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2023 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Grants are awarded to both Public and Private Schools in Watertown The Educational Foundation of Watertown, Inc. has been giving grants to teachers, both public and private, to benefit their students in the Watertown Unified School District area since 2002. The Educational Foundation of Watertown has a broad mission statement but the focus has been, and will remain in the foreseeable future, the giving of grants to individual teachers to help them acquire tools that might not be available through other avenues. The foundation’s commitment is to the teachers and classrooms of the Watertown area. Here are the Latest Grant Recipients Teachers of all public and private schools were given grant application information in late August. We are happy to announce that the Educational Foundation  awarded of $35,023 (65 grants) to public and private school teachers/classrooms in the school district in 2023. Click to learn how to apply for a Grant, it’s easy. The funding can be broadly categorized in the areas of: 45% Variety of requests for curriculum and teaching 14% Flexible Seating 14% Book and Reading Resources 10% Playground Communication Boards 10% Technology Equipment 7% Art and Music Flexible Seating: The requests for flexible seating is directed at the goal of helping students focus better and get movement without being disruptive to others. Students feel empowered when they have some degree of choice and control over their environment. Flexible seating allows students to choose where they work and change positions as needed.  Book and Reading Resources: Of course, additional book and reading resources are always highly desired in the classroom. Some books are used to remediate and extend reading skills in early grades. Others are used to enhance the skills of Advanced Placement Language Arts students at high school. Playground Communication Boards: were funded for all WUSD Elementary Schools to increase the communication skills of nonverbal and minimally verbal students served in special education classrooms. These Boards allow all children to develop friendship skills and increase peer interactions during physical activity. Art and Music: Art programs are enhanced at RMS by Mosaic Mural Supplies to support a collaborative, creative experience that will improve the aesthetics of the school environment. An additional pottery wheel at WHS will serve more students and more efficiently than current older wheels. In addition, students are now being taught how to play ukuleles in music classes and funds from the Educational Foundation went towards that cause.     The Educational Foundation of Watertown is pleased to offer support and encouragement to teachers in our district to provide the best resources to their students. Click here for Grant Information Click here for Ways to Donate or Sponsor

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2023 GRANTS RECIPIENTS
Grants are awarded to both Public and Private Schools in Watertown The Educational Foundation of Watertown, Inc. has been giving grants to teachers, both public and private, to benefit their students in the Watertown Unified School District area since 2002. The Educational Foundation of Watertown has a broad mission statement but the focus has been, and will remain in the foreseeable future, the giving of grants to individual teachers to help them acquire tools that might not be available through other avenues. The foundation’s commitment is to the teachers and classrooms of the Watertown area. Here are the 2022 Grant Recipients Teachers of all public and private schools were given grant application information in late August. Click to learn how to apply for a Grant -- it’s easy. Teachers of all public and private schools were given grant application information in late August. We are happy to announce that the Educational Foundation  awarded of $35,023 (65 grants) to public and private school teachers/classrooms in the school district in 2023. Click to learn how to apply for a Grant, it’s easy. The funding can be broadly categorized in the areas of: 45% Variety of requests for curriculum and teaching 14% Flexible Seating 14% Book and Reading Resources 10% Playground Communication Boards 10% Technology Equipment 7% Art and Music Flexible Seating: The requests for flexible seating is directed at the goal of helping students focus better and get movement without being disruptive to others. Students feel empowered when they have some degree of choice and control over their environment. Flexible seating allows students to choose where they work and change positions as needed.  Book and Reading Resources: Of course, additional book and reading resources are always highly desired in the classroom. Some books are used to remediate and extend reading skills in early grades. Others are used to enhance the skills of Advanced Placement Language Arts students at high school. Playground Communication Boards: were funded for all WUSD Elementary Schools to increase the communication skills of nonverbal and minimally verbal students served in special education classrooms. These Boards allow all children to develop friendship skills and increase peer interactions during physical activity. Art and Music: Art programs are enhanced at RMS by Mosaic Mural Supplies to support a collaborative, creative experience that will improve the aesthetics of the school environment. An additional pottery wheel at WHS will serve more students and more efficiently than current older wheels. In addition, students are now being taught how to play ukuleles in music classes and funds from the Educational Foundation went towards that cause.     The Educational Foundation of Watertown is pleased to offer support and encouragement to teachers in our district to provide the best resources to their students.  Click here for Grant Information Click here for Ways to Donate or Sponsor
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