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 day after Labor Day, Sept.3, 2018 for awards to be made in early October, 2018. Click the following link for the grant application in editable PDF format.

The intent of FAST mini-grants is to support teachers in ways that enhance our mission of advancing the use of arts, sciences, technologies and social studies in the daily lives of individuals and families in Morgan County. FAST wants to aid the teachers who encourage their students to share new knowledge with their families and friends. Thus, FAST gives priority to a project that creates a meaningful learning experience beyond standard classroom rote memorization and that empowers and stimulates students to use newly learned words and concepts in “show-and-tell” conversations outside the classroom.

Award Gallery for 2016 & 2017  

Projects created by Morgan County teachers are listed below with links to webpages in a gallery highlighting the diverse learning activities so the ideas are shared with the broader community.

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, Radiation & Stratosphere & Project Overview
Richard Burdock, World of Microbes;   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; 
Susan Thomas, Investigation Station Microscope;
Shanahan Elmore, Ecosystems & Food Chain; Tia Myers, Watershed Education; Christina Rose, Guided Math;  Christina Rose, Dino-Mite Adventure; Marianna Ruggiero, Self-Regulation Yoga;
Pleasant View Elementary School
Jacklyn Futrell, Social Studies Fair Research
Margee Hill, Creating Readers;
Summer McClintock, Science Meets Home ;
Summer McClintock, We’re All Wonders;
Donna Meyer, Eclipse; Jacklyn Futrell, Chromebooks;
Awards for 2018
BSHS – John Brode, High Altitude; Kim Hamrick, Quadratic; Kristen Tuttle, Multimedia
PawPaw –Adam Keeling, Manipulatives; Shanna Poniris, Technology; Robert Wallace, Musical Theater
WSMS – Charity Brinegar, Book Battle; Summer McClintock, Harness the Wind; Donna Meyer, Fairy Tales
WSIS – Shanahan Elmore, STEAM Ahead; Lorie Faith, Robots; Jennifer Fox, Community; Margaret Hill, Book Tasting; Tia Myers, Watershed; Christina Rose, Math Mindset; Marianna Ruggiero, Self-regulation; Cheryl Will, Milk Plastic
Pleasant View – Patricia Byrne, Work it Out; Elizabeth Golden, On Fire; Tammi Stotler, Owizdom
Head Start (EPIC) – Brittany Cockrell, Painting
 Leann Michael, Rockets

page revised January, 2019