2012 Spring Grants
Spring Grants 2012
Jana Gibson, Early Childhood Center, $273.01, “Monkey Business" --- Colorful monkey
figurines and puppet will be used to teach the young children to count from one
to thirty, and to learn their upper and lower case alphabets, as well as including
interactive games for the smart board that will be used when introducing a
letter, vocabulary, comparing sizes, and object matching and sorting.
Lower Elementary, $458.07, “Rhyme ‘n Read” ----The proposed project will help
first graders to become great readers, super spellers and awesome writers. This grant will enable students to gather on
the carpet with their teacher around the Royal Reading/Writing center (or
easel) and will consist of lessons phonemic awareness that will include rhyming
activities. The easel will allow the
teacher to showcase big books that have rhyme as well as write words in which
students can identify certain letter/sound correlations to other lessons.
Lower Elementary, $966.07, “Boom! Bang! Bash!
Clanging for Cash!” With the
majority of the lower elementary instruments being for demonstration purposes
only, this grant provides a variety of percussion instruments associated with
books and cd’s to begin hands on experience with music.
Upper Elementary, $1130.96, "Let’s Measure This"…This grant is for obtaining a
class set of double pan balance scales with weights, metric tape measures and
lab thermometers. This equipment will help students gain a better knowledge by
using hands on equipment to measure different objects in Science lab throughout
the school year.
Cleveland, Upper Elementary, $2,233.54, "Hands On" … This grant represents a
major update enabling the 6th grade to have hands on examples to
help reach all learning styles of the students in understanding Science.
Examples of the different hands on items: are electric circuits, Solar System
Magnets, insect life cycle magnets, different types of animal specimens that
the students can classify. Overall the hands on items will cover from Life
Science to Physical Science.
and Mrs. Williams, Upper Elementary, $846.79, "All Hands-On Math for Common Core
Success" … This grant includes various math manipulatives and games that will
help make learning math a easier and a lot more fun! These hands-on techniques give fresh ideas to
help students focus on more in-depth understanding of math concepts and help
make the transition into Common Core easier.
High School, $2,000, “Friday Night Lights”…This includes a large screen
television, video camera, and recorder to enable the marching band to analyze
and evaluate their practices and performance. The goals are to improve the marching, concert, and jazz
bands from individual members, to the band as a whole. This equipment will
allow the bands to see and hear where they need improvement, and allow them to
perfect their performance.
Epperson, High School, $5,000, “Losing Electrons in AP Chemistry…….Think
Positive!!!!!” This grant will update
the high school Chemistry Lab with the equipment and lab supplies aligned to
the AP Chemistry College Board requirements. It will help prepare our top students with
valuable skills and experience they will need to compete in colleges and
universities across the nation by improving the Chemistry laboratory to meet
the specifications of Pre AP and AP Chemistry standards the beginning of which will
be available next fall.
Keni Iverson, Alternative
High School, $3,702, “Desperate for Dell”…. This
project focuses on updating a computer lab that is over ten years old. Providing students with curriculum and
software that will enhance their learning and having computers that will run
current software is vital for our program.
Several of the computers had crashed and others had outdated operating
systems. With the installation of this
lab updated curriculum can be utilized providing a more effective and learning
environment in that the vast majority of education here is provided through