Learning Grants for educational programs that enrich the curriculum and student experience at Wissahickon School District are provided by the Wissahickon Educational Opportunities Foundation (WEOF) and the Home and School (H&SA) Associations of each school.
Driven by a common mission to support ongoing educational opportunities, these organization’s fund raising efforts have resulted in dozens of new and expanded diverse programs and projects. Learning Grants provide the fuel to drive highly engaging instruction, activities and experiences for the students of our district.
Both organizations consider grants submitted by Wissahickon administrators, teachers, counselors, coaches and class/activity sponsors and use similar criteria. As such, WEOF and our Home and School Associations have developed a common application to streamline the grant application and approval process.
Click HERE to see our Application Guidelines.
Recent WEOF Grants Total Over $33,600
So far in the 2016-2017 school year, WEOF has awarded grants totaling more than $33,600 to enhance educational programs in all our schools! Grants include:
- $1,200 Performing Arts Assembly grants for all 6 schools
- $600 to fund start-up costs for a smoothie business at the Middle School which will be run by students in the Autistic Support Program. The program will become self-sustaining from the sale of the smoothies to staff members.
- $1960 for 10 laptops and projector for W.A.C. Cares Homework Club. The after school club supports 39 Wissahickon students K-6 from Shady Grove, Lower Gwynedd and the Middle School.
- $13,164 for a new mobile tricaster for the WHS TV program which allows the new wireless cameras to communicate with the tricaster to edit and disseminate video from across the Wissahickon campus.
- $2,020 for a Brewing Independence program at the Middle School. This innovative entrepreneurial program allows students in the Life Skills Classes to run a coffee business where they prepare and deliver coffee, tea and water to staff in the school buildings.
- $762 for Break Boxes to be used by Shady Grove students, teachers and guidance counselors. Break boxes are filled with tools for students to use to help calm down and reinforce positive behavior.
- $2390 for totem poles decorated with student-made mosaic tiles at Blue Bell Elementary. The project will beautify the front of the school and provide school wide art instruction over the course of two years.
- $407 for the purchase of 6 Kindle Fire tablets for Stony Creek Elementary to provide daily immersion with digital media to promote reading interest and engagement for students who have reading difficulties.
- $3,500 for 15 digital cameras, two student assemblies with an author in residence for grades K-5 and a specialized photography session for 4th graders at Lower Gwynedd Elementary.
- $1,652 to expand the 7th grade health program, including lesson materials to support hands-on learning about nutrition and emergency first aid care. Materials include choking manikins, CPR manikins, AED training devices and food replica kits.