2012-13 Grant Winners

Mini and Standard Grant Awards – 2012-13

Elementary Schools

Benjamin & Oakland
Mary Aper, Teri Merna – $1,359 – “Digi-Pals For Techy Firsties”

Benjamin
Carol Johnson – $300 – Mixing Science with Literacy

Cedar Ridge
Doug Valverde – $725 – iPad for Speech-Language Students

Fox Creek
Shannon Hedman – $300 – Blast off into learning!

Fox Creek
Nicole Henderson – $375 – Set Me Free!

Fox Creek
Jamie Oliver – $300 – Helping Kids Stay Balanced in Life

Fox Creek
Amy Schumacher – $300 Creating Extra Sparks in the Classroom

Fox Creek
Amy Schumacher – $300 – Super Sleuths on the Case

Grove
Beth Fletcher – $291 – Incredible Interventions!!

Oakdale
Traci Freitag – $1,230 – We’re on the BALL!

Oakdale
Jill Lyons – $2,300 – We got the WRITE stuff!

Pepper Ridge
Staci Mandros – $1,722 – Social Club

Prairieland
Britta Armstrong-Mitchell – $470 Ready to Write

Prairieland
Sonya Cail$583 – Meeting Social Emotional/Pragmatic Needs for Autism and Related Disorders

Prairieland
Marylynn Meredith – $2,051 – Reading, Writing, Math and Art!

Sugar Creek
Tracy Hitchins – $280 – Math Wizards

Sugar Creek
Tracy Hitchins – $259 – Move and Learn with the Alphabet

Sugar Creek
Tracy Hitchins – $299 – Rhymers are Readers

Sugar Creek
Priscilla Steers – $300 – Focus on Learning!

Sugar Creek
Erin Sullivan – $283 – Something Fishy

Bent
Peggy Dunlap$640 – Motivation and Information for Today and Tomorrow

Sheridan
Curt Broughton – $150 – Spellbound

Sheridan
Amanda Carter – $300 – File It, Don’t Pile It!

Sheridan
Amanda Carter – $2,500 – Read My Lips

Sheridan
Dana Micks – $1,015 – ‘Cart the Art’

Sheridan
Dana Micks – $290 – Hang It Out to Dry

Stevenson
Katharine Corley$300 – “Everyone Sit Down-The Show is Ready!”

Junior High Schools

BJHS & PJHS
Michael Wallace, Jennifer Bolton – $3,500 – Honor Band Music Commission and World Premiere

BJHS
Linn McDonald – $300 – Listen In

High Schools

NCWHS
Mary Jo Douglass – $202 – Practicing graphing using density

NCWHS
Mary Jo Douglass – $295 – Student powered lighting

NCWHS
Kevin Enderlin – $1,000 – Developing Greenhouse Employability Skills in Students w/ Cognitive Impairments

NCWHS
Dan Phelps – $3,985 – “Expanding Physical Activity Beyond the Gym Walls”

NCWHS
April Schermann – $235 – SMART Interactions with Algebra

NCWHS
April Schermann – $430 – Hands-On Algebra

NCWHS
Beth Smith -$379 – QR Codes in the Classroom

NCWHS
Lisa Tomlin – $295 – “Scoping” Out Science

NCWHS
Lisa Tomlin – $75 – Virtual Vacation Through the Human Body

And the 2012-13 Beyond the Box Mega Grant Winner Is

NCWHS
Lisa Tomlin – $9,973 – Crosscutting the Common Core

Intended for students in grades 9-12, Crosscutting the Common Core is a science department initiative that moves the teaching of science from traditional approach with passive learning to an inquiry based approach. This style of learning moves the teacher from a director role to a facilitator and allows the students to be active participants that will result in students becoming better problem solvers and risk takers. This approach will be utilized in 9th grade biology and honors biogogy, 10th grade chemistry and honors chemistry, 11th grade physics and biotechnical engineering and 12th grade AP Biology and AP Chemistry.

The grant will impact 1750 students and will begin implementation next school year. Co-writers of the grant include Angela Codron, Mary Jo Douglass, Jessica King, Amy Sherman and David Weber.

The Beyond the Box is made possible by the Shirk Family Foundation and administered by Beyond the Books Educational Foundation.