Kennebunkport Consolidated School

NASA Astronaut Appearance

Schools:  Entire RSU21 School District, K-12  Amount: $1,500.00  Applicant: Katie Hawes, Superintendent Jessica Meir, a female astronaut who was raised in Caribou, Maine will spend May 3rd in our district in a series of presentations. This program will support our S T E M initiatives, raise student aspirations, and offer a female role model in a STEM Read the full article…

Ron Clark Academy

School:  Kennebunkport Consolidated   Amount: $9,299.58   Applicants: Jennifer Humphrey and Crystal Blais, KCS teachers  Four fourth and fifth grade teachers, and Karen Bubar, Principal of KCS will travel to the Ronald Clark Academy in Atlanta, GA.  There they will receive professional development designed to enhance curriculum and instruction in two areas. They will develop fun and meaningful ways to instruct children in how to interact with adults, Read the full article…

National Art Education Association Conference

School: Kennebunkport Consolidated School   Amount: $1088.86   Applicant: Audrey Grumbling, Art teacher Professional Development opportunity at the 2017 National Art Education Association Conference in New York City. The theme, “The Challenge of Change,” offers current educational research, and new methods to implement technology in the classroom. 

K-8 Robotics

Schools: Middle School of the Kennebunks, Kennebunk Elementary, Kennebunk Consolidated, Mildred Day, Sea Road  Amount: $17,534.00  Applicants:  Dr. Phil Potenziano and Sheila Wells,  Assistant Superintendent and STEM Coordinator  This grant will expand all RSU21 K-8 students’ exposure to robotics, with the integration of updated robotics within the core science curriculum. By updating equipment and materials in STEM / Robotics, the Read the full article…

3D Printer Lower Grade Expansion

Schools: Sea Road School, Kennebunk Elementary, Mildred Day, Kennebunkport Consolidated   Amount: $2,792.00 Applicant: Sheila Wells, RSU21 Technology Coordinator   3D Printers will be distributed to each of the four elementary aged schools in the RSU21 district. Students will be able to develop engineering and design skills, problem solving and visual perception. The process of designing Read the full article…

River Tree Arts Festival

Schools: Kennebunk Elementary, Mildred Day, Kennebunkport Consolidated    Amount: $7,143.00   Applicant: Katie Hawes, Superintendent The Education Foundation is pleased to provide funding for the River Tree Arts Festival for the District’s 4th and 5th graders. This event would be for all students in each grade level with visual and performing workshops in the morning, and Read the full article…

“A Porcupine’s Promenade- An encounter in the winter woods”

Schools:  Kennebunk Elementary, Mildred Day, Kennebunkport Consolidated   Amount: $4382.28   Name of Applicant: Joy Russo-RSU21 District Library. All RSU21 first grade students will read the book, ‘The Porcupine’s Promise, An encounter in the winter woods.’ Through this simple book narrative, young children will learn about survival, adaptation, and respectful human interactions with nature. Students will then experience Read the full article…

General Music Percussion Instruments

School: Kennebunkport Consolidated,  Amount: $2,278.00,  Name of Applicant: Victoria Cherry, General Music Specialist Teacher    Grant money will be used to purchase mallet (such as xylophones) and hand-held percussion instruments (such as tambourines) for use by children in their weekly general music classes.

Most Likely to Succeed Program

Schools: RSU21 District-Wide,  Amount: $736.00  Name of Applicant: Dr. Phil Potenziano,  Assistant Superintendent    RSU 21 would like to hold a district and  community book talk. Fifty copies of the book, Most Likely to Succeed.’ Preparing our Kids for the Innovative Era,  by Tony Wagner & Ted Dintersmith will be provided to school staff, and to Read the full article…

District-Wide Third Grade Edison Robots Program

Schools:  Kennebunkport Consolidated School, Mildred L Day School, Sea Road School   Amount: $3,064.00  Name of Applicant: Sheila Wells, RSU21 STEM Coordinator.    In order to extend and enhance our engineering and robotics offerings at the elementary level, this grant will introduce Edison Robots to all grade 3 students in the district.  Approximately 200 third Read the full article…

Julia Robinson Math Festival

Schools:  Kennebunkport Consolidated School, Mildred L Day School, Sea Road School   Amount: $1,500  Name of Applicant: Sheila Wells, RSU 21 STEM coordinator.    The Julia Robinson Math Festival is a celebration of math.  The event features mathematical challenges, puzzles and other activities in a non-competitive setting.  Once again this event will be hosted by Read the full article…

Ronald Clark Academy Teacher Training

School: Kennebunkport Consolidated School  Amount: $2676.00   Two third grade teachers from KCS will travel to the Ronald Clark Academy in Atlanta, GA.  There they will receive professional development designed to enhance curriculum and instruction in two areas. They will develop fun and meaningful ways to instruct children in how to interact with adults, develop public speaking skills, and demonstrate their knowledge through oral medium. Secondly, they will explore and implement methods of instruction that involve movement and music.  http://www.ronclarkacademy.com/Videos  

Museum of Science Presentations

Schools: Kennebunkport Consolidated School, ML Day School, Sea Road School  Amount: $590.00 Boston Museum of Science educators will present one presentation for each grade level. Grade 5 will experience “Weather: Wind, Water and Temperature” which demonstrates how atmospheric phenomena interact with each other to create the weather we experience every day.  Students watch a hot Read the full article…

4th and 5th Grade Arts Festival

Schools: Kennebunkport Consolidated School; Mildred L. Day School; Sea Road School  School Year: 2015-2016  Amount: $9,258 All 4th and 5th grade students in the district will participate in this two-day visual and performing arts festival hosted by Sea Road School and conducted by River Tree Arts.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in 2 Read the full article…

Kindergarten Yoga

School: Kennebunk Elementary School; Kennebunkport Consolidate School; Mildred L. Day School  School Year: 2015 – 2016 Amount: $1,500 Each of the 10 Kindergarten classes in the district will receive a weekly-30-minute yoga class for six weeks. Mindfulness and meditation have been shown to have a positive impact on readiness to learn.  Yoga increases self-awareness of energy Read the full article…

Julia Robinson Math Festival

Schools:  Kennebunkport Consolidated School, Mildred L Day School, Sea Road School  Amount: $1,500  The Julia Robinson Math Festival is a celebration of math that includes all fifth graders in RSU 21.  The event features mathematical challenges, puzzles and other activities in a non-competitive setting.  Once again this event will be hosted by UNE and will Read the full article…

RSU21 Band Instruments

Schools: Kennebunkport Consolidated School, Middle School of the Kennebunks, Mildred L Day School, Sea Road School. Amount: $16,500. Twenty five instruments will be purchased to give students in grades 4-8 the opportunity to experience playing an instrument in the school band. This grant will positively impact the band program from grades 4-12 as more students become members of Read the full article…

Artist in Residence

School:  Kennebunkport Consolidated School  Date:  April 2015  Amount:  $1,250  Local artist Wade Zahares will be working with all Kennebunkport Consolidated students during the week of April 6 – 10. The students will all have sessions with Mr. Zahares that will go beyond the scope of their regular art classes. Students will have the opportunity to experience new Read the full article…

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference

School:  Kennebunk Elementary School, Kennebunkport Consolidated School, Mildred L. Day School, Sea Road School, Middle School of the Kennebunks, Kennebunk High School  Date:  Spring 2015  Amount:  $3442  Six teachers representing elementary, middle, and high school will attend and improve their math instruction for students. Information will be shared with other teachers during content area / Read the full article…

Boston Museum of Science Traveling Programs

Schools:  Sea Road School, Kennebunkport Consolidated School, ML Day School Date:  School Year 2014-2015 Amount: $590.00  RSU21 fourth and fifth grade students will attend the Boston Museum of Science’s traveling program at Sea Road School. The programs support and enrich the present science curriculum. Grade 5 will experience“Electromagnetism” which correlates with the energy unit and the grade 4 program,“Cryogenics: States Read the full article…

Keyboarding Without Tears

School:  Kennebunk Elementary School,  Kennebunkport Consolidated School, Mildred L. Day School, Sea Road School Date:  School Year 2014-2015 Amount:  $6484.50 All RSU21 elementary schools will implement Keyboarding Without Tears which teaches pre-keyboarding, keyboarding, general computer readiness, digital literacy and digital citizenship.

Sport Stacking Kits

Schools: Mildred L. Day and Kennebunkport Consolidated Schools Date: Spring 2014 Amount: $3939.70 Sport Stacking is hands-on participation, and students are engaged and motivated while performing the activity.  Sport Stacking first appeared in southern California in the 80s.  Children work alone or in groups to stack cups in a pattern and are timed while doing Read the full article…

LEGO Programming at KCS and Professional Development district-wide K-3

Schools:  Kennebunkport Consolidated, Kennebunk Elementary, Mildred L. Day, Sea Road Schools Date: Winter/Spring 2014 Amount: $8712 Teachers at Consolidated, Kennebunk Elementary, Mildred L. Day and Sea Road Schools will receive training on robotics kits and use in classroom.  2nd grade classroom at KCS will receive a classroom robotics set.  KCS, MLD and KES will all Read the full article…

Literacy Kits for Kindergarteners

Date: Spring 2013 Amount: $3,876 Literacy Kits purchased and distributed to kindergarteners at KES, MLD, and KCS.  The Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Arundel Literacy for ME Collaborative, made up of librarians and educators along with the United Way, designed the kits as a tool to enrich language development and learning in the home.  Each kit came with Read the full article…

Julia Robinson Math Festival

Date: Fall 2012 Amount: $4,000.00 All RSU 21 5th graders will attend Julia Robinson Math Festival at University of New England with help from Mathematical Sciences Research Institute professionals.  The festival is a non-competitive event featuring math challenges and puzzles that require creativity and persistence to solve.  5th grade teachers, math teachers from MSK and Read the full article…

Stability Balls in Elementary Schools

Schools:   All elementary schools in RSU21 Date:       Fall 2011 Amount:  $15,825.00 Twenty-five classrooms in the elementary schools in RSU21 are getting stability balls, which are proven to improve posture and focus of children in the classroom.

Mobile Food Carts

Schools: Kennebunkport Consolidated School, Kennebunk Elementary School, Mildred L. Day School, Sea Road School Date: Spring 2011 Total: $3,200   Mobile carts outfitted with supplies allow students to cook in their classrooms.  Students grow produce in school gardens and can enjoy healthy foods while learning math, reading, geography and life skills.  This program aligns with Read the full article…

Math IXL and Accelerated Reader

Date:  Winter 2011 Amount: $5,249   Software packages for Math IXL and Accelerated Reader are purchased for Kennebunkport Consolidated School. Current users and teachers at Kennebunk Elementary School and Sea Road School highly recommend Math IXL and Accelerated Reader.

Stability Balls

Date:  Winter 2011 Amount:  $952.50   Two classrooms at Consolidated School get stability balls. Stability balls have been a great success at Kennebunk Elementary School.