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See how our educators are getting creative, meeting students’ needs, and expanding opportunities for all.
2022-2023 Classroom Impact Grants
|$106||For softer lighting solutions for Lindsay McNeill’s class at AHS.
|$945||For Jennifer Wahpepah, Reed Sorensen and Alan Parowski’s AHS science students to learn about mycology and soil remediation through hands-on activities.|
|$490||For graphic novels for Isaiah Creel’s 9th grade Humanities students to interpret and better access Beowulf at AHS.
|$430||To purchase spectrometers for Michael Gullo, Becky DeSalvo, Todd Hobein and Jesse Stonewood’s science classes at AHS.|
|$755||For the purchase of 3-D models to teach hands-on learning of each of the body systems in McKael Kenfield’s Anatomy & Physiology classes at AHS.|
|$1,425||For textbooks on religious diversity around the world for Ronan Dunphy’s World Religion students at AHS.|
|$650||For a new camera for Lucinda Ulrich’s Yearbook Class at AHS.|
|$2,000||For Maryetta Jacques’ AHS Interior Design students to design and create a functional space in the new Alternative Education space in the Lincoln building.|
|$600||For Becky DeSalvo and Max Malcomb’s Studio Art students to paint a mural on the doors of the science building at AHS.|
|$500||To equip Wendy Werthaiser’s classroom with games and puzzles to practice social-emotional team building at AMS.|
|$919||To purchase tile sets and number sense games to help Kylie Patinio, Allen Lambert and Vanessa Grant’s students better visualize math concepts at AMS.|
|$379||For prizes to incentivize Jeni Gonzalez’s Spanish students to pursue extra Spanish practice outside of class time at AMS.|
|$127||For a set of pots and pans that are compatible with the induction cooktop in Lucinda Miftahittin’s new MAPS classroom at AMS.|
|$500||For alternative seating options to promote more attentive focus in Jake Holderman’s homeroom at AMS.
|$955||For binoculars, feeders, and collision prevention decals for Andre Carvalhaes’ Ornithology class at AMS.|
|$640||For balance discs and balance ball chairs to promote focus and engagement in Amy VanKuiken’s Language Arts classroom at AMS.|
|$675||To go toward online subscriptions for educational technology programs to support a wide and diverse range of learning styles amongst her Social Studies students at AMS.|
|$500||For various imaginative play toys for Lauren McGowne’s kindergarteners at Bellview Elementary.
|$455||For clay, paints, pastels and other art materials for Lindsay Gates’ Bellview Elementary students.|
|$403||For a classroom set of a math-based game for Max Schmeling’s students at Bellview Elementary.|
|$883||For thermometers, timers, tapes and more for JoEllen Myerhoff’s students to learn math by measuring various elements during outdoor learning at TRAILS.|
|$329||To purchase trail cameras for James Bowers’ Earth Teach students at TRAILS to practice math and science by studying evidence of wildlife in the area.|
|$660||For high-interest novels and stationery to start small book groups in Amy Kneeland’s 2nd grade class at Walker Elementary.|
|$100||To purchase materials for students in Tara Elder-Hammond’s class to build their own board games at Willow Wind Community Learning Center.|
|$810||As requested by Erika Lowe for 9 classroom sets of headphones for learning stations throughout the school at Willow Wind Community Learning Center.|
2022-2023 Education Support Grants
|$4,000||To support science lab aides at AHS.|
|$8,000||For music coaches to support strings students at AHS and AMS.|
|$5,000||To purchase science equipment for the AHS science lab.|
|$1,000||To support the Land & People Recognition installation at the District Offices.|
|$1,000||For all kindergarteners to work with AHS Woodshop students to make handmade Mothers’ Day gifts.|
|$2,500||For AMS to put on the Addams Family Musical.|
|$1,000||To purchase gas, grocery and coffee gift cards as incentives and barrier-reducers for students throughout the district to improve attendance rates.|
|$10,000||For teacher-advised professional development opportunities throughout the district.|
|$10,000||In Amazon gift cards for every teacher in the district to put toward classroom supplies.|
|$6,320||To purchase iPads to aid in decreasing language barriers and support students who are learning the English language.|
|$1,700||For laptops for the AHS Robotics Club to design, program and maneuver robots.|
|$1,000||For the AHS Film Club to produce a short film.|
|$2,440||To establish an Intro to Ceramics Class and afterschool club at AMS.|
|$500||To create a mural at Bellview Elementary honoring Indigenous People in collaboration with high school students.|
|$1,000||To support pollinator and compost education at the Bellview Elementary Food Forest.|
|$1,103||To purchase jump ropes and equipment storage for PE and recess at the new TRAILS campus.|
|$1,285||To establish Regulation Stations in K-3 classrooms at TRAILS and Willow Wind to help students identify and regulate their emotions to better focus in class.|