Calvert County Public Schools is proud to announce the first recipients of the Calvert School Foundation annual grants to foster creative approaches to education. Members of the Board of Directors reviewed seventeen proposals and selected four to be funded for a total cost of $3,000. The activities supported by the grants will serve 312 students in the school system.

Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “It’s exciting to see our Foundation, in its first year, make such a fine contribution.”

The four proposals that will be funded this year are:

”I See a Leader” at Patuxent Appeal Elementary Campus (PAC)

The goal of this project is to coordinate a Spring PAC Girls Rock Cub to encourage fourth and fifth grade female leaders. A culminating activity of the club will result in an “I See A Leader at PAC” hallway display to encourage self-confidence and leadership potential in all PAC students.

Peer Mentoring Program at Northern High School

Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 will mentor grade 9 students to support their transition to high school, build self-esteem, and foster greater academic success. The mentors will increase their own confidence and develop skills as community leaders.

Increasing Active Engagement for All at Sunderland Elementary

The purpose of this project is to increase student engagement with the Career and College State Standards (CCSS) with an emphasis on math, science, and reading comprehension. Students will engage in active, visible learning by communicating models and problem-solving strategies on dry erase tables.

Field Trip to Washington D.C. for Calvert High School English As a Second Language (ESOL) Students

ESOL students will take a field trip to the Smithsonian Museum of American History to see history as a real-life experience. As the students tour the museum, history will become more relevant, and they will be able to apply their learning in their social studies classes.