The Groton Dunstable Education Foundation (GDEF) is a local, non-profit, volunteer organization which supports all 5 District Schools with grants above and beyond the school budget,
directly benefiting GDRSD students!
Boutwell | Florence Roche | Swallow Union | Groton Dunstable Regional Middle School | Groton Dunstable Regional High School

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GDEF and GDRSD Implement Responsive Classroom Professional Development

June 2019

Buoyed by a $50,000 grant from Middlesex Savings Bank in 2018, the Groton Dunstable Education Foundation (GDEF) is pleased to announce that it has funded the implementation of Responsive Classroom training in the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District. Training began in the Groton-Dunstable Middle School in the 2018-19 school year and will extend into Swallow Union and Florence Roche in the 2019-20 school year.

Teachers are learning how to implement strategies to create classroom communities that fosters collaboration, community, and social emotional learning.

As noted by Katie Novak, GDRSD Assistant Superintendent, “When students receive social emotional supports that are aligned with academic and behavioral efforts, they fare better on…academic achievement metrics, positive social behaviors, and attitudes. We need to ensure that our teachers have a framework to support students with the key social emotional (SEL) competencies.”

GDEF’s support of this initiative was made possible by the generosity of Middlesex Savings Bank.

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Thank You for a Great Year!

June 2019

Over $25,000 was raised in the 2018-2019 school year!  Summer is a great time to reflect and think of grant ideas to apply for in the fall.  Mini grants under $1,000 are voted on monthly, and  the first Major Grant deadline is in the late fall.  Review the  GRANTS page for more information. We are looking forward to seeing all of the innovative ideas you have!

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