Below is a small sample of public school projects funded by PPEF educational enhancement grants. Do you know of a teacher or instructor that would like to use grant funding to support a unique project?

2018 Glow Run

The 2018 Glow Run Was a huge success. Over 200 runners participated and had a wonderful time. money was raise that will support PPEF’s mission. Thank you to our sponsor Forster Orthodontics and to the Portsmouth School Committee for their donation. Read On

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… Read On

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,… Read On

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… Read On

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… Read On