2018-2019 Grant Winners

Educators in Unit 5 and District 87 submitted 74 applications requesting a total of $133,601.
The Foundation awarded $55,585 to 33 projects.
Since 1992, $665,280 has been awarded to support 788 projects.

Elementary Schools

Benjamin

Christine Sewell | $375 | 3D Printing for 3 Dimensional Learning

Grove

Amy Moore | $1,967 | Osmo Genius Kits

Colene Hoose

Julia Current | $4,800 | Building Sound Connections for Reading &Writing
Siobhan Sims King | $400 | STEM and Literacy Resources

Irving

Karen O’Shea | $4,539 | Piano and Music Instruction Through Technology
Kerrie Huizinga | $800 | Understanding Others, Understanding Ourselves

Northpoint

Andrea Norton | $400 | Character Counts Collective

Oakdale

Kathie Brown | $4,800 | Learning to Code through Legos
Stephanie Woody | $3,500 | Love Grows Here
Trisha Warner | $335 | Little Free Libraries: Planting Seeds of Literacy

Pepper Ridge

Jennifer Ficek | $1,400 | STEMulate the Scientist in You

Sheridan

Brenda Garrett | $750 | Volcano STEM Stations

Stevenson

Kayley Henderson | $1,492 | ELL Take-Home Bags
Allyssa Svob | $693 | Mindful Practices of Kindness

Sugar Creek

Karen Showalter | $400 | Books are for Talking Too!
Erin Auskings | $360 | Rocking to Regulation and Readiness

Washington

Anne Waldorf | $268 | First Grade Brown Bag Book Club


Junior High/Middle Schools

BJHS

Helen Brandon | $2,800 | Engaging in Science, One Model at a Time
Kristie Price | $1,728 | “Out of Sight”
Rachael Van Heuklon | $400 | Cow Eye Dissection
Jena Dalton | $400 | Reach for the Sky
Suzie Hutton | $378 | Literacy for Life
Sarah Martin | $276 | Video Experience Reflection

CJHS

Carissa Brandon | $4,800 | Bridges to Literacy:  A Multilingual Library

EJHS

Katherine Behrens | $175 | “Rapping” Up Knowledge

PJHS

Debbie Brown | $300 | Conversation + Commonality = Community
Shawn Schwerman | $200 | Busting out with Caudills


High Schools

BHS

Jennifer M Weaver | $4,800 | Futuristic Collaboration

NCHS

Brad Bovenkerk | $4,600 | Making a Mark: Journalism Equipment

NCWHS

Susann Marcum | $3,700 | Student Health 101 – #SpreadTheHealth
Jarrod Rackauskas | $3,200 | Making Molecular Modeling a Snap!
April Schermann | $369 | Locked into Learning
Lisa Tomlin | $180 | A, B, O(h) My!  Determining Blood Type


BEYOND THE BOX $10,000 GRANT

Monies for this award are provided by the Shirk Family Foundation

Sugar Creek | Karen Showalter ~ $10,000 |  Modern Day Magic School Bus”

CONGRATULATIONS! Karen Showalter is our 2018-2019 Beyond the Box grant winner. Her grant, “Modern Day Magic School Bus” will pay for a Google Expeditions customized classroom kit. This virtual reality technology will allow all 544 students at Sugar Creek Elementary to take “field trips” inside the human body during science class; tour art museums around the country, or attend jazz concerts in music class. The package includes 36 Virtual Reality devices and more than 700 experiences! Thank you to the Shirk Family Foundation for helping to make this $10,000 award possible!

 

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