The table below lists grants that have specifically benefited Tanglen Elementary school.  The second table lists grants that benefit all Hopkins elementary schools.

Success Maker Software Purchased Success Maker, computer courseware to increase student achievement in math and reading. 1997-1998
Outdoor Classroom Created a living outdoor classroom and amphitheater. 1998-1999
Youth Frontiers Helped fund joint initiative between Hopkins Schools and Youth Frontiers focused on character development. Learn more. 2000-2001
Assurance of Mastery Support Supported the Assurance of Mastery program in math, including purchasing materials and providing staff time to help students with math. 2001-2002
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 2002-2003
Multi-Level Reading Kits Awarded a grant to fund multi-level reading kits for fourth grade students that allows for each student to progress according to their own abilities and take responsibility for their own learning. 2004-2005
Digital Cameras Digital Cameras enable students to demonstrate the concepts they are learning in language arts, math, science, and other classes. By integrating digital photography into the lessons, more learning styles are addressed. Students and teachers alike gain experience with digital technology. 2005-2006
Steps to Respect and Second Steps Violence and Bullying Prevention Curriculum Developed by the Committee for Children, this program teaches all students skills to address bullying. Additionally, students gain skills for making friends, handling emotions and problem solving. These skills help students to excel academically as well. 2007-2008
Classroom Stability Balls Stability balls promote physical fitness as well as encouraging better focus on instruction. 2007-2008
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. 2008-2009
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. 2008-2009
Movement-Enhanced Learning This action research project will evaluate the impact on learning with stand up desks, stability balls and traditional seating. Teachers will monitor student engagement, focus and behavior with each type of classroom environment. A student survey is part of this research project. 2009-2010
Lexia Reading Program Lexia software provides reading assessment, lesson plans and teaching tools that adjust to students’ progress and individual needs. Students at home can also access the web-based technology. Read more 2011-2012
Technology Links to Language Learners iPads to accelerate English language learning. Read more 2012-2013
Boogie Boards Young hands learn through practice and class participation, and these Boogie Board Jot eWriters encourage both. Read more 2016-2017
One-on-One Royal Readers HEF will fund this updated collection of high-interest culturally-relevant books for an exciting new reading initiative. Trained literacy volunteers will work one-on-one with first grade students on a weekly basis, and the books will also be available for classroom teachers’ use. Read more 2016-2017
3-D Inspiration: MakerBot Science and Math curricula for all Tanglen students will now contain Design and Build elements, courtesy of this new MakerBot 3-D Printer. Read more 2016-2017
Mindsets for Parents This grant, in conjunction with a donation from Flipgrid, will produce a series of short videos in multiple languages, all designed to share information and build relationships with parents who do not have the flexibility to attend school functions and interact with staff. Read more 2016-2017
Brain Training to Instill Grit ‘Thinking outside the box’ begins with students’ determination to solve problems and the confidence in their ability to persevere. Brain puzzles are an interactive way for students to practice grit and creativity – strengths that 21st Century learners need in addition to academics. Read more 2016-2017
Air-Propelled Racing Car Tanglen 6th grade teacher Keenan Jones has issued a challenge to his students: who can design, engineer, and build the fastest air-propelled car by race day deadline? This project will involve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) as well as language arts and reading curricula. Read more. 2017-2018
Sensory Path - Much More Than a Yellow Brick Road Sensory motor breaks are an effective tool to promote learning, and an instructional tool for ALL about the importance of sensory regulation. The path will provide these breaks through a wide range of fun activities, requiring students to use their senses and focus their energy. Read more 2018-2019
C4 (Challenge, Create, Construct & Connect) Tanglen’s Media Center will use this grant to innovate into a hub of access - to digital information, to collaborative learning, and to a warm welcoming environment. Read more. 2019-2020

Grants for All Elementary Schools

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