Suezette Given won $500 and 500 bonus points to spend on her classroom library from Scholastic Book Clubs! Her application was chosen from more than 82,000 entries as part of the Jame's Patterson Partnership Giveaway.The prize is awarded to help build a classroom library so that every student can find books they will love to read.
Suezette Given was awarded a grant from the Montville Education Fund of materials for use with Write Eye and in the classroom. The grant will allow the magazine to continue to produce a quality print version as well as (for the first time ever!) to publish an online version of the magazine. The online version will increase the reach of the magazine to all the members of the community. The online program will also be able to be used in classroom projects, increasing the publication potential of student work. The grant also provided funds for the purchase of a binding machine which will allow students to create printed book versions of the magazine and their classroom work.
Marisa Castonova, Cheryl Zazone, and Jessica Shackil from the Parsippany School District recieved an NJEA Fredreick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education grant for their work with the STEM Pals leadership group.