Our Grants

Mathematics in Technology

The use of TI-83 graphing calculators provides students at the Columbia Area Career Center with expanded opportunities for mathematical instruction, integrate technological principles with mathematical analysis, and interface lab investigations with research and logbook documentation.

Grant Funds Requested: $3,500

Information Center

Provided funds for a major upgrade of the library resource materials available on-site at Douglass High School. The new library provides students with access to much needed reading and research materials, which improves learning and builds information retrieval skills.

Grant Funds Requested: $7,500

All-Star Readers

Struggling readers at Grant School became “all-star” readers with the help of more than 50 community volunteers. The grant funds purchased books and materials used by children and volunteers in weekly literacy sessions.

Grant Funds Requested: $3,500

Outdoor Classroom

The outdoor classroom provides Midway Heights Elementary students real-life science experiences such as growing plants and observation of butterfly gardens and prairie, plant and aquatic habitats. Observations are recorded in writing, graphs and charts.

Grant Funds Requested: $2,200

Orff-Enriched Music

Provided funds to purchase a wide range of specially designed percussion instruments for use by K-5 elementary students across the entire school district. The elementary music curriculum makes music more meaningful to children by providing creative participation in playing melodic percussion and other percussion instruments.

Grant Funds Requested: $7,500

Infusing Student Experimentation with Modern Technology

Science and technology students use cutting-edge computer interfaces, sensors and probes in their data gathering and analysis of experiments at Rock Bridge High.

Grant Funds Requested: $2,375

Buckets of Books

This project gives the students at Fairview Elementary the opportunity for author, theme and genre study as well as experiencing good models for writing. Activities help develop higher-order-thinking skills such as comparing, contrasting, analyzing and synthesizing.

Grant Funds Requested: $1,554

The Literacy Equation

Workshops teach parents strategies to help early readers at Two Mile Prairie Elementary. Special software allows teachers to match students of any grade and ability with books that maximize reading success.

Grant Funds Requested: $2,030

Enhanced Reading Achievement

A three-pronged approach is used to meet the needs of emerging and struggling readers at Rock Bridge Elementary. Parent involvement is facilitated by a demonstration video. One-on-one tutors focus on individual needs. Students have access to appropriate-level reading materials.

Grant Funds Requested: $3,500

Carpe Diem

Establishes a custom manufacturing operation to impact students at all levels, including students with educational and behavioral disabilities.

Grant Funds Requested: $8,000
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