Fall 2016 NEF Grant Winners Announced

Natick Education Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the Fall 2016 Grant Cycle. Applications were due on October 15th and proposals were reviewed by the 12-person Grant Committee, which welcomed several new community members this year. NEF is funding total of $33,926.75 to support Natick Public School projects including a special $10,000 Cognex Corporation STEM grant that will go toward the development of an aquaponics lab at the Natick High School.

This year’s projects include:

  • STEM in the Preschool Block Corner: Using Blocks to Develop 21st Century Skills at the Natick Preschool/Brown Elementary submitted by Maureen Morrissey
  • Movement in a 1:1 World at Kennedy Middle School submitted by Danielle Martinkus
  • BreakoutEDU: Escape Room Style Learning at Kennedy Middle School submitted by Christine Dion
  • Prioritize, Organize, and Digitize: Building a Literacy Collection for Our 21st Century Readers at Memorial Elementary School submitted by Elizabeth Brothers
  • Imagination Playground at Johnson Elementary submitted by Amanda Hsiao
  • Improving fitness and wellness through visual displays at Lilja Elementary submitted by Gary DeMayo
  • Digging to Deeper Learning – Memorial Garden Classroom at Memorial Elementary School submitted by Elizabeth Kenney
  • Third Grade Maker Space at Ben-Hem Elementary School submitted by Sarah Dahlheimer

Congratulations to the teachers, administrators, staff and parents who proposed these projects! We look forward to sharing more information as projects are implemented.