Hopkins students will have access to several new learning experiences, thanks to $38,000 in grants that the Hopkins Education Foundation awarded this fall.
The grants provide money for programs and technology that the school district wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. They also accelerate pilot programs and provide new technology for the classrooms. So far, the Hopkins Education Foundation has awarded more than $2 million in grants.
The grants awarded this fall are listed below, courtesy of Hopkins Public Schools.
Meadowbrook Elementary - Gina Spoo
Meadowbrook grades 3-5 will pilot literacy intervention kits designed to bring
struggling readers to grade level in both vocabulary and comprehension. These
fiction and non-fiction books were developed by reading specialists to interest
young readers - engaging, well-paced and featuring all races, genders,
scientific fields and animal kingdoms.
LabQuest2 Technology Update
North and West Junior Highs - Timothy Nefzger, Johannah Olson
LabQuest2 updates our prior grant to create "Real World Scientists"
and represents a significant step forward in continuing efforts to expose
Hopkins students to STEM. These next generation hand-held data collection tools
are built for the 21st Century science lab and integrate wirelessly with iPads
used by students on a daily basis. The tool allows students to measure, collect
and capture data for a variety of experiments.
Mobile Music Recording and Production Lab
Hopkins High School - Mark Czech
Hopkins may become the Paisley Park of area high schools. With this new
equipment, music technology students will be able to produce high-quality
digital recordings from live music using the art and science of music production.
Students will learn to record, amplify, edit, mix, and master recordings. This
grant was funded in part by a generous donation in memory of Jerry Christensen.
‘Green' Gatehouse Structural Plan
Hopkins High School - Tessa Ruff, Sophia Showalter
The Earth Club is an active group of students determined to make a difference in environmental awareness and education. This project, led by seniors Showalter and Ruff, begins transforming the parking shed at the Lindbergh Center lot entrance into a “Green” Gatehouse. The shed is used to collect daily student parking fees and is not insulated. The grant funds the initial structural review and plan for the project.