2011 Grants Announced

RHAM Education Foundation Announces 2011 Grants

The RHAM Education Foundation is pleased to announce its Grants Program Awards Recipients for the 2011-2012 academic year.  The Foundation’s Grants Program is open to all faculty members of RHAM Middle School and RHAM High School. The Grant Awards support academic excellence and help to enable faculty members to foster initiatives which promote innovation and enrichment.

 

Six grants have been awarded for 2011-2012 academic year.

Ms. Andrea Barton of the RHAM High School English Department has been awarded a grant which will provide the opportunity for a Creative Writing Visiting Poets Program making it possible for students to personally meet and work with contemporary, professional visiting poets in an expansive and unique learning experience.

Ms. Colleen Bjorbekk of the RHAM High School Science Department has been awarded a grant for an Honors Chemistry Independent Lab Project, a technology which will provide the opportunity for greater quantitative date interpretation, more sophisticated lab projects and a deeper and richer understanding of organic chemistry.

Ms Kathy Greene of the RHAM High School Science Department has been awarded a grant which will provide the opportunity for the utilization of audiotexts as a pilot instructional application and technology accomodation to improve comprehension, retention of material and enhance classroom discussion.

Mr. Richard Staron of the RHAM High School Science Department has been awarded a grant which will put the 'spark' into electricity and which will provide students with the opportunity to incorporate basic knowledge of electricity with applications to modern technology and the devices students use every day in the electronic environment.  Through the use of electronic circuit kits, students will design, build and modify simple circuits with applications to create their own electronic devices in a hands-on environment that mirrors the real electronic world of today.

Ms Carrie Swider of the RHAM High School Art Department has been awarded a grant which provides art students with the unique opportunity to work with a visiting professional, ceramic artist gaining a hands-on experience in the process and techniques of creating Raku Ceramics including the experience to visit the artist's studio where students will glaze and fire their pieces in the Raku tradition.

Mr. Larry Zeisner and Ms Beth Calderoni of the RHAM Special Education Department have been awarded a grant  which provides for a student incentives program as well as workshops for parents to support families and children.