June 18, 2018
The Nashua Education Foundation has recently approved grants totaling $13,743.53 for educators in the area. Among the grant recipients is the Jewelry Program at Nashua High School South. As proposed by sponsor Andrea Tilson, the program will use the funds to build a metalsmith studio to encourage the creative spirit within our students through upgraded hands-on learning. NEF Award: $4,647.53. Nashua High School South also received a grant to assist in the completion of a Push Pin Portrait Mural honoring the late Stephen Hawking. Thanks to sponsor Sharon Flesher, the grant was used for purchasing supplies to finish the mural, which has now been unveiled. NEF Award: $250. A grant was also awarded to Sinfonietta Strings, a musical program beloved by its participants, according to sponsor Christopher Milner. The program leaders hope to add a sixth elementary school, as well as offer more cello lessons for students eager for an available spot. This grant will allow for the purchase of supplies necessary to make this a reality. NEF Award: $4,000. Nashua High School North will receive a grant to furnish the new STEM lab in a way that caters to the “21st century learner,” as sponsor Chris Knoetig envisions. The grant will allow for new engineering-based programs like VEX Robotics, as well as a new course in Drone Photography to commence this fall, with the intent to promote inclusion of more females in STEAM. NEF Award: $4,596. Ledge Street School was awarded a grant to replenish the nutrient solutions for five garden towers. This will allow students to continue closely studying plants and life cycles as they occur, as well as enjoying the vegetables they have grown. NEF Award: $250.
The Nashua Education Foundation is excited to announce that the 2018 NEFie Awards will be held on October 11th, 2018. This night is a celebration of all education professionals and their exceptional service to our community, both collectively and individually. You’re invited to join us for the evening at Sky Meadow Country Club for a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and awards. Tickets for the event are $50 each for the general public and $35 each for education professionals. We are now accepting nominations for this year’s awards, so if there is someone in the education community that you feel deserves recognition, we would love to hear about it. To nominate, follow this link: https://nefoundation.org/nefie-awards/#nefie-noms.