This grant year has been amazing

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See how our educators are getting creative, meeting students’ needs, and expanding opportunities for all.


2022-2023 Classroom Impact Grants

Award Grant Project
$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

Award Grant Project
$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.
school music program
student portraits
elementary drawing
ahs theater program
ahs theater teacher

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