2016-2017 Innovative Classroom Grants

 Wireless Listening Centers at Fernwood Elementary School
Marissa Federspiel – $1000 Grant – Impacts 150 students
For wireless listening centers in the second grade classroom.  These stations create a hands-on learning experience with flexibility to allow teachers to choose the learning targets and can be designed as a guided reading group, strategy group or read-aloud.

STEM Leveled Nonfiction Book Sets at Fernwood Elementary School
Emily Schenck – $1000 Grant – Impacts 120 students
For STEM nonfiction leveled sets of texts for use in the sixth grade classrooms.  These books will allow teachers to incorporate science concepts during their literacy block.

Solving the Achievement Equation at Canyon Creek Elementary School
Melissa Wells – $750 Grant – Impacts 30 students
For Dreambox Learning software to boost math skills of students served by the Learning Center.  This program will help ensure that students meet or exceed state math standards and continue to excel in the math classroom through a fun and engaging program.

Interactive Read Alouds and Book Club Sets at Canyon Creek Elementary School
Michelle Vancour – $862.96 Grant – Impacts 150 students
For whole-class read aloud books and book club sets to enhance literacy instruction for fourth graders.  The read aloud books will build background knowledge about our Social Studies content, specifically the Westward Expansion era of the United States.  The book club sets allow students to particpate in small group discussions increasing interst and motivation for students to learn history and build their literacy skills.

Social/Emotional Mid-Level Program Incentives at Canyon Creek Elementary School
Shelby Hemp – $600 Grant – Impacts 30 students
For trinkets, toys and edibles to be used as tangible rewards and incentives for the social/emotional mid-level programs.  These items will reinforce students’ positive behavior and work completion.  (Funded by SEPAC)

Career Day at Skyview Junior High School
Frank Dellino – $700 Grant – Impacts 1000 students
For speakers and supplies for a school-wide career day which will foster thinking about students’ interests and possible career paths.

Scooter Boards for PE at Crystal Springs Elementary School
Flo Booth – $780 Grant – Impacts 675 students
For fast action scooters and replacement wheels for the current inventory to be used in all PE classes.  The equipment will be used in lessons and activities that promote exploration, encourage creative play, develop team work and cooperative play, and increase strength of fine and gross motor skills.

littleBits for STEAM Students at Crystal Springs Elementary School
Nicole Nelson – $989.90 Grant – Impacts 120 students
For littleBits kits which will introduce fourth graders to electical engineering in a hands-on, engaging process that all learners can access.  littleBits are electical circuits and snap together and students can design projects that will meet many needs.

Differentiated Math Experiences at Crystal Springs Elementary School
Lydia Voss – $1000 Grant – Impacts 26 students
For math activity stations so that third and fourth grade students will have hands-on materials allowing them to practice math skills based on their differentiated needs.

Differentiated Math Project Stations at Crystal Springs Elementary School
Nicole Thomas – $1000 Grant – Impacts 26 students
For math activity stations so that third and fourth grade students will have hands-on materials allowing them to practice math skills based on their differentiated needs.

Team Building through Book Clubs at Crystal Springs Elementary School
Larissa Martin – $500 Grant – Impacts 30 students
For book club sets to promote communication and team building through the use of book clubs.  Third grad students, teachers, and parent volunteers will all be involved in book clubs.

Edusmart Science at Kokanee Elementary School
Colby Bishop – $500 Grant – Impacts 150 students
For Edusmart Science subscription to be used in third grade classes.  Edusmart is interactive and uses technology to facilitate science instruction.

Third Grade Toy Maker Workshop at Kokanee Elementary School
Traci Edson – $910 Grant – Impacts 125 students
For an intensive, hands-on and fun-filled science workshop focusing on the Physics of Sound presented to third graders.  Students will use simple hand tools to build a variety of toys that demonstrate important scientific concepts studied in the classroom.

Marimba Band at Kokanee Elementary School
Yuh-Pey Lin – $1000 Grant – Impacts 785 students
For a marimba to enhance the existing classroom music program and as an after-school club providing students a meaningful music making experience and offering musical performances to build community relationships.

No Desks Allowed! at Secondary Academy for Success
Shannon Pettycord – $2000 Grant – Impacts 150 students
For field trips allowing students to go out into the real world for first hand experiences.  Annually, SAS makes trips to the Skagit River, Deception Pass, Nisqually River Delta, Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, Boeing, Duwamish River Delta, Discovery Park, Frye Art Museum and more.

Music Program at Secondary Academy for Success
Robert Morgan – $2000 Grant – Impacts 25 students
For the continuation of the SAS Music Program. Students and teacher work together with a local professional musician and producer to practice and write songs and prepare performances.

Learning to Love Literacy at Secondary Academy for Success
Cheryl Steenson – $556.63 Grant – Impacts 135 students
For audiobook copies of the majority of existing literature circle texts to be used in ELA course work, special education and study skills classes. (Funded by SEPAC)

Heart Rate Monitors at Hollywood Hill Elementary School
Victoria Gray – $500 Grant – Impacts 450 students
For individual heart rate monitors which will introduce and teach intermediate elementary students about the benefits of cardio exercise. Students will deepen their understanding of how the body responds to exercise.

Project Read the Way at Hollywood Hill Elementary School
JoAnn Todd – $1000 Grant – Impacts 200 students
For book sets, particularly nonfiction options to be used in book club studies in second to fifth grade classrooms.  These texts will augment the Lucy Calkins reading program already in use.

Marimba at Woodinville High School
Eric Lucas – $2000 Grant – Impacts 20 students
For a 5-octave marimba to be used in the Percussion Ensemble class.  Modern writing for percussion often involves a 5-octave marimba so this will allow students to perform modern repertoire.

Social/Emotional Mid-Level Program Incentives at Woodinville High School
Holly Montana – $200 Grant – Impacts 12 students
For trinkets, toys and edibles to be used as tangible rewards and incentives for the social/emotional mid-level programs.  These items will reinforce students’ positive behavior and work completion. (Partially funded by SEPAC)

Library MakerSpaces at Timbercrest Junior High School
Nancy Timson – $842.48 Grant – Impacts 750 students
For additional resources to enhance the existing Library MakerSpace program.  At Timbercrest, these spaces focus on DIY projects that require problem-solving, critical thinking and other 21st century skills. The 2016-17 school year will also include an after-school MakerSpace Club.

Bluetooth Keyboards for iPads at Wellington Elementary School
Kevin Nitta – $350 Grant – Impacts 75 students
For Anker Compact Slim Profile Wireless Bluetooth Keyboards creating additional opportunities for sixth grade students to engage with technology.  These will allow students to type and publish their written work on a consistent basis.

Heart Rate Monitors at Bear Creek Elementary School
Alicia Geoghagan – $500 Grant – Impacts 450 students
For individual heart rate monitors which will introduce and teach intermediate elementary students about the benefits of cardio exercise.  Students will deepen their understanding of how the body responds to exercise.

Mobile Listening Center at Shelton View Elementary School
Marcie Morgan – $1000 Grant – Impacts 150 students
For a mobile listening center to be shared between all the first grade classes.  The center will include headphones, quality literature on audio and music with lyrics that students can read and follow along.

Grow Lights at Shelton View Elementary School
Sallie Hartman – $1000 Grant – Impacts 450 students
For grow lights to allow first and third graders access to hands-on study of the flowering plant life cycles.  Students will be able to make observations, collect data, and compare growing systems.

Social/Emotional Mid-Level Program Incentives at Bothell High School
Alex Worn – $200 Grant – Impacts 12 students
For trinkets, toys and edibles to be used as tangible rewards and incentives for the social/emotional mid-level programs.  These items will reinforce students’ positive behavior and work completion. (Funded by SEPAC)

Kinesthetic Learners Rejoice at Bothell High School
Mary Neifert & Kara Cecil – $2000 Grant – Impacts 40 students
For sensory and movement based materials to support struggling Functional Skills and Academics/Mid level and Learning Center students.  These materials support healthy brain based learning and are proven to increase student learning, engagement, and participation. (Shared funding by NSF and SEPAC)

Technology Availability for All in a Blended Class at Bothell High School
Kirby Morgan – $1860 Grant – Impacts 50 students
For Chromebooks which will allow all students in the Bridges to Algebra 2 class access to technology.  This will allow students to progress at the pace that best matches their learning needs in a blended classroom incorporating flipped and mastery teaching methods.

Mountain of a Climbing Wall at Maywood Hills Elementary School
Brittany Kitts – $1000 Grant – Impacts 500 students
For accessory packages for a new climbing wall to be used in PE classes.  The packages will introduce lifestyle fitness, make the nutrition unit more active, and turn the climbing wall into a giant vertical puzzle.

Establishing Reading Partnerships at Maywood Hills Elementary School
Katie Peffer – $876 Grant – Impacts 450 students
For leveled partnership reading books which will expand the work of the Friends for Maywood committee which has community volunteers working one-on-one with students.  These books have formatting with text intended for the adult and student.

Young Musician Instrument Purchase at Canyon Park Junior High School
Hillary Osborne – $860 Grant – Impacts 56 students
For smaller orchestra instruments allowing younger or smaller-statured students the opportunity to try instruments and expand their music education.

STEM/STEAM Classroom at Kenmore Elementary School
Dana Plant – $982.82 Grant – Impacts 25 students
For STEM books and supplies to have an example STEM classroom.  The first grade teacher will be able to weave all curricular learning goals to hands-on inquire-based problem-solving activities throughout the day, across all units of study.

Weather Books at Kenmore Elementary School
Kerry Quinn – $1000 Grant – Impacts 75 students
For high-interest nonfiction books and small group book sets around the topic of weather.  Weather is one of the science units for the second grade.  These books will also help with the transition to the new NGSS standards which include the impact of wind and water on the land.

STEM Simple Machines at Moorlands Elementary School
June Iwafuchi – $700 Grant – Impacts 860 students
For Simple Machines classroom kits offering studens a cross-curricular, hands-on learning envirornment using LEGO Education WeDo®.  These kits use the student’s understanding of simple and compound machines and elevates them to a 21st centruy level of creating real-life models of machines that can be programmed and automated.  These kits will be available to all teachers as well as PTA math/science docents.

Robotics & Coding in the Classroom at Moorlands Elementary School
Milt Miller – $700 Grant – Impacts 860 students
For a classroom starter set of Wonder Workshop robots.  This is one way to bring enriching STEM education projects to early elementary school grades.  Using coding and robots in the classroom will help students to learn fundamental processes which are relevant to all 21st century skills that will guide students throughout their lives.

Let’s Move at Moorlands Elementary School
Deb Fullerton, Julia Smith, Michelle Wytko – $726.78 Grant – Impacts 90 students
For resistance bands, small balance pods and yoga mats to expand upon daily brain breaks using physical fitness routines in the non-PE classroom for second, fifth, and sixth graders.  Increased focus after movement breaks correlates to improved focus during academic instruction.

STEM Early & Simple Machines at Moorlands Elementary School
Cathy Hink – $700 Grant – Impacts 860 students
For Simple Machines classroom kits offering studens a cross-curricular, hands-on learning envirornment using LEGO Education Early Simple Machines®.  Students will develop problem solving, comprehension, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.  These kits will be available to all teachers as well as PTA math/science docents.

Ergonomic Supportive Seating at Moorlands Elementary School
Mary Neifert – $1000 Grant – Impacts 860 students
For Ergo Seats that provide just enough compression and rocking to support the wiggler, tapper, rocker and bouncer type of learner.  Students with supportive seating who have the innate need to move are able to learn with the focus on the academics and less focus needed on sitting still. (Funded by SEPAC)

Snack Food at Northshore Networks
Amy Strandy – $500 Grant – Impacts 150 students
For snacks and water bottles available to students in the Northshore Networks office, consulting teacher offices and classrooms at any time during the school day. Growing students need food to feed their brain and to develop the skills needed to be successful in school.

Social/Emotional Mid-Level Program Incentives at Timbercrest Junior High School
Erin O’Malley – $200 Grant – Impacts 12 students
For trinkets, toys and edibles to be used as tangible rewards and incentives for the social/emotional mid-level programs.  These items will reinforce students’ positive behavior and work completion. (Partially funded by SEPAC)

Social/Emotional Mid-Level Program Incentives at Canyon Park Junior High School
Rachel Knox – $200 Grant – Impacts 12 students
For trinkets, toys and edibles to be used as tangible rewards and incentives for the social/emotional mid-level programs.  These items will reinforce students’ positive behavior and work completion.  (Partially funded by SEPAC)

Social/Emotional Mid-Level Program Incentives at Northshore Junior High School
Becky Berger – $200 Grant – Impacts 12 students
For trinkets, toys and edibles to be used as tangible rewards and incentives for the social/emotional mid-level programs.  These items will reinforce students’ positive behavior and work completion. (Partially funded by SEPAC)

Social/Emotional Mid-Level Program Incentives at Woodinville High School
Holly Montana – $200 Grant – Impacts 12 students
For trinkets, toys and edibles to be used as tangible rewards and incentives for the social/emotional mid-level programs.  These items will reinforce students’ positive behavior and work completion. (Partially funded by SEPAC)

Social/Emotional Mid-Level Program Incentives at Inglemoor High School
Kyle Dehnert – $200 Grant – Impacts 12 students
For trinkets, toys and edibles to be used as tangible rewards and incentives for the social/emotional mid-level programs.  These items will reinforce students’ positive behavior and work completion. (Partially funded by SEPAC)

Social/Emotional Mid-Level Program Incentives at Bothell High School
Alex Worn – $200 Grant – Impacts 12 students
For trinkets, toys and edibles to be used as tangible rewards and incentives for the social/emotional mid-level programs.  These items will reinforce students’ positive behavior and work completion. (Partially funded by SEPAC)

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