Past Grant Recipients

2016 Grant Awards

Program: Destination Inspiration: AHS Courtyard • $5,000
Teacher: Susan Mroz •  Amesbury High School

Program: AHS Courtyard Plan • $50,000
Teacher: Woody Cammett & Susan Mroz •  Amesbury High School

Program: AHS Courtyard: Sustainability • $50,000
Teacher: Woody Cammett & Susan Mroz •  Amesbury High School

Program: Kick Prejudice to the Curb • $4,120
Teacher: Maggie Furlong •  Amesbury High School

Program: AIHS Library Project • $3,442
Teacher: Patrick Pingeton  •  Amesbury Innovation High School

Program: Ascend to the Top • $2510.15
Teacher: John Lyman  •  Amesbury Middle School

Program: Curtain Call • $500
Teacher: Stacey Fijalkowski  •  Amesbury Middle School

Program: Ipads–Individualized Investment • $3088
Teacher: Sue Curtain-Edic  •  Amesbury Middle School

Program: Strengthen Our Core • $200
Teacher: Catherine Jackson  •  Amesbury Middle School

Program: Yakety Yak • $2996.70
Teacher: Catherine Jackson  •  Amesbury Middle School & Amesbury High School

Program: Early Childhood Playground • $10,000
Teacher: Alice Bettencourt & Deborah Jancewicz  •  Cashman Elementary School

 

 

 

2015 Grant Awards

Program: PowWow River: Amesbury’s Artery • $10,000
Teacher: Catherine Hill • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Why Can’t We Get Along? • $5,000
Teacher: Mary Mitchell • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Roll On • $1,200
Teacher: Jean Brockmyre • Amesbury High School

Program: C.A.S.T (Coping And Support Training) • $1,645
Teacher: Bethany Noseworthy/Eryn Maguire • Amesbury Academy

Program: Revolutionizing Writing in the 6th Grade • $3,995
Teacher: Glynis Cooney/Stacy Fijalkowski • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Learning + iPads = A Difference • $2,278
Teacher: Lauren Moskowitz/Deb Hewey/Cathy Woods • Cashman Elementary School

Program: Portable Practice Portals • $2,576
Teacher: Bruce McBrien • Amesbury Elementary School

Program: Moving Music for the Community • $3,869
Teacher: Dan Fijalkowski • Amesbury Middle School

 

Scholarship: Jeffrey Donovan Scholarship for the Arts • $10,000
Recipient: Laura Bucher

 

Awarded 8 other Scholarships:

(3) $1,500 Sgt. Jordan M. Shay Scholarships

(2) $1,000 Kevin Cassidy Scholarships

(2) $1,000 Althea Cynewski Scholarships

(1) $1,000 Barbara Randall Bailey Scholarships

 

SEA Fund Grants:

$2,500 Lydia Gottwald/Leadership Camp

$ 395 Danny O’Neil/MSSAA

$ 650 Eli Ratner/All National Honor Ensemble

 

Among past year’s AEFI grant recipients was the Visual Image Projection project at Amesbury Middle School. This image was created by Eli Segal.

2014 Grant Awards

Program: Trig on the Water and Sextants in the Sky • $1,500
Teacher: Jessica Regis • Amesbury High School

Program: Illustration by Illusion • $1,381.85
Teacher: Bruce McBrien • Amesbury Elementary School

Program: I Learn, I Love, iPad • $3,000
Teacher: Catherine Jackson • Amesbury Middle School

Program: The Laughter Club • $709
Teacher: Samual Bragg • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Learning to Chill – Mindfulness for Teens • $1,900
Teacher: Ami Hawkes and Bethany Noseworthy • Amesbury High School and Amesbury Academy

Program: What’s the Connection? Bringing Instruction to Life • $2,189.01
Teacher: Maureen Hardin • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Fresh Paint • $3,800
Teacher: Susan Olsen and Ryan Jackson • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Inclusion Revolution • $2,000
Teacher: Jean Brockmyre • Amesbury High School

Program: Engineering in the Third Dimension – Bringing Ideas from Proof-of-Concept to Reality • $4,000
Teacher: Mark Casto • Amesbury High School

Program: You don’t have to be Clairvoyant to Crack the Code • $1,150
Teacher: Susan Kakides • Amesbury Middle School

Scholarship: Jeffrey Donovan Scholarship for the Arts • $10,000
Recipient: Logan Piercey

Autumn Evening of Giving Grants:
Elizabeth Haskell Grant: $13,098.68 to the Amesbury Elementary School libraries (split between the libraries at CES and AES)
Peter Gray Friend of Education Award: Woody Cammett in memory of his wife Marcia, presented by Laurie Knapp and Cathy Toomey
$10,000 Jordan M Shay Memorial Grant and Trophy: “Music Makes Us Smarter” at CES and AES – joint grant for both music departments • Johanna Hoyt Kimball and Alicia Harlov
AEFI $5,000 Grant: “Hey It’s My Turn” at AMS • Catherine Hill

2013 Grant Awards

Program: Droll to Bold • $3,982
Teacher: Susan Kakides • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Kiln-Formed Glass • $1,500
Teacher: Ann Bartkiewicz • Amesbury High School

Program: Project Parenthood • $1,368
Teacher: Bethany Noseworthy • Amesbury Academy

Program: Keep Us Shaking • $1,800
Teacher: Gale Regis • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Manipulatives Matter • $660.69
Teacher: Catherine Hill • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Science and Technology are Elemental • $3,000
Teacher: Brian Smith • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Not Your Grandmother’s Library • $1,173
Teacher:  Maureen Hardin • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Putting Learning on the Line • $2,524
Teacher: Bruce McBrien • Amesbury Elementary School

Program: Accentuate the Positive • $4,000
Teacher: Lauri McAllister • Cashman Elementary School

Grant: Jordan M. Shay Memorial Grant • $10,000
Recipient: Karen Greenfield • Cashman Elementary School
Project: Kiln Project

Scholarship: Jeffrey Donovan Scholarship for the Arts • $10,000
Recipient: Greg Folsom

Grant: Jordan M. Shay Memorial Grant • $10,000
Recipient: Ernest Bissailon and Kristen Dore • Amesbury Middle School
Project: Brad Ford Nature Trail

AEFI $5,000 Grant: Leslie Barnaby • Cashman Elementary School
Project:
Now You See It, Not You Don’t (Electronic White boards)

2012 Grant Awards

Program: Using Dynamic Digital Tools • $1,500.00
Teacher: Susan Kakidess • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Docu-Moments in Mathematics • $2,014.80
Teacher: Catherine Hill • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Probing Our Backyard • $1,537.00
Teacher: Bruce McBrien • Amesbury Elementary School
This grant was funded through the Barbara Randall Bailey Fund

Program: We Feel The Earth Move Under Our Feet • $3,668.00
Teacher: Gale Regis and Brian Smith • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Nature Speaks Again • $3,925.35
Teacher: Brett Manoloff •Amesbury High School

Program: Glassworks • $1,500.00
Teacher: Anne Bartkiewicz • Amesbury High School

Program: iPads for Learning • $2,824.00
Teacher: Brenda McAtavey • Cashman Elementary School

Program: Let the Kids do the Work • $2,699.95
Teacher: Adam Thibodeau and Erin Maquire • Amesbury Academy

Program: Theater Kit ‘n Kaboddle • $2,000.00
Teacher: Victoria Fitspatrick and Kathy Scholtz • Cashman Elementary School

Scholarship: Jeffrey Donovan Scholarship for the Arts • $10,000
Recipient: Abby McAllister

Grant: Jordan M. Shay Memorial Grant • $10,000
Recipient: Jessica Regis • Lowell Boat Shop Collaboration • Amesbury High School
Project: “When Will We Ever Use This”

AEFI $10,000 Grant: Mark Casto • Project eStem • Amesbury High School

AEFI $5,000 Grants: Marissa McCue at AMS for the NH Theatre Project/Shakespeare Workshop; T.J. Baril, Judy Burke, Luke Alley and Mary Mitchell at AMS for their grant, “Amesbury, Fit & Fun,” and Karen Iworsky and Beth Cavalier at CES for “Lights, Camera, What did you say?”

2011 Grant Awards

Program: Storytelling on the Move • $1,408.92
Teacher: Bruce McBrien • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Not Your Mother or Father’s PE • $3,000.00
Teacher: Sarah Bixby Centric • Amesbury High School

Program: Art Department Plus • $1,949.75
Teacher: Kenneth Parkinson • Amesbury High School

Program: The Great Shake Continues • $1,733.00
Teacher: Gale Regis • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Exercise “Mat” ters • $3,952.00
Teacher: Patty Bradley • Cashman Elementary School

Program: One Small Step on the Way to One Big Impact • $742.08
Teacher: Connie Wall • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Sticks and Stones • $1,830.00
Teacher: Bethany Noseworthy • Amesbury Academy

Program: Natures Speaks • $3,475.00
Teacher: Brett Manoloff • Amesbury High School

Program: Wow Your Audience/Teaching with Imagination • $4,500.00
Teacher: Cathy Jackson and Susan Kakides • Amesbury Middle School

ScholarshipJeffrey Donovan Scholarship for the Arts • $10,000
Recipient: Ashlie Lima • Amesbury High School

Grant: Jordan M. Shay Memorial Grant • $10,000
Recipient: Barbara Leary/AHS Math Department • Amesbury High School
Project: Making Math Accessible

2010 Grant Awards

Program: Leaving Only Footprints • $2,435.53
Teacher: Karen Iworsky • Cashman Elementary School

Program: Miles, Meals and Meters • $2120.00
Teachers: Margaret Welch and Suzanne Morin • Amesbury Elementary School

Program: Free Weight Lifting Program for All  • $3,000
Teacher: Sarah Bisby Centric • Amesbury High School

Program: Field Notes on the Fly • $1492.90
Teacher: Bruce McBrien • Amesbury Elementary School

Program: Picture Perfect • $160.00
Teacher: Ann Bartkiewicz • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Uncovering Amesbury’s Geologic Past – One slice at a Time – a Multi School Approach • $3,550.00
Teacher: Mark Casto • Amesbury High School with both Elementary Schools involved

Program: The Big Splash – Halting Bullies While Feeding Creative Minds • $2395.00
Teacher: Stacey Sheehan • Amesbury Middle School

Program: The Sounds of Music • $2225.00
Teachers: Bethany Noseworthy and Erik Smith • Amesbury Strategic Academy

Program: High School Choral Risers • $3885.00
Teacher: Tom Horan • Amesbury High School

Grant: Jordan M. Shay Memorial Grant • $10,000
Project: Foundations for Fitness • Amesbury Elementary School

Scholarship: Jeffrey Donovan Scholarship for the Arts • $10,000
Recipient: Rebecca Donohue • Amesbury High School

2009 Grant Awards

Program: Feed your Body, Feed your Brain • $2,750
Teachers: Louise Cramer, Carole Ann Quinlan & Cynthia Shields • Amesbury High School

Program: Lego Robotics Lab • $2,160
Teacher: Bruce McBrien • Amesbury Elementary School

Program: Mind Tools in the Classroom • 2,800
Teacher: Bruce McBrien • Amesbury Elementary School

Program: Dear Mr. Woodwell: Letters from AHS Alumni Preservation Project • $368
Teacher: Patricia Hoyt • Amesbury High School

Program: How to Make a Big Splash and Win an Emmy • $1765
Teacher: Patty Hoyt • Amesbury Middle School and High School

Program: Rocket Math • $95
Teacher: Cathy Jackson • Amesbury Elementary School

Program: Interactive Whiteboard Technology • $2800
Teachers: Glynis Cooney, Derek Bent and AMS 6th Grade • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Character for Life – Educating Youth for Life Beyond School • $1340
Teacher: Bethany Noseworthy • Academy of Strategic Learning

Program: Multimedia Art Package • $1,240
Teachers: Ann Bartkiewicz and Susan Olsen • Amesbury Elementary School

Program: Studio Easels for Class Work • $1984.35
Teacher: Kenneth Parkinson • Amesbury High School

Program: Poultry in Motion – Egg Hatching • $758
Teacher: Liz Morris • Amesbury Elementary School

Grant: AEFI Fall Grant • $10,000
Project: Gallery Spaces • Amesbury High School

Scholarship: Jeffrey Donovan Scholarship for the Arts • $10,000
Recipient: Meghan Little • Amesbury High School

2008 Grant Awards

Program: Movie in the Classroom • $3,300
Teacher: Cathy Jackson • Amesbury Elementary School

Program: Greenhouse Studies • $3,575
Teachers: Pam Gagnon and Peg Welch • Amesbury Elementary School

Program: Real Time Science • $4,000
Teacher: Mark Joseph Casto • Amesbury High School

Program: Creating Alternative Art Forms • $3,000
Teacher: Kenneth Parkinson • Amesbury High School

Program: Visual Art Technology Package • $2,996
Teachers: Ann Bartkiewicz and Susan Olson • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Quizdom in the Technology Multimedia Center • $2,398
Teacher: Beth Cavalier • Cashman Elementary School

Program: Music and Movement Material, Instrumental and Music Request
Teacher: Sandra Stanton • Amesbury Elementary School and District

Program: Leap Frog Early Literacy Systems • $1495
Teacher: Bruce McBrien • Amesbury Elementary School

Program: Digital Science Lab • $1893.30
Teacher: Bruce McBrien • Amesbury Elementary School

Grant: AEFI Fall Grant • $10,000
Project: Green Thumbs to a Greener Earth • Cashman Elementary School

Over $23,000 in grants were awarded this year, bringing our total amount awarded in the last 6 years to over $93,000!

2007 Grant Awards

Program: Boston College Seismology Project • $2,149
Teacher: Gale Regis • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Enhancing Instruction Assessment and Learning in Mathematics • $3,652
Teachers: Karen Iworsky and Beth Cavalier • Cashman Elementary School

Program: Jump Start • $500
Teacher: Margaret Welch • Amesbury Elementary School

Program: Historical Perspectives Through the Arts • $3,700
Teachers: Maggie Furlong and Tom Horan • Amesbury High School

Program: Visual Image Projection – $1,500
Teachers: Ann Bartkiewicz and Ken Parkinson • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Poster Outreach Project • $2,500
Teachers: Leslie Barnaby and Peg Laufer • Cashman Elementary School

Program: Basic Aid Training for Grade 5 • $375
Teachers: Laura Mirandi and Catherine Hill • Amesbury Middle School

2006 Grant Awards

Program: Spotlight Assemblies • $2,450
Teacher: Bruce McBrien • Amesbury Elementary School

Program: Vote for Your Favorite Book • $3,000
Teacher: Maureen Hardin • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Art Tech III • $2,000
Teachers: Ann Bartkiewicz & Ken Parkinson • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Historic Amesbury Preservation Project • $500
Teachers: Paul Jancewicz & Russ Munroe • Amesbury High School

Program: Cashman Game Night • $1,825
Teachers: Laurie McAllister, Beth Cavalier & Dee Vachon • Cashman Elementary School

Program: Graveyard Local History Project • $1,000
Teacher: Carol Grosky • Academy of Strategic Learning

Program: Year Round Student Art Exhibitions • $485
Recipients: Karen Greenfield & Carol Bartlett / Central Office • All Schools

Program: ABC Quilt Project • $1,540
Teachers: Laura Mirandi, Catherine Hill & Sean Rogers • Amesbury Middle School

Program: US History Alphabet Book Project • $470
Teachers: Sue Dosick & Kristin Walsh • Amesbury High School

Program: MCAS Math Remediation • $4,000
Teacher: Cindy Yetman • Amesbury High School

Program: The Next Step in Recycling • $600
Teacher: Patti Sanborn • Amesbury Elementary School

Program: Headphone Haven: Escape to Learning Island • $3,910
Teachers: Leslie Barnaby, Cathy Eddy, Lisa Dupere & Marianne Mueller • Cashman Elementary School

Program: Spotlight Student Success • $1,000
Teachers: Susanne Morin & Margaret Welch • Amesbury Elementary School

2005 Grant Awards

Program: Cashman Enclosed Playground • $964.99
Teacher: Florence Emerson • Cashman Elementary School

Program: CO2 Dragster Motion Project • $1,210
Teacher: Bill Gallant • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Art Tech II • $2,000
Teacher: Ann Bartkiewicz • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Music and Movement • $1,000
Teacher: Cathy Mamakos • All Schools

Program: Global Institute for Student Aspirations • $2,500
Teacher: Peter Hoyt • Cashman Elementary School

Program: Design and Implementation of a Wireless Computer Lab • $1,487.95
Teacher: Bruce McBrien • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Establishing Low Brass Inventory • $2,000
Teacher: Nick Costello • Amesbury Middle School

2004 GRANT AWARDS

Program: Reading Through the Ages • $715
Teachers: Anita Marsh, Maureen Hardin, Maureen Donahue & Margie Shepard • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Food and Nutrition Mentoring • $1,500
Teachers: Margaret Furlong & Linda Young • Amesbury High School

Program: Ignite Mentor Program • $1,000
Teachers: Mark Casto, Margaret Furlong & Ralph Noon • Amesbury High School

Program: ArtTech • $1,962.30
Teachers: Ann Bartkiewicz & Ken Parkinson • Amesbury Middle School

Program: Drumming Circles • $2,000
Teachers: Cathy Mamakos, Linda Young, Sandy Stanton, Chris Perry,
Bonnie Joe Koester-May & Kristina Raymond • District Wide

Program: Staging Social Skills • $1,500
Teachers: Suzanne Morin, Margaret Welch & Carrie Keefe • Amesbury Elementary School

2003 GRANT AWARDS

Program: Historic Amesbury Preservation Project • $460
Teachers: Paul Jancewicz & Mia Rowlands • Amesbury High School

Program: Music Movement Therapy for Special Needs Students K-12 • $1,500
Teachers: Bonnie Jo Koester, Cathy Mamakos, Chris Perry, CaroleAnn Quinlan, Sandra Stanton, and Linda Young • Amesbury High School, Middle School, Elementary School & Cashman Elementary

Program: Literacy Loft & Family Literacy Center • $970
Teachers: Geraldine Fegan, Billie McLane, Elizabeth Morris & Diana Sanborn • Amesbury Elementary School

Program: Home I School Literacy Connection • $970
Teachers: Lisa Dupere & Maria Ferrandini • Cashman Elementary Schoo

Project: Woodlands Trail Project • $1,100
Teachers: Pamela Gagnon & Bruce McBrien • Amesbury Elementary School

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