The Education Foundation Awards $100,000 to BCPS Schools

For 21st Century Instructional Initiative Grants

For six years, The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc. has offered schools the opportunity to apply for up to $2,000 to support instructional projects each school year.  Projects must address an identified need(s) that is aligned with BCPS goals for academics, and key actions as stated in the BCPS Blueprint 2.0:  Our Way Forward and the School Progress Plans.  Recipients awarded project funds will be based on the project’s anticipated contribution to essential knowledge and skills students must have to be successful in life and employment in the 21st Century.

Grant proposals must address at least one of the following instructional focused 21st Century themes:

  • Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy
  • Environmental Literacy
  • Arts and Culture
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Health Literacy
  • Civic Literacy
  • Global Awareness

The following are the names and the titles of the 2015-2016 recipients of the 21st Century Instructional Initiative Grants:

Catonsville High School – My American Identity:  Fieldtrip as Argument
Chesapeake High School, Deep Creek Elementary School, Deep Creek Middle schools, Stemmers Run Middle School, Sandalwood Elementary School, Middleborough Elementary School, Deep Creek Elementary School and Mars Estates Elementary School

 Chesapeake Arts Festival

Battle Grove Elementary School – The North Point Village Pollinator Garden
Westowne Elementary School – STEM  Electricity Unit
Arbutus Elementary School – ACE’s Math Games
Southwest Academy  Magnet – Young Men of Honor Leadership Program
Essex Elementary School – Engaging Minds
Woodlawn High School – Community Art Show
Pikesville Middle School – Rockin’ Out at Pikesville Middle!
Hawthorne Elementary School – Robots Rocks
Loch Raven Tech Academy – North Bay Adventure
Southwest Academy  Magnet – Woman Instructing and Nurturing Girls in STEM
Sussex ES – Sussex Singers
Prettyboy Elementary School – Building Learner Centered Environments with PBL and UDL
Martin Boulevard Elementary School – STEM Fair Spectacular
Southwest Academy Magnet – i-Station Making Our Future
Ridge Ruxton School – Song Writing
Padonia International Elementary School – Mighty Girls and Good Guys Reading Club
Shady Spring Elementary School – Guys with Ties, Girls with Pearls
Sussex ES – Bucket Band
Dundalk Middle School – North Bay
Warren Elementary School – One Warren, One Book
Chatsworth School – Embracing the Individual, Creating a Whole:  Mosaics
Middleborough Elementary School – Junior Achievement Biz Town
Woodholme Elementary School – 3D Innovations through DI
Bedford Elementary School – Bedford’s BEE Healthy Fitness Club
Lyons Mill Elementary School – Junior Achievement’s Biz Town Field Trip
Randallstown Elementary School – The Village Bully Musical
Franklin Middle School – Student-Centered STEM Learning through Makerspace Implementation in a Library Media Center
Southwest Academy Magnet  – Get Global
Dundalk High School Broadcasting
Seneca Elementary School – Makerspace:  Galaxy Bot
Holabird STEM – National Aquarium Aqua Partner’s 4th and 5th Grade
Edgemere Elementary School – Building Bluejay FIRST LEGO League Expansion
Grange Elementary School – Family Fitness Fun Night
Halstead Academy – Fostering Creative Writing Through the Arts
Woodbridge Elementary School – STEM Career Club
Randallstown High School – Unified Jazz Ensemble
Sparrows Point Middle School – Building Learning to Life Series
Middle River Middle School – North Bay
Office of Visual Arts – BCPS Inaugural Film Expo 2016
Winfield Elementary School – Winfield 30-30 Program
Perry Hall Elementary School – Closing our Reading Gap
Arbutus Middle School – After-School STEM Club
Dulaney High School – Genius Hour
Winand Elementary School – 2016 Family STEM Night
Hawthorne Elementary School – Family Fitness Fun Night
Woodlawn High School – Future Business Leaders
Orems Elementary School – Animal Adventures
Pleasant Plains Elementary School – Environmental Literacy at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Gunpowder Elementary School – Growing Gunpowder’s Garden
General John Stricker Middle School – North Bay
Lansdowne Elementary School – Lego Robotics Club

Upon completion of the grant implementation, each school will complete a detailed grant summary and will be honored at the Foundation’s Appreciation Breakfast, Celebrating Excellence, on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at the Padonia Park Club.