Programs

Supporting the Paulding County School District The Paulding County School Foundation is excited to support the Paulding County School District through a variety of programs.


Partners in Education

The Paulding County School District has over 27,000 students. These children are the future workforce of our community and will lead our nation one day. There are many ways the business community can stand together with the District to make a significant impact in education. Today's education must be hands-on for a child to be successful. By mentoring a student, providing incentives, or monetary donations, you can broaden a student's learning horizon. You can be the one that makes a difference. Through partnering with the District, you as a business owner show the students you care and you believe in them. Students stand tall when they know a community is behind them.
Partners in Education Information (External)

Robotics Program

Grant to be Awarded for Engineering/Robotics MS and HS Program

On March 7 a grant of $2500 was awarded to Hiram High School's Bridge-Gap STEM Program at the Paulding Education Foundation Board Meeting. The Paulding Education Foundation is awarding a grant to fund robotics nd engineering education in Paulding County middle and high schools. In an effort to respond to the concern about America's ability to be competitive in the global economy, Bridge Gap STEM Initiative has accepted the call to action to strengthen the pipeline into STEM fields. Director, Leon Grant, Hiram High School Pre-engineering teacher and Co-Director, Vickie Grant, LMMS Physical Science teacher have been leading the way since 2006. Bridge Gap is a Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Initiative. The goal of this Initiative is to excite and engage middle and high school students in STEM areas whereby students are active learners and not disengaged observers.

Bridge Gap offers a mentoring program in which high school pre-engineering students partner with middle school students utilizing middle school robotics teams culminating in a county wide robotics competition.

New to the STEM Initiative this year is "School Break" STEM winter workshops for students in grades 5th -8th. Bridge Gap is proud to offer three one-day, hands-on, project-based STEM workshops that focus on Robotics, Game Design, and Architecture.

Students are currently engaged in project -based learning, co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Hiram High School students have partnered with the Architecture, Construction, & Engineering (ACE) Mentoring program. Students meet 2 hours a week for 20 weeks with a variety of professionals involved with the building industry-architects, engineers, and construction managers. The students complete real world projects under the guidance of ACE mentors. Last year, the students engaged in a design challenge where they designed the Maynard Jackson International terminal at the Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. Hiram High School students, Trevor Owens and Chris O'Hara won first place in this student design competition. Trevor Owens was also selected to participate in a week long residency program at the famous architectural icon "Fallingwater," designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

In addition, Hiram High School students are participating in the 2012 'Real World Design Challenge' (RWDC). The (RWDC) is an annual high school competition run by a public-private partnership with the goal of sustainably increasing the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. The partners are focused on working within the context of the American educational system to transform STEM education in the United States by providing professional science and engineering and learning resources to students and teachers.

Initial $8000 Donation to STEM BridgeGap High School and Middle School Robotics Program.

In an effort to respond to the concern about America's ability to be competitive in the global economy, Bridge Gap STEM Initiative has accepted the call to action to strengthen the pipeline into STEM fields. Director, Leon Grant, Hiram High School Pre-engineering teacher and Co-Director, Vickie Grant, LMMS Physical Science teacher have been leading the way since 2006. Bridge Gap is a Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Initiative. The goal of this Initiative is to excite and engage middle and high school students in STEM areas whereby students are active learners and not disengaged observers.

Bridge Gap offers a mentoring program in which high school pre-engineering students partner with middle school students utilizing middle school robotics teams culminating in a county wide robotics competition.

New to the STEM Initiative this year will be "School Break" STEM winter workshops for students in grades 5th-8th. Bridge Gap is proud to offer three one-day, hands-on, project-based STEM workshops that focus on Robotics, Game Design, and Architecture. In the robotics workshop students will use the NXT robot to design and build a rescue robot that hangs from a cable system. In the Game Design workshop, students will use Unity to design and build their own computer game. In the Architecture workshop students will follow the design process and use Google SketchUP to design their dream homes and community.

Homes For Heroes

The Paulding Education Foundation and Exit Realty Tri County formed a partnership on October 6th, 2010 in support of the HOMES FOR HEROES program for employees of the Paulding School District. The HOMES FOR HEROES program provides real savings for the people who work every day to make our communities a better place to live. If you are a teacher or work in support of the educational process within the district, you are a community hero and we want to thank you for all you do!!!!

For more information on the program, view the attached document.
Homes For Heroes School Flyer (PDF)

School Grants 2016-2017

The Paulding Education Foundation is offering another School Grant Program for the Paulding County School District. Grants will be awarded for $1000. Any school within the district may submit a grant proposal. Only one grant will be awarded per level (Elementary, Middle, and High).

Purpose: To support innovative projects and programs that enhance the curriculum and/or enriches the learning experience for students in non-core academic areas such as fine arts, music education, health & physical education, CTAE fields, etc.

General Guidelines
Each application will be reviewed based on a rubric and must include the following characteristics:

  • Focus on student achievement
  • Innovative
  • Appropriately aligned with School District Goals and the School Improvement Plan
  • Measurable impact and results regarding student achievement
  • Cost Effective

The Foundation review committee will review the submitted grant applications and determine if the proposal meets the established criteria.

Appropriate district staff will need to approve equipment requests. Equipment purchased through a school grant becomes the property of the Paulding County School District.

Online applications will be posted on the Paulding County School Foundation web site beginning Friday, November 11, 2016. Deadline for application submission will be Friday, December 2, 2016. All applications must be submitted electronically by the principal of the school.

Please contact Clark Maggart at CMaggart@paulding.k12.ga.us for questions. We look forward to your school's submission.

School Grant Downloads
School Grant Description 2016-2017 (PDF) - Updated: 11/10/16
PEF Grant Application 2016-2017 (Word) - Updated: 11/11/16
* By submitting the grant application, I agree that the Paulding Education Foundation will be held harmless from any damage, loss, or injury, etc. The Paulding Education Foundation reserves the right to reject any or all applications.

Please contact Clark Maggart at cmaggart@paulding.k12.ga.us for questions. We look forward to your school's submission.


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A Special Thanks to our Contributors

The Paulding Education Foundation would like to thank GA Power for their $2,000 contribution on January 12, 2016

The Paulding Education Foundation would like to thank Hardy Automotive Group for the presenting sponsorship of the 3rd Annual Casino Royal February 27, 2016.

The Paulding Education Foundation would like to congratulate the students who were awarded the 2015 Foundation Scholarships.