Renewable Energy Curriculum Receives Grant

biodiesel dayPPEF has supported the “Renewable Energy” curriculum at the Portsmouth High School by awarding a grant for $2911 to high school teacher Jean-Paul Arsenault for his “Fries to Fuel: Biodiesel in the Classroom”. The students will receive hands on instruction turning used fryolater oil into usable biodiesel. A field trip to Newport Biodiesel will enhance this experience.

This grant has been named the “Jay Humphrey” memorial grant after a founding member of the PPEF Board of Directors and one of our most visionary members. This grant is therefore appropriately named for him.

Contribution from the Dr. Robert A. Davidson Charitable Fund

Portsmouth Public Education Foundation was again fortunate and grateful to be one of the recipients of the fund raising efforts of the Davidson Family and their musical presentation “Broadway: From Then til’ Now 3”, a benefit concert on February 2, 2013. The “Dr. Robert A. Davidson Charitable Fund” has been established by the family of…

Success Story: E-Readers for Portsmouth High School

In December 2011, members of the Board presented 26 e-readers or “Nooks” to the English Department of Portsmouth High School for a classroom of 25 students and 1 teacher. Many classic literature titles as well as textbooks can be retrieved. Updating and technical support will be provided by Barnes and Noble. In addition to the…

Grant Recipients 2012-2013 Academic Year

Grants given by PPEF in 2012-2013 Academic year Hathaway School Vicky Flaherty- The Very Busy Kindergartners $448.96 Liz King- Bugs in the Classroom- $825. Total awarded- $1273.96 Portsmouth Middle School Anthony Rivard/Tanin Tickner- Creating Small Reading Communities-$1620 Amy Gerrior/Alison Ernest- Versatile Learning $445.76 Erin Costa-The Gloriumptious Roald Dahl- $1280 Total awarded- $3,345.76 Portsmouth High School…

The Atrium Gallery

The Atrium Gallery was funded through an Educational Enhancement grant from the Portsmouth Public Education Foundation. The project received funding to create a gallery and host openings for students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members throughout the 2003/2004 school year. The Atrium Gallery Committee was established and met for the first time on October 22,…

Portsmouth Jazz Ensemble

The Portsmouth Middle School Jazz Ensemble’s enrichment grant from the PPEF is being used to service the jazz program at the middle school and support the general music classes. The funds received were used to purchase jazz videos and music tapes featuring big band jazz and modern jazz quartets. Each rehearsal, the jazz band takes…

Picturing the Glen – Then & Now

The Educational Enhancement Grant from the PPEF involved multiple grades and subjects areas at Elmhurst Elementary School. Fourth grade students compared vintage photographs of the Glen and Manor House with the same views found today. Watercolor prints based on the vintage and current photographs were created with the guidance of art teacher Leigh Robinson. Third…

2012 Narrative

A true inside peek into a kitchen designer’s own kitchen. Imagine you’re on a cruise ship overlooking the deck and sea. If you can pull yourself away from the view, you’ll be impressed by the kitchen’s magnitude and beauty. These nesters created a unique and charming rustic abode using their own ingenuity, talent and hard…

2011 Friends Campaign

Thank you to the following who donated this year 2011!!! March Ms. Helen Jones – Portsmouth RI $50.00 In Memory of Albert Honnen, Sr. January Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Daily – Tiverton RI $2,500.00 Mr. & Mrs. Roger Nolan – Portsmouth RI $100.00 In Honor of Richard “Dick” Carpender’s many years of School Committee service…

Fall 2011 Grant Recipients

Total amount awarded in this round of grant making: $15,363.00 The Portsmouth Public Education Foundation (PPEF) is proud to acknowledge the excellence and dedication of our public school teachers by awarding 18 grants this year totaling $15,363.00! PPEF announced their grant rewards for school year 2011/2012 at the Public School Teachers Orientation Meeting held on…