Grants in Action

Focus on Fisher Middle School

This academic year the Ewing Public Foundation (EPEF) provided more than $38K grants for our Ewing public schools. The students of Fisher Middle School will benefit from $12,452 awarded to support several initiatives: the Smart Kids Rule Program (funded by Community Partner the Credit Union of NJ), Overheads are Old News, Mobile Cart with Document Camera and Projector, and the Musical Production of Annie Jr.   The ‘Overheads are Old News’ and ‘Mobile Cart with Document Camera and Projector’ grants are geared toward integrating new technology to enhance the learning experience while the Smart Kids Rule Program encourages and rewards students for academic achievement throughout the year.

The Musical Production of Annie Jr. was initiated by Special Education teacher Lauren Tenaglia and designed as an opportunity for all interested Fisher students of all levels and needs to participate in the performing arts. In addition to roles acting and singing, there are opportunities for students to learn about stagecraft and sound production. The show was cast in late December with rehearsals running up to the show dates in April. “This is very exciting on so many levels,” says Tenaglia, “not only is it a cooperative opportunity to include so many students, it will be the first time the Fisher stage has been utilized for this type of production.” The ‘new’ Fisher auditorium was upgraded in 2013 and now boasts a “professional” stage along with 436 auditorium seats.   The show is set to run April 16th, 17th and 18th.

Fisher Principal Barbara Brower recognizes the important role of EPEF grants to Fisher commenting, “The EPEF grants have enabled FMS to accomplish far more than otherwise could be possible, assisting us in delivering the very best instructional opportunities to our students.  Every grant impacts someone or something, somewhere in our school. We are very grateful for the ongoing support of EPEF”.

Celebrating 20 years of giving to the students of the Ewing Public Schools, the Ewing Public Education Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit citizens’ organization whose mission is to build community support and acquire supplementary resources for innovative educational programs, experiences and technology that enhance teaching and learning. Additionally, EPEF awards scholarships to graduating Ewing High seniors.

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