Grants for the 2013-2014 Academic Year were presented to the following teachers throughout the Portsmouth School Department. The “Dr. Robert A Davidson Awards” were presented to Hathaway and Melville Schools teachers Laura Backman for “Creating Nonfiction Picture Books.” Michele Polselli, Nicole Vanasse, Val Seveney and Kathy Veira were presented a grant for Melville School entitled “The Pond and Beyond and Life in your Watershed”. The “William ‘Jay’ Humphrey Award” to Portsmouth Middle School teacher Heather Baker for “March into Reading.” The “Barton Carroll Memorial Award” to Portsmouth Middle school teachers Rebecca Silveria, Jonna Hole, Brian Smith and Laura Smith, for “Do you hear what I hear-Enhancing Science and Math with Listening Centers”. “Senate Legislative Grants” for were awarded to high school teacher Margaret Prior, for “Using Handheld Technology to Bring Color to the World of Math; One graph at a time”, and Elaine Amaral from Portsmouth High School for “Bridges of Newport County”. The “Lt. Colonel Edward Fitzgerald Award” was given to High School teachers Janet Kasparian and Amanda Noble for “Bringing Technology into the Classroom”.