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Elwood Schools Notebook: Educational Grants, Science Fair Attendees

A round-up of topics discussed at the March15 Board of Ed Meeting.

Elwood Education Endowment Awards Teacher Grants

The Elwood Education Endowment, which has donated $350,000 to the Elwood School District since its inception, has awarded its 2011-2012 Teacher Grants. Twenty-one educators will share a total of $40,000 for 15 projects, including: additional non-fiction books for Harley Avenue and Boyd; an MP3 player and a boom box for use in creative movement and dance in the second grade curriculum; 50 E-readers which will be available through the library consortium; scanners at Boyd to be used in conjunction with the SMART board technology; transportation for the John Glenn High School Chamber Choir to and from the Chamber Choir Exchange Day at Smithtown High School West; Crayola watercolors for use in the Elwood Middle School art program; a multi-cultural celebration and lessons for eighth graders; differentiated instruction kits for use with the Envisions math program; an artist-in-residence program twice a week for four weeks for kindergarteners; ten document cameras and 3 AV carts at Harley; additional books for the visual arts library at the middle school; 15 Netbooks for the middle school science department; enrichment materials for a second grade class; and student planners for all middle school students.

The winning educators are: Martha Simpson, Anita Hall, Susan Masserwick, Diane Loscascio, Jon Mead, Rachel Nagle, Eleanor Grady, Amy Lindenbaum, Anne Mateer, Liz Held, Beth Noon, Joseph Pace, Amy Schombs, Melissa Sheahan, Karen Maggio, Dr. Hugh Gigante, Danielle Dupre, Chris Vandernoth, Gina Policastro, Angela Casano, and Karen Koliadko.

Evening for Education

The EEE will be holding its spring fundraising event on Friday, April 27 at 7:00 pm at the Harbor Club in Huntington. Tickets are $75.00 per person. The evening will include an open bar, light dinner fare, dessert, music, dancing, raffle baskets, and a 50/50.

The group is looking for items and services to be raffled such as tickets to events and concerts, vacation home/time share use, backstage passes, gift certificates to restaurants, theater/sporting tickets, limousine services, and sports memorabilia. Journal advertising is also available. Anyone interested in placing an ad or donating goods or services should contact eeespringfundraider@gmail.com.

Science Fair Participants

Seven students from John Glenn High School who took part in the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) on February 14 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Huntington were recognized at the March 15 BOE Meeting: Lauren Fried, Michael Gilmor, Ribu Mathew, Jeff Park, Daniela Plunkett, Eun Sung Suh and Young Joon Suh. This was the largest group of students to attend the fair in the school’s history.




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