Helping our teachers enrich their classroom curriculum

Links to Learning provides awards to New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender county elementary school educators to enhance curriculum and stimulate creative thought in a variety of settings. These awards will enable educators to enrich classroom and extracurricular activities and develop new approaches to learning.

See award winners below.

Educators at any of the schools served by our Operation School Bell®  program are invited to apply for an award. To access the application forms (Guidelines, Cover Page, Application Questions, Evaluation and Financial Reports), please click on the link below.

Guidelines for Applying for an Award
Application Cover Page
Application Questions
Project Evaluation Form
Financial Report

Assistance League Makes Awards to Educators for 46 Projects Through Its Links to Learning Program

Assistance League of Greater Wilmington awarded 56 educators for 46 projects in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties, totaling more than $30,000 through its Links to Learning Program for the 2016-2017 school year. The awards allow educators to enrich and expand classroom and extracurricular activities and/or develop new or different approaches to teaching that will stimulate creative thought.

The Links to Learning Program is in its fifth year, and Assistance League has now contributed over $80,000 to local schools through this program. The number of applications has grown each year—this past year Assistance League received 83 applications for a total request of over $66,000 against our $30,000 budget.

Assistance League of Greater Wilmington is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that transforming lives and strengthening community through its philanthropic programs serving children, families and seniors in the tri-county area.

The award winners for 2016-2017 were:

Woodard/North Topsail, Math Station Learning Center Kits
Wirszyla/Cape Fear Elementary, SHAPE-LESS: Part two—Student Healthy Activities in Physical Education
Terzaken/Lincoln, The Garden at Lincoln Elementary
Holloway/Wrightsboro, Wrightsboro Elementary Think Lab
Moore/Winter Park, Collection Development—Filling in Some “Series-ous” Gaps
Donnelly, Bloodworth, Umpress/ Burgaw Elementary, Building a Bi-Lingual Bridge to Literacy
Cleary, Huyett/Lincoln, Science Olympiad Team
Full/North Topsail, Classroom I-Pad
Vance/Town Creek, Fifth Grade Examines Global Issues
Cox, Holden/Town Creek, Supporting 21st Century Learners
Morgan/Town Creek, Wanted: Exceptional Tools for Exceptional Learners
Constantinou/Gregory, #Kindness Matters
Lawson/Gregory, Sphero Robot Project
Cleary/Castle Hayne, Math/Art Geometric String Art Sculpture
Charles/Castle Hayne, Classroom Keyboards
Miller/Castle Hayne, Learning to Love Literature!
DesMarais/Castle Hayne, Lego “More to Math” Sets for 1st and 2nd Grade Math Students
Cassidy/Sunset Park, Brain Boosters—Brain, Pop, Jr/ESL
Redmond/Sunset Park, IPads: Collaboration and Individual Learning Come to Life
Shufford, Rogers/D.C. Virgo, Makerspace and Science Fair
Myslow/West Pender, Show Your Strengths
Rovnak/West Pender, Science Is a Sport
Armstrong/West Pender, Enriched Learning Environment
Tucci/West Pender, A Flair for the Dramatics
Judy/West Pender, Learning Culture through Guitar
Leggett/Alderman, Growing Great Readers!
Rickey/Freeman, Simple Machines Lego Project
Moran/Snipes, Snipes Academy Dribbling All Stars
Taverna/Snipes, Lyrics 2 Learn and Matific
Kausak/Snipes, Open Access to Technology Using Kindle Fire
Forbes/Snipes, Full Steam Ahead
Yadlosky/Snipes, Teach Town Basics: Making Learning Fun for All
Seales/Snipes, Snipes Makeover: Library Edition
Dellinger/Snipes, Theatre/Broadcast Enhancement
Mortensen/Snipes, Fourth Grade Support
Hess/Freeman, Independent Tasks
Cuellar/Williston, Williston Middle School Spring Musical
Davis, Grier, Long/West Pender, Bringing Picture Books Back to Life
Clark, Schmidt/Bolivia, Bolivia Bears Don’t Hibernate, They Activate!
Kunhardt/Rocky Point, Guided Reading with High Interest Books!
Harrell/Rocky Point, Celebrating Good Choices and Character Development
Allder/Rocky Point, Math Stories for Third Grade
Bogan, Obremski, Krynicki/Rocky Point, Feeling the Right to Write
Gehron/Sunset Park, Read Box
Leary/Sunset Park, Developing Math Skills and Relevancy through Literacy
Honaker/Gregory, Vamos! Books to Help Bilingualism and Biliteracy!

Awards for 2015-2016

Assistance League of Greater Wilmington awarded 50 educators for 37 projects in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties totaling more than $25,000 through its Links to Learning program for the 2015-2016 school year. The awards allow educators to enrich and expand classroom and extracurricular activities and/or develop new or different approaches to teaching that will stimulate creative thought.

 

Seales/Snipes Academy of Arts and Design – The Dribbling All Stars Perform

Children get a close-up look at little creatures from the North Carolina Aquarium.

Students planted a beautiful garden for all to see on the school property.

Children with disabilities learn through special programs using an iPad

Awards for 2014-2015
Assistance League of Greater Wilmington awarded 26 educators in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties more than $15,000 through its Links to Learning program. The awards allow educators to enrich and expand classroom and extracurricular activities and/or develop new or different approaches to teaching that will stimulate creative thought.

Awards for 2013-2014
Total amount funded: $6,055
Total number of students to be benefited: 2,798

Applications are submitted to Assistance League of Greater Wilmington in October and projects are selected in November. To get more information on Links to Learning, contact us at: INFO@ALGW.AssistanceLeague.org.

  “Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!! What a wonderful blessing to our team. Thank you for this amazing opportunity for our students and school.”

Cait Rosander, School Counselor