Ten Grants Awarded Totaling Over $4200!

Moscow Education Foundation (MEF) is very pleased to announce that we have awarded ten grants to teachers in the Moscow School District during the 2017-2018 academic year totaling over $4200! These dollars enabled teachers to extend and enrich important academic opportunities for our students.

We will be offering another round of grants in the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.

Moscow High School:

  • Matthew Pollard: Providing a chemistry workshop in which students will study the relationship of light and matter by measuring spectroscopic properties of dye molecules and correlating these to chemical structures.
  • Erick Brynestad: Purchasing a collection of high interest, low readability books, not currently available from the MHS library, to support students in their independent reading projects.

Moscow Middle School:

  • Lori Lawton: Enabling students to participate in a national project promoting technological literacy and engineering focused on a City of the Future. Students utilize scientific problem solving to design, conduct, and communicate results of investigations, incorporating technological and mathematical strategies, in an effort to make our world a better place.

Lena Whitmore:

  • Cheryl Gillette and Sally Druffel: Supporting an Art Day project whereby students will create a “river of rockfish” hand paintings.  This creative activity, celebrating each child’s unique differences, will result in a beautiful winding river display in the front plant garden based on the book, Only One You, by Linda Kranz.


  • Karen Tripepi: Purchasing resources for math enrichment in the areas of equations and spatial geometry, materials to encourage analytical thinking and problem solving for younger learners, and resources in the areas of physical, political, and cultural geography for the school Geography Club.
  • Emily Spellman: Purchasing flexible seating for a non-traditional classroom in which students have a variety of options for how they position themselves to engage in required classwork.
  • Kathy Stefani: Supporting special vocal opportunities for intermediate level students.

West Park:

  • Paula Karr: Supporting a West Park kindergarten and second grade buddy system designed to reinforce mathematical concepts for students in both grade levels.
  • Faye Nagler: Supporting first and second graders in learning and utilizing computer programming and coding to gain knowledge and conceptual awareness in the areas of science, technology, engineering design, and math.

McDonald and Lena Whitmore Elementary Libraries:

  • Purchasing books specifically designed for newly independent readers who are transitioning from leveled readers, but not quite ready for traditional chapter books.