WEST MILFORD The West Milford Education Foundation (WMEF) award 21 grants totaling $13,446 this year. Marilyn Schultz, a trustee with the West Milford Board of Education, introduced the recipients of the 2011-2012 mini-grants on behalf of the WMEF.
The WMEF is a nonprofit organization that raises money primarily through their annual dinner fund raiser Taste of the Highlands, Honor Your Teacher (HAT) program and individual donations. Their grants to educators fund creative, sustainable initiatives that enhance classroom learning through innovative approaches to teaching. The grant program awards between $100 and $800 for projects that support learning and curriculum enhancement. Administrators, principals, teachers, departments, and student clubs are eligible to apply for WMEF Grants, and all areas of the curriculum are eligible for funding.
According to the WMEF, Every effort is made to represent a broad spectrum of the school community.
A recently awarded grand prize for the first place sixth grade winner of the All District Science Fair to NASA Space Camp was also funded through a grant from the WMEF.
This year's grant recipients are:
Mary Bozenmayer, Macopin School, Science Department – Weather Happens Everyday ($800)
Norma Bozenmayer, High School, Science Department - It is a Shocking Experience/Building an Electric Car, ($325)
Jeanne Rennalls, Macopin School, Science Department - Macopin Cycles with Hydroponics, ($800)
Rosemary McNiff and Karen Johnson, High School, English and World Language Departments - Buzz Away Boredom ($535.91)
Cynthia Gallaugher, High School, Art Department - Empty Bowls, Full Hearts, ($600)
Susan Nebiker, High School, Media Center - Scanning to Go!!!, ($219.90)
Krista Rieder-Provost, Macopin School, Social Studies Department – U-Teach ($315)
Stephen Beattie, High School, Industrial Arts Department - Delta 18 Drill Press ($800)
Dr. Stephen Wisniewski/Jennifer Cenatiempo, Paradise Knoll, Grade 6 - An Apple a Day ($698)
Laura Oakes, District-wide, Technology - Bringing Your Curriculum to Life ($414)
Johanna Archer, Upper Greenwood Lake School, Library/Media Center - Write On!; Schoolwide Storybird Writing Contest ($800)
Jacqueline Molina and Angela Pizzi, Macopin School, World Language Department - MIMIO Masters ($800)
Maureen Mulligan and Nancy Gridley, Marshall Hill School, Reading Specialist and Media Specialist - Integrating Technology Using I-Pads in Reading and Reading Assessment ($680)
Jennifer Williams and Dawn Magie, Macopin School, Mathematics Department - Mathematics on a SMART Board 660i4 ($800)
Krista Rieder-Provost, Joseph Andriulli, Mary Bozenmayer, Jennifer Williams, Macopin School, Diamond Cluster - Motivating Students by Diggin for Diamonds, Trip to Cape May County Museum ($760)
Dr. Stephen Wisniewski/Jennifer Cenatiempo, Paradise Knoll School, Grades 4-6 - Four Perfect Pebbles, Provide Program for Grades 4-6: Marion Blumenthal Lazan, Holocaust Survivor (cost split with Paradise Knoll PTA) ($500)
Stephanie Nebiker, Westbrook School, Grade 1 - MIMIO Magic! ($799)
Richard Dygos and Keri Accavello, Macopin School, Business Education and Language Literature - Operation Thank You ($500)
Nicole Poveromo, Apshawa School, Speech Department – iCommunicate ($800)
Joseph Andriulli and Krista Rieder-Provost, Macopin School, Language Arts and Social Studies - The Make a Change Club (The M.A.C.C.) ($800)
Shirley Paulino and Cathy Schopp, High School, World Language Department - Focus with In-Focus ($700)