Grant Awards for HHSD Educators
Each year, the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation awards teacher grants to give all students, grades K-12, access to extraordinary learning opportunities. Many familiar and regarded programs in our District were launched with HHEF grant funds, including LEGO robotics, virtual reality, LINK Crew, Trout in the Classroom, Be a Part of the Conversation, and STEM drones. We are incredibly proud of our grants tradition, which empowers our teachers, engages our students, and ensures a dynamic curriculum.
The HHEF offers two grant award programs:
Innovative Learning Grants enable teachers to apply for up to $10,000 to launch a groundbreaking program with the potential to advance the school curriculum.
Classroom Grants offer teachers $300 awards to support an instructional need that would benefit students.
ONE Classroom Grant per school site will be awarded yearly.
Other HHSD Programs
The HHEF annually supports the following programs
for Hatboro-Horsham School District.
Jarrett Nature Center
The HHEF supports the district's outdoor classroom by inviting environmental educators from organizations like Briar Bush Nature Center and Schuykill Center for Environmental Education to facilitate workshops with students.
As an ongoing partner of Hatters Robotics, the HHEF provides funds for equipment needs and supports the teams' participation in local and national competitions.
Be a Part of the
Be a Part of the Conversation is a drug and alcohol awareness program founded within Hatboro-Horsham School District. The HHEF funds the workshops they provide for students, teachers, and families affected by addiction.
Guest Presenters Series
Each year, the HHEF welcomes accomplished authors, scientists, artists, and leaders to present, perform and engage with Hatboro-Horsham students. These experiences, from constructing a mural alongside an accomplished tile artist to hearing the motivational words of a renowned athlete, represent the extraordinary learning opportunities we endeavor to provide. Prior speakers have included M.I.T. professor and robotics pioneer, Woodie Flowers, children’s author David Kirk, basketball star Chris Heron, and the Cavani String Quartet. Whenever possible, our guests stay for an evening presentation for the community.
In 2023-24, the HHEF will host the following guests:
Bryan Smith has been in elementary education the past 23 years. 18 of those years have been as an elementary school counselor. He is married and has two boys, ages 16 and 13. He has coached both of his boys in basketball and baseball. Mr. Smith is an award winning author and has published 25 books. Many of the examples in his books are real life examples he has experienced either as a dad, coach, or while working in an elementary school. He believes making real life examples help students relate to his stories. Each of his books have a page of teacher/parent tips at the end of the book to help further the discussion on that particular topic. Mr. Smith believes using story books is a great way for students to gain valuable knowledge to help address an array of skills that set up students to be successful at home, school, and in life.
In addition to visiting each of the six schools in the HHSD, Mr. O'Neill will also speak at a free community evening on October 19th at 7pm at KVMS. Mr. O'Neill will be sharing his stories, books, and photographs.
#icanhelp founder Kim Karr will visit Keith Valley Middle School speaking to the classes on youth digital empowerment, and preventing cyberbullying or other types of abuse, through education and the promotion of student leadership.
In addition to visiting KVMS, Ms. Karr will also speak at a free virtual community evening on October 21st at 6:30pm on zoom.
Join us for our debut masterclass workshop with Hamilton company member and PA native, Alex Dorf!
He will be teaching original dance moves from the Broadway hit 'Hamilton'.
Broadway Masterclass Series
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In 2016, a Girls’ STEAM initiative was created through collaboration between the Hatboro Horsham School District and the Hatboro Horsham Educational Foundation. The goal of the initiative was to provide innovative opportunities for young women to further their education in the STE(A)M fields. While open to all students, the programs a re designed for female students who need extra encouragement to enroll in higher level STE(A)M classes in high school and college.
During the 2023-2024 school year, students will be invited to attend field trips, community evenings at the FABLAB, lunch and learn guest presenters, a college panel, and mentoring between high school and middle school students.
All of these opportunities are provided free of charge to attending students.
Fablab Night will be rescheduled.
**More dates to come throughout the school year. Make sure to check back!**
Please contact Executive Director Suzy Krzaczek (email@example.com) if you are interested in getting involved with HHEF’s Girls STEAM initiative!