I CAN LEARN ABOUT FORCES AND MOTION
Jenifer Burke, King, $499.00
Students will expand learning using the book, SHEEP IN A JEEP. They will participate in an activity at the planetarium and needs funds and transportation to explore the Scientific Method. Classroom activites will be done in the classroom after the field trip .
Karen Wagner,Williams, $250.00
Kgd.Students will learn the value of money, how to earn and then how to spend the money in a classroom store. Students will earn money based on behavior and classsroom work.
THE WRITE STUFF
Marica Wallace, Williams, $592.00
Fifty Kdg. students will focus on sriting letters to another Kdg. Classroom. Focus will be on how the post office operates with a minature post office in the classroom. Students will wear postal uniforms while working the post office and delivering mail to the other classroom.
STUDENTS IN MOTION
Nancy Sigulinsky, DTM, $750.00 Credit Union Award
Special needs children will be assisted by the purchase of a motorized height adjuster to help staff move children more easily from one activity to another.
SCIENCE IN A SACK
Theresa Skene, Neithercut, $750.00
Kdg. students will engaage in various activities focusing of Life, Physical, and Earth Sciences in the classroom and at home. Parents will be able to use the science sacks at home to reinforce activities done in the classroom. A vist to For-Mar Nature Preserve will provide students with information to compile a classbook.
Grades 1-3 No one applied
GRADES 4 – 6
CAREER CRUISING THROUGH THE YEARS
Debra Rinoldo-Hopkins, DTM, $350.
Sixth graders and special needs students will learn about the various career choices. Students will have the opportunity to research and develop an educational plan to help guide them through middle and high school. They would need a camera and items to print and make each individual plan.
MEMORIES OF A LIFE TIME
Dennis Freeman, Neithercut, $400.00
Fourth though sixth grade choir students will recieve a professional hardback book with photos of all the performances they did thoughout the year. The book will highlight the memorable experiences and activities that they did at they worked thoughtout the County.
DRAGON'S DEN NEWSPAPER -Credit Union Award
Jennifer Purman, DTM, $750.00
Third though sixth grade students will be motivated to write articles for a monthly newpaper. Articles will be written by the students for fellow students. The newspaper will highlight classroom activites, feature puzzles, science and Math tips.
MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL No one applied.
WHEELS IN MOTION
Joanna Caselman, Manley, $1000
This project will provide 212, three to six year old children with special tricycles and scooters to use to promote physical fitness with special childdren. The equipment will be used to assist in gym activities. (2 easy ride scooters, and 2 trykes).
FROM HERE TO MEXICO
Mary Madden, Williams, $1000.00
The entire school will participate in this activity. Students will trace the migration of the Monarch Butterfly as it migrates from Flint to Mexico. School will purchase special books and a growing lab to harvest a supply of butterflies, as they watch the growing process, they will be studying about butterflies, flights, and timelines. They hope to establish pen paals in this project to share information with each Country.
HEALTHY BODIES AND MIND
Debra Rinoldo-Hopkins, DTM, $1200.00
This program promotes and teaches a healthier lifestyle for 525 students and staff at the school. They will use the money to purchase activites to promote physical and mental activities in the building. They have volunteers to help with the teaching of the classes, they are asking for books, music, cookbooks, and jump ropes.
CRADLE – Pre-K - KINDERGARTEN
READY, SET, GROW
Michelle McQueen, Washington, $730.69
Pre-school students will participate in weekly lessons that integrate music and movement with games. The activities will strengthen large motor muscles, and enhance reading and math skills.
SENSORY STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT BEHAVIOR
Jennifer Burke, King, $600.00
Special needs students experience problems processing sensory input from their environment. Students will use Therapy Shoppe to help cope with stimuli in the environment that triggers behavior that impacts their education.
COOKING IT OUR WAY
Beth Fisher, PH.D, Scott, $466.00
Students have been cooking in class using math, reading, and science skills for several years. Now they would like to spice up their lessons by producing a cookbook. The cookbook will be complete with step by step instructions and pictures for students with cognitive impairments.
GUITAR CLUB, ANNETTE MARCHINOSKI AWARD
Jamie Ryckman, Dort and Washington, $700.00
Guitar Club meets durning lunch and after school. Students study many forms of music from other cultures. They would like to purchase 3 guitars to use throughout the year. They will use poems, songs, adn stories that can be recorded with musical accents.
LIVE LIKE A CHAMPION TODAY
Dennis Freeman, Neithercut, $400.00
Students will perform thoughout the County and State. Parents will help in taking photos of every event. At the end of the school year, students will be given a professional hardback book with photographs highlighting the memorable experiences and activities in which they participated this year.
IMPROVING STUDENT PARTICIPATION WITH ACTIVSLATE WIRELESS DEVICES
Craig Edwards, Neithercut, $750.00
Students will use Activslate, a wireless, fully integrated, notebook size tablet to increase student involvement and interaction in all daily lessons. The Promethean Board is a state of the art touch screen classroom tool that most teachers in the district now have.
MIDDLE SCHOOL- NO ONE APPLIED
PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Michael Robinson, Northwestern, $450.00
ROTC Students will plan a personal budget, research opportunities to work and pay as you go through college. Students will embrace the mind set of debt free living. Books will be purchased to assist with this project.
ART AND SCIENCE INTEGRATION
Matthew Grajewski, Potter, $1055.70
Students use scientificspecimens for observation to understand the natural world, and create art based on nature. Students study artists who use nature as an inspiration. Money will be used to purchase materials necessary to expand the lessons.
SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW
Carisa Goforth, Eisenhower, $1200.00 Credit Union Award
Each class will take on the responsibility of making a presentation to students, parents, and the community members to show what they know. Students will use writing, speaking, reading, and listening skills as they work on their presentations. Money will be used to purchase supplies to implement the program for all classrooms.
VOICES OF THE PAST
Lyn Jenkins, Southwestern Academy, $963.70
Students will become a more positive influence in the community by befriending a Senior Citizen and cover State Educational Requirements. Students will visit a nursing home 4 to 6 times and interview Senior Citizens to compile a biography of their lives experience though U.S. History. Writing and communications will be all the focus of this grant.
IMPROVING STUDENT INTERACTION AND PARTICIPATION WITH ACTIVSLATE WIRELESS DEVICES- TOM LANDAAL AWARD
Mary Ellen Carritti, Neithercut, $1200.00
Activslate is a wireless white board classroom tool. A hub is required for connection to the promethaean board. The grant money will be used to purchse the hub that will allow the students to use the activslates from thier desks to project their answers on the promethean board. Student involvement will increase with these high tech devices.