Classroom Impact Grants Fall 2020

Foundation awards more than $10,000 in grants

The Foundation Prize Patrol on Dec. 11 awarded $10,359 in grant awards.

Many of the grant award will be used for items to provide hands-on experiences for students. Some examples include sewing machines, a slab roller for ceramics, musical instruments, and Instant Pots.

Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle, Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, Board Member Rich Bartow, and Foundation Secretary/Treasurer Pam Steele made the surprise presentations.

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Grant to purchase musical instruments

Peculiar Elementary School Music Teacher Katie Schork received a grant of $738 to purchase additional musical instruments. Schork joined the presentation virtually (at center). Her grant award is held by Schork's colleagues, Art Teacher Jenny Bullock, left, and Physical Education Teacher Chris Roller, right.

Grant to purchase T-shirts

Ray-Pec High School Teacher Cara Hornbeck received a grant of $750 to purchase T-shirts for Special Olympics participants.

HS Hornbeck Special Olympics shirts

Grant to purchase portfolios

Ray-Pec High School Art Teacher Amy Hellums received a grant of $750 to purchase portfolios for art projects.

HS Hellums portfolios

Grant to purchase slab roller

Ray-Pec High School Art Teacher Ashleigh Easton received a grant of $750 to purchase a slab roller for ceramic projects.

HS Easton

Grant to purchase sun shade

Ray-Pec High School Administrative Assistant Dinah Covey is pictured with the $750 grant check for Art Teacher Stephanie Pugh. The money is designated to purchase a sun shade for students to be outside.

HS Pugh sun shade

Grant to purchase Instant Pots

Ray-Pec High School Teachers Christian Winn and Christina Hocker received a $600 grant to purchase Instant Pots for the culinary classroom. Winn is pictured here.

HS Winn Hocker

Grant to purchase banner

Ray-Pec High School Teachers Janet Allen and Heather Clark received a grant of $150 to purchase an FBLA banner. FBLA is the Future Business Leaders of America. Clark is pictured here.

HS Allen Clark

Grant to purchase digital keyboard

Eagle Glen Elementary School Music Teacher Jonathon Kroeger received a grant of $729 to purchase a digital keyboard.

EG Kroeger

Grant to purchase art tools

Creekmoor Elementary School Art Teacher Jessie Cartwright received a grant of $150 to purchase tools for making block prints.

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Grant to purchase Cricut bundle

Ray-Pec Success Academy teachers Emilee Fairman, left, and Andrew Perkins, received a $310 grant to purchase a Cricut Explore Air bundle.

RPA Fairman and Perkins 2

Grant to purchase supplies for painting

Ray-Pec Academy Principal Jim Brown holds the $230 grant award for Teacher Leesa Wiseman. The funds will be used to purchase supplies for a "Helping Hands" painting.

RPA Wiseman Helping Hands

Grant to purchase headphones

Bridle Ridge Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher Kristan Gutierrez received a grant of $300 to purchase headphones for asynchronous learning.

BR Gutierrez

Grant to purchase therapy closet supplies

Mental Health Professionals Alexis Meyers and Sarah Martin received a grant of $750 to purchase therapy closet supplies. Martin is pictured here.

Meyers and Martin

Grant to purchase sewing machines

Ray-Pec East Middle School Teacher Sierra Zeiss received a grant of $740 to purchase sewing machines.

EMS Zeiss

Grant to purchase sewing machines

Ray-Pec South Middle School Teacher LeAnn Hauk received a grant of $740 to purchase sewing machines.

SMS Hauk

Grant to purchase virtual field trips

Digital Learning Teacher Tammy Novak received a grant of $725 to purchase digital field trips for ViPR elementary students.

ViPR Tammy Novak

Grant to purchase stylus pens

Timber Creek Elementary School Second Grade Teachers Megan Hutchin, Lynn Noirfalise, and Jennifer Milligan received a grant of $215 to purchase stylus pens for use with Chromebooks.

Timber Creek 2nd grade

Grant to purchase e-books and supplies

Ray-Pec South Middle School Library Media Specialist Brooke Urbina received a $650 grant to purchase e-books and supplies for the Uber-Read program.

SMS Urbina

Grant to purchase books

Stonegate Elementary School LEAP Teacher Rebecca Huber received a grant of $332 to purchase books for students in the LEAP gifted program.

SG Huber