Recently Awarded Grants

The East Pennsboro Education Foundation (EPEF) is pleased to support East Pennsboro Area
School District (EPASD) by offering grant funding for projects, initiatives and activities which
will enhance the education process. EPEF aims to support innovative programs to promote
academic excellence and educational quality for students of EPASD.

For the 2023-2024 School Year Grants that have been awarded are:

EPHS Environment Club led by Mrs. Lisa Waldman, Mrs. Margeaux Crone and Mrs. Gabby Roeder

To make their dream a reality, the EPHS Environment Club approached the Foundation with a request for the final donation after actively fundraising themselves. The goal of their project is to build a functional greenhouse that all teachers on the main campus will have access to for use in science and nutrition explorations. We are thrilled to help them achieve their goal for all students to learn and explore in. We can’t wait to watch their progress in the build!

Environment Club with Mrs. Waldman and Mrs. Roeder

We are so excited to help our EPHS Environment Club & AP Environmental Science class spend a day with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. They will be canoeing down our Conodoguinet Creek exploring the physical, chemical & biological health of the stream. We love the local connection and can’t wait to see the photos of their day.

Mr. Erick Hanson & EP Media

Mr. Erick Hanson submitted a proposal with his vision to reboot EP Media at East Pennsboro Area High School. Historically EPEF has been very supportive of this program and when Mr. Hanson came to us with his vision of expanding this program, we were all for it! You can see that video announcements (are back!) along with some of new equipment that our students are using to learn and grow with. We are excited to watch this program grow!





Mr. Spagnoli & Teaching Advanced Farming Techniques Through Hydroponics in 7th Grade STEM

Mr. Spagnoli discovered his seventh-grade students were fascinated with advanced manufacturing techniques from a 21st century perspective. Modern farming techniques in the field of hydroponics was an aspect that Mr. Spagnoli wanted to challenge his students within the classroom. This year he has successfully implemented hydroponics with aquaponics next year! We love to see all of the herbs and flowers that are growing!




Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Incentives

The Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) grant was presented by Mr. David Wright, Principal at the East Pennsboro Middle School on behalf of all four building principals.  PBIS is an incentive program that encourage positive behaviors and interactions on a daily basis. Each student has the opportunity to receive an incentive ticket that they may place in a drawing box in a central location in the school. Drawings could be held monthly with prizes including small gift card, ear buds, school spirit wear, and possible experiences like movie tickets or sporting events. This is to motivate and highlight proper behavior in the schools. You may have seen in the Middle School newsletter and the District newsletters students sharing their pride in being recognized! Way to go Panthers!