Tag Archives: enhancement grant

Grant Spotlight: Student Solo Art Shows

January 17, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Some of the enhancement grants we give out are for little things that add something extra to a project, lesson, or classroom.  For example, art department chair Jeff Hall applied for $225 worth of funding to print invitations and provide vinyl lettering for the solo art shows his Art 5 students put on throughout the […]

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Grant Spotlight: Art Department Trip to DC

December 6, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Every year, art teachers Jeff Hall and Kori Mosley take art students to Washington, DC for a day of guided visits to museums around the city.  Last week, the group visited the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery.  The Foundation was able to offset the cost of this […]

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Grant Spotlight: NCTM Conference

December 4, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The Foundation has set aside $35,000 in this fiscal year to go toward faculty professional development.  Since June 1, twenty one teachers across six departments have accessed this funding to pay for graduate coursework, conferences, and workshops that enrich their instruction at MLWGS.  This funding just helped Mr. Benesh attend the National Council of Teachers […]

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Grant Spotlight: Princeton Model Congress

November 21, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

With help from the Foundation, the Model Congress Club attended this year’s Princeton Model Congress in Washington, DC.  Princeton Model Congress is the oldest model congress in America and attracts around 1000 participants from across the country.  Over the course of a long weekend, high school students simulate all three branches of the Federal Government […]

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Grant Spotlight: Frontier Culture Museum field trip

November 20, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

On November 13, 2017, social studies teacher Hana Voight took a group of her AP Human Geography students to the Frontier Culture Museum located in Staunton, VA.  The museum tells the story of the thousands of people who migrated to colonial America, and of the life they created here for  themselves and their descendants.  The […]

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Grant Spotlight: Physics Modeling Equipment

November 16, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

In October of 2017, the Foundation purchased physics modeling equipment for use in classroom instruction.  The equipment allowed honors physics students to model various scenarios involving force, mass, and acceleration.  In one set of experiments, small groups constructed scenarios dealing with different constants and variables.  For example, one group kept the force constant while increasing […]

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Grant Spotlight: Kori Mosley & Tres Culturas

July 31, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

In the 2017-18 fiscal year, the Foundation has reserved $35,000 for professional development for the MLWGS faculty.  Kori Mosley recently returned from a workshop called “Tres Culturas: Exploring the Artistic Spirit of Santa Fe & Albuquerque.”  Kori teaches Art I, Art II, and Art III, and is the sponsor for Art Club and for the […]

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Grant Spotlight: Future Problem Solvers

June 12, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Six MLWGS students along with sponsor, Celie Boswell, competed in the Future Problem Solvers International Competition (FPSIC) in LaCrosse, Wisconsin from June 8 to June 11, 2017.  See the school’s great write-up about their experience here.  The Foundation was happy to help offset costs for this trip as part of our commitment to funding clubs […]

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Grant Spotlight: 2017 Senior Art Show

June 12, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

“Flourish,” the 2017 Senior Art Show, opened at Art Works on the evening of Friday, June 9.  The show features artwork in a wide range of styles from 21 seniors.  Each student also submitted an artistic statement along with their pieces and learned from Jeff Hall how to display their work in a gallery setting. […]

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Grant Spotlight: 2017 AP Comp Gov Canada Trip

May 30, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

For the past several years, Matt McGuire has taken a group of his AP Comparative Government student to Canada so to enhance their understanding of Canadian governmental structures and procedures.  This year, the group visited the capital city of Ottawa and the Ontario provisional capital of Toronto.  Students attended an hour-long meeting with John Baird, […]

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Grant Spotlight: Clubs & Activities

May 30, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

One of our categories for enhancement grant funding is clubs and activities, which this fiscal year included $20,000 for related grants.  Those included: The Peer Mentors trip to the National Museum of African American History in DC The Model Congress trip to Princeton Model Congress in DC The Forensics & Debate team’s trip to Nationals […]

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Grant Spotlight: Books, Books, Books!

May 27, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

We’re proud of the big grants we fund, for things like We The People and Math Modeling, but we’re also proud of our smaller grants, many of which were used this year to purchase books for classroom use.  Those purchases included 60 copies of Death of a Salesman for American Lit, 50 copies of The […]

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Grant Spotlight: We The People

May 23, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The Governor’s School Foundation is proud to cover much of the cost of participation in the We The People National Championship competition every year.  For many years, the competition was free for all qualifying teams, but congressional budget cuts mean that it now costs teams tens of thousands of dollars to attend.  In the 2016-17 […]

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Grant Spotlight: MENA Seminar Morocco trip

May 22, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The Governor’s School Foundation was proud to offset the cost of Mrs. Cross’s Middle East & North Africa Senior Seminar trip to Morocco.  Mrs. Cross has lived and studied in Morocco for several years and was very pleased to be able to show her students the country as the culminating experience of their year of […]

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