Grateful for Grants!
Willow Brook is the recipient of four substantial grants that greatly impact our instructional program.
21st Century Learning Grant:
Willow Brook’s 21st Century Community Learning Center is excited to offer our before and after school programs for the 12th year. Through a competitive process, Willow Brook applied for and received $87,500 to fund before and after school programs. Tina Marascia is the Site Director and works with teachers, staff, community partners and administration to determine programming that supports student needs at Willow Brook.
Students are referred to the before and after school programs by their parents, homeroom teachers, program leaders or administration based on assessments according to grade level standards. In order to maintain the highest quality of instruction in small group settings, enrollment is limited to students who will benefit the most from each type of program. The complete grant application, parent handbook, program schedule and course descriptions can be found on our web site under Clubs and Organizations.
CH2MHill has partnered with Willow Brook since 2006 to support math and science education. Through this partnership, CH2MHill has contributed over $8,000.00 through yearly proposals submitted by WB. Not only does CH2MHill support Willow Brook financially, but they are committed to sharing their expertise with the students of WB by sponsoring World Wide Water Monitoring Day, Engineering Day and hosting the chamber breakfast at WB each year.
Oak Ridge Associated Universities Grant:
Each year ORAU sponsors educational grants to support science education in local schools. Willow Brook submitted a grant entitled WELCOME TO NANOWORD!
One of the greatest prides at Willow Brook Elementary School is our Science Discovery Center. As an extension to the classroom, the Discovery Center is a hands-on learning environment for students to explore, discover and apply the scientific concepts they are learning in their classrooms. Our proposal included the purchase of a ceiling mounted projector, a Smartboard, ten Scope on a Rope hand held microscopes. Willow Brook’s grant was fully funded for $6,000.00.
16th Annual Literacy Grant
Co-sponsored by Altrusa International Oak Ridge Chapter and the Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club, Willow Brook was awarded $1,000.00 to support the Family Resource Center’s Readers and Leaders program. Willow Brook has been consistently awarded this grant for over six years making a true impact for at-risk readers.