all 6th grade classrooms.
Interactive Learning with ActiVotes
This grant funds ActiVotes for all 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade classrooms.
LCD Projectors and Document Cameras
Document cameras are part of the 21st century classroom initiative. They engage students with active learning and cut down on prep time for teachers. A document camera projects images of whatever is placed under its lens -whether it’s a piece of paper or a 3-D object, opening up informative discussions in the classroom.
Learning and Interacting Remotely
This grant funds a wireless, remote mini ActivBoardTM mouse and keyboard to encourage classroom participation by ELL and special education students.
This grant funds multi-user listening centers for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th graders, to help expose students to literature that is at their maturity level but beyond their reading level.
Meadowbrook Culture Club
Funds from this grant re-establish the Meadowbrook Culture Club, which hosts 3 all-school multi-cultural events.
This is the second (and final) year of funding to build Nature’s Corner digital slide show library. This library can be accessed by teachers throughout the district to aid in their classroom discussions.
Personal Math Manipulatives
Much of a children’s math sense is developed through play. This grant provides diecuts of math manipulatives so that hands-on math play can occur in classrooms and continue at home.
RTI Reading Intervention
This early reading intervention pilot program provides 1st graders with literacy assistance including phonemic awareness, word decoding and vocabulary skills.
Staff Development for Playground Paraprofessionals
This grant funds training for playground paraprofessionals to teach them culturally responsive, in-depth and personalized tools to help support and develop positive student behaviors.
Student Support with Programmed Reading
This grant funds a reading program to help below-grade readers and ELL students achieve success in reading.
Telling Our Story
This grant funds material to create a community quilt which the 8th grade students will help complete.
Transmitting Understanding via Active Expressions
This grant funds Active ExpressionsTM for use with the Sophomore Academy.
WEB: Where Everyone Belongs
This grant funds a year-long orientation and transition program which links 7th grade students with 9th grade student mentors.