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Grants

 

Sharon Public School administrators, faculty, parents, students, and community members may apply for funding in support of enrichment projects and professional development that benefit the school community.

SEF funds a broad range of projects, including but not limited to those focusing on traditional academic subjects, visual and performing arts, promotion of multi-cultural and community learning experiences, and professional development.   

Grant funds may be used for:

  • Innovative educational projects that fall outside the normal school budget

  • Consultants, guest speakers, artists, or performers who assist the project’s implementation

  • Tuition, training, and travel expenses related to the project’s goals

​​Annual Grant Cycle - SEF reviews proposals each spring for projects that are implemented the following academic year.

​​Intra-Year Grant Cycle - Intra-Year Grants are grants that are available to members of the Sharon community  outside of the regular grant cycle. They are offered for initiatives that support our mission whose activities will be completed by the end of SEF’s current grant cycle ending June 30th.

2020-2021 Grant Proposals

The deadline for the regular 2020-2021 academic year grant, 5:00 PM on Monday June 8th, 2020, has passed. To fully support our teachers and students during this particularly challenging year, SEF had an extra round of request for proposals whose deadline, October 15, 2020, has also passed.

Please stay tuned for the announcement of the 2021 - 2022 opportunities. SEF usually only accepts electronic submissions, via email to Sharon Education Foundation at sharoneducationfoundation@gmail.com.

Recent Grants

6020d5_e1718d1503884a42862c57c572407917.

Digital News Camera

Category

School

Grant Awarded

Description

STEM

SHS

$2,000

New digital camera and two new microphones to support students in Video and Media Production classes to create SHS News segments.

Funding Year

2020 - 2021

6020d5_e1718d1503884a42862c57c572407917.

Music Mentors

Category

School

Grant Awarded

Description

Art

SMS, SHS

$2,000

This is SEF's 6th year enabling the music department to bring professional musicians to work with students and provide additional instruction specific to their instruments. This year will be virtual.

Funding Year

2020 - 2021

6020d5_e1718d1503884a42862c57c572407917.

Heartfelt Inspirations

Category

School

Grant Awarded

Description

Art

SHS

$500

Supplied art materials for students in the Networks program at SHS to use for expressive art creation.

Funding Year

2020 - 2021

6020d5_e1718d1503884a42862c57c572407917.

Social Studies Diversification of Independent Reading Books

Category

School

Grant Awarded

Description

Social

SHS

$415

Provided books to SHS Social Studies teachers with a range of topics and authors that will assist students to learn more about themselves and their culture, as well as about others’ cultures.

Funding Year

2020 - 2021

6020d5_e1718d1503884a42862c57c572407917.

Closing the gap

Category

School

Grant Awarded

Description

Social

SHS

$771

Funding Year

2020 - 2021

6020d5_e1718d1503884a42862c57c572407917.

Student-Musicianship

Category

School

Grant Awarded

Description

Art

SHS

$1,500

Development Day & Spring Choral Masterworks Concert. It is virtual this year.

Funding Year

2020 - 2021

6020d5_e1718d1503884a42862c57c572407917.

Peer Leaders

Category

School

Grant Awarded

Description

Social

All SPS schools

$2,500

SEF is proud to support The Peer leader program again. This program has been a cornerstone of SMS’s anti-bullying strategy for over ten years.

Funding Year

2020 - 2021

6020d5_e1718d1503884a42862c57c572407917.

Anti-Racism Coalition

Category

School

Grant Awarded

Description

Social

SMS

$2,500

Support SMS teachers and staff to promote multicultural awareness, appreciation, and celebration.

Funding Year

2020 - 2021

6020d5_e1718d1503884a42862c57c572407917.

Kids Voting

Category

School

Grant Awarded

Description

Social

All SPS schools

$1,300

Program to introduce and explain our voting process so students can learn the importance of voting, elections, and the history involved.

Funding Year

2020 - 2021

6020d5_e1718d1503884a42862c57c572407917.

Eagles Nest Cable News

Category

School

Grant Awarded

Description

STEM

SMS, SHS

$1,440

Program for students to create videos that highlight the examples of unity and to provide video coverage to share those efforts with the entire school district and the larger Sharon community.

Funding Year

2020 - 2021

6020d5_e1718d1503884a42862c57c572407917.

Heights Running Program

Category

School

Grant Awarded

Description

Social

Heights

$325.00

Program to build confidence of young girls through an 8 week program of running, culminating in a 5K run.

Funding Year

2018 - 2019

6020d5_e1718d1503884a42862c57c572407917.

Wildlife Monitoring for Students with Special Needs

Category

School

Grant Awarded

Description

STEM

SMS

$1,600.00

Program to use trail cameras to capture wildlife around SMS.

Funding Year

2018 - 2019

6020d5_e1718d1503884a42862c57c572407917.

Famished for Fantasy Book Groups

Category

School

Grant Awarded

Description

Social/ELA

Heights

$525.00

Develop passion for literacy through fantasy book clubs.

Funding Year

2018 - 2019

6020d5_e1718d1503884a42862c57c572407917.

Sharon STEM Talks

Category

School

Grant Awarded

Description

STEM

SHS

$1,500.00

Science Cafes to bring speakers to discuss cutting edge science topics at SHS.

Funding Year

2018 - 2019

6020d5_e1718d1503884a42862c57c572407917.

SPS Community Poetry Slam

Category

School

Grant Awarded

Description

Art

All schools

$2,500.00

Promote literacy and performing arts through a district-wide poetry slam.

Funding Year

2018 - 2019

6020d5_e1718d1503884a42862c57c572407917.

Music Mentors

Category

School

Grant Awarded

Description

Art

SMS & SHS

$1,000.00

Enables the music department to bring professional musicians to work alongside students and provide additional instruction specific to their instruments.

Funding Year

2018 - 2019

6020d5_e1718d1503884a42862c57c572407917.

Robotic Engagement

Category

School

Grant Awarded

Description

STEM

SMS

$1,100.00

Support the SMS Programming Design curriculumn by programming a robot.

Funding Year

2018 - 2019

6020d5_e1718d1503884a42862c57c572407917.

Film Production in the Elementary Classroom

Category

School

Grant Awarded

Description

Art

Cottage

$400.00

Support engaged learning and thoughtfulness through film production.

Funding Year

2018 - 2019

6020d5_e1718d1503884a42862c57c572407917.

Executive Function with Peg Dawson

Category

School

Grant Awarded

Description

Social

SMS students/parents

$1,500.00

Staff and parents learning about executive functioning skills through presentation by author and psychologist Peg Dawson.

Funding Year

2018 - 2019

6020d5_e1718d1503884a42862c57c572407917.

Flexible Seating

Category

School

Grant Awarded

Description

Social

Cottage

$1,000.00

Alternative seating in the classroom to promote learning.

Funding Year

2018 - 2019

Prior Year Grants

Grant
Year
Type
School
Amount
Description
Music Mentors
2017-2018
ARTS
District-Wide
$1,000
This is SEF's third year of bringing professional musicians to the Sharon Schools to complement our music teachers for Sharon's 350 instrumental music students. The professional musicians provide additional individual instruction to the students for playing and caring for their instruments.
Organic Garden
2017-2018
STEAM
Sharon Middle School
$500
The student-centered Organic Garden will help SMS students develop more of a connection with food: where it comes from, how easy it is to grow, and why it has such a substantial impact on their health.
Speak Up - Sing Out
2017-2018
ARTS
Sharon Middle School
$1,000
SEF, the MA Cultural Council, the SMS PTO, FAME, and the Middle School students will produce a "Concert for Social Justice", highlighting the power of music as a tool for social justice. Includes a day-long songwriting workshop with Cheryl B. Englehardt.
Global Connections
2017-2018
Social
Sharon Middle School
$450
Increasing global awareness and cultural literacy, this grant supports the Girls Learn International Club at Sharon Middle School which has a special partnership with the Zabuli Education Center in Afghanistan over the past six years.
Morning Math
2017-2018
STEM
All Elementary Schools
$1,500
Supporting a wildly successful program, this grant provides fro group meets before school to extend the learning and excitement for math. In addition to over 100 students having fun with math, it gives students the opportunity to explore math concepts that might not necessarily be covered during the course of the school day.
Anti-Bullying & Suicide Prevention
2017-2018
Social
Middle School & High School
$2,500
Motivational speaker John Halligan will talk about bullying, cyber-bullying, and suicide prevention. Creates an open dialog among students, parents and teachers, learning to be an Upstander, not a Bystander.
STEM Talks
2017-2018
STEM
Sharon High School
$1,500
Promote student knowledge of cutting edge science and inspire students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) through scientific conversations with members of the community through Science Cafes.
CPR for Sophmores
2017-2018
STEM
Sharon High School
$649
This grant enriches the educational experience by teaching ~260-280 high school sophmores life-savings skills for choking, administering CPR, and using an AED device. This grant might literally save your life!
Reaching New Heights - Behavioral Support
2017-2018
Social
Heights Elementary School
$1,998
This grant provides for a school-wide systematic and unified approach for supporting and addressing school-wide behaviors, expectations, and school spirit. Once the system is in place, it will be shared with the other elementary schools.
DIY (Makerspaces)
2017-2018
STEM
Sharon High School
$1,000
Building upon the SHS Library Makerspace capabilities in robotics, 3D printing, and electronics, this grant supports a monthly series of Makerspace challenges to encourage creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking skills.
Squishy Circuits
2016-2017
STEM
Heights

$450

STEAM in the Arts
2016-2017
STEAM
Heights

$550

Mindful Classroom
2016-2017
STEAM
East

$650

Sharon STEM Talks
2016-2017
STEM
SHS Town

$1,500

Ukuleles
2016-2017
ARTS
East

$2,500

Solar STEM Project
2016-2017
STEM
SHS

$3,700

Sit Stand or Cycle
2016-2017
STEAM
Cottage

$780

Classroom Garden
2016-2017
STEAM
SMS

$1,000

Recycling Center and Landfill Tour
2016-2017
STEM
All Elems

$450

Fostering Global Understanding Virtual Reality
2016-2017
STEAM
SHS

$500

Think Kids Parent Mentor Track
2016-2017
STEM
East

$750

Music Mentors
2016-2017
ARTS
District

$2,000

Artist in Residence Mural
2016-2017
ARTS
Heights

$2,500

Genocide and Human Nature
2016-2017
STEAM
SHS

$800

Science Projects
2016-2017
STEM
Childrens Center

$860

LEGO WeDo
2016-2017
STEM
Heights

$3,300

Recycling Sustainability Projects
2016-2017
STEAM
Heights

$850

Morning Math Wizards
2016-2017
STEM
All Elems

$3,000

LEGO WeDo Robotics
2016-2017
STEM
East

$1,155