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(May 13, 2015) - On March 3, over 80 NNPS teachers representing 28 schools and alternative programs were awarded more than $13,000 for innovative projects. Sixty-seven projects designed to enhance student learning were funded through the instructional innovation mini grant program sponsored by the Newport News Education Foundation in partnership with the Hampton Roads Chapter of the National Council for Jewish Women and Newport News Public Schools. The program has given out over $100,000 in funding to teachers since its beginning in 2008.

2015 Mini Grant Winners

Prek Schools    
Recipient School Project Title
Julianne Sinnaeve Denbigh ECC X-ercise X-citement
Rebecca Pope Denbigh ECC Literacy For Science
Sarah Wood Denbigh ECC Higher Level Math Learning Centers
Consuelo Pyatt Denbigh ECC Puppets For Literacy
Tracy Carroll Denbigh ECC Puppets For Literacy
Margaret Myrsten Denbigh ECC Puppets For Literacy
Lisa Bielenberg Denbigh ECC Little Scientist
Sharon Carrow Denbigh ECC Fun with the Flannel Board
Tammy Hall Denbigh ECC A Listening Center for All
Karen Griffin Denbigh ECC What Can You Measure?
Susan Brown Denbigh ECC Let's Build with Language
Pamela Byrd Denbigh ECC Hands On Math
M. Columbus, J. Spencer, S. Wood, K. Griffin, W. Neal, T. Clark Denbigh ECC Big Books Create Big Ideas
Elizabeth Goodwin Lee Hall ECC Letter Formation
Elizabeth Goodwin Lee Hall ECC Floor Collaboration
Krista Wyman Lee Hall ECC Engaging With the Alphabet
Krista Wyman Lee Hall ECC Fairy Tale Problem Solving
Cynthia Watson Marshall ECC Plan, Design, Create to Understand
Kathy Barthelemy PEEP/Gatewood "Let's Build" Literacy
Elementary Schools    
Delesheema Bonner AADA Growing Strong Roots through Reading
Melissa Mygas Carver Close Reading
Marilyn Morris Carver/Jenkins Building Language and Bridges through STEM
Karen DiGiorgio Charles Read the "Fine" Print
M. Haywood, M. Denison Charles More Starfall for SmartBoard
Karla Moody, K. DiGiorgio Charles @3B43'
L. McCarthy, M. Hill Charles Cooking To Learn
Carrie Cariglio Epes Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About
Karen Ciotta Epes Books On Bikes
Janet Eanes Hidenwood Freddy the Frog
Mina Gibbons Hilton Strengthening Students' Bodies and Minds
Julia Gunn PEEP/Jenkins PEEPing at the STEMs
Mitzi Berry, 2nd grade team Kiln Creek Whisper Phone Roundabout
Bridget Lester Magruder Bringing STEM Literacy into the Classroom
Casey Thrift Magruder ABC and Rhyming Tubs to Promote Language
Crystal Warren (Beard) Magruder Manipulating Math
Kearsten Lee, Kim Vinson McIntosh Classroom Library
A. Wilson, R. Chappell, C.Budlove McIntosh Creating a Passion for Reading
Angela Goerger McIntosh Believe in Books
Kati Smith Richneck Magnets Mission
L.Smith, A. Armellino, K.Walls Richneck Building Better Readers with RazKids
Janet Rippy Riverside Music and Literacy - Making the Connection pt.2
Heather Justus Riverside Fantastic Fractions
Heather Justus Riverside STEM Investigations
Kimberly Correiro Sanford Brain Builders
Christine Steigleman Sanford Fun with STEM and Problem Solving
Mitzi Emblidge Sedgefield Music in Motion
Elizabeth Bryant Yates Lego Robotics Club
Barbara Lynch Yates Books Across the Curriculum
Middle Schools    
L. Roberts, P. Ferguson, N. Barbour Dozier Start to Finish
Brandai Wills Huntington Reading is Sportstastic
Amani Dawson Huntington Urban Scholars Writing Project
J. Carrigan, A. Samsky Huntington The Library :A Space for Creation
Kathryn Silva Passage Webquests and Economic Concepts
Christopher Joy-Hogg BT Washington What is the better envvironmental source of light?
Christopher Joy-Hogg BT Washington Force, Energy, and K'Nex
K. Tomaino, L. Harrison BT Washington Integrating Nonfiction Narrative Text
High Schools    
James Hayden AADA Help With the TI 84+C
Becky Hurst Enterprise Academy Enterprising Women and Friends
John Gulick Menchville Lab Expansion
Justine White Menchville STEM-EM Live Notebooks
S. Graham, J. Carneal Menchville Lion's Roar Online Newspaper
Amber Huffman Menchville Enhancing Literacy for Student with Disabilities
Pamela Goldstein Warwick Learning Through Legos
Crystal Hunt Warwick Culinary Arts -Extending Learning
Bridget Adams Warwick Writing Lab
Bryan Quanty Warwick Board Game Renewal Project
Laura Cvitanovich Woodside Reach and Extend
Sharon Williams Woodside Global Domination: Graduation!
Susan Matney Woodside Ghosts of War