Our Grants - STEM

Dynamic Geometry

West Junior High – A data projector in each geometry classroom will permit teachers to use Geometer’s Sketchpad in whole-class instruction and will allow students to interactively share data and demonstrate geometric principles.

Grant Funds Requested: $3,000

Building Intelligent Robots

Jefferson Junior High – Through the design and development of intelligent machines, students will explore a variety of bothr scientific and technological “spin-offs” which include robotic design, electricity and electronic theory, computer programming, Web Page development, and physics.

Grant Funds Requested: $5,000

Partners in Education/Daring to Dream

Elementary Science Department – This project is a collaborative project between science specialists and fifth grade teachers to support both student interest and motivation in science and improvement in non-fiction reading skills.

Grant Funds Requested: $15,885

Animal Excursion (Critters Program)

This grant provides a variety of animals on loan to classrooms throughout the district for enrichment opportunities in language acquisition, science knowledge, and artistic expression.

Grant Funds Requested: $14,000

Multimedia Projector and Dedicated Laptop

The multimedia projector will allow and enhance “whole-class” instruction.

Grant Funds Requested: $2,500

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

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 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

TI-83 Graphic Calculators

7th grade at Lange Middle School – The use of graphing calculators will provide students with additional technological experiences which will expand and enrich their mathematical backgrounds in preparation for junior high school.

Grant Funds Requested: $2,450
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