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The Northshore Schools Foundation is proud to announce the 2015-16 Innovative Classroom Grant Awards recipients.

 

Forty five  projects at 22 different schools were granted at total of over $36,000 to enhance student learning and support academic success and excellence.  These grants, that range from $200 to $1000 each, will impact over 12,000 Northshore students in their first year of funding.  Students will experience fieldtrips, career days, individualized learning, access to music, connection to school, literacy support, STEM programs and so much more.

Grant funding is made possible by the generous donors to the Northshore Schools Foundation and a partnership this year with the Special Education Parent/Professional Advisory Council (SEPAC).  Funding from SEPAC increased Foundation grants by 20%, allowing 7 more grants to be funded.

“Every dollar we are able to grant is the result of a partnership between parents, community members, industry and other community organizations,” said Carmin Dalziel, Executive Director of the Northshore Schools Foundation.   “The community support is astounding.”

2015-2016 Grant Recipients Include:

 

Social /Emotional Mid Level Class Incentives at Canyon Creek Elementary School

Mackenzie Romppanen – $100 Grant – Impact 20 students

For incentives to help reinforce students’ positive behavior and work completion in our mid level special education classes in alignment with most current research.   Tangible incentives are the most effective way to reinforce expected behavoir and when students display expected behavior they are able to participate in the learning without interruption and if the expected behavior continues they have more access to a mainstream class.

 

Moving Ahead: 21st Century Student Resources at Arrowhead Elementary School

Lona Sepessy – $1000 Grant – Impact: 395 students

For enhanced media literacy, research skills, and multimedia projects through the use of headphones and supplemental research databases targeted at English Language Leaners, Mid-level classrooms, Learning Center, General Education, and the Library.

 

Take Home Books at Bear Creek Elementary School

Tracey Gangwish – $941.48 Grant – Impact: 25 students

For a compiled library of “just right” leveled books that 1st grade students can check-out and practice reading at home.

 

Disability Awareness Month Collection at Cottage Lake Elementary School

  1. Suzanne Sterling– $1000 Grant – Impact: 300+ students

For an up-to-date school library collection of fiction and non-fiction books that feature individuals with disabilities in all situations and walks of life.

 

Barred Instruments for the Music Classroom at Crystal Springs Elementary School

Pat Murphey – $500 Grant – Impact: 627 students

For barred instruments in grades 1-6 music classes so that the entire class can participate together.

 

Barred Instruments for the Music Classroom at Crystal Springs Elementary School

Sofia Kim – $500 Grant – Impact: 627 students

For barred instruments in grades 1-6 music classes so that the entire class can participate together.

 

Lapboards for Learning at Crystal Springs Elementary School

Linda Yoder – $246.60 Grant – Impact: 120 students

For personal white boards to be used for spelling, math, student enrichment and remediation, handwriting and student engagement by 1st grade students.

 

Picture Books for Writing at Crystal Springs Elementary School

Kristie Ortman – $663 Grant – Impact: 28 students

Picture Books for Writing at Crystal Springs Elementary School

For picture books in the 5th grade classrooms primarily as a teaching tool for writing skills in that these books provide examples of essential pieces of writing in an engaging and concise manner.

 

Picture Books for Writing at Crystal Springs Elementary School

Matt Wright – $663 Grant – Impact: 28 students

For picture books in the 5th grade classrooms primarily as a teaching tool for writing skills in that these books provide examples of essential pieces of writing in an engaging and concise manner.

 

Picture Books for Writing at Crystal Springs Elementary School

Erin Chargualaf – $663 Grant – Impact: 28 students

For picture books in the 5th grade classrooms primarily as a teaching tool for writing skills in that these books provide examples of essential pieces of writing in an engaging and concise manner.

 

Wiggle Room at Crystal Springs Elementary School

Tammy Fassett – $900 Grant – Impact: 50 students

For chairs and pedals that allow 2nd grade students a variety of seating options for comfort and to allow movement and get their wiggles out so that they can be most successful in the classroom. Studies have found that children learn better when they are moving.

 

Math Partners at Crystal Springs Elementary School

Todd Parker – $828 Grant – Impact: 36 students

For three evenings during the school year to allow 2nd grade students, their parents, and teachers to come together and deepen their understanding of math concepts.

 

I Did It! Ipad for Learning Center Students at Hollywood Hill Elementary School

Kimberly Brook – $605 Grant – Impact: 14+ students

For iPad and apps to be used by Learning Center students in blended classrooms.  Such adaptive technology will support and motivate these students.

 

Social /Emotional Mid Level Class Incentives at Hollywood Hill Elementary School

Shelby Hemp – $100 Grant – Impact 20 students

For incentives to help reinforce students’ positive behavior and work completion in our mid level special education classes in alignment with most current research.   Tangible incentives are the most effective way to reinforce expected behavoir and when students display expected behavior they are able to participate in the learning without interruption and if the expected behavior continues they have more access to a mainstream class.

 

Discovery Garden at Kenmore Elementary School

Dana Plant – $1000 Grant – Impact: 480 students

For environmental and garden books, a bug hotel, top soil, plants and seeds to enhance and enrich the school’s Discovery Garden.

 

Staying Calm, Alert and Focused: Self-Regualtion in the Classroom at Kenmore Elementary School

Bridget Sachse – $479 Grant – Impact: 480 students

For materials and training to incorporate the ZONES self-regulation framework and language currently used by the NSD Special Education department into the regular education programs.

 

Calming Room-Positive Behavior Supports at Lockwood Elementary School

Kerry McCaul & Suzanne Wade – $1000 Grant – Impact: 550 students

For a school-wide sensory room where students can go to regulate their bodies by calming down, taking a break, or getting their bodies energized and out of a sluggish state.

 

Sensory Program Supports at Lockwood Elementary School

Claudia Bridenbecker – $919.73 Grant – Impact: 47 students

For sensory equipment and tools to be used by the extended day sensory kindergarten.

 

Articulacy Honorarium at Moorlands Elementary School

Cathy Hink – $1000 Grant – Impact: 90 students

For continued access to resources that provide kindergarten classes with access to over 1,300 leveled e-books and printable books.

 

Avant Garde Software Apps at Moorlands Elementary School

Kelly Duhamel – $806 Grant – Impact: 319 students

For essential iPad apps to be used by kindergarten through 2nd grade students so that learning time can be used efficiently and creatively.

 

Curriculum and Games for After School Math Program at Shelton View Elementary School

Mary Hill – $1000 Grant – Impact: 36 students

For materials to be used by below grade level 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students in an after school math program.

 

Adjustable Height Tables at Sorenson Elementary School

Katie Barnes – $875 Grant – Impact: 22 students

For tables that adjust in height so that students in the preschool classroom serving children with special needs can have their feet touch the floor and elbows at a correct height for maximum balance and stability.

 

Sensory Program Supports at Westhill, Kokanee, Lockwood Elementary Schools

Amy Sorenson – $1000 Grant – Impact: 50 students

For sensory reinforcement and supports to be used by students in the sensory classrooms.

 

GAMEPLAN: A K-5 Music Wish for all Kids & their Music Teachers at Moorlands Elementary School

Kelly Griffin – $955 Grant – Impact: 650 students

For the purchase of a music curriculum to be used in grades K-5 at multiple elementary schools providing more uniform development of students’ skills.

 

GAMEPLAN: A K-5 Music Wish for all Kids & their Music Teachers at Moorlands Elementary School

Twila Bartlow – $990 Grant – Impact: 633 students

For the purchase of a music curriculum to be used in grades K-5 at multiple elementary schools providing more uniform development of students’ skills.

 

GAMEPLAN: A K-5 Music Wish for all Kids & their Music Teachers at Moorlands Elementary School

Katherine Berry – $640 Grant – Impact: 825 students

For the purchase of a music curriculum to be used in grades K-5 at multiple elementary schools providing more uniform development of students’ skills.

 

GAMEPLAN: A K-5 Music Wish for all Kids & their Music Teachers at Moorlands Elementary School

Yuh-Pey Lin – $1000 Grant – Impact: 646 students

For the purchase of a music curriculum to be used in grades K-5 at multiple elementary schools providing more uniform development of students’ skills.

 

3D Printer in the Bothell Library at Bothell High School

Carolyn Urrutia – $1000 Grant – Impact: 100 students

For the addition of a 3D printer to the school’s library which will be available to all students who complete training on the printer.

 

Band & Choir Master Classes & Cello Purchase at Canyon Park Jr. High School

Michelle Draper – $3000 Grant – Impact: 226 students

For 160 hours of small and sectional master class group instruction available to band and choir members and the purchase of a new or quality used cello for the school orchestra.

 

Bringing High Interest Books to Low Level Readers at Kenmore Jr. High School

Shannon Korner – $860 Grant – Impact: 110 students

For three sets of high-interest, low level books that students in the special education program are able to read, comprehend, and make connections with.

 

Career Day Transportation, Supplies & Speakers at Leota Jr. High School

Obadiah Dunham – $1000 Grant – Impact: 820 students

For presenters, supplies, resources, and transportation to be used in a joint career day for 8th and 9th graders and a leadership day for 7th graders of Leota and Timbercrest Junior High Schools.

 

Career Day Transportation, Supplies & Speakers at Timbercrest Jr. High School

Joe Mismas – $1500 Grant – Impact: 797 students

For presenters, supplies, resources, and transportation to be used in a joint career day for 8th and 9th graders and a leadership day for 7th graders of Leota and Timbercrest Junior High Schools.

 

Ice maker to keep the Science Department Cool at Leota Jr. High School

Roger Haaland – $700 Grant – Impact: 820 students

For an ice maker to be used by students and teachers in science class experiments.  Uses include 7th graders use of ice to learn about half-life and air pressure, 8th graders looking at convection and change of state, and 9th graders learning how to calibrate thermometers and determining freezing points.

 

Service Learning with National Honor Society at Leota Jr. High School

Zoe Parkman – $200 Grant – Impact: 200 students

For materials to be used in a service learning projects.  Some projects would involve National Junior Honor Society members while others would involve all students.  Examples would be writing post cards to military service peoiple, teacher appreciation letters, Valentine’s cards to senior citizens, a clothing drive, campus clean up and assisting with the PTA canned food drive.

 

Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) at Leota Jr. High School

Ryan & Kirsten Adams – $1000 Grant – Impact: 700 students

For training and supplies to be used in the WEB (“Where Everybody Belongs”) program that provides 9th grade students with leadership skills to help 7th and 8th grade students transition into their first years of junior high.

 

Multimodel Language Arts at Northshore Jr. High School

Becky Berger – $900 Grant – Impact: 15 students

For boogie boards to be used by all Positive Behavior Intervention System students as a method to encourage students who dislike writing but enjoy and understand technology.

 

REbel at Northshore Jr. High School

Trudy Swain – $1000 Grant – Impact: 350 students

For the implementation of REbel, a student-driven education and prevention program designed to address eating and body image concerns.  This is a pilot program at Northshore Junior High with the hopes of implementing at other schools in the future.

 

Bridge to the Running Start at Secondary Academy for Success

Cheryl Steenson – $1000 Grant – Impact: 160 students

For field trips and mini-scholarships to support students as they take Running Start courses.  Students will visit area colleges, participate in campus tours, experience campus life by visiting dining, library, and bookstore facilities.  Mini-scholarships will provide students with fees for community college placement test, Running Start textbooks, and fees for Orca cards.

 

No Desks Allowed! at Secondary Academy for Success

Shannon Peddycord – $850 Grant – Impact:  100 students

For field trips so that students can experience learning first hand.  An example would be a trip to Mt. Rainier where park rangers assist along the trail and help students understand the importance of keeping a balance between nature and modern society.

 

No Desks Allowed! at Secondary Academy for Success

Tony Olney – $850 Grant – Impact:  150 students

For field trips so that students can experience learning first hand.  An example would be a trip to Mt. Rainier where park rangers assist along the trail and help students understand the importance of keeping a balance between nature and modern society.

 

Music Performance at Secondary Academy for Success

Robert Morgan – $1000 Grant – Impact: 25 students

For a local professional musician and producer to work with students as they practice, write, and prepare performances for the school.  In addition, students take an annual field trip to the Art Institute of Seattle to record their work in a recording studio.

 

Timbercrest Library MakerSpaces at Timbercrest Jr. High School

Nancy Timson – $730.52 Grant – Impact: 700 students

For the creation of a MakerSpace in the school library.  A MakerSpace is a physical location where people gather together to share resources, knowledge, work on projects, network, and create things.

 

 

 

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