Chelmsford teachers receive six grants to enhance learning

Chelmsford teachers receive six grants to enhance learning

CHELMSFORD — Chelmsford’s Arts and Technology Education Fund presented its 2019 annual grant awards at a recent meeting of the Board of Selectmen. Six grants were awarded to nine educators for a total of $3,492.28.

Teacher David Steeves received $750 to add Arduino microcontrollers to his engineering class at Chelmsford High School.

Catherine Rochwarg and Kathy Sementelli were awarded $500 to purchase scanning pens for their classroom use at McCarthy Middle School.

Holly Matsun-Durkin and Maura Cole will use a $300 grant to partially fund their grant, “Building Social Skills Through Cooperative Play,” at Byam Elementary School.

Jessica Valentino was awarded $719.80 to add ukeleles to Harrington Elementary School’s music program.

McCarthy Middle School’s music program received support for a jazz ensemble collaboration with Soul City, applied for by Allison Lacasse and Sean Wright.

Mary Ellen Forty at CHIPs was awarded $472.48 to assemble home storytelling kits.

Since its inception in 1992, ATEF has awarded thousands of dollars in support of educational initiatives and projects that enhance the curriculum of the Chelmsford public schools.

Applications are accepted each year from members of the professional teaching staff in Chelmsford Public Schools. ATEF is funded by donations, which can be sent to ATEF at the Town of Chelmsford, 50 Billerica Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824. Donors wishing to recognize a Chelmsford educator can find the appropriate form on the town of Chelmsford’s website.

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