Mini-grant Awards for Teachers          

The Morgan County Forum for Arts, Sciences and Technologies, Inc. (FAST) is conducting a pilot project of mini-grants for teachers in the Morgan County Schools. For three years (2016-2018), FAST will award annually, $15,000 in 15 awards: twelve (12) $500 awards for small projects plus three (3) $3,000 awards for larger department or collaborative projects addressing several aspects of a topic or theme. Grant applications for 2018 mini-grants must be submitted by the end of June, 2018 for awards to be made in August, 2018. Click the following link for the grant application in editable PDF format.

The intent of FAST is to support educational projects that add to standard schoolroom learning in ways that also enhance our mission to support informal education of individuals and families in Morgan County to put more arts, sciences, technologies and social studies into their daily lives. Thus, some preference will be given to projects that encourage students to introduce newly-learned concepts into the daily lives of their families and neighbors. We want to stimulate learners to teach and become teachers who learn, and we hope the projects provide another step forward in that regard.

Awards made in 2016 & 2017  

Berkeley Springs High School
Dylan Beddow, Technology for Math Education; John Brode, Power of the Sun; John Brode, Water Quality of Warm Springs Run; John Brode, Radiation & Stratosphere; Richard Burdock, World of Microbes; Richard Burdock, Electrophoresis for DNA Analysis;  Sherry Hartman, Mathematics of Good Nutrition; Ellen Chase Newton, Tech Please; Meghan Powell, Creative Writing Publishing; Sky Wagner, Quadratic Catapult; Brice Williams, Video Recording Studio 

PawPaw Schools
Robert Wallace, Finale software

Warm Springs Middle School 
Amanda Henry, Keyboarding &Touch Typing; Charles Wilson, Periodic Table Practicum

Warm Springs Intermediate School
Shanahan Elmore, Owl Be Investigation; Shanahan Elmore, Ecosystems & Food Chain; Tia Myers, Watershed Education; Christina Rose, Guided Math;  Christina Rose, Dino-Mite Adventure; Marianna Ruggiero, Self-Regulation Yoga; Susan Thomas, Investigation Station Microscope;

Pleasant View Elementary School 
Jacklyn Futrell, Social Studies Fair ResearchJacklyn Futrell, Chromebooks; Margee Hill, Creating ReadersSummer McClintock, Science Meets Home ; Summer McClintock, We’re All Wonders; Donna Meyer, Eclipse

Widmyer Elementary School
Harley Burcker and Crystal Boyles, Self Regulation Yoga


page revised November, 2017