Number of Grants Funded: 15 – Amount: 11,950
Cumulative Grants Funded: 80 – Cumulative Amount: $48,502
All Year Long (Melody Wolff, Homan, $900) First graders explore, experience, and discover seasonal changes.
A Garden Classroom: Kahler’s Garden (Marilyn Diller, Linda Hoffman, Jackie Bukowski, and Barb Pollen, Kahler, $1000) Middle school students and staff create a garden.
Gold Star Honor Roll (Tom Clark, LCHS, $600) Students meet with primary sources of historical importance to record historical data.
G-R-0-W-I-N-G a Story (Karen Semancik, Glenna Fane, Pam Hoffmaster and Scott Patellis, Kolling, $715) Fifth graders develop confidence and knowledge by observing, collaborating, and creating a story with the assistance of a professional writer.
Laughing, Loving, and Learning with Literacy Centers (Kim Yelich, Karen Radencic and Mary Jo Smith, Watson, $1000) Literacy centers are developed for the kindergarten classrooms.
Learning with Arthur (Karen Kinney, Bibich, $420) Arthur videos are used as a springboard for active learning centers.
Literacy Center Based on the Four Block Model (Stacey Schwuchow and Lynn Lain, Peifer, $600) The Four Block Method comes to first grade classrooms.
Outdoor Environmental Classroom and Garden (Nancy Doktysz, Kathy Grimler, Marge Thompson, and Laura Hatford, Grimmer, $400) Middle school students create an outdoor environmental classroom and garden.
Raising Reading Levels Through Monthly Themes (Linda Powell, Watson, $365) Third grade students are introduced to new literature and authors through bear books.
Reader’s Club (Laurie Corman and Janice Malchow, Bibich, $1500) Second grade students are given the opportunity to check out books from the Accelerated Reader Program through the Bibich library.
Sensational Environmental Science Program (Kim Yelich and Pat Smith, Watson, $1000) Kindergarten and summer school children are taught to care for and respect the earth and its natural resources.
Spark (Phyllis Hegyi, Chris Foltz, Leslie Hathaway, Jane Holmes and Caryn Walczak, Bibich, $500) Through oral and individual reading, third grade students improve their comprehension.
Understanding, Using, and Modeling Industrial Technology (Daniel Stout, Grimmer,
$1000) Video-driven instructional units allow students to work at their own pace on hands-on projects.
Weather Station: A Multi-Year Sixth Grade Science Project (Tim Mitchell, Grimmer,
$1420) Grimmer gets a wireless weather station.
World in Tune (Lynn Puzey, Homan, $530) Students experience a variety of instruments that were used during a particular epoch in China, India, Egypt, and Greece.