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Boatbuilding1Building  The Spirit of Westport, one plank at a time has been a great project! Dharma Voyage along with many generous volunteers throughout the Westport Community work with students in a hands-on environment to build a boat and learn many technical and historical details.  Twenty four students are participating in this exciting class.  Small groups of about eight students have been working with Ben Booth and Jon Aborn four days a week in the boat shop.   The groups rotate through the schedule, building upon each others’ progress.  Titcomb Brothers Manufacturing on Forge Road has kindly donated the space for our project.  The grand voyage launch will be in the Spring!

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1000 Books Before 1st grade, a fun literacy encouragement program, has been such a HUGE success that we are adding options for older children!  We will be adding options for 2nd grade students at the MAC.  The Book Fairies will be in a class near you to share the exciting news!!

 

 

 

mmsiThe MMSI (Massachusetts Math and Science Initiative) training that I received funded by WEF has been the best practical training I have received to date. It has informed my instruction for all courses I teach, Honors Biology and Environmental Science as well.

 

 


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The Westport Education Foundation is pleased to announce the introduction of 1000 Books Before First Grade, a multi-year pre-literacy effort aimed at encouraging families to read at least 1000 books to their pre-school/kindergartner from birth to age 6. This program is a partnership between the Albert Lees Memorial Fund of the Westport Education Foundation and Partners Village Store. The program will be offered at the Macomber Primary School, beginning September, 2015

 

Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination© is an organization that promotes creativity and teamwork by giving students complex challenges to solve with minimal input from adults. This 3rd grade team designed and built equipment that retrieved parts and delivered products. Congratulations to our 3rd grade team who won second place in the regional competition

 

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Kindergarten students work with artists in residence from No Strings Marionettes for a 3 day workshop, during which they learn the art of puppetry, set design, and performance.

 

 

 

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 Seventh and Eighth graders participate in a science fair, for which they spend months designing and implementing their projects. This participant displays her project about color theory.

 

 

 

 

001bThis art mural was completed by middle school art club participants, who designed the theme based on their mascot, the Westport Wave, and the coastal nature of Westport. They created the mural- which beautifies the cafeteria - with student finger prints.

 

 

 

 

001aAward winning author Dawn Tripp volunteers her time to conduct a writer’s workshop at the High School. The session is interactive and includes discussion about Ms. Tripp’s own writing experience, tips and advice, and student practice.

 

 

 

 

IMG_4772 The Education Foundation serves as a link between the schools and the broader community. One of our goals is to give students diverse learning experiences, to help them learn what they are (and aren’t) interested in. These High School AP Biology students observed orthopedic surgical procedures.

 

 

 

 

DSC_0326 Fifth and sixth graders demonstrate the ROV (remote operated vehicle) they built in the Middle School Robotics program. This program was conducted in partnership with Bristol Community College and the National Science Foundation.

 

 

 

 

001First Grade Teacher, Robin Morin, conducts an after school reading enrichment program for first graders who love to read. The students are exposed to new books and complete activities that complement the stories.