On Track for $1 Million!!

Falmouth Education Foundation is quickly approaching the $1 Million mark in grant allocations since it began in 1993. We aim to reach that million dollar mark by the end of 2014.  Here is a list of some of the items we’ve provided in the past years. If you’re interested in applying for an upcoming grant, check the ALLOCATION DATES and APPLICATION & GUIDELINES.

2013/2014 School Year – over $55,000

Interactive White Boards at the High School - made possible by a FEF Grant.

Interactive White Boards at the High School – made possible by a FEF Grant.

ACADEMICS

Multiple Grants to Provide Books to FES Supporting Literacy and Common Core
Planetarium Presentations for 2nd and 3rd Grades
FOODPLAY Presentation for K-5
Funding in Support of 6th Grade Science Curriculum
Occupational Therapy Supports for K-8

TECHNOLOGY

$10,000 to Fund Expansion of Digital Capabilities for HS STEM Program
$2,800 in Funding for iPads for FHS PATHWAYS Program
$4,000 in Equipment Funding for FHS Film Studio

ARTS

$2,000 in Royalties for HS Theatre Spring Musical
New Sound System for FMS Music Program
$2,000 for upgrades to FHS Theatre lighting
$2,000 for New Audio Mixing Board for FHS
Grant to Fund New FHS Concert Choir Vocal Scores
Funding to Repair FES Orff Instruments

CLUBS & GROUPS & Community

Support for Debate Team, FHS Literary Arts Magazine
Funding for FMS Science Club’s Hovercraft Project
Funding for New Tools for Robotics Team
Funding Toward Irrigation and Raised Beds for FES Learning Gardens
Funding for Tools, Mulch and Compost for FHS Orchid
Scholarships for Community Programs Specialty Camps

2012/2013 School Year

ACADEMICS

$4,000 Grant for Informational Texts to Benefit all Elementary Grades
Multiple Grants to Provide Books for ELL Students for K – 12
Northern Stars Planetarium for 2nd Grade
Supplies for FMS Greenhouse Project
Materials for Motion Study Project for 6th Grade Science
Maps for 7th Grade Social Studies
SOAR Study Skills Program for Summer Academy Students
Funds for E-Book Titles for MS Library
Mini Grants for Maine State Science Fair

TECHNOLOGY

$8,500 for Robotics Program for 5th Grade
$5,000 for LabQuest 2’s for STEM/PATHWAYS Programs
Multiple Grants for HS STEM/Engineering/Physics Classes
Video Equipment for a Screenwriting Class for HS
6 Garmin eTrek GPS Devices for Youth Education
28 Digital Cameras for 4th Grade

ARTS

Royalties for HS Theatre Spring Musical
$3,500 for Set of Four Yamaha Timpani for MS Band
Clay and Glazes for Grades K – 5
Silkscreen Printing Supplies for MS Arts

CLUBS & GROUPS

Support for HS Sailing Team, Falmouth Land Trust, Falmouth Ski Club,
Girls Field Hockey, and HS Debate Team

COMMUNITY

Scholarships for Community Programs
Trees for Elementary Playground
Composting Pilot Program for Elementary School
Tidd Tech for Grooming Nordic Ski Trails
Granite Bench for Elementary School
(In Memory of Kevin Grover)
HS Orchard/Donates to the Falmouth Food Pantry

Spring 2012 ($31,168.20)

Elementary School
Books for Everyday Mathematics Program
Gross Motor Skills Building Equipment/Storage Cart
Art Brushes
Items to diversify activities on the FES playground area and adjacent woodlands
Tuition for six ELL students (one “class”) to attend Falmouth Summer Academy

Middle School
5 World Flags

High School
Guest Speaker, Max Slabotzk/Holocaust Survivor
Geography Club Start-Up
SmartBoard and supporting equipment for the Biology Department
Fees & Expenses for Falmouth Debate Team
7 Sets of Field Equipment for Ocean Studies Club
Tools, mulch and soil for the FHS Orchard
Set of 6 Optics Benches for AP Physics project
Remuneration for STEM grants writer
4 Large Screen Video Monitors for common areas
Compass Project – Youth Boat Building Program
Stands for Bass Steel Pans.
2 Year Pilot of a web-based injury reporting/tracking program

Community
Summer Camp scholarships
2 Digital Cameras for Child Care Program (in FES)

Please note that during the past year we received very few requests from Lunt and Plummer-Motz in anticipation of their move to the new elementary school.

Fall 2011 ($26,558.11)

civil rights

Elementary School
6 Hand Held Student Microphones
Kindergarten Reading Program
92 Headsets to be used with the iPads
OT Supplies

Middle School
Go Club (Similar to chess)
Interactive Units for History Program

High School
Modulated Laser
3D Printer
Royalties for Spring Musical
Track Lighting for Theatre Lobby
EMT Course & Certification Cards
2 Digital Microscopes
Books for Safe Passage Program
Ten Swim Team Parkas
Wind Screens for Tennis Courts
Two Concept2 SkiErgs
Alpine Ski Team Uniforms
Replace Spanish Language VHS Tapes with DVD’s
Add additional classes to the A+ Program Library
Approximately 450 Units of the Accuplacer test

Spring 2011

Lunt ($12,675)
Be a Writer K-12
Supplies for new K classes

Plummer-Motz ($600)
LL Bean packs for first aid

Falmouth Middle School ($3,237)
Social Studies maps
Ping Pong Table
CPR/First Aid DVD’s
Books for ELL students
Bass Amp
FIRST Lego League
Router Head replacement

FHS ($13,250)
A+ Learning Solutions
Letters for outdoor signs
Theater Lobby track lighting
Debate Team
Boat Building with Pathways

District ($211)
Handwriters

Community ($4,712)
American Legion Baseball jerseys
Community Programs Summer Camp Scholarships
FML Wii accessories & media cart
Football Boosters hot chocolate machine

Fall 2010 Grants

District
Type 1 & 2 Diabetes videos

Lunt/PM
Transfer & Replacement of VHS library materials to DVD
Digital Cameras for 4th grade photography project

FMS
Materials for 6th grade Timber Harvesting science project
T-shirts and support for Civil Rights
Frames for Dungeon Alley Art Gallery
Kindles & Nooks
Books for Bullying pilot program
Replacement books for 5th grade Science Companion Kit
Geo-Motion Fitness Program

FMS/FHS
2 HiTechnic Color Sensors for NXT Lego Robotics kits
Alltrax Speed Controller for Electric Car

FHS
Sailing Team uniforms & registration fees
Safe Passage support
EMS Program equipment
Model UN support
Document Camera
Steel Drum Bass Pans
Boba Drum (Chorus)
Spring Musical royalties

Spring 2010 Grants

Community
Community Programs summer camp scholarships

District
Refrigeration for storing vaccines
Touch Math addition and subtraction kits

Lunt/PM
Being a Writer curriculum
Habitat student reference books
Student journals for Habitat & Nature’s Recycler, and replacement kits
Sensory props
8 sets of animal posters
Picnic tables for playground
Literacy materials for 1st grade
Books for Lunt School library
Multimedia Projector & miniDV tape camcorder

FMS
Print making tools
Behavioral questions posters
Japanese Culture Club supplies
Materials for Wind Power unit
Memory cards for Gulf of Maine Research Inst. invasive species project
FIRST Lego League team materials and registration fees
Camp Kieve scholarships
HP Photosmart Premium All-in-One Printer
Quick Start Tennis Program equipment
World flags and world map to recognize ELL learners
5th grade multi-cultural week support
3 composting tumblers and materials

FHS
JVC video camera and rechargeable batteries
Honors Geometry supplemental reading books
Natural Helpers support
8 VCR’s, sets of speakers and mounting equipment for classrooms
Toolbox for Engineering Technology lab
2 SNELL helmets for Advanced Topics in Engineering & Technology
Debate & Student Congress support
Microscope slides for Honors Anatomy & Physiology and/or AP Biology
10 TI-84 graphing calculators
35 mm photonegative and slide converter