The Morris Educational Foundation funds projects in the Morris School District that create new models for learning, enrich the curriculum, promote self-esteem, enhance and expand enrichment opportunities, and help teachers grow professionally. Our goal is to ensure the highest level of educational innovation supporting students and staff in a partnership of lifelong learning.
The Morris Educational Foundation awarded almost $170,000 in classroom, community and professional development grants during the 2018-19 school year.
ALL IN Teammakers Workshop: Leadership skill workshops at FMS and MHS.
Art Department Supplies at MHS: Funding for the materials in the art department.
Battle of the Books: FMS after-school reading competition.
Bouncy Bands for Freshman Physics: Bands for desks to reduce stress and anxiety.
Chemistry Equipment: Cutting-edge materials to enhance chemistry education at MHS.
Costume and Sets: Materials to revamp the costumes and sets of the FMS musical.
Cultural Arts Annual Funding: Blanket grants to all ten schools to support cultural arts programming.
- AV Character Rocks assembly and Joanna Pang Atkins residency
- AH BMX Bike and Number Drummer assemblies
- HC Reader’s Theater
- LLC Eyes of the Wild, Mad Scientist, and Musical IQ assemblies
- FMS Student assemblies
- MHS Diversity Org assembly
- NP Spirit Tree residency
- SX BJ Ward residency
- TJ BJ Ward residency
- WD Writers Theatre of New Jersey residency
Darkroom Enlargers and Pinhole Cameras: Photography equipment for the MHS lab.
Eighth Grade Washington, DC Trip: Full tuition for ten students attend annual trip to Washington, D.C.
Falcon Press Online Newspaper: Funding for an online platform for FMS newspaper.
Flexible Seating for Frelinghuysen: Seating for all 6thgrade language arts classrooms.
Girls in STEM Day: Fifty FMS 8th grade girls explored STEM through hands-on activities at MHS.
Honoring Community Partnerships and Building New Opportunities for the Colonial L.I.F.E. Program: Celebration held for community partners.
Knowledge is our Super Power: Normandy Park’s theme for the 2019-20 school year.
Light Up Learning: Light tables and translucent manipulatives for the H.I.L.L. at Hillcrest.
Makey Makey K-5 STEM Coding Kits: Electrical circuit coding kits for all K-5 schools.
Melanin Minds Washington, DC Smithsonian Trip: Partial tuition to explore African American culture and history.
Mindful Meditation: Daily meditation sessions for students and teachers.
New Jersey High School Film Challenge: Entry-fee paid for New Jersey High School Film Challenge.
NPS Books 4 Kids Literacy Program-Winter Reading Challenge: Reading challenge with books rewards.
Physics Investigation of Light and Information Transfer: NextGen science labs.
Preschool Outdoor Bike Pathway: Contiguous outdoor bike path around the LLC playground.
Reading Readiness: Preschooler-Parent Shared Reading: Parent-child bilingual book club.
Researching and Decorating Ceiling Tiles: Sussex 5thgraders art project.
Restorative Practices: Training for MHS teachers on strategies to in productive dialogue.
Revitalize the FMS Garden: Redesign of the garden.
Social and Emotional Learning Books: All schools received books in partnership with the Morristown Festival of Books.
Sound Design, Engineering, Training for the MHS Theater Program Sound Crew: Training with a professional sound engineer.
Standing Desks at FMS: Thirty standing desks for sixth-grade classrooms.
Tutoring for Middle School: FMS after-school volunteer tutoring program in math and language arts.
Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom: Yoga 4 Classrooms IMPLEMENT Leader Training Course for Sussex and AH.
Like: A Documentary about the Impact of Social Media on Our Lives: Community-wide film screening and panel discussion on the topic of technology.
Raising Resilient Children and Teens: Dr. Robert Brooks, PhD, leading parenting expert and author on resilience, self-esteem, motivation and family relationships spoke with the community.
Teen Pride: Summer counseling for at-risk teens
Allison Schweikart Award: A selected media specialist will attend a workshop
Saul S. Swanger Fellowship: MHS teachers Erin Colfax, and Matt Daly and John Madden will receive advanced training during the summer months