RHAM Announces 2011 Grants

The RHAM Education Foundation Announces 2011 Grants

The RHAM Education Foundation is pleased to announce its Grants Program Awards for the 2010 - 2011 academic year. The Foundation’s Grants Program is open to all faculty members of RHAM Middle School and RHAM High School. Eight grants have been awarded.

Mr. Paul Bancroft of the RHAM High School Applied Technology Department has been awarded a grant which will provide partial assistance with general operating expenses for RHAM High School’s video production vehicle.

Ms. Candy Buebendorf of the RHAM High School Social Studies Department has been awarded a grant to acquire games and tools which will involve students in applied civics exercises.

Ms. Beverly Fisher of the RHAM High School Art Department has been awarded a grant for The Sketchbook Project, an international young artists project, centered upon individual sketchbooks and culminating in a separately funded trip to the Brooklyn Art Library at which all sketchbooks will be permanently catalogued and retained.

Ms. Barbara Hitchcock of the RHAM High School Special Education Department has been awarded a grant to acquire two flip video cameras to assist students in demonstrating science knowledge.

Mr. Richard Staron of the RHAM High School Science Department was awarded a grant for “Going Green”, a project which will focus on making biodegradable plastic from starch.

Ms. Carrie Swider of the RHAM High School Art Department was awarded a grant which will allow students the opportunity to work with a visiting, professional, ceramic artist and to visit the artist’s studio as well as to create original pieces in the course of participation.

Mr. Larry Zeisner and his colleagues of the RHAM Middle School and RHAM High School Special Education Departments were awarded a grant to acquire two Advanced Level Erector Sets as a vehicle to facilitate group problem solving. Mr. Zeisner and his colleagues have also been awarded a grant which provides for a student incentives program as well as workshops for parents to support families and children.

The RHAM Education Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable, nonstock corporation dedicated to the advancement of educational excellence through initiatives that promote innovation, enrichment and lifelong learning for both students and the community. It is one of 80 such foundations now active in Connecticut. The Foundation welcomes the involvement and support of parents, alumni and residents of Hebron, Andover and Marlborough. Interested persons may contact Bill Chapman, President, at 860-228-8292 or John Grasso, Vice President, at 860-295-8161.

RHAM Education Foundation, Inc.

POST OFFICE BOX 1438
HEBRON, CT 06248

Contact: John Grasso, President 
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