The Foundation's mission is to provide financial support for educational projects, programs, and initiatives that will enhance and enliven the classroom experience and promote excellence in West Hartford Public Schools.
Click here for an article featuring Elizabeth Devine, retired history teacher who along with Tracey Wilson, town historian and retired history teacher, and Denise deMello retired Library Media Specialist will be honorary chairs at West Hartford's Cookin' on March 28, 2020 for their work with this project. Thanks to generous donors to the Foundation, the Frank Webb Home Grant: Witness Stones West Hartford will enable this project to continue at all three middle schools.
Click here for a link to a news clip on NBC News featuring the Seritage Growth Properties Grant: Be Somebody! Students at Duffy Elementary school will experience "Be Somebody" with in-residence artist Rob Surette as he guides students through a speed painting show that floods kids' minds and hearts with awe, hope, beauty, love and self-empowerment. Mr. Surette will also work with students to create a mural in which every student will help create. Once completed, the mural will be framed and presented to Duffy in a school wide presentation.
Join board member Michael Schramm and amazing West Hartford educators in a new WHCTV news program, The Foundation Presents.... Click the month for previous episodes January 2019, March 2018, January 2018, November 2017, October 2017, September 2017 Episode July 2017 Episode, June 2017 Episode, May 2017 Episode, April 2017 Episode.
Click here to view the amazing grant implemented by teacher, Kathy Hardesty, at Smith Stem Elementary School where students learned about the atmosphere by launching a meteorological balloon.
Click here to view a video about what inspired Anthony Wasley to apply for a grant.
Click here to see what Sedgwick Middle School Library Media Specialist, Shannon McNeice, is planning for the students at Sedgwick Middle School with the grant, "Everyone can be a Maker!: drawing all students to a community makerspace!"
Producing 21st Century Citizens & Artists will establish a partnership with a sister school in Haiti promoting communication & collaborative learning via new technological enhancements. Morley students will authentically study diversity and culture in the world. Click Here to learn more about the exciting grant which will be implemented for the 2016-2017 school year.
Thanks to the Foundation's generous donors & the Smith PTO, the Dr. Karen List Grant: Up, Up & Away! is one example of the innovative, creative learning FWHPS brings to West Hartford Public School Teachers! Congratulations to Kathy Hardesty, Courney Jacklin, Melissa Behrens & Anthony Truss, the teachers who researched, wrote the grant and implemented this wonderful grant!
Click Here to learn more about the Thomas Ford Memorial Grant: Hip Hop Dimensions~An Experience in Dancing our Way to Building Teamwork at Duffy Elementary School.
Thanks to The Pauluk Family Grant: Launching Literacy through the Nutmeg Nominees, students at Webster Hill show their enthusiasm in being part of a book club.
Click Here to learn more about The Keck Family Grant: Shakespeare IS Company!! at Conard High School
Click here to purchase notecards created by West Hartford Public School Students to support the Teacher Grant Program.