Each year, Hinesburg Community School’s Partners in Education – called PiE – awards grants for projects within the school community. These grants allow school staff funding for student enrichment projects,
A committee of volunteers works with the school co-principals to review grant applications and make the awards each year.
The most recent grants totaled $3,733 and include a “brain break” sensory pathway for a hallway floor, preschool playground enhancements, play kitchen accessories for kindergarteners, maker space supplies, graphing calculators for the eighth grade, supplies for a sixth-grade cooking/sewing/STEM/art project area, a ropes course field trip and more.
Projects are chosen for funding based on the number of students served, grade levels impacted, project innovation and creativity, and access to resources.
PiE relies on the greater community for support through fundraisers. The group aims to support the intellectual, social and physical development of children in the school. It seeks to foster student enrichment, community building, family support and staff appreciation.
Since the program began in 2012, HCS PiE has granted school staff nearly $20,000.
More information online at: sites.google.com/cvsdvt.org/hcs-partners-in-education/home.