NEW! 2017/2018 Innovative Learning Grants


HHEF awards over $110,000 in Innovative Learning Grants
for 22 programs across the Hatboro-Horsham School District!

 

The Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation (HHEF) recently awarded more than $110,000 in Innovative Learning Grants providing equipment, materials and programs for 22 projects designed to enhance the classroom experience of students in the Hatboro-Horsham School District.

 

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Kulu Mele – performing at Pennypack Elementary School on January 12, 2018

 

The grants will benefit students at Hatboro-Horsham High School, Keith Valley Middle School and at the district’s five elementary schools. Among the grants awarded are:

 

  • Osmo Learning in the Classroom – two grants totaling $7,300 for Crooked Billet and Hallowell Elementary Schools to purchase Osmo, an innovative device that transforms a regular iPad into an interactive classroom tool.
  • Kulu Mele Performance – a $2,700 grant to Pennypack Elementary School to bring in Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble, a 10-person performance group whose repertoire features authentic, traditional dance, drumming and storytelling from West Africa, Cuba and Brazil, as well as contemporary American hip hop.
  • KV Makerspace – this $4,100 grant provides for the expansion of the highly successful KV MakerSpace at Keith Valley Middle School; purchasing two more high-speed computers and VIVE equipment that will allow students to experience Virtual Reality.
  • LEGO Robot Invasion – a $7,300 grant will be split among four elementary schools (Blair Mill, Crooked Billet, Hallowell and Pennypack) to purchase additional LEGO Mindstorm EV3 robots for their Robotic programs. The technology provides opportunities for students engage in hands-on STEM activities and compete in FIRST LEGO League competitions.
  • Digital Microscopes – this $9,400 grant will fund 30 Celestron Digital Microsopes to be used by students enrolled in Biology, Forensics, Genetics and Environmental Science at Hatboro-Horsham High School.

 

“These grants will reach students in every grade and every school on our district. We’re delighted to provide funding for diverse, innovative programs that will offer unique, inspiring educational experiences,” said Nancy DeLucia, Executive Director of the HHEF. “We’re extremely proud that for more than 30 years, we’ve awarded more than $1.3 million dollars in grants to benefit Hatboro-Horsham students. All this is possible thanks to contributions from individuals, our local Rotary Clubs and business support through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.”

 

About the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation

HHEF (www.hhef.org) is a nonprofit organization that provides funding for programs that enhance the learning experience of our students and engage the community at large.

For additional information about its work, call 215-420-5033 or visit www.hhef.org.

Contact HHEF:

Mary Zollo, Communications & Administrative Coordinator
mzollo@hatboro-horsham.org or 215-420-5261.