The Huntington Foundation recently donated more than $15,000 to the Huntington School District to fund seven Star grants sought by faculty members for innovative projects in several buildings.
Trustees accepted a donation in the amount of $15,648.95 during a public meeting this week in the Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School auditorium. Huntington Foundation for Excellence in Education President Alice Marie Rorke was on hand for the presentation along with several of the organization’s officials and representatives from its youth board.
The seven grants will cover costs associated with the following initiatives:
Woodhull Intermediate School; Flexible Seating
Applicant: Teacher Jessica Mora Rivera
A grant in the amount of $1,159.60 will cover the purchase of wobble stools, a standing desk and a Zenergy ball chair.
Woodhull Intermediate School; Hands-On Task Boxes
Applicant: Teacher Ashley Williams
A grant in the amount of $1,512.40 will allow for the purchase of basic skills task assortments.
Huntington High School; Life Skills Extreme Makeover
Applicant: Teacher Erica Murphy Jessen and occupational therapist Meredith Kennelly
A grant in the amount of $3,287.98 will fund the purchase of a refrigerator/freezer, electronic range, dishwasher and gift cards.
Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School; Talk Technologies
Applicant: Dean of Students Matt Perlongo
A grant in the amount of $2,240.50 will fund the purchase of a Talk System microphones, transmitters, receivers and accessories.
Washington Primary School; Performing Arts: Stage Curtain Replacement
Applicant: Principal Michelle Richards
A grant in the amount of $3,363.00 will fund the purchase of new stage curtains.
Jefferson Primary School; Peaceful Playground
Applicant: Jefferson PTA Council Delegate Jennifer Carrillo
A grant in the amount of $3,119.42 will fund the purchase of Plush Sport Court Paint (various colors), squeegee, ball holder cart, basketball hoops and rims, various stencil kits, alphabet snake, a paint striping machine, paint rollers and extenders, measuring tapes, chalk snap line and rope.
Jefferson Primary School; FIRST Lego League Jr.
Applicant: Teacher Luz Marotta
A grant in the amount of $966.05 will fund team and expo registration fees, team t-shirts and WeDo 2.0 Core Set.