hastings Grants

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Fellowships

Anne Knight, Assistant Principal, will attend a Columbia Teachers College Coaching Institute to learn methods of staff development implemented by the Teachers College Reading and Writing Program. (Awarded 2015-16)

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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)

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School Community Grants

Supporting Newcomer Families. Hastings School will support families who are new to the community through a parent education initiative that provides information about the Hastings School and Lexington community. Presentations will cover such topics as positive behavior intervention supports, school attendance, parent/teacher conferences, testing, technology support, and school/home balance. (Awarded 2016-17)

“We are Hastings” Project. In celebration of Hastings’ 60th birthday and of the diversity of family cultures and traditions represented at Hastings, the school will create a permanent record in photos and text of the school community as it exists today and as it existed in its earlier years. (Awarded 2015-16)