The Grant Program is intended to support ideas generated by teachers or staff members to enhance classroom learning or to provide other district-based
opportunities towards the improvement of the educational process and academic achievement.
The Foundation’s Grant Program offered its fourth set of awards for the 2018-2019 school year. The Grants are intended to support ideas generated
by staff members to enhance classroom learning or to provide other district-based opportunities towards the improvement of education and academic
For the 2018-19 school year, the following ideas were awarded:
- Project 1: Life Saving Movement Program. Through the use of a program through UNICEF, students use an activity-tracking
wrist bands that record the number of steps they take during activities. The steps are added together to earn food packets for malnourished
children in underdeveloped countries. Through this program, students begin to understand the impact their actions can have on others
around the world. Staff recipient: Rachel Rhodes, Grade 4 Teacher.
- Project 2: Pee Wee KIWI Program. The project will introduce STEM learning to Kindergarten students, allowing students to create robots with everyday materials. The projects will teach programming and engineering skills and encourage open-ended play that allows the integration of technical skills with expressive arts, math, literacy, and cultural exploration. Staff recipient: Rayna Wasilak, Kindergarten Teacher, & Tina Kaczor, Techology Systems Coordinator.
- Project 3: Transition Independent Living/Apartment Program. The high school special education department will create
an apartment-style room, where students can develop and practice everyday skills. The program creates an authentic environment where students
can prepare for independent living. Staff recipient: Meredith Cooper, Special Education Teacher