Our Grants - 2003

Calculating Literacy

Midway Heights Elementary – Literacy centers, volunteer/student activities and increased parental involvement using the new books and materials improve reading and math skills in kindergarten through third grade.

Grant Funds Requested: $4,000

Summer Reading Camp

Russell Boulevard Elementary – Reading camp is designed to use high-interest fiction and non-fiction books relating to the natural environment to help prevent the reading level regression that often occurs during the summer.

Grant Funds Requested: $1,179

S.T.E.P.(Special Tools to Enhance Performance)

Paxton-Keeley Elementary – Reading camp is designed to use high-interest fiction and non-fiction books relating to the natural environment to help prevent the reading level regression that often occurs during the summer.

Grant Funds Requested: $1,670

“Greatest Hits” Author Kits: Cedar Ridge Elementary

Author study boxes introduce students to a wide variety of current children’s authors. Classrooms shsare the kits containing several book titles, related materials and enrichment ideas.

Grant Funds Requested: $3,700

The Anti-Bully Club

Shephard Boulevard Creek Elementary – Students learn to identify bullying characteristics and behaviors and explore strategies that are helpful to both the bully and victim in resolving their conflicts in a positive manner.

Grant Funds Requested: $918

Smart Board with Data/Video Projector

Gentry Middle School – The SMART Board functions as a fully interactive computer interface for whole class use, allowing students and teachers to use the touch-sensitive surface to open and control PC applications.

Grant Funds Requested: $3,567

Non-Fiction Inquiry Kits

Mill Creek Elementary – Non-fiction inquiry kits expand instruction of language arts, science, and social studies.

Grant Funds Requested: $4,000

Non-Fiction Genre Study Kits

Parkade Elementary – Non-fiction books and materials enhance learning in reading, writing, and science.

Grant Funds Requested: $4,000

Digital Technology School-Based Business

Douglass High – Technology equipment and software enhance learning, and seed money started a school-based business focusing on training in marketing, accounting, public relations, and design.

Grant Funds Requested: $4,086
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