PUBLIC NOTICE of Intent to Apply for Funds (dated 4-14-15)
Holyoke Public Schools, in collaboration with Kelly Full Service Community School and community partners, are developing an application for funds from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (Fund Code 647-B1) to support an Expanded Learning Time model at Kelly Full Service Community School for School Year 2015-2016. We have sought and continue to seek input and ideas from members of the school and broader community to enhance this programming. The application is due on April 16, 2015. For more information, please contact Julieann Rapoport, Director of State and Federal Grant Programs, at
413-534-2000 extension 256.
BIRTH THROUGH THIRD GRADE STRATEGY:
Holyoke Public Schools have been awarded a two-year Early Education Partnerships Grant in the amount of $154,200. This grant, administered by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, supports the comprehensive work of the award-winning Holyoke Early Literacy Initiative (HELI) with children from birth to Grade 3 and their families.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT/COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS:
Holyoke Public Schools received $30,000 in funding from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to engage ninth and tenth grade students in after-school and summer programming focused on academic support, service-learning opportunities, and college/career readiness.
ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PATHWAYS:
Holyoke Public Schools were awarded $20,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to support an alternative pathway to graduation for students who are at greatest risk of not graduating from high school. This innovative program includes credit recovery, socio-emotional supports, and service-learning opportunities.
BUILD OUR KIDS' SUCCESS (BOKS):
BOKS, an initiative of the Reebok Foundation, awarded a total of $10,000 to four of the Kindergarten to Grade 8 schools in our district to support activities that promote student fitness and wellness.
BREAKFAST EXPANSION GRANT:
Holyoke Public Schools received $40,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to enhance our school breakfast program, so that all students will have access to a nutritious, no-cost breakfast. This endeavor is designed to reduce tardiness, increase attendance, and ensure that all students begin the school day ready to learn.
LET'S MOVE HOLYOKE:
The Holyoke Food and Fitness Policy Council awarded a total of $15,000 to three of the Kindergarten to Grade 8 schools in our district to support the implementation of evidenced-based practices that increase physical activity and healthy eating opportunities for students.
LITERACY PARTNERSHIPS GRANT:
Holyoke Public Schools received $16,963 from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to support the use of Model Curriculum Units and the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and professional development with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks in the area of English Language Arts and Literacy.
MASSACHUSETTS 21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER DEMONSTRATION PROJECT: Holyoke Public Schools were awarded $50,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to support out-of school time academic support and enrichment programming at Kelly Full Service Community School.
MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL:
Individual schools across our district have received small grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to support artists-in-residence and field trips to local cultural sites.
QUALITY ENHANCEMENTS IN AFTER-SCHOOL TIME: Holyoke Public Schools received $20,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to support the inclusion of students with disabilities in out-of-school time programming.