Our Grants

Way With Words and Numbers

Tutoring program for students in areas of literacy and math for Fairview, Mill Creek, Russell, and Paxton Keeley Elementary Schools.

Grant Funds Requested: $17,597

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: $15,000

Enhancing Social Studies Instructional Environment with Wireless

Provides wireless keyboards, air mouse technology and remote controls to all middle and junior high social studies classrooms.

Grant Funds Requested: $6,828

Bridging the Gap

Helps high schools develop and implement strategies to decrease the achievement gap among minorities and free/reduced lunch students who have good attendance but are not succeeding in school. Strategies include transitional programs for entering high school, study skills, organizational skills, career path counseling, reading enhancement.

Grant Funds Requested: $13,290

Read Us a Winner

Provides library books for K-5th grade in all 19 CPS schools with 50 books per school for a total of 1000 books.

Grant Funds Requested: $9,500

Classroom Performance System

Funds the purchase of additional response pads, receivers, software and chalkboard for existing SMARTBoards and fund the purchase of two SMARTBoards. The SMARTBoard system allows the classroom teacher to know immediately if a student understands a math problem.

Grant Funds Requested: $10,264

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: $15,000

Dynamic Immersion of English Language Learners (ELL):

Introduces interactive technology (Rosetta Stone) into the CPS ELL classrooms. The software helps students learn English in an environment that combines technology with native English speakers and a rich visual environment to build English language proficiency. The software is interfaced with a Student Management System to track student progress. At any time, 51 students can access this software anywhere in the district, providing access in computer labs and individual classrooms.

Grant Funds Requested: $7,442

The Geography Gap

provides geographic materials to secondary (grades 6-12) CPS students to support and improve geography education. This includes pull-down maps, stands, globes, atlases and traveling map transparency sets.

Grant Funds Requested: $9,964

CASA Video Messenger

Allows CASA team members to generate text messaged at the bottom of the broadcast screen, similar to the crawling text messages seen on broadcast and cable television. The text messaging helps keep all CASA team members informed during missions regarding medical or other emergencies.

Grant Funds Requested: $920
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