Grants in Action
Purchased 14 Smith System noodle chairs to be distributed to the four, 4th grade classroom which do not have them. Brought the total number of noodle chairs for 4th grade to 24 (Principal and teachers to determine equitable allocation). Noodle chairs allow, rather than restrict, student movement in seats which enhances posture, flexibility and focus and promotes better learning.
Katie Carolan and Kara Moser, Deer Hill
Sphero Robotic Coding Initiative
Provided funds to purchase 2 class sets of 12 Spheros (programmable, app-enabled robot balls) 12 iPod Touchs, charging strips, and carts with remainder to PD time. Sphero teaches students basic coding skills, allows them to work collaboratively, and encourages creative problem solving in STEM tasks.
Supported the Stop Motion Animation course at CMHS. These funds were used toward the purchase of equipment (cameras, iMacs, lens, licenses for Dragonframe, power adaptors, lens mounters and hardware) for a unique class which employs the creative use of technology toward self-expression, collaboration, story boarding and project planning.
Furniture Design Grant
Replaced outdated tools and equipment utilized in furniture design course which promotes student exploration of engineering, design and building concepts.