harrington Grants

Book reviewed at the American Counseling Association Conference that Kerrie Donnelly and Lysa Pirone attended with a LEF grant

Book reviewed at the American Counseling Association Conference that Kerrie Donnelly and Lysa Pirone attended with a LEF grant

Fellowships

Kerrie Donnelly and Lysa Pirone, Fiske and Harrington Schools K-5 Counselors, will attend the American Counseling Association Conference, where they will learn from counseling experts on topics particularly relevant to Lexington’s families and students: theme-based group counseling and counseling in gender, sexual identity and diversity. (Awarded 2016-17)

Eliza Sherriff and Vanessa Wilson, Harrington School 2nd Grade Teachers, will pursue certification in the Wilson Intensive Reading System Level 1, which offers research-based instructional strategies for teaching reading and spelling to struggling learners. (Awarded 2016-17)

Michelle Wright, Harrington and Lexington Children’s Place Nurse, will attend the National Association of School Nurses Annual Conference, where she will learn best practices for keeping children healthy, emergency preparedness, policy development, and approaches to addressing specific health conditions that can affect learning. (Awarded 2016-17)

Kim Rogerson, School Psychologist at Harrington and Bowman, will attend the National Association of School Psychologists’ annual convention in New Orleans, LA. The conference will present evidence-based research, strategies and techniques for testing, intervention and support that address such issues as how to meet students’ increasingly complex needs and differentiate instruction. (Awarded 2015-16)

Elementary robotics curriculum in action

Elementary robotics curriculum in action

Program Grants

Elementary Robotics Curriculum Integration. Building on the successful LEF-funded pilot of an afterschool robotics and engineering program at Estabrook and Bridge Schools, LHS teachers and the LexRobotics team will extend the program to all Lexington elementary schools and train teachers to integrate robotics and engineering classes into the schools’ regular curriculum, as well. (Awarded 2015-16)

Empowering 21st Century Musicians: Teaching Musical Composition with Interactive Whiteboard Technology. The acquisition of an interactive projector will enable a music teacher to transform the whiteboard in the school’s music room into an interactive whiteboard, making it possible for students to engage in creative musical composition. (Awarded 2015-16)

Drawing of the proposed Harrington playground partially funded by LEF

Drawing of the proposed Harrington playground partially funded by LEF

School Community Grant

A Playground for Everyone. Harrington will design a school playground that meets the needs of a diverse student population – both those who use recess for vigorous physical activities and those who seek quieter, less chaotic spaces. (Awarded 2016-17)