Cape Gazette

CHEF announces fall teacher grants

Dec 25, 2013

The Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation recently announced 12 grants totaling approximately $5,000 to help Cape Henlopen School District teachers enhance educational opportunities for their students.

The grants will support a variety of K-12 programs, including purchase of language arts supplies, development of classroom learning centers, materials for new classroom curricula and a science field trip for H.O. Brittingham Elementary School, purchase of student whiteboards and resources to support a new program on ecosystems at Mariner Middle School, a new club to encourage reluctant readers, purchase of drawing tablets for student portfolios, funds for students to attend a journalism convention and a field trip to Baltimore to see the play "War Horse" for Cape Henlopen High School students.

Teacher grants are one of the central focuses of CHEF’s efforts to provide financial resources for innovative educational projects and classroom resources that the district could not otherwise afford.

Since 2006, CHEF has funded more than 130 teacher grant requests, as well as student grants, performing arts scholarships and special anti-bullying and homelessness programs, for a total of more than $80,000 in educational aid to the nine Cape Henlopen district schools.

More information about CHEF, including how to volunteer and donate, is available at


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