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2014 - 2015 Grant Awards

2014 - 2015 Grant Recipients

Educators in Unit 5 and District 87 submitted 65 applications requesting a total of $140,883. The Foundation awarded $68,748 to 35 projects. Since 1992, $784,033 has been awarded to support 849 projects.

Early Education & Elementary Schools

Bent

Kimberly Taber, Hillary Wiggs, Susan Weeks, Nicole Milligan, Dana Wegner, Alma Sanchez, Guillermina Delgado, Emily Schimick ~ $2,793 ~ El español del mundo (The Spanish of the World)

 

Cedar Ridge

Susan M. Layden ~ $240 ~ Math in the Real World
Megan Yaklich, Tracey Boyer, Sara Johns, Vanessa Lopez ~ $4,900 ~ Stamp Out Summer Reading Loss 

 

Colene Hoose

Karen Mercer, Cathy Troyer ~ $375 Edible Classroom

 

Oakland

Rhett Felix, Sara Stanek ~ $85 ~ Native Americans Alive!

 

Sheridan

Brenda Garrett ~ $1,855 ~ NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE
Dana Micks ~ $400 ~ Cool Tools for School
Kristi Sutter ~ $377 ~ Museum Box  

 

Sugar Creek

Tara Bennett ~ $400 ~ Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Lora Boyd ~ $288 ~ “Step their way from A to Z”
Tracy Hitchins ~ $400 ~ Light and Shadow Explorers
Susan Nicklas, Polly Swearingen ~ $388 ~ Postcards From Across the USA

 

Sheridan, Stevenson, Oakland, Washington, Bent, Irving  

Leah Crews, Linda Schmelzer, Lisa Penner, Mary Eggleston, Mark Day, Karen O’Shea ~ $4,200 ~ Music on “Feier”: Developing the Tuneful, Beautiful, and Artful Child

Junior High/Middle Schools

BJHS

Helen Brandon, Michelle Nauman-Dicken, Kelly Slater, Cindi Johnson, Dusti Steiner,
Stacey Kennedy, Abby Murphy, Katelyn Wise ~ $340 ~Creating Future Meteorologists one Weather Station at a Time
Jayme Corcoran, Ian Crawley, D. Kay, K. Ayers ~ $2,200 ~ “Growing in Every Sense of the Word – A STEM Gardening Project”
Kathleen Irvin ~ $400 “The Inspiration of a Holocaust Hero”
Kathleen Irvin, Katelyn Wise, Jayme Corcoran, Robyn Cashen ~ $400 “Serenity Space – Healing through the Fine Arts”
Carol Jackson ~ $4,316 ~ Visiting Artist : Art Mural Project

 

KJHS

 

Jennifer Snyder ~ $664 ~ Fiction…In science, it’s all about connections!

 

High Schools

BHS

Monica Estabrook ~ $146 ~ Motorized Kinetic Art

 

NCHS

Jeff Christopherson, John Bergmann, Mike Roller ~ $400 ~ Science Palooza – Hands On Science
Barbara Koski, Julie Trimpe, Claire Rybaraczyk, Caroline Fox, Trish Warner, Jenny Sokulski, Nicole Maurer ~ $3,000 ~ Hi/Lo Library – Literacy Library

 

NCWHS

Kevin Enderlin, Molly Stolfa, Don Whitman ~ $500 ~ Manipulating Photosynthesis In The Production Of Poinsettias
Rexie Lanier, Remy Garard ~ $400 ~ Book Bracket Battle
April Schermann ~ $3,500 ~ Using Robots to Teach Math and Science
Beth Smith ~ $1,260 The Mobile Museum Project
Lisa Tomlin ~ $300 ~ Bringing the Next Generation Science Standards to Life
Jeritt Williams, April Schermann, Barb Bush, Dave Weber, Beth Smith ~ $1,800 Beam Me Up Scotty!  Star Trek STEM

Beyond the Box

Monies for this award are provided by the Shirk Family Foundation

Colene Hoose

Kathie Brown, Christa Hoder, Margaret Nelson, Rylee Long, Karen Mercer ~ $9,995 ~ Big Designs by Little Scientists