Category Archives: Mini-Grants

Mini Grant funds author visit to Hawlemont

Trolley event

Children’s author Marie Betts Bartlett visited Hawlemont Regional Elementary School on Thursday. She read from her book, The Little Yellow Trolley Car, which is based on the story of the trolley that ran through Shelburne Falls from 1896 to 1927. Students who attended her presentation were in Hawlemont’s pre-K, kindergarden, and first and second grade classes. More information about Marie Betts Bartlett and her book can be found on her website.

Mary Boehmer, the Hawlemont librarian, received a Mini Grant from the Mary Lyon Foundation last fall to bring Bartlett to the school. A list of other Fall 2013 Mini Grant recipients is available here. Funding for Mini Grants comes from the foundation’s annual Community Spelling Bee, which is held each November at Mohawk Trail Regional School.

Fall 2013 Mini-Grants Awarded

Fall-2013-MiniGrants

Congratulations to the Fall 2013 Mini-Grant recipients!

For the past 23 years the Mary Lyon Foundation has provided small grants for innovative, educational, replicable projects in all our local schools. ANY staff member is eligible to apply and there are two deadlines each school year. Funding for these projects comes from the annual Community Spelling Bee held each November at Mohawk Trail Regional School.

The Fall 2013 Mini-Grant recipients are:

Fifth Grade Colonial Arts Project – Sandra Carter, 5th grade classroom teachers and related arts teachers from all elementary schools

Understanding What Living Things Need – Lindsay Bridges and Eileen Deveney, BSE
Geometric Shapes for Preschool – Karen Eldred, BSE
Time for Kids Current Events – Lindsay Funk, BSE
Tools of the Mind: Books – Carolyn Goodnow, BSE
Place Value – Sandy Field, BSE
Digital Voice Recorders to Improve Oral Reading Fluency and Accuracy– Rebecca Eklund, BSE

Fine Tuning Fingers – Robin Christian, Mohawk
Operation Lamination – Turn the Heat Up! – Lynn Sercu, Mohawk
Podcasting in Journalism –William J. Drake, Mohawk
New England Falconry Program for Peer Leadership – Roxanne Trombley, Mohawk
YA Inspired Readers – Robert Mastorakis, Gina Wells, and Joyce Kehoe, Mohawk
Designing and Building Solar Cars – Samantha Lydiard and 7th Grade Team, Mohawk

Handwashing Experiment for Grades 5 & 6 – Barbara Griffin, Sherry Hager, Britney Skiff, Stephen Bechtel, Dwight Beebe, Hawlemont and Rowe

The Little Yellow Trolley Car Grades PreK-2 – Mary Boehmer, Hawlemont

Yoga Pillows for Circle Talk – Jana Standish, Colrain
Yoga Instruction and Practice – Luann Lord, Colrain

IPad Apps for Educators & Students – Bill Knittle and staff, Rowe
Word Processing Apps – Dwight Beebe, Rowe

Lively Letters Parent Workshop – Cathy Geyster and Cathey Boschen, Sanderson Academy

A Lost Art: Fly Tying and Fly Fishing for grades 2-6 – Eric Glazier, Heath
What’s In the Box? Building a Computer – William Burgess, Heath
Math Games for Indoor Recess or All School Math Activities – Marilyn O’Brien, Heath

Enhancing Literacy Through Music/Enhancing Music Through Literacy –Sandra Carter and Joan Fitzgerald, BSE, Colrain, Heath and Sanderson

Wire and Nylon Portrait Sculptures – Rachel Silverman, Heath and BSE

Life in a Wheelchair Presentation for Grades 5 and 6 – Jana Standish, Colrain and BSE

Mini-Grant deadline October 18

For the past 23 years the Mary Lyon Foundation has provided small grants for innovative, educational, replicable projects in all our local schools. ANY staff member is eligible to apply and there are two deadlines each school year. Funding for these projects comes from the annual Community Spelling Bee held each November at Mohawk Trail Regional School.
Past mini-grant project examples include The Study of Monarch Butterflies, Chapter Book Project, Fantasy Book Club, Promoting School Pride through Photos, Multi-Sensory Math Manipulatives, Take Home Literacy Packets, Creating a Peace of Art, School Garden Project, Fiddlers of Anatevka production, Scrapbooking the School Year, Meeting the Needs of At-Risk Students and Alternative Energy Sources.
Please note that proposals are accepted from faculty and staff of the Mohawk Trail, Hawlemont and Rowe school districts ONLY. This year’s deadline for mini-grant applications is October 18.

Download here: Mary Lyon Grant Application