Recent Grants

Spring 2019 Grants Awarded

Rye Elementary School

Environmental Club
Support for launching an environmental club that continues the school’s sustainability efforts, including composting and recycling lunchroom waste, proposing new sustainability efforts to the school board, and engaging students with an after-school gardening program.
Amount awarded: $1,600

Brown Center Social Emotional Learning
Introducing social and emotional learning concepts to 3rd grade students and their teachers; includes experiential learning activities promoting empathy and team work, as well as parent evening to introduce the program.
Amount awarded: $2,125

Lee Ingraham Forever Books
Initial installment of books to stock a new book vending machine, located in the elementary school lobby, that uses books as incentives and prizes for students.
Amount awarded: $500

Rye Junior High School

StoryCorps
Oral history project fostering student connection with their community and its residents; students assume role of historians and journalists, recording interviews with select Rye residents and then using sound editing equipment to create podcasts celebrating local history.
Amount awarded: $2,450

Wave Riding
STEAM-based project allowing junior high students the opportunity to handcraft their own wooden "paipo" wave riding board; the project's interdisciplinary approach fosters academic advancement, woodworking skills, pride in building, and the enjoyment of a healthy physical activity in our local ocean environment.
Amount awarded: $5,158

Fall 2018 Grants Awarded

Rye Elementary School

Theatre Arts Performance Project
NH Theatre Project returns for an RES student performance program that culminates in a night time performance that will include onstage and behind the scene participants from RES.
Amount awarded: $1,150

The Global Village
A writing and theater workshop for 3rd grade that builds cultural awareness and literacy skills. Working with their teachers and a visiting drama educator, students read, research, and collaboratively write and then perform an original production.
Amount awarded: $3,600

Math Racks
Purchase of Rekenreks, hands-on learning tools for counting and basic math, for all 1st grade students.
Amount awarded: $330

Rye Junior High School

Hurricane Island
A three-day field trip to Hurricane Island in Maine for 6th graders to participate in a science-based program that focuses on environmental stewardship.
Amount awarded: $16,000

Power Lift-Off!
Pilot program bringing new drones and a corresponding curriculum to introduce junior high students to mapping and data collection while improving their coding, ethical practices, and physical engineering skills.
Amount awarded: $2,608

Music Instruction
Specialized music instruction from an additional teacher in the classroom for the junior high students seeking to hone their instrument skills.
Amount awarded: $2,500