Tower Garden (Spring 2023)
Through this grant, students at Reidenbaugh Elementary will explore gardening through aeroponics. Tower Gardens will allow students to plant seeds, observe growth, harvest – and even eat – crops throughout the year. An innovative way for children to learn about 21st century farming and a demonstration of the vertical farming concept taught in the first-grade science curriculum, this project will provide students first-hand experience of plant growth, farming and a deeper understanding of where food comes from.
Hands-on Science investigations (Fall 2022)
This grant provides students in grades 3 and 4 at Bucher Elementary several hands-on environmental science lessons, from water conversation to animal biodiversity, presented by a County Conservation Officer. These lessons help students build a positive relationship between nature and community, including the stream on school property, while addressing PA State Standards in Environment and Ecology.
Bone Clone Hominid Skulls (Fall 2022)
This grant provides a set of high-end replicas of skulls of ancient hominids for use in 7th grade science classes. The skulls will facilitate a hands-on investigation at the culmination of the life-science unit to make comparisons and draw conclusions about how humans have changed over millions of years. Hands-on learning experiences are proven to be more engaging and powerful learning experiences, though the rarity of fossils and price of materials means tactile options for at the secondary level students are often limited. As relevant hands-on materials, this project addresses multiple state science standards and will enable students to make inferences using tangible models in a real, physical experience.
Note that many grants have outcomes in multiple impact areas.
New School Year Brings a New Face to MTEF
On August 28, the MTEF Board of Directors welcomed Becky Doumaux as our new Executive Director. Becky joins us with 15 years of leadership experience at Junior Achievement of South Central PA, a background as an elementary school teacher and a master’s degree in educational administration. A resident of Manheim Township, Becky is the parent of a […]Read More
2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards
The Manheim Township Alumni Association is proud to announce the recipients of its Distinguished Alumni…Read More
Middle School’s Collaborative Mural Unveiled
Congratulations to music teacher Mrs. Rachel Swank, art teacher Mrs. Lauren Michaud, artist-in-residence Melinda Steffy…Read More