Thursday, November 29, 2012
The organization has given more than $2 million to Hopkins schools since 1995.
Benjamin Friesen knows that educators have plenty of cool technology to work with. The West Junior High digital content specialist and other teachers regularly use Google apps and other tools. But technology on its own doesn’t ensure better learning. That’s why Friesen is thankful for a $9,600 grant the Hopkins Education Foundation awarded him and fellow technology integration specialist Todd Roudabush. The grant will pay for about 70 teachers from five districts to come together and share their ideas about how to get the most out of the technology, the second part of a get-together called the “Apps Collaboration Hive.” “It’s just primarily a good professional development experience for our staff so they can take that away,” Friesen said…
Friday, September 7, 2012
The Hopkins Education Foundation funds projects that help local students.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Editor’s Note: The following guest column comes from Michele Pasko, a member of the Hopkins Education Foundation Board. You may have noticed that school funding is a contentious issue—as fuel and insurance costs rise, school budgets continue to shrink or remain stagnant. HEF has allowed Hopkins to do something about the problem. HEF is the Hopkins Education Foundation, a non-profit that grants money to projects within the Hopkins School District. HEF grants funds to "best-practice" ideas—both large and small—generated from Hopkins school staff. These ideas excite, motivate, engage and inspire, and are often pilot projects that allow the school district to "try it before we buy it." Small-scale projects can be tested in one classroom or…
Monday, May 14, 2012
The grants go to three programs that aim to improve student success.
Hopkins Education Foundation awarded another $51,000 in grants for programs at local schools, the organization announced this month. The foundation provides money for programs and technology that the school district wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. It also accelerates pilot programs and provides new technology for the classroom, such as interactive white boards and iPads. In all, the foundation has awarded more than $1.9 million to the district since its founding in 1995. This spring it awarded three grants: Stay up to date on all your local news. Sign up for the free Hopkins Patch newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Editor James Warden's Pinterest boards. Do you own a local business? Click here to learn …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The money will go toward programs at Hopkins schools.
Hopkins Education Foundation’s Royal Bash and online auction raised more than $120,000 to fund grants in Hopkins schools, the foundation announced Thursday. The sold-out event took place Feb. 25 at the Golden Valley Golf and Country Club—with entertainment that included a live band during the cocktail hour, a wine frenzy game, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing. But the focus was on the foundation’s education programs—notably the “iPad Special Appeal: Unleash the Power of the iPad” that builds on last year’s successful pilot grant. Teachers demonstrated to attendees how iPads are transforming education. (Watch the video above to see how iPads are being used in the schools.) Hopkins Education Foundation money pays for programs …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
The auction raises money for school programs.
Would you like to purchase some fun items while helping a good cause? The Hopkins Education Foundation’s second-annual online auction runs through 10 p.m. Feb. 20. The auction contains 260 items in a variety of categories. Enjoy priceless experiences like a special dinner for four at First Course Bistro—where chef/owner Travis Metzger and sommelier Tim Edmunds will personally treat you like Hollywood Royalty. Buy graduation tickets and a parking pass. Pick up tickets to pro, college and high school sporting. Or buy gift cards to your favorite eateries and entertainment venues. “It’s really fun,” said Jennifer St. Clair, the HEF auction chair. “It’s kind of a frenzy at the end.” To bid on items, simply visit the online auction site. All the…