XinXing

The table below lists grants that have specifically benefited XinXing Academy.  The second table lists grants that benefit all Hopkins elementary schools. Click here to see the grants for XinXing’s companion school, Eisenhower.

TitleDescriptionYear
Chinese Immersion: Staff Development for a World-class Program To provide a solid staff development and curricular foundation for the new Chinese immersion magnet program this grant provides for external guidance on curriculum development and staff development for the first year immersion kindergarten teachers. 2006-2007
Responsive Classroom in XinXing Academy Chinese translation of Responsive Classroom materials. Read more 2012-2013
Tower Vegetable Garden: Indoor Harvesting and Sharing Second graders will plant, monitor, harvest and share the bounty from this impressive tower of fauna on wheels. As the pyramid of 28 plants circulates among five classrooms, these fast-growing (4-8 weeks) fruits and vegetables will encourage experimentation with new food and discussions about healthy choices. Read more. 2015-2016
Engineering Beautiful Music Every fifth grader, no matter their prior experience or ability, will utilize both engineering and math skills to become a builder and a musician through this residency program. Read more 2016-2017
Chinese Culture Residency Chinese-speaking artists-in-residence will teach traditional dancing, singing, and gong fu (martial arts) to students in Kindergarten through grade four all winter, culminating in the spectacular performance of Lunar New Year on February 21, 2017. Read more 2016-2017
Ukuleles Offer New Musical Opportunities Jonathan Feulner, music teacher at Eisenhower/XinXing Academy, is an experienced ukulele teacher and knows the allure of the small instrument. HEF is funding 30 instruments, expanding the school’s instrument library enough for 160 more students to learn chords, rhythm patterns, and the role of harmony. Read more. 2017-2018
Modern Band Instruments Modern Band is a new model of music curriculum using popular music and performed with electric guitars, bass, electronic drum set, small keyboards, and a vocal PA system. The 1,200 students will benefit from HEF’s grant to purchase these new instruments. Read more 2019-2020
Feelings Check-In Boards Each K-6 classroom will have a colorful ‘feelings check-in’ board. After some initial coaching by teachers, each morning when they arrive at school, students can identify how they are feeling by placing their own special card into an array of pockets that identify a variety of ‘feeling choices’. Again after lunch, students will have this quiet opportunity to express their emotions. Learn more. 2019-2020
Poet in Residence Poetry is a creative way for students to express themselves. Through this poetry residency, fourth and fifth grade students will receive guidance from a published poet, and learn to communicate their thoughts and feelings through poetry. Learn more. 2019-2020


Grants for All Elementary Schools



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