Spring 2010 Grants
Shepherd Hill, Broadway Connect- Attend master classes with members of the Broadway cast of “Wicked”. Students work to perfect their vocal technique, ensemble performance, choreography, makeup, and special effects skills. Seven visiting artists provide a connection to Broadway through workshops in dance, audition techniques, scene study, and theater photography. Members of the band and chorus rehearse with the Boston show’s musical director. The program culminates with an evening concert where with student performers, joined by a faculty choir.
Dudley Elementary, Hands-on Geography- Fourth grade students interact “hands on” with each of the fifty states. They learn to map and mold them. Using giant maps and other props,the students participate in a “field trip” to various regions of the U. S., all without leaving their classroom.
Emerging Entrepreneurs (E2) Club- Apply academic skills to a real business by designing and running a restaurant. Students experience every aspect of the restaurant business
including menu planning; food preparation, cooking, and serving; advertising and marketing; restaurant set-up and decoration; and customer service.
Got S.O.L.E.- Use Internet technology, design sophisticated mathematics and science experiments, form hypotheses, test them in real time, and discuss and report results.
DMS Mentoring Program- Forty middle school students participate in a mentoring program to address their academic, physical, and emotional needs. They earned
rewards for achieving goals and visit Worcester Polytechnic Institute to open their eyes to the world of college and to demonstrate the great opportunities available if students apply themselves.
Fall 2010 Grants
Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS)- Twenty high school students collaborate with Capen Hill Nature Sanctuary to develop an interactive display showing the difference between modern and traditional weather instruments. This engineering program focuses on enhancing science and mathematics skills while providing a valuable community service.
Rachel’s Challenge Year 2- Continuation of Rachel’s Challenge Program - Rachel Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School. Her acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for one of the most life-changing school programs in America.
Folklore Performance- Shakesperience Productions work with 7th grade students in workshops and skits to learn performance techniques through a study of
Mason Road School
iPads for Differentiation- Purchase five iPads (pilot) to support differentiated instruction in Kindergarten classrooms.
Emerging Entrepreneurs (E2) Club- Apply academic skills to a real business by designing and running a restaurant. Students experience every aspect of the restaurant business including menu planning; food preparation, cooking, and serving; advertising and marketing; restaurant set-up and decoration; and customer service.