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)

 Novel engineering

Novel engineering

PROGRAM GRANTS

School Librarian Laura Kopinski will collaborate with instructional technology specialists and classroom teachers to offer Novel Engineering lessons which use existing classroom literature as the trigger for engineering design challenges that engage students in identifying problems, designing realistic solutions, and engaging in the engineering design process while reinforcing their literacy skills. (Awarded 2017-18)

 Effective classroom-based approaches on the playground

Effective classroom-based approaches on the playground

Assistant Principal André Pelettier will pilot a teacher-led professional development program for Student Support Personnel to enable them to employ effective classroom-based approaches on the playground and in the cafeteria to deal with challenging behaviors and help students practice independent social skills. (Awarded 2017-18)

 Alternate outdoor area for students

Alternate outdoor area for students

SCHOOL COMMUNITY GRANTS

Harrington Elementary School will complete construction of an alternative outdoor area for students who benefit from a quieter, calmer space for walking, sitting, and talking during recess in an area separate from the physical activities on the rest of the playground. (Awarded 2017-18)