Empowering Students to Globally Connect, Vernal Pools: Restoring Wetlands Habitats and Crime Scene Photo Documentation were among the Cape Cod winners at Cape Cod Five’s 17th Annual Educational Mini-Grants Awards & Reception at Cape Cod Community College February 17, 2017.
During the event, 86 total grants were presented by The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank’s Charitable Foundation Trust of which 64 were awarded to teachers at 35 Cape Cod schools.
The ceremony was kicked off by Dorothy A. Savarese, Cape Cod Five’s President and CEO and Chairman of the Bank’s Charitable Foundation, who warmly welcomed award winners. Cape Cod Community College’s Dean of Enrollment Management and Advising Services, Christine McCarey, received guests to the Tilden Arts Center on behalf of the College.
Bert Talerman, Executive Lending Officer and Vice Chairman of the Cape Cod Five Charitable Foundation, offered remarks at the event, providing a history of the Mini Grants program. Since the Educational Mini-Grants program’s inception in 2000, 993 grants totaling nearly $375,000 have been awarded. He also discussed Cape Cod Five’s dedicated Mini Grants microsite, where teachers can view details of winning grant recipients and exchange project ideas. He was impressed by the breadth and depth of the proposed classes telling the award winners, “we congratulate everyone today on your ability to unlock your students’ talents, encourage their passions and unleash their drive.”
The awards distribution was presided over by the Chairman of the Foundation’s Youth and Education Advisory Committee, Elizabeth Grady.
All kindergarten through 12th grade public educators from the communities served by Cape Cod Five were invited, and more than 140 people attended. Select award-winning teachers from both 2016 and 2015 made presentations, sharing key elements of their projects.
Public school teachers from all grade levels on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Southeastern Massachusetts coastal communities served by the Bank may submit their applications for Mini-Grants in the fall. Teachers use the grants to offer unique educational programs that would otherwise not be available to their students.
As a symbol of appreciation, educators in attendance were gifted with a box of chocolates from the Chatham Candy Manor.
Cape Cod winners:
Kelly White – Barnstable Community Horace Mann Charter Public School, BCHMCPS Literacy Night 2016- Journey to 1000 books
Catherine Hamilton-Milne – Barnstable Community Horace Mann Charter Public School, Math Fun and Games
Patrice Michael & Alyssa Chase – Barnstable Community Horace Mann Charter Public School, Sew What?
Carol Chamberlain Hebert – Barnstable High School, Bluetooth Speaker for Math Class
Beth Anderson – Barnstable High School, Crime Scene Photo Documentation
AnnMarie Strode & Kelly Cook – Bourne High School, All About Bourne – Service Learning Project
Lauren Maggiacomo – Cape Cod Collaborative (Bourne), Art for Activism
Beth Kerr – Cape Cod Collaborative (Osterville), Garden Project Outdoor Classroom
Patrice Fraser – Cape Cod Collaborative (Osterville), Listen and Learn
Christine Dailey – Cape Cod Collaborative (Osterville), Little Books for Big Readers
Kathryn Wilkinson – Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School, Our Kenyan Pen Pals
Nancy Knight – Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, Senior Project Scholarship Fund: Class of 2017
Meghan Lampert – Chatham Elementary School, Home-School Connections: Literacy and Culture
Dale Fornoff – Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, Commitment Day for DYRHS Seniors
Kristofer Hansen – Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, Robot Prototyping with Arduino
Catherine Graciano – Eastham Elementary School, Calmer Choice Pilot
Muriel Brown – Eastham Elementary School, Everybody Designs, Engineers and Makes with Children’s Literature
Amy Frye, Kathy Davis & Morgan Stewart – Eastham Elementary School, Touch & Grow
Nancy vonWahlde – Eddy Elementary, Inventors, Coders and Animators, oh my!
Patricia Marchant – Eddy Elementary, Rhythm and Ribbons
Cheryl Milliken – Falmouth High School, MATE ROV Competition
Jane Baker & Aimee Maseda – Falmouth High School, Morse Pond Wishing Tree
Mary Van Cleef & Barbara Noble – Forestdale Elementary School, Creating, Designing and Building in Kindergarten
Donna Chase, Jamie Vient & Alison Burton – Harwich Elementary School, “Cooking” Up Positive Behavior
Moira Bundschuh – Hyannis West Elementary School, Bundle Up and Read
Christine Yezukevicz – Hyannis West Elementary School, It’s For the Birds
Margaret Mitchell & Katie Martin – Kenneth C. Coombs School, Mashpee Marathon Monday
Bob Porto – Lawrence School, Expanding the Engineering Curriculum with Competitive Construction
Joseph Morency – Lawrence School, Fishing for Life
Christine Brothers, Kristina Woods, Celeste Cruse & Judy Harbison – Lawrence School, Vernal Pools: Restoring Wetlands Habitats
Kristina Woods – Lawrence School, What a relief!
Kathleen Healy & Susan Anarino – Marguerite E. Small Elementary, School Ukulele Project
Colleen Terrill & Amanda Hough – Mashpee High School, Empowering Students to Globally Connect
Lisa Holmes – Mashpee High School, Mashpee ProStart Goes to Competition
Amanda Hough – Mashpee High School, Movies about Making in Mashpee with HUE Animation
Regina Wood – Mattacheese Middle School, Headstarting Spadefoot Toads
Mike Newby & Gordon Napier – Monomoy Regional Middle School, Making Music with Sound Science
Kathleen Tringale – Nauset Regional High School, Electric Circuit Boards
Richard Tichnor – Nauset Regional High School, Student Garden
Andrew Clark – Nauset Regional High School, Yellow Dress (prevent dating violence)
Leslie Pirtle – Nauset Regional Middle School, Competitive Robotics with STEM Network
Brandy Jackson – Nauset Regional Middle School, Gathering Up STEAM
Shannon Bertrand & Sue Carnathan – Nauset Regional Middle School, Integrated STEAM Project in Greenhouse Learning Lab
Reva Blau – Nauset Regional Middle School, Pilot Compost
Susan Murray – Nauset Regional Middle School, Plastic Bottle Recycling
Carly Smith – Oak Ridge School, MaKey MaKey Coding
Kristin MacDonald, Kara Black & Carly Smith – Oak Ridge School, Oak Ridge Outdoor Classroom
Charles Hollander-Essig, Cirrus Farber, Kara Yuen & Sharon Hughes – Orleans Elementary School, Light up the Stage!
Joanne Harrington & Kara Yuen – Orleans Elementary School, Makerspace 3D
Paul Gregg – Orleans Elementary School, The Cape’s Most Famous Lighthouse: Highland Light
Heather Sivil – Peebles Elementary School, Dyslexie Library
Adam Lyon – Peebles Elementary School, Teaching Culture Through Music
Mairead Mayen & Coleen Blount – Quashnet Elementary School, Native American Days
Suzanne Avtges – Quashnet Elementary School, The Right Choice Store
Sandra Sollauer – Rochester Memorial School, RMS Maker Space
Renee Fudala – Sandwich STEM Academy, Zombie Bee Citizen Science Watch
Noah Campbell-Halley – Stony Brook Elementary, Coding and Robots for K-2 Students
Jennifer Rogers – Stony Brook Elementary, Stony Brook Sensory Garden
Kate Dunigan-AtLee – Sturgis Charter School (East), Sturgis Cooking Club: Feeding Bodies, Hearts, & Minds
Kristine May – Sturgis Charter School (West), SeaPerch Marine Robotics
Lynn Van Etta & Stacey Boudrot – Teaticket Elementary School, Kindergarten – The time of our life!
Kelly Geist, Tiffany Miranda, Nichole Freeman & Kelly Farwell – Teaticket Elementary School, We Like To Move It, Move It!
Sheila Leonard, Jennifer McGuire & Rachel Kerrigan – Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, Does Money Grow On Trees? A Workshop Series on Life Beyond High School
Claudia Cope & Stephanie Rein – Wellfleet Elementary School, Amazing Adaptations
Maggie Donahue & Marybeth Capobianco – West Villages Elementary School, Turtle release at Sandy Neck Beach