The Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools 'In the News'

Thank you to the following news publications, writers & photographers for sharing the innovative programs teachers are implementing for students across the district.  With the support of our generous donors, the Foundation is able to execute its mission. Communicating these Grants in Action to the community is greatly appreciated.


Charter Oak International Academy Newsletter 
Hartford Courant - Julie Stagis & Community Contributor, Bonner Consulting Group
Hartford Courant, Courant Community - Michael Walsh
We-Ha.Com - Ronnie Newton, Katie Cavanaugh
West Hartford Life - Abigail Albair, Lisa Brisson, Alicia B. Smith, Tracey Weiss, 
West Hartford Magazine - Erin Zeidenberg
The West Hartford Patch - Ronnie Newton, Lisa Mahoney, Adria Giordano
West Hartford Press - Abigail Albair, Alicia B. Smith, Jennifer Senofonte, Alison Jalbert
West Hartford News - Michelle Bonner
Norfeldt School Newsletter 

 

Morley students connect with their Haitian peers through art
West Hartford LIFE, June 2017

Art auction celebrates cultural connection
West Hartford Press ~ May 18, 2017

Students at Charter Oak get special lesson in fairytales

Artist Visits For Lesson In Africian Culture
Courant Community~West Hartford, May 11,2017

Celebrity Chefs Get Cooking, Support Schools
Courant Community ~ April 13, 2017

Serving up smiles at West Hartford's Cookin'
West Hartford Press, April 6, 2017, Page 1 & 7

West Hartford's Cookin' to Support West Hartford Public Schools
We-Ha.com, March 23, 2017

Museum provides muse ~ Elementary schools collaborate on art project
West Hartford Life, March 2017 (front cover & page 18-20)

A trip for peace ~ Students visit United Nations inspires video
West Hartford Press, February 2, 2017 (Page 6)
To view the video mentioned in the article, click here 


West Hartford Students Get A Lesson In Water
The Hartford Courant, Courant Community, Tuesday October 11, 2016

Dancing the Night Away
West Hartford Press, October 6, 2016

Good Food, good company at cookin' event
West Hartford Press, April 7, 2016

West Hartford's Cookin' Fundraiser
West Hartford Magazine, Spring 2016, pages 11 & 24

FWHPS announces grant for unique program at Morley
West Hartford Press, February 26, 2016

Award-winning author opens Wolcott students' eyes to Chinese culture
West Hartford Press, February 18, 2016

Sculptor Inspires West Hartford Students During Artist-in-Residency Program
we-ha.com January 27, 2016

Foundation for public schools awards $73K in grants this year
West Hartford Press October 22, 2015, Pg 7 picture & caption bottom right & Pg 9 article

Braeburn kids learn lessons in the garden
West Hartford Press June 18, 2015
Features: Rockville Bank Foundation Grant: Growing green...purple, red, orange or yellow too! 

 

 

Schools launch balloons 'up, up and away'
West Hartford Press June 11, 2015 
Features: Dr. Karen List Grant ~ Up, Up & Away!

West Hartford Students Launch Weather Balloons into Earth's Stratosphere
We-Ha.Com
Features: Dr. Karen List Grant~ Up, Up, & Away!

Balloon 'liftoff' project teaches physics, offers fun
West Hartford Press May 21, 2015 pg 5
Features: Cantor Family Grant~ 3,2,1 Liftoff!

'Apples' for Artists - Learning enhanced iPad Technology
West Hartford LIFE May 2015 pgs 28-34
Features: King Philip Special Initative Grant: Apples for Artists

Lessons from those who know - Cross Age Connections bring anti-bullying campaign to Morley
West Hartford Press April 9, 2015
Features: Wheels to Social-Emotional Wellness Grant

Celebrity chefs get cookin'
West Hartford Press March 26, 2015
Features: West Hartford's Cookin' Fundraiser pgs Front Cover & 4

Students take part in 'The Great Balloon Chase
West Hartford News November 14, 2014
Features: Dr. Karen List Grant~Up, Up & Away!!! pgs 1 & 11

Smith students turn eyes to the sky for balloon launch
West Hartford Press October 30, 2014 pgs 7 & 9
Features: Dr. Karen List Grant: Up, Up & Away!!!

The Great Balloon Chase: Smith STEM School Launches Incredible "Live" Learning Lesson
Hartford Courant October 22, 2014
Features: Dr. Karen List Grant ~ Up, Up & Away!!!

Grant 'jump' starts students
West Hartford Press April 17, 2014
Features: West Hartford's Administrative Association Grant: Learnin' the Ropes

Books and birds: Media specialist Lee Gluck instructs inside and out
West Hartford Life April 2014 pgs 4-5
Features: Project FeederWatch with Cornell University

Let's Get Cookin' - Foundation for WHPS holds annual West Hartford's Cookin' fundraiser
West Hartford Press, March 27, 2014
Features: Coverage of The Foundation's largest fundraiser, West Hartford's Cookin', to raise money for 2014-2015 grant awards.

Students get lesson in hip hop dance and culture -
West Hartford Press, January 23, 2014
Features: Whole Foods Grant ~ Move It! Grove It! Create It!: A Hip Hop Experience

West Hartford Students Explore Modern Art Form with 'Hip Hop Week' 
Hartford Courant, January 30, 2014
Features: Whole Foods Grant ~ Move It! Grove It! Create It!: A Hip Hop Experience 

Charter Oak International Academy Newsletter - Includes articles on the below grants implemented during the 2013-2014 school year.
Whole Foods Grant: Move It! Grove It! Create It!: A Hip Hop Experience
Birds of Prey
Falvey Linen & Supply Grant: Connecticut River Simulation & Exploration
In Exploring Differences We Discover Similarities
The Pauluk Family Grant: Apples and Syrup & Chickens, Oh My!!!
The Latin American Musical Experience

Events mark awareness week in high schools -
West Hartford Press, October 31, 2013
Features information on the The Cantor Family Grant: It's a Girl

Grants put into Action throughout schools Part 1/2, Part 2/2- Includes information & mention of the following Grants in Action during the fall of 2013
Gengras Kia Grant: Choose Character Over Bullying
Mr. & Mrs. David Dupee Grant: Kids Become Polacco Prodigies
The Pauluk Family Grant: Apples and Syrup and Chickens, Oh My!!!
The Cantor Family Grant: It's a Girl
The Frankie & Bob Goldfarb Grant: The Madrigal-A Window to the World of Renaissance 

Wingmasters program comes to Webster Hill - This grant in action took place in June 2013

A virtual reality in local classrooms - Includes information on the $10,000 Special Initiative Grant awarded in Spring 2012. 

Foundation awards $10,000 grant to Charter Oak & Smith - Learn more about the grant Virtual Vista's: Connecting our Classrooms to the World.

Whole Foods Grant: Norfeldt School's Edible School Yard - Mentioned in articles below
Community Garden Blog 
West Hartford Patch Article  
Norfeldt School Newsletter 

Million Dollar Milestone -
West Hartford Magazine September/ October 2012
Learn about how the Foundation began in an interview with Co-Founder Dougie Trumble and the excitement around the 1 millionth dollar invested into WHPS.

Sedgwick Middle School Raptor Program on YouTube - Raptor Program Video

Conard High School's Green Energy Lab

Our Signature Event - West Hartford's Cookin' in the below publications
West Hartford's Cookin' A Success
West Hartford Cookin' Raises $45,000

They get around: Hooping workshop educates and delights Smith School Students - Learn more about this grant granted in support of physical education!