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WEF Awards $20K in Grants to Watertown Teachers

The Watertown Education Foundation Awarded $20,000 in grants to Watertown teachers!

The Watertown Education Foundation (WEF) held their Grant Kick-Off party on September 28th at the beautiful new Grousbeck Center, located on the Perkins School for the Blind campus in Watertown.

“The teacher presentations, explaining how the grant monies were used, were fantastic!” said Amy Donohue, WEF president.  “We hope this program continues to grow as it has proven to be a positive endeavor between the WEF and our teachers."

For the 2011-2012 school year, the WEF awarded $20,000 in grants to fifteen recipients throughout the Watertown schools.  The WEF announced it will award up to $25,000 in grants for the 2012-2013 school year.    

“The Watertown Education Foundation is so pleased to be able to provide grant monies to enhance the current curriculum in the schools,” WEF Vice President and Grant Committee Chair Elaina Griffith said.  “We're looking forward to seeing the many creative programs our teachers have in mind for this school year.”  

For more information about the Watertown Education Foundation, please visit their website at www.watertowned.org.  To view more photos from the Grant Kick-Off celebration, please visit the Watertown Education Foundation Facebook page.  The list of 2011-2012 grant recipients is below.

Cunniff Elementary School- Christine Rono, 2nd Grade- Giant Map $530.00

Cunniff Elementary School- Julie Erwin, 5th Grade- Geology Rock Detectives $410.00

Early Steps Integrated Preschool- Caroline LaBella- Enhancing OWL Curriculum $1,996.00

Hosmer Elementary School- Anne Hardiman, Principal- Picture Writing $4,875.00

Hosmer Elementary School- Cindy Keller, 4th Grade- Parent/Child Book club $510.00

Hosmer Elementary School- Trish McIsaac, 1st Grade- Differentiated Math Instruction $924.00

Lowell Elementary School- Dotty Buonomo, 2nd Grade- Sharing Our Planet: Animal Habitats $471.86

Lowell Elementary School- Adam Vachon, 4/5 Grade- Lowell Times School Newspaper $2,300.00

Lowell/Hosmer/Cunniff Elementary Schools- Anna Lochiatto, Art- Famous Five Artists Series $500.00

Watertown Family Network- Let’s Make Saturdays Count $450.00

Watertown High School- Leandra Elion, Reading Specialist- Adolescent Literacy Engagement $900.00

Watertown Middle School- Tom Johnson, PE/Fitness- Technology Integration Project $499.00

Watertown Middle School- Kerri Lorigan, 7th Grade- Edventure $5,000.00

Watertown Middle School- Lisa P. McDonagh- Project “Great Reads” $500.00

Watertown Middle School-Arlene Shainker/Maria Wood, Special Ed- Inclusion Life Skills $1,000.00

Total Grant Monies Distributed:  $ 20,865.86

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