FLEF awards grants for the 2017/2018 school year

The Freetown-Lakeville Education Foundation’s grant program is designed to help fund programs that enrich the core curriculum, provide teachers with additional resources for success, and enhance education for students throughout the district. These grants are not possible without the support of our generous donors and volunteers. Thank you to our wonderful teachers, administrative team and the FLRSD School Committee for their commitment to our schools and efforts to bring these programs to life.

FLEF is pleased to announce that grants have been awarded to teachers for the following programs:

Jill Stonehouse-L’Heureux, Freetown Elementary School
Combination adjustable soccer, lacrosse and hockey nets for use by all students to enhance Physical Education programs.

Robert Baker and Maureen Jones, Freetown-Lakeville Middle School
Using the engineering design process, seventh grade students will work in teams to design and build arcade games with new and repurposed materials.

Melissa Lever and Katlyn Gallagher, Freetown-Lakeville Middle School
Eighth graders will use physics concepts to construct functioning paper roller coasters in a team setting.

Edward Medeiros, Freetown-Lakeville Middle School
Increase number of students able to participate in the First Lego League Team and compete in local area robotics events.

Lynn Eddleston, Freetown-Lakeville Middle School
Enable sixth graders to work as a grade to solve a variety of “Mind Games” including an archaeology unit, math scavenger hunt and problem solving mazes.

Kathy Martin and Nieve Wright, Freetown-Lakeville Middle School
Sixth graders will collaborate, research and design projects designed to minimize the effects of erosion in nature.

Krista Lima, Apponequet Regional High School
Fund a collaborate project for the AST (Art-Share-Travel) Club to create and install a large-scale mural inspired by the high school’s core values.

Julie O’Brien, Apponequet Regional High School
Purchase and installation of an IMC Collaboration Station, technology that enables all high school students to share ideas and communicate on a big-screen monitor using laptops, phones or other electronic devices.

Bonnie Tate, Apponequet Regional High School
Vernier Chemistry Technology to enhance science lab investigations.

Justin Glen, Apponequet Regional High School
Supplies and technology to build an Augmented Reality Sandbox for use in Earth Science and Environmental Science classes.