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It’s an epic rematch in the middle of March Madness!

Harlem Wizards v. Hen Hud’s All-Stars
March 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Hendrick Hudson High School Gymnasium


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Multidisciplinary Puppet Production of “Chato’s Kitchen” Funded by HHCEF Grant

Grant recipient Jan Aiello with puppeeteer Melody Munitz and HHCEF Board members David White, Uta Wussing and Beth Gruber

Grant recipient Jan Aiello with puppeeteer Melody Munitz and HHCEF Board members David White, Uta Wussing and Beth Gruber

Click here for story and slideshow on Hendrick Hudson School District’s website 

2014-2015 HHCEF Grant Program
Grant Cycle Deadlines

Fall Grants – $1,000 each                                      November 7, 2014

Innovation in Education Grants – larger grant(s)
ranging from $5,000-$15,000, depending on
funding available                                                       February 13, 2015

Spring Grants – $1,000 each                                     March 20, 2015

2014-15 Update: The Innovation in Education grant cycle has been moved from spring to winter.

Congratulations to our 2014 Senior Scholarship Award Recipients!

Justin Fischer

2014 Palka
Katlyn Palka

Justin and Katlyn are shining examples of
dedication and service to their community.
We wish them the best of luck as they continue
to make their mark in college and beyond!

HHCEF Grant Awards and Scholarships



2014 Fall Grant Awards

  • Chair Yoga sessions led by a professional yoga instructor for the Buchanan and Verplanck Senior Citizens. This 10-week program will be video-recorded for continued use by the seniors in the years to come
  • “We Are Readers!” program at Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School. Funds will be used to purchase ‘We Both Read’ books featuring an interactive format with age-appropriate text on one page for a child, and more sophisticated text for a parent, teacher, or older child on the facing page
  • iMac computer for the new high school recording studio to supplement the equipment HHCEF funded in 2013.  Students use the studio to record music CDs and to film “Inside Hen Hud,” the high school’s new video news show, available for viewing on the district website,

2014 Spring Grant Awards

  • Laptops for Free Computer Education classes at the Hendrick Hudson Free Library, teaching basic internet skills, word processing and Excel via small group instruction.
  • iPads for the ABC (Academics, Behavior and Communication) Program to be used to enhance and track student progress in language, behavior and motor skills and build functional skills in ABC. Teachers and students will use speech apps, video modeling, iTunes.
  • Collaborative Art and Language Dept. Project - Hendrick Hudson High School Spanish language students, under art teacher supervision, will create a large paper mural modeled after Picasso’s Don Quixote using Sharpie markers. The finished mural will hang in the Guidance hallway.
  • Community Building through Art and Literacy, puppetry and storytelling workshops featuring collaboration between Hendrick Hudson High School art students and elementary English language learners using the bilingual children’s book, Chato’s Kitchen
  • Supplies for Teach Yourself Friday, a Blue Mountain Middle School Computers class segment allowing students to explore an area of interest through internet research, using tutorials to teach an application or skill not otherwise in the curriculum.

2013 Fall Grant Awards

  • CD-Rom versions of Rosetta Stone for English for Hendrick Hudson High School ELL Learners
  • MIDI controller, microphones and other recording equipment for the new high school Recording Studio
  • Plasma television for the Mac lab at the high school

High School club BAM (Band of Ambitious Musicians), one of many student groups that will benefit from the new recording studio


2014 Innovation Grant Awards

  • Digital Art Studio at Hendrick Hudson High School to support projects in photography, portfolios, graphic design, yearbook, and video.  The studio would be used by all art classes, the yearbook club, and a planned digital photography club.  This grant builds on our 2012 Innovation in Education grant that funded the creation of new technology-rich art electives at Blue Mountain Middle School.

2013 Innovation Grant Awards

  • 20 Chromebooks and storage cart for the Alternative High School
  • 2 Exercise Rowers for the Hendrick Hudson High School Cardio Room
  • Reading A to Z Literacy software license for all elementary school teachers district-wide (matched with funds from the Peekskill Rotary Club)

2013 Spring Grant Awards

  • ELMO image projector for a Hendrick Hudson High School English class
  • Wound-stitching kits, chromatograhy kit and protein electrophoresis chamber for Medical Interventions, the newest course in the Project Lead the Way Biomedical sequence at Hendrick Hudson High School
  • A portable dry erase music staff board for elementary music instruction at Furnace Woods School



2013 HHCEF Memorial Brick Installation

  2013 HHCEF Memorial Brick Installation

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