PHS Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) students, under the direction of business teacher, Lisa Bowden, earned a trip to Anaheim, California to compete in the International Career Conference. This opportunity offered these six students real world business experiences through competitions that also included role plays, tests and leadership workshops. PEF made a donation of $1,500 to help this team defray costs.
Poquoson Odyssey of the Mind (OotM) team members continue to make Poquoson City Public Schools, family members, the community and their coach,
With the establishment of the Holcomb Law Firm’s “Teacher Professional Development Grant” and a generous donation from the law firm, PHS science teacher Lisa Hall was awarded a grant of $1,000 to defray costs of a college course.
Teacher Professional Grants
PEF awarded $44,000 to Poquoson City Schools for the purchase of technology-related equipment, software, and furniture. PEF was recognized for this donation during the School Board meeting on May 16.
PEF sponsors a semi-annual Teacher Grant Program open to all Poquoson teachers and/or teams of teachers at all grade levels. Teachers are invited to apply for either the Innovative Instructional Grant that awards up to $1,000 or the Instructional Grant, an award of up to $300. Instructional Grants help teachers develop, plan, implement and evaluate innovative and/or instructional strategies and classroom programs aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning. Last year, PEF awarded $25,894 in classroom grants. See 2017 grant presentations.
In June, PPS music teacher Kim Pohto and PHS special education teacher David Blackstock were each awarded the Mackenzie Clarke Memorial Grant to purchase equipment for their classrooms.
PEF is proud to support student organizations who represent PCPS in national or world competitions. Grants are awarded to help defray the cost of traveling to these events.
Norm Remchuk proud of their hard work and dedication that enable them to compete successfully at regional, state and national competitions. In May, two teams totaling 14 students, were awarded $3,500 to offset costs of travel and hotel expenses. The World Finals was held at Michigan State in Lansing.