As the Middletown Education Collaborative (MEC) looks forward to the start of a new school year, we would like to take this time to thank everyone who supported our 7th Annual Duck Race that was held this past July. The event was a huge success as over 600 ducks raced from the shore at Third Beach, raising over $6000 that will go to educational programs. It was nice to see our community come together for a family fun event that benefits our schools. Children enjoyed the sand dig, face painting, crafts and meeting the MEC mascot, Quackers. Thank you to everyone who attended the race, purchased a duck, sold a duck, donated food and donated prizes for our 10 lucky winners.
We would also like to thank our 2013 sponsors whose support has been invaluable. Their support of the Middletown community and its young people deserves our applause. Our major sponsors include: People’s Credit Union. DiPrete Engineering, Embrace Home Loans, Forster Orthodontics, KVH, Paradise Cleaning and Restoration, Phoenix Bulk Carriers, and Oldport Homes. Please visit our website for a full list of sponsors at memec.org.
Again, thank you to the Middletown community and our sponsors. It is through your support that we are able to fund programs that enrich the education experience at our Middletown public schools. We hope to see you at next year’s duck race.
MEC Board Member
We are holding our 3rd Grants Showcase next week at the Learning Center at Gaudet Middle School. The Open House will be May 14, 2013 from 6pm – 7:30pm.
Several of our grant recipients will be displaying and explaining the grants that they received from MEC, including Gaudet’s Mr. Beagan and Ms. Gauch. Ms. DeLima and her students will do a Latin dance performance, that they learned through a MEC grant.
We will also be announcing the winner of our Educator of the Year Award and the recipient of our 2013 College Scholarship.
Be sure to join us!
Gaudet’s STEM program robots with sensors (sensors purchased by MEC).
Saltmarsh grasses grown by 6th grade science classes.
Guitars purchased for the Gaudet music program.
Yesterday, we listed a brief summary of our Spring 2013 Grants that we recently funded.
Today, we would like to take a moment and thank all those who made funding grants possible. THANK YOU to everyone who has donated their time, effort and money in this great endeavor working for our Middletown students. Without your work, vision and generosity, none of this would be possible.
For more information on our 2012-13 grants, go to: http://www.middletowneducationcollaborative.org/grants-2012-13/
We are proud to announce that we have completed our Spring Grants Cycle for 2013. We received a large number of requests this cycle. Unfortunately, we were unable to fund all of the grant applications. But those we did fund will provide Middletown students with some really special educational opportunities.
Below is a brief listing of our Spring Grants for 2013:
National Geographic Young Explorer magazine – Forest Ave. School
Fourth Grade Literacy Closet - J.H. Gaudet Middle School and Learning Academy
BrainPop- J.H. Gaudet Middle School and Learning Academy
March Into Reading -Aquidneck Elementary School and J.H. Gaudet Middle School and Learning Academy
Boston Museum of Science fieldtrip – J.H. Gaudet Middle School and Learning Academy
Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – MHS
Latin Dance Instruction – MHS
GSP Extension – math – MHS
Fitness is Your Future – MHS
For more detailed information for any of these grants, please go to http://www.middletowneducationcollaborative.org/grants-2012-13/
Calling all Middletown High Seniors!! We are awarding a $1000 college scholarship to a graduating senior from Middletown High School for 2013.
This scholarship is based on your commitment to community service. Our scholarship is awarded to an individual who is committed to helping others through volunteerism. We want to recognize the value that you have added to our community through your volunteer work.
Our 2013 Scholarship Application is now online at www.middletowneducationcollaborative.org/scholarship/.
Application deadline is April 12, 2013. You must also submit two (2) letters of recommendation.