past teacher grants
The following projects were funded:
Fit Sticks-$407.00 Laura Duffey and Krissy Smiley from PROSPECT submitted this grant to purchase materials to create fit sticks which are one pound plastic tubes filled with orn. When a child moves the sticks, the corn shifts making the muscles work harder. This is another alternative tool for resistance training.
Using Picture Books-$2,605.80-Christine Maxwell (HMS), Lisa Powell (HMS) & Mario Castillo (CHMS) submitted this grant to purchase contemporary children’s literature in the form of picture books that can be used and borrowed by all schools to engage students in learning and to create a positive motivation and interest in topics such as social studies, science, math and language arts. These books ill enhance the curriculum, help students make connections and expand personal perspectives and cultural awareness.
Boosting Brain Organization-$3,000.00 Penney Davey and Gayle Allen (MONROE) submitted this grant to provide workshops on “Executive Functioning” which accounts for the brain’s ability to organize, prioritize, pay attention and make decisions, an overlay to success for all academic and life skills. The district will provide half cost of the program, which is $6,000.
Three Season Green House-$1,843.27 Linda Lewis and Gail Incrocci (MADISON) submitted this grant to construct a green house in the back of the school to create a living garden that can be used year round. They have plans to recreate lessons for life sciences, and to learn about nature, the environment, health and nutrition.
Online Wind Energy-$2,885.00 Nancy Grapenthien and Ryan Cantrell (CHMS) submitted this grant for a curricular extension of the wind turbine to generate online data that could be accessed by all students in our district. Access to wind turbine information is the stepping stone for the initiative to come true.