Community Foundation Awards Over $47,000 in Education Grants


The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore honored Maryland Lower Shore schools and educators with more than $47,000 in grants through the Foundation’s 2010 Education Award Grants Program.

Education Awards are made annually in conjunction with National Education Week through a competitive process to public and private schools on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Grants are made to those schools that have demonstrated through innovative programs to be particularly beneficial to their students and communities.

“This awards program is the Community Foundation’s principle vehicle for recognizing and rewarding those schools that are engaged in making a particularly creative contribution to the education of our children,” said Don Taylor, Foundation Board Vice-Chair. “These awards recognize truly remarkable things our dedicated teachers and school administrators are accomplishing,” he added.

Calcott Award of Excellence

The Community Foundation honored Carter G. Woodson Elementary School in Somerset County with the Sixth Annual Mary Gay Calcott Award of Excellence. The award was presented to the school for the creativity it demonstrated in its grant proposal this year. In addition to the Calcott Award, Carter G. Woodson Elementary also received $500 from the Foundation’s Mary Gay Calcott Memorial Fund to benefit the school.

The award is named for the late Mary Gay Calcott, a professor of English at Salisbury University whose life embodied her teaching ideals of liberal education; teaching students to think, to express themselves with clarity and to care about the world they live in.

The following 23 programs received Education Award Grants for 2010 during ceremonies held at the Community Foundation’s Eastern Shore Nonprofit Support Center in Salisbury:

In Somerset County:

  • Carter G. Woodson Elementary School – Hooked on Books with Nooks

  • Carter G. Woodson Elementary School – Kinder Garden

  • Carter G. Woodson Elementary School – The Kids of Honor Parent Advocacy Group

  • Carter G. Woodson Elementary School - Stamp Out Bullying

  • Carter G. Woodson Elementary School Elementary School - Extended Summer Reading Program

  • Deal Island School - Positive Behavior Instructional Support Process

  • Somerset County Public Schools - Faces of Change

In Wicomico County:

  • Beaver Run Elementary School – CrossFit Kids

  • Fruitland Intermediate School - Arts Integration 3rd Grade

  • Glen Avenue Elementary School – Magazine Program

  • Lower Eastern Shore Children’s Center - Preparing Positive People for a Bright Future

  • Northwestern Elementary School - “Blast” of Science

  • Prince Street Elementary School - Operation SPEAK - Stimulate, Prepare and Encourage Articulate Kids

  • Salisbury Middle School - Community Garden Program

  • Westside Intermediate School - Arts Integration Grades 2-4 Program

  • Wicomico County Board of Education - Link for Literature

  • Wicomico County Board of Education - African-American Summit Program

  • Wicomico High School - D.R.A.M.A. (Developing Respect, Acceptance, Maturity and Admiration)

  • Willards Elementary School - Artist in Residence

In Worcester County:

  • Buckingham Elementary School – Touch Screen Technology

  • Buckingham Elementary School - Kindle Technology

  • Pocomoke Middle School - Kindles in the Classroom

  • Stephen Decatur High School – Wright Style Stained Glass Project


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