The Huntington Foundation for Excellence in Education has donated nearly $31,000 to the Huntington School District to fund six separate grants in five different buildings. Huntington School Board members voted to accept the monies during a public meeting this past Monday evening.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Huntington Foundation for Excellence in Education, I am pleased to inform you that the Foundation has awarded grants to assist with innovative educational projects in our district,” wrote HFEE Vice President for Grants Laura Cheshire in a letter to district officials.
“Thank you, once again, to the Huntington Foundation for the unwavering and generous support of our students, staff and programs,” Superintendent James W. Polansky said. “The organization remains there for our schools through thick and thin – and a pandemic. We look forward to returning to the gala event and celebrating all things Huntington!”
The Huntington Foundation has donated in excess of $1 million to the district since the organization was founded more than two decades ago.
The grants include:
Teacher: Desire Lahoz/Woodhull Intermediate School
Grant amount: $591.18
Initiative: Flexible seating
Teacher: Allison Conlon/Flower Hill Primary School
Grant amount: $1,299.52
Initiative: Whole Brain Learning
Teacher: Heather Barfuss/Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School
Grant amount: $5,000
Initiative: Health Through Heart Rate Technology
Teacher: Angela Allegretti/Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School
Grant amount: $236.93
Initiative: Figurative Language Development
Director: Eric Reynolds/Fine & Performing Arts
Grant amount: $13,195.60
Initiative: Video Broadcasting-TriCaster
Teacher: Omar Santiago/J. Taylor Finley Middle School
Grant amount: $10,514.44
Initiative: Computer Integrated Manufacturing