Recent Grant Awards

Since 1991, MERIT has invested over $300,000 into enrichment programs that help Millis students get more from their public education!

2019 GRANT AWARDS

Clyde F. Brown Elementary School
BeeBot Coding Mats: Purchase vinyl mats for use with BeeBot Robots.
CFB Relaxation Room: Create and furnish a relaxation room at CFB.
Expanding Our Orff Instrumentarium: Add a bass xylophone to the instrumentarium of barred instruments.
Hands on Math: Purchase math materials for small group instruction.
Learning Through Literature: Purchase read aloud books and flashlights for Flashlight Friday reading.
Word Work Stations: Create word work (phonics/sight word) activity stations.

Clyde F. Brown and Middle School
Bucket Drumming: Provide buckets and sticks so that percussion/drumming can be taught to large groups of students at one time.

Middle School
Geography Alive: Purchase atlases and customizable wondermaps to connect the ancient history and geography curriculum.
L.E.E.R.: Provide a library of leveled Spanish books for a voluntary reading program. (Leer, Escoger, Entender, Relajar: read, choose, understand, relax)
Mindset Matters!: Provide a training program for student leaders at the middle school.
World Language Week Art Walk: Purchase supplies to create a traveling art exhibit for the first world language week celebration.

Middle and High School
Health and Wellness Fair: Fund speakers and supplies for the high school health fair.
Podcasting Studio: Create a podcasting space with a modern soundboard and microphones for students generated podcasts.
Project Leaf Pack: Provide materials for stream study such as hip-waders and microscopes.
Raspberry Pi and BrickPi3: Purchase three raspberry pis (for programming) and three brick pi 3s (for processing) to advance the robotics curriculum.

High School
Cricut Die-Cutting Machine: Purchase a die-cutting machine for iron-on decals, vinyl stencils and paper projects.
DSLR Cameras: Purchase one or two digital single lens reflex cameras for photography students.

 

EXAMPLES OF PAST AWARDS

Clyde F. Brown Elementary School
  • MERIT Innovation Labs
  • Project STEM
  • Battle of the Books
  • Osmo
  • 100 Mile Club
  • Mats for the gymnasium
  • Comprehension strategies
  • Smart Boards
  • Video Modeling Project
  • Silhouette projectors ~ Art Class

Millis Middle School
  • Yoga and Wellness for Girls
  • Creating a Multi-Sensory, Multi-Movement Needs Classroom
  • Project Claw
  • The Walking Classroom
  • Biome and Resilient House Building
  • Q Ball Classroom Microphone
  • MERIT Innovation Labs
  • Aquaponics STEM Food Growing Systems
  • Engagement & Learning with Sphero
  • Screenagers Event
  • Bring Back Recess!
  • STEAM Arcade Project
  • Video Resources ‘Bringing Ancient Civilization to Life’
  • Nature’s Classroom Scholarship
  • Digital Portfolios in the Art Studio
  • Polar Fit Sensors for Physical Education
  • Guitars for Music Class
  • Mineral Mining Project
  • Cartography Maps
  • Support for Millis Learning Center
  • Ipads for Resource Room

Millis High School
  • High School Engineering Program
  • International World War II Museum
  • Vocation Skills/Office
  • MERIT Innovation Labs
  • Enhancing Library Resources for English Language Learners
  • A lens & Stability for TV Production Class
  • ALARM Robotics Competition
  • Printing Plain Street Review, a HS literary journal
  • Youth in Government Conference at MA State House
  • Polar Fit Sensors for Physical Education
  • Kurzweil 3000 Software ~Text-to-Speech
  • Force for Physics lab tools
  • Digital Portfolios in the Art Studio
  • Guitars for Music Class
  • Woodworking Club tools and supplies
  • Computers for Resource Room