Holmdel Patch - Education Foundation Funds $15K in Mini-Grants for Schools

Good Evening.  My name is Teresa Graw and it is my pleasure to join you tonight as a representative of the Holmdel Foundation for Educational Excellence.  Many of you are here tonight to share in the wonderful occasion of accepting awards earned by your children for their school performance this year.  I sincerely congratulate you all on such a happy occasion.   

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2012-2013 Mini Grants Awarded

In April 2012, HFEE received more than 20 applications for our 2012-2013 Mini-Grant Program throughout the Holmdel schools from teachers and students. In June 2012, we were proud to announce that 12 grants were approved and distributed, totaling $11,165, to fund exciting initiatives at each of our schools. Some of our projects to be funded during the 2012/13 school year include a 7th grade Weather Station for Satz classrooms, Tumble Book program at Village School, and infusing technology into the Health and PE programs at the High School. We invite you to consider applying for a mini grant. Please look for our 2013-2014 mini-grant program applications which will be posted in January 2013.


At Village School, Rain Gardens Flourish

Just in time for the new school year, a new outdoor classroom is in bloom at Village School on McCampbell Road in Holmdel. Located within the center of the school complex, the courtyard has been transformed from ordinary blacktop into a lush greenscape, complete with four seasonal rain gardens, a new learning tool that will also benefit the local environment.

“The rain garden recycles stormwater to create beautiful and environmentally progressive seasonal rain gardens, along with a tremendous learning experience for the children ofVillage School,” said Superintendent of Schools Barbara Duncan, welcoming the new project at the township Board of Education meeting Sept. 29.

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