Grants in Action
2020-2021 MFE grants IN ACTION
Sensory pathways AT MCGOVERN ELEMENTARY
The MFE and the Medway Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (MEPTO) teamed up to help fund Stacey Ward (School Psychologist), Melissa Parrella (Special Education), and Stephanie Fogaren's (K-1 Science, Technology, and Engineering) grant for sensory pathways at McGovern Elementary School. These 15 pathways which allow students to follow footprints, play hopscotch, bear crawl and more provide more interactive sensory breaks for students. Read all about these great additions to the halls of our school in this article from the Milford Daily News and be sure watch the fun in action in our video!
Windows & Mirrors at mcgovern elementary
First grade teacher Tara Barrows and McGovern Elementary Principal Amy McDonald were awarded $5000.00 from the MFE for their "Windows and Mirrors Grant", which supported the funding to supplement all teacher classroom libraries in Medway's PreK-1 school with more diverse literature and informational texts. Listen to Ms. Barrows explain the amazing impact of the grant on the school's Prek-1 literacy program!
2019-2020 MFE grants IN ACTION
google ar/vr for the classroom
K-12 Technology and Integration Specialist Ryan Camire and MMS Vice Principal Brian Menna wrote a grant called "Google AV/VR for the Classroom" during our 2019 Primary Grant Cycle. The lenses bring the world to the classroom by augmenting or creating a virtual reality for students. Watch the video to feel the excitement in the room!
5th grade students at Medway Middle were able to see the different states of matter up close and personal!
Past MFE grants IN ACTION
The room is open for teachers to book for their classes and for students to work in after school during its "power hour."
MHS Collaborative classroom Grant
The MFE-sponsored Collaborative Classroom this fall at the Medway High School is up and running! The grant, submitted by K-12 Technology and Integration Specialist Mr. Camire, updated the space with whiteboard tables, large-screen monitors to connect to Chromebooks, and flexible furniture. Students are using this room to learn, collaborate, and create in a more innovative setting. We can't wait to see the amazing things the students will produce!
MMS Lightboard STUDIO grant
Check out this teacher created video using the Lightboard Studio Grant sponsored by the MFE at Medway Middle School! We love watching innovation in our schools!
MHS 40% Club Grant
The 40% Club at Medway High School, advised by chemistry teacher Mr. Frank Hoek and school social worker Ms. Debra Dodge, believes that 40% of your happiness is determined by your actions. To support their learning, Mr. Hoek and Ms. Dodge wrote an MFE Grant to provide members with copies of the book, “The How of Happiness” by Sonja Lyubomirsky. After reading the book, the group was inspired to spread positivity throughout the school community. Their work includes bringing therapy dogs in during exams and placing positive affirmations on student lockers. Great job, 40% Club, Mr. Hoek and Ms. Dodge!
Lively Libraries! lego table
In Fall of 2017, the Medway Public Schools began the process to transform our school libraries. After visiting other libraries and media centers, K-5 Curriculum and Instructional Leaders Christine Baldiga and Paula Johnson wrote an MFE Grant to enhance this revision through the purchase of a Lego table. Students and teachers alike are enjoying this addition to the space!
The LOST BOYS OF THE SUDAN
In 2016, the MFE was able to support Medway Middle School teacher Mr. Doug Herbst in his effort to help students to make deeper, global connections after reading the book, "Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War". Because of the funding he received in an MFE grant, he was able to bring refugees from the Sudanese Civil War who came to live in America, known as "The Lost Boys", to share their stories of survival with our sixth-grade students. The event was so powerful that the MFE annually supports this opportunity. In February 2019, Mr. Machar Nai once again visited with our students to share his inspiring message of hope and resilience.
Medway Veterans project microphones
In 2017, the MFE funded the Medway Community Veterans Project's purchase of lapel microphones and tripods to help document the oral histories of local veterans. In its fourth year, the Medway Community Veterans Project is an intergenerational collaboration between Medway High School students and the Council on Aging.