Newport Public Education Foundation awards more than $25,000 in grants to Newport school teachers, local organizations

NPEF Awards Over $25,000 in Teacher & Community Grants

The Newport Public Education Foundation, Inc. (NPEF) has awarded over $25,000 in teacher and community enrichment grants to Newport Public School teachers and local organizations.  

Grant amounts ranged from $250 – $2,500.00 and spanned all grade levels and curriculum areas. Thirty (30) awards were made, 6 to the elementary school, 12 to the middle school and 11 to the high school and one to a community organization, who’s art program involves students from the elementary and middle schools. 

Requests for over $35,780.00 in grants were received, however budget constraints limited awards to $25,000.00.  NPEF acknowledges Nancy & Doug Horsey, who donated $5,000.00 to adopt five secondary science grants.

Pell Elementary School

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           $ 250.00   The Gingerbread Man’s Keep it Rolling – Kristine DeComo

           $ 455.00    Social Thinking – Maya Gibbs

           $ 485.00    5 Minute Kids – Cheryl DeMenezes

           $ 500.00    RTI Speech & Language Closet – Claudia Bridges

           $ 605.00    Feeding Ones Sensory System to be Ready to Learn – Erin Sullivan

        $ 1,500.00    Master Gardeners to Teach Gardening at Pell – Aaron Sherman

        $ 3,795.00    Total Pell Elementary School Enrichment Grants

Thompson Middle School

           $ 225.00    High-Interest Literature for Low Level Readers – Rene Reis

           $ 250.00    Digital Library – Kate Dusel

           $ 500.00    Subscription to DOGO News – Emily Loftus

           $ 500.00    People Respecting Others with Dignity (PROWD!) – Laura Clarke

           $ 300.00    The Learn to Cook Café – Kerrie Lewia

           $ 550.00    French in New England – Erika Hansson

           $ 720.00    First in Math – Steven Taylor

        $ 1,500.00    Hooray for the Bay – Save the Bay Experiences – Melissa Turner

        $ 1,500.00* Exploring Ecosystems at Casey Farm & Norman Bird Sanctuary – T Rock

        $ 1,620.00    A Broader Perspective: Adaptations & Ecosystems with Project Chick – E Gibbs

        $ 9,165.00    Total Thompson Middle School Enrichment Grants

Rogers High School

           $ 310.00* LabQuest Minis – David Goodburn

           $ 500.00    Community Projects with the ALP Community – Jallah Leonard

           $ 750.00    Drill Team Hosting – Chris Corbett

           $ 350.00    International Studies & Leadership Field Study – Coleen Turner

           $ 750.00    Interdisciplinary Learning – Arts & Community Partners – Charlotte North

           $ 800.00* Science Fair – Britany Coleman

           $ 880.00* STEM Projects – Katherine Ringdahl

        $ 1,500.00* STEAM Days at RHS – Emily Zilly

        $ 1,500.00    Classroom Libraries for 9th Grade ELA – Nancy Noonan

        $ 1,400.00    Albert IO Access for AP Students – Emily Zilly

           $ 805.00    Stained Glass Designs – David Connell

        $ 9,545.00    Total RHS/NACTC Enrichment Grants

  *Nancy & Doug Horsey funded science grants

     $ 22,505.00    Total Newport Public Schools Enrichment Grants

Newport Restoration Foundation

        $ 2,500.00    Rough Point Art Education Collaboration

     $ 25,005.00    Total NPS & Community Enrichment Grants    

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