Fall 2018
 
Calipers &Micrometers for New Metrology Unit---TFHS—Gr 9 -12 (30 students per semester)  This grant will allow for purchase of equipment to support this new class.
 
Diverse Books Read Aloud Resource Library---Hillcrest - all students.   This grant will allow for purchase of read aloud books revolving around the themes of diversity and social justice. These books would supplement their LA Curriculum.
 
Grade 5 & 6 Field Trip to UMASS - Sheffield—60 students.  This grant will pay for transportation to UMASS for these students in order for them to get exposure to college and career readiness.
 
Language –related “food days”—TFHS/GFMS—all 72 students Enrolled in “Intro to World Languages”.  This grant will allow for purchase of ingredients to make a food dish representing the culture they study, Latin, French, Spanish, Russian and Japanese.
                                                         
Local Storyteller Visit---Hillcrest---whole school.  This grant will allow a professional story teller to visit Hillcrest School in the spring.  It would supplement all the work students have been doing in literacy for the school year.
                         
Personalizing 9/11: Understanding a National Tragedy through the lens of Primary Sources and Artifacts---TFHS—Gr 10 Honors—18 students - This grant will allow for transportation to the 9/11 museum and memorial in NYC. This would supplement class work currently being done on this tragic event in our history.
 
Pioneer Valley Symphony---Sheffield—gr. 3&4—120 students.  This Grant will allow for transportation to GHS to view a Pioneer Valley Symphony performance, this spring, after studying a symphony in Music Class.
 
Pioneer Valley Symphony---Gill—Gr 3 & 4—45 students.   This Grant will allow for transportation to GHS to view a Pioneer Valley Symphony performance, this Spring, after studying a symphony in Music Class.
 
Trip to UMASS Amherst ---GFMS Gr 6 (68 students) this grant will pay for transportation to UMASS for these students in order for them to get exposure to college and career readiness.
 
Using Children’s Literature to teach Mindfulness, Self-Regulation And Kindness—Hillcrest—Students in Therapeutic Classroom (3 so far) This grant will allow for purchase of several literature books to help these students learn different strategies to use when in stressful situations.