Sea Road 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

SRS/MSK Lego Robotics Team

Schools:  Sea Road School; Middle School of the Kennebunks  Date: May 2015  Amount: $2,130 After placing second at the state robotics meet in Augusta, this group of students from Sea Road School and Middle School of the Kennebunks was invited to participate in the First Robotics Open Africa Championship in Johannesburg in May. They were also invited 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.

Standing Desks

School:  Sea Road School Date: School Year 2014-15 Amount:  $1328.10 Standing desks will be purchased for use at Sea Road School, one per classroom, to accommodate children with different learning styles.

LEGO Robotics at Sea Road School

Date: Spring 2013 Amount: $3,088.90 Robotics equipment is purchased to expand the program in place at Sea Road School. Robotics provides hands on learning in science, technology, engineering, math and literacy education.  Grade 4 held a robotics exhibition in Spring 2013.  Grade 5 will explore renewable energy during the 2013-2014 school year.

Boston Museum of Science Traveling Programs

Date: Spring 2013 Amount: $620 The Boston Museum of Science has designed traveling programs for schools that support the learning goals of the Science Frameworks for Maine’s public schools.  Fifth graders at Sea Road School will participate in “Motion: Forces and Work” and “Electromagnetism”.  Fourth graders will partake in “Cryogenics: States of Matter”.

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…

Museum of Science Presentations

School:  Sea Road School Date: Spring 2011 Total:  $$1,160   Sea Road School 4th and 5th graders view and participate in presentations by the Boston Museum of Science on various topics associated with the learning goals of the Science Frameworks for Maine schools.

Stability Balls

Date: Winter 2011 Amount: $899   Two classrooms at Sea Road School get stability balls.  Stability balls have been a great success at Kennebunk Elementary School.

Spanish Recording Devices

Date: Spring 2010 Amount: $2,097   K through 5 students learn Spanish phrases through signs in classrooms paired with recorded messages that provide correct pronunciation.

Museum of Science Presentations

Date: Spring 2010 Amount: $1,740 Sea Road School students will see Museum of Science programs in Motion, Electromagnetism, Cryogenics and Animal Adaptations.

Heartwood College of Art

Date: Winter 2010 Amount: $11,900.00 Fifth graders from RSU #21 went to Heartwood College of Art to receive training in varied art media ranging from photography and pastels to jewelry and paper making.

Science Companion CDs

Date: Winter 2010 Amount: $900.00 Fourth– and fifth-grade instructors received the digital component of the “Science Companion” curriculum kits, allowing them to integrate six units of study with existing interactive whiteboards.

Trust in our Children

Date: Spring 2009 Sponsor: Kevin Crowley, Sara Zito Amount: $4,800.00 A collaboration with the Kennebunk Land Trust and the Kennebunk Free Library to enable students to experience the natural environment and introduce them to the beauty, history, and ecology that surrounds us.

Heartwood College of Art

Date: Spring 2009 Amount: $10,000.00 A variety of specially-designed 2-day workshops taught by regular Heartwood faculty. Classes provided hands-on experiences, exposure to new art media, and tangible creations for students to bring home. (Read article)