Grant Scoring Rubric
Since the Friends of Winnacunnet
Foundation formed in 2005 as a non-profit to benefit innovative learning
initiatives at WHS, it has raised over $100,000 toward an endowment and
dispersed over $45,000 in grants. Grants are awarded in the fall/winter and spring. The
deadlines for grants are determined during the first meeting of the school year. To apply for a grant, please fill out the above application
and send it to email@example.com.
Below are the details of
Enhancing Winnacunnet STEM education through autoclave implementation, $2,500.
The specific goals and objectives of the project are to enhance STEM
learning at WHS by providing an autoclave for teachers to use for projects
in their classrooms, and to encourage students to pursue STEM related
fields. An autoclave is an advanced technology machine that kills
bacteria off of scientific lab equipment, and is very rarely found in a
public high school lab setting.
- WHS Evening School:
Boat Building Class, $2,150. This boat building class will
offer an experimental learning opportunity for WHS adult education students.
The students will work together as a team to build a boat that can be
displayed in the school and raffled or sold to fund future boat building
projects. This will enable the project to be self-sustaining and offer
this opportunity annually to WHS students.
- John Croteau, Genomics Lab:
Replace old electrophoresis equipment, $2,156. The new Lonza
Fast Gel Electrophoresis equipment provides the biology students with
the latest available in electrophoresis technology. The object is to
ll prepare students for the diverse and growing field of research.
allow students to generate their own genetic data and utilize available
bio-informatics analysis that will prepare students for the diverse and
growing field of genetic research. The techniques learned will prepare
the students for entry into genetic technology careers or college degree
- STEM + Art:
Digital drawing and writing on iPad Pro, $1,500. The iPad Pro
and additional supporting hardware and apps will be used to create lessons
and presentations for students in the classroom in areas of math, physics,
and architectural drawings.
- Grace Cushing/Caroline Anastasia:
School-wide Composting Project, $2,200.
Weidenbacker, Decisions Program:
Disc Golf (Frisbee golf), $3,099.
Similar to golf, the
object of disc golf is to complete each hole in as few throws–or strokes–as
possible. Instead of using golf clubs and a golf ball, disc golfers use a
flying golf disc to traverse the hole. Each hole starts with a teeing area
and is completed once the disc lands in the “hole”, which is a disc-catching
Muthig, Mathematics and Engineering:
Arduino Microcontrollers, $900.
equipment will allow every student enrolled in Programming Logic Design and
Digital Electronics, Tech Math and the Engineering Capstone Project to use a
microcontroller to assist their understanding of how computer code written
by the student can actually control a variety of electrical devices. This
offers the capability of testing a mathematical concept in a real world
Marquette, World Language: Mobile Language Lab, $600.
to record student oral work and allow for individualized listening
exercises. Students will be able to make quality recordings of their own
language progress which will enable teachers to assess them as speakers of
the target language.
Brian Coffen: 3-D Printer, $2,901.
Brian Coffen applied
for a 3-D Printer and supplies to enhance the engineering curriculum and to
allow students to learn programming, maintenance, and design using 3-D
printers and assess future use across all departments.
Joseph Catalano: Mobile Kiosk for School Store, $585. Joseph
Catalano applied to design and build a Warrior Trading Post Mobile Kiosk in
consultation with Warrior Trading Post teachers Lisa Harris and Janice
Arsenault and Wood Teacher David Heath to enhance accessibility and sales in
the school store by enabling the store to travel via a mobile kiosk that can
move around the building and across the campus.
Mini-Lathes & sharpener for Woodworking, $2,000.
to promote mass produced student work to enhance the wood technology program
and potentially sell in school store.
Croteau, Biology & Anatomy & Physiology: Flipping the
Classroom—creating interactive podcast lessons via Mac equipment,
Traffic Engineering presentation to
120 freshmen math students, $900
eBook Trial Program, $1,000.
The purpose of this project is to test the acceptance by students of ebooks
from the school’s library; ebooks are electronic books that can be
downloaded on to personal equipment such as computers, iPads and Android
tablets. They can be read on school computers.
This grant will assist in working out the procedures and logistics of having
ebooks available to students from the school’s library.
exchange/Flat screen TV to enable
interactivity of iPads, $2,650. The
72" flat screen TV will be used as an interactive whiteboard in conjunction
with iPads. Teaching with the iPad has transformed the teaching method. We
are now able to teach from the back of the classroom and see the students
demonstrate their work from their seats. This will also be used for an iPad
class for teachers as well as the Astronomy Club.
- Jim Muthig,
Technical Education Department:
VEX Classroom Competition Kit,
completion of three successive pre-engineering courses, Introduction to
Engineering, Principles of Engineering, and Digital Electronics, WHS seniors
have the opportunity to take a one trimester engineering capstone elective.
Given the relatively short time frame of the course, 60 days, students had
difficulty completing the Engineering Design Cycle of a project of their
choice. The VEX competition kit provided means for our capstone students to
complete a relevant engineering topic within the allotted time.
World Language Department:
Music/Cultural Workshop and Performance by
Odaiko New England,
The goal of this project is to bring music and cultural performances to
Winnacunnet High School to expose our students to the authentic and rich
heritage of global artists. Japanese style drumming, song and dance will be
presented in a workshop form to a limited number of students in the morning.
During block 3 and 5, the entire school will have the opportunity to watch
Okaiko New England perform, with help from the workshop participants.
Glen Fernald, Math Department:
2Know! Classroom Math Response Systems,
of 24 wireless handheld responders to give students and teachers immediate
feedback to accelerate learning, increase self-confidence and make learning
fun and interactive. Students are able to participate simultaneously and
confidentially providing a steady stream of feedback to themselves and the
instructor enabling adjustment and personalization of instruction.
Project Unity Anti-Bullying
Leadership Training, $1,000.
Two students were sent to an intensive five-day summer training program at
the University of Maine. They have been instrumental in leading the
Project Unity students at Winnacunnet High as they try to create an
environment of safe learning and really get kids to be responsible for their
David Hobbs, English
Exploring Poetry Through
Hip-Hop Music., $978.
grant funded hardware & software for the English Department. Combined with
the Interactive Whiteboard, students are able to create & edit movies for
digital storytelling; students visually share their interpretations of
literature and their lives. In addition, they are using Garage Band software
to introduce poetic concepts such as rhythm, meter, and rhyme. Students will
look at these structures as reflected in contemporary music and creating
original products with voice and beat tracks.
Kelley Richards, World
Culture Matters, School Wide
School-wide Music and Cultural Performances by Peruvian group Inca Son and
World Fusion artist Randy Armstrong.
grant funded over half the cost of two international and interdisciplinary
cultural performances for the entire student body which took place April 2,
Sophomores and Juniors attended a performance during 3rd block by the
Peruvian group Inca Son. Freshman and Seniors attended a performance 5th
block by world fusion artist Randy Armstrong. Each group provided an hour
long performance with dancers in traditional costumes. Students were exposed
to the language, music, history and dress of South American and African
people. The project will help promote global awareness by going 'beyond
school walls' for learning and inform teachers of the ways in which they can
make connections across disciplines.
Catherine Silver, Science Department:
Trip to the Isles of Shoals &
Tour of Appledore Marine Lab, Star Island, $1,500.
field trip funded all fees associated for 51 Marine Biology 2 students and
chaperones. This trip served as a culminating activity for Marine Bio 1 & 2
students. It emphasized the real life application of the curriculum in
Marine Biology classes with an eye toward possible future academic work in
this area, an appreciation of nature, and the importance of being
Bryan Yeaton, English Department:
Community-building Activities for the classroom, $400.
This grant funded the materials for 12 classrooms. These activities are
designed to engage students, increase attentiveness and promote community
and leadership. Bryan presented a workshop at the May Faculty In-Service
Workshops and many of the activities/materials have been used in Fresh Start
and Freshman Seminar programs.
Emerson Coburn, Art Department: (first student
initiated grant!) Recycled Glass Tile Mural/Artist-in-Residence Program with
Robert Rossel, $1,000.
This grant funded a program which was open to the WHS community as
an opportunity to learn about the recycling process and uses for glass
incorporating recycled materials into ceramic tiles. The tiles will then be
installed as a visually appealing piece of art in the dining hall.
- Jessica Ryan,
This grant will fund electronic equipment to engage and promote speaking and
learning Spanish, $1,231.
grant funded electronic equipment to engage and promote speaking and
learning the Spanish language. The following equipment was purchased:
Classroom Jeopardy II, Mobile Listening Center, voice recorders, team
remotes, Eggspert answer system.
- Don Foote,
Physical Education Department: The purchase of 30 snowshoes expanding the
winter curriculum and nurturing life-long habits of physical activity, $1,000.
This grant funded the purchase of 30 snowshoes expanding the winter
curriculum and nurturing life-long habits of physical activity.
Sarah Edgar, Art Department: Burnin' Pots Raku
Pottery Workshop for a 2 day visiting artist Jeff Brown, $800 **Hampton
grant funded a three day workshop to introduce a new medium within the
Eric Nash, Science Department: Epicurean Lab
Stove for science/kitchen chemistry, $500
Eric Nash, Science Department: Classroom sound
system for multimedia presentations, $500
John Croteau, Science Department: Equipment to
establish a "Bench-top Aquaculture" program for biology to encourage
real-life application and hands-on approach to the biology curriculum, $1,000
**Hampton Union Article**
grant funded the equipment to establish a "Bench-top Aquaculture" program to
encourage real- life application and hands-on approach to biology
Diana Weidenbacker, Decisions program:
Equipment to refurbish the greenhouse using interdisciplinary(science/math/business)
applications and life skills, $1,000 **Hampton
This grant funded equipment for students to refurbish the
greenhouse using interdisciplinary (science/math/business) applications and
life skills; students also built potting tables, grew plants and herbs, and
conducted a successful school-wide sale.