Reading Education Foundation Grants Awarded

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Reading Education Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 Grant Awards totaling $44,214.19, benefiting every school in our district. Please join us in congratulating this year’s recipients.

HIGH SCHOOL GRANTS

Computing in the Arts:  With user-friendly micro-controllers and software, students will create meaningful visual or musical artifacts that respond to human inputs. Grant proposed by Steve Cogger

Active Sitting Workspace Options: A pilot study of specially-designed seating options which will improve focus, attention and concentration.   Grant proposed by Danja Mahoney

3D Printers for Hands-on Design Production:  The addition of three 3D printers will allow all students in the Intro to Engineering Design course to produce their designs. Grant proposed by Charles Strout

HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL GRANT

STEAM Makerspace at the Secondary Level LCMs: The purchase of kits and materials will support hand-on, collaborative creativity in these DIY areas designed for blending Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Grant proposed by Sharon Burke

MIDDLE SCHOOL GRANTS

Digitized Reading in the 21st Century: Through the purchase of additional iPads, 6th Grade Parker students will have increased access to digital text and beneficial accompanying software. Grant proposed by Donna Martinson

Green Screen Video Studio: The easy-to-use technology of iPads and Apps will allow students to facilitate video production and focus on content. Grant proposed by Christine Steinhauser

Bandroom Dynamic Soundfield System: This sound system will allow the 90+ students to clearly hear the band director during practices. Grant proposed by Cheryl Webster

World Music Drumming: This set of instruments, to be used in African-American slave and new American music units, will increase 7th grade students’ engagement in the general music program. Grant proposed by Anna Wentlent

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GRANTS

Art in the Sky, A Transformational Adventure in Perspective:  Through the creation of a giant living painting on a field that can only be understood from above, Killam’s  all-school, three-day residency program will deepen perception and develop a big-picture approach to creative problem solving.   Grant proposed by Amy Hussey

Access for All Elementary Library/Media Collection: This grant will establish a collection at each school to benefit all students including ones with language based learning challenges. Resources, including audio book kits and readers, dyslexia friendly books and low level-high interest books, will be available for in-class and student check-out.  Grant proposed by Krista Erikson

Makerspace Robot Coding Kits:  Each school will procure K-3 and 4-5 robot kits to support hand-on, collaborative creativity in these DIY areas designed for blending Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.  Grant proposed by Tracy Thrasher Hybl

Core Value Literature Collection Development:  Each school will establish a collection to support social/emotional/mental health and diversity.  Grant proposed by Lisa Norcross

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