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 2017)
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 2017)
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 2016)
2016-17 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.
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.
2016-17 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.