School Year 2016-2017

FPV Quadcopter Project

School: Kennebunk High School  Amount: $1,200.00  Applicant: Alan Carp, KHS STEM Coordinator  The engineering class continues its STEM focus by building quadcopters utilizing 3-D printing, electronics and engineering principles. This contribution will allow students to take a first person viewing role  to fly the quadcopters using headsets, cameras, transmitters and receivers.

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…

CNC (computer numerical control) Routing Tool

School: Kennebunk High School  Amount: $10,447.20   Applicant: Alan Carp, KHS STEM Coordinator Taking computers and robotics to the next level, a CNC (computer numerical control) routing tool will enable students to use computer programs including Solidworks and create a finished, functional piece of engineering using wood, plastics, and metals.

LEGO Robotics North American Championship

School: Middle School of the Kennebunks  Amount: $2,000.00  Applicants:  Dr. Stephen Marquis, SRS Principal and Coach “Those Wile E. Coyotes”, a First LEGO League robotics team comprised of seven (7) Middle School of the Kennebunks students took First Place in Programming at the Maine State First Lego League (FLL) Championship,  following their first place showing at the Read the full article…

Independent Study to Fight Malnutrition

School: Kennebunk High School  Amount: $550.00  Applicant: Alan Carp, STEM Coordinator Over the 2016-2017 school year, a student, working in an independent study, has developed a long shelf-life, nutrient-rich powder derived from potato peelings, which might be used to help fight malnutrition in the developing world. This grant allows the  purchasing of equipment to utilize biology Read the full article…

Writing and Poetry Workshops

School: Adult Education   Amount: $750.00 Applicant: Lisa Crothers, Adult Education Director  Writing and poetry workshops by three published Maine poets, offered to academic students, and to the public.

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…

Camp Kieve Leadership School

School:  Middle School of the Kennebunks  Amount:  $13,500.00  Applicant: Jeff Rodman, Principal    The 7th grade class from the Middle School of the Kennebunks will attend the Leadership School at Camp Kieve in October. While at Camp Kieve, 7th graders will have the opportunity to work on team building, healthy decision making, communications, and other self-development Read the full article…

Race to Read

School: Kennebunkport Consolidated School  Amount: $100.00  Applicant:  Tara Travis, Special Education In an effort to reinforce independent reading outside of the school day, students will track their minutes of reading and report to the resource room. For every 20 minutes they log, their car moves along a race track. When the student crosses the finish line, Read the full article…

Learning and the Brain Conference

School: Kennebunk High School  Amount: $1,297.92  Applicant: Stacy Knappe, English teacher This grant for Professional Development enables Stacy Knappe to attend the Learning and the Brain Conference: Engaged, Empowered Minds: Using Brain Science to Educate Ethical 21 st Century Citizens and Problem Solvers. The training will support the school’s IB program. Specifically, it will involve creative problem solving, critical 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…

Artist in Residence

School:  Kennebunk Elementary School   Amount: $6,080.00   Name of Applicant: Ryan Quinn, KES Principal.  All 403 KES students will have a direct, hands-on opportunity in the arts. Students will  paint and glaze natural tiles to contribute to a permanent mural installation.