Mini-Grant Awards for Teachers          

The Morgan County Forum for Arts, Sciences and Technologies, Inc. (FAST) started a program of mini-grants for Morgan County teachers in 2016. The plan was to make annually 15 awards: twelve (12) $500 awards for small projects plus three (3) $3,000 awards for larger department or collaborative projects that address several aspects of a topic or theme. During 2016-2018, we made 45 awards to teachers totaling $50,000.

Applications for 2019 mini-grants must be submitted by the day after Labor Day, Sept.2, 2019 for awards to be made by October, 2019. Click the following link for the grant application form in editable Microsoft Word format.

The mini-grant program supports teachers who create meaningful learning experiences beyond standard classroom rote memorization and encourage students to apply their newly learned words and concepts in conversations outside the classroom. FAST gives priority to projects that enable and empower students to share new knowledge in voluntary “show-and-tell” with their families and friends. Such actions enable FAST’s mission of advancing the use of arts, sciences, technologies and social studies in the daily lives of individuals and families in Morgan County.

Award Gallery for 2016-2018 

The diverse learning activities created by Morgan County teachers are listed below with links to webpages. We want to share with the broader Morgan County community ideas that students learned in the projects.

Berkeley Springs High School
Dylan Beddow, Technology for Math Education;
Richard Burdock, Electrophoresis for DNA Analysis;
John Brode, Power of the Sun; John Brode, Water Quality of Warm Springs Run; John Brode, High Altitude; John Brode, Radiation & Stratosphere & Project Overview
Richard Burdock, World of Microbes; Kim Hamrick, Quadratic;  Sherry Hartman, Mathematics of Good Nutrition; Ellen Chase Newton, Tech Please;
Meghan Powell, Creative Writing Publishing;
Kristen Tuttle, Multimedia; Sky Wagner, Quadratic Catapult; Brice Williams, Video Recording
Paw Paw Schools
Robert Wallace, Finale software; Adam Keeling, Manipulatives; Shanna Poniris, Technology; Robert Wallace, Musical Theater
Warm Springs Middle School
Patricia Byrne, Work it Out;
Jacklyn Futrell, Social Studies Fair Research;
Elizabeth Golden, On Fire;
Amanda Henry, Keyboarding &Touch Typing;
Margee Hill, Creating Readers;
Tammi Stotler, Owizdom; Charles Wilson, Periodic Table Practicum
Warm Springs Intermediate School
Shanahan Elmore, Owl Be Investigation;
Shanahan Elmore, Ecosystems & Food Chain; Shanahan Elmore, STEAM Ahead; Lorie Faith, Robots; Jennifer Fox, Community; Margaret Hill, Book Tasting; Tia Myers, Watershed Education; Christina Rose, Dino-Mite Adventure;  Christina Rose, Math Mindset; Tia Myers, Watershed; Marianna Ruggiero, Self-Regulation Yoga;  Cheryl Will, Milk Plastic
Susan Thomas, Investigation Station Microscope;
Pleasant View Elementary School

Charity Brinegar, Book Battle; Jacklyn Futrell, Chromebooks;
Summer McClintock, Science Meets Home;
Summer McClintock, We’re All Wonders;
Summer McClintock, Harness the Wind; Donna Meyer, Fairy Tales; Donna Meyer, Eclipse; 
Head Start (EPIC)
Brittany Cockrell, Painting;
Leann Michael, Rockets

page revised March, 2019