Since 2007, over $365,000 was provided in grants to assist creative educators with innovative projects that would not have been funded through the county or state.
2021 Grants Awarded
BROOKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
Flexible Seating (Lindsey Campbell – Latin Teacher)
- Standing Table & 2 stools, 4 Bosu balls, and a Standing Table Conversion
- Completing a classroom transformation to improve learning environment
AppleTV for Classroom Interaction (10th Grade) (Donna Stimpson – Chemistry Teacher)
- 5 iPads, pencils, and AppleTV to provide functionality in 5 classrooms
- Use of better technology (Upgrade from smartboards) allows teachers to move around the room and interact more effectively with students while teaching. Shared among other clubs/groups as well
Flexible Seating Classroom (11th Grade) (Samantha Mihlak, Shelton Steele – Special Ed. Teachers)
- 12 Yoga Ball chairs, 2 standing desks, 3 bean bag chairs, & adjustable activity table
- Flexible seating helps keep students engaged and promotes better learning.
Energy Pathway Science Upgrade (Stephen Beall – Energy/Science Teacher)
- 6 Rolling Storage Cabinets
- Enable new classroom with the appropriate storage and surface space for Energy Pathway students. Continues grant to middle schools from 3 years ago.
FIVE FORKS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Collaborative Study Zones in the Media Center (Monica Brown – Media Specialist)
- 8 Mobile tables to replace current wooden ones to allow for better flexibility in creating collaborative and individual learning environments
CREWS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Training Leaders – In and Out of the Classroom (Rod Hames)
- Habitudes books, rolling cart, and training sessions
- Teaching leadership skills and character qualities to students and training teachers to expand to other classes
Climate Transformation (Garrece Walker – School Counselor, Melissa Robertson – 6th Grade)
- Implementation of a new PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) program schoolwide.
- Costs cover Physical costs (stamps, Ink, tally sheets, printing costs), Planning/PD days for staff, and Incentives
BROOKWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Reading Recovery Team (Kim Camuso, Stephanie Smith, Andrea Hopf – Reading Recovery)
- 30 or more book bundles (multiple books and tiles for each) to be shared across subject areas and grade levels
- Providing a greater variety of books to support the Reading Workshop Model.
CRAIG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
4th Grade Co-Lab Improvements (Brittany Yancey – 4th Grade)
- 4 desks, 4 wobble chairs, 6 wiggle seats, 7 bookshelves & book baskets
- Will help provide better storage and accessibility in all 4th grade classrooms.
Guided Reading Enhancement Project (Jennifer Wood, Laine Daffin, Vickie Rowe – Kindergarten)
- 3 book bundles to increase titles and all ow students to read new books and take them home.
- Shared among all Kindergarten classes
1st Grade Level Student Texts (Catherine Noble, Anne Marino, Michelle Godfrey, Maggie Neal – 1st Grade)
- 4 book bundles to expand Units of Study classroom lessons currently being taught, providing more books available to help student progress in their reading skills more quickly.
- Also, several book boxes and bins for storage
- Shared among entire 1st grade
GWIN OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Chromebooks for Higher Learning (Jennifer Mimms – Tech. Coordinator)
- 25 Chromebooks & charging station
- To be used for the STEAM Lab
- For all grade levels to enhance individual learning opportunities through technology
HEAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Keyboarding and Coding Skills (Allen Bullock – Tech. Teacher)
- Software licensing of Kodable & Type Dojo to upgrade from free versions currently being used
- Expand the functionality of these for use with Coding and Typing clubs (all grades)
Robots and Million Word Club (Shann Griffith – Media Specialist, Robotics Coach)
- School has seen significant growth in reading since beginning the program
- 13 Chromebooks used for Reading quizzes
- Robots, & additional robot parts for expanding program (Incentive for readers)
- Hats for Million Word Readers