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Community Foundation Awards Over $50,000 in Education Grants

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore honored Maryland Lower Shore schools and educators with $51,545 in grants through the Foundation’s 2013 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 developed 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 Chair. “These awards highlight truly remarkable things our dedicated teachers and school administrators are accomplishing,” he added.

Calcott Award of Excellence

The Community Foundation honored Parkside High School with the Ninth Annual Mary Gay Calcott Award of Excellence. In addition to the Calcott Award, Parkside High received $1000 from the Foundation’s Mary Gay Calcott Memorial Fund.

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

The following programs received Education Award Grants for 2013 during ceremonies held at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Nonprofit Support Center in Salisbury:

In Somerset County:

  • Carter G. Woodson Elementary School – nutrition awareness program materials

  • Carter G. Woodson Elementary School – anti bullying campaign materials

  • Carter G. Woodson Elementary School – stability balls to enhance classroom learning

  • Crisfield High School – book club program to meet 9th grade core requirements

  • Princess Anne Elementary School – purchase of kindle tablets for students in special education

  • Princess Anne Elementary School – purchase of promethean board for preschool special education classrooms

  • Somerset Intermediate School – Afterschool Aquaponics Gardening Program

  • Somerset Intermediate School – Plugged In

In Wicomico County:

  • Bundles of Joy, Inc. – Growing Up Wild Program

  • James M. Bennett High School – The Delmarva Oral History Project

  • Northwestern Middle School – Lego supplies for pre-k and kindergarten STEM learning

  • Northwestern Elementary School – Creating Student Investigators project

  • Northwestern Elementary School – program supplies for a ukulele music program

  • Parkside High School – robot competition kit and entry fee for First Robotics Team

  • Pinehurst Elementary School – supplies for marine program for students who are high risk

  • Prince Street Elementary School – exercise and nutrition program for both parents and students

  • Salisbury Middle School – Artist in Residence Choir Choreographer program

  • Salisbury Middle School (TAD) – Storytelling of the Eastern Shore: Photography and digital Stories

  • Salisbury School, Inc. – purchase anti-bullying program materials through SU Conflict Resolution Center

  • Wicomico County Board of Education – Environmental Literacy Program

In Worcester County:

  • Cedar Chapel Special School – support a visual learning program name Vizzle

  • Ocean City Elementary School – purchase of iPad 2 and microscope for science lessons

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