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REACH 2016-2017 Grants Awarded

REACH 2016-2017 Grants Awarded

The REACH Foundation has funded over $150,000 to RCSD in Grants and Scholarships since 1998. On the evening of ¬†December 13, 2016 we presented our 2015 Grant Recipients at the Board of Education meeting. Criteria for a REACH Grant is ‘innovative educational programming’ and once again our teachers knocked it out of the park. These initiatives are above and beyond their day-to-day classroom responsibilities and we thank them for sharing their enthusiasm and creativity with our children.

The following is a listing of all the innovative educational programs that were awarded a REACH Grant:

Suffern Middle School

  • Digital Drawing Tablet Exploration (Blake)
  • Fidget Rings, Balance Boards, Fidget Toys (Boehning)
  • Teaching Ecological Awareness and Ecoliteracy Using Aeroponic Indoor Tower Garden (Braut & Passudetti)
  • Pendulum Painting (Wickes)

RP Connor

  • Dash and Dot Robots (Bean)
  • Math Enrichment (Brain)
  • Roller Coaster Project and Science Lab Table (Conley & Stuhar)


  • The Mindful Cave (Cancro)
  • Dash and Dot Creative Project Based Learning (Cerny)
  • GoPiGo Reuse Recycle Lego (Cerny)
  • Learning Using Multiple Modalities (Digga)
  • Culture Box Puerto Rico (Duke)
  • Roller Coaster Engineering (Tanis)
  • Carry Me Cubes (Tanis)
  • Digital Voice Recorders for English Language Learners (Wojehowski)


  • Coding Through Robots (McKiernan)
  • Classroom Flexibility (Pallogudis)
  • Culture Box Puerto Rick (Duke)


  • Google Expeditions (Butler)
  • Tinkering and Engineering with Robots (Hammond)
  • Hot Marimba – Xylophone (Zobel)


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