Cohasset Mariner

The Cohasset Education Foundation recently announced the items funded under their second semester spring grant cycle in 2018 of $33,273, including funds to promote the Commonwealth’s updated social studies curriculum and an online middle school newspaper program.

The new publication, started by middle school English teacher Donna Melia, will be separate from the high school, according to CEF vice president Cindy Matheson. The program has been utilizing software available via the high school yearbook program and will be a Middle School-specific program.

Matheson said this portion of the grant was “very near and dear to our heart” and said the foundation is “very happy we are able to support” the budding program.

Additionally, the grant will help promote “education for civic life in a democracy” — which is part of the Commonwealth’s new social studies curriculum — in both the Deer Hill and Osgood schools. The grant also included money to add xylophones for the Osgood School rhythm band and strengthen math fact fluency via the Reflex software program at Deer Hill.

Matheson said members of the CEF “look forward to seeing [the grant] in action.”