In 2017-18, Springfield Education Foundation awarded 32 Innovative Educator Grants, totaling $51,923.60 and creating 8,897 learning opportunities!
Building STEM Skills $310.00 Kate Siegfried, Two Rivers Do Rios Elementary Grade K This grant will fund the purchasing of engineering building materials to use in engineering challenges that foster teamwork, creativity and a growth mindset. 75 students impacted Learning Specialist $539.95 Catherine Wiebe, Walterville Elementary Grades K-5 This grant funds the acquisition of seating that calms students with learning, social, emotional and activity related stress. 25 students impacted Equity/Diversity Reading Group $314.90 Audrey Davids, Walterville Elementary Grades K-12 This grant funds the acquisition of articles and books on teaching effectively with diverse students. This will be a monthly meeting for teachers from a variety of schools. 1000 students impacted STEAM2STEM $2,848.80 Joe Hass, Briggs Middle Grades 6-8 This grant will fund the introduction of mechanical drawing through art class in order to promote creative expression while simultaneously developing student interest in STEM-related fields of studies by providing individual portable drafting boards. 200 students impacted Future Ready Library $2107.44 Amy Page, Walterville Elementary Grades K-5 This grant will update the Walterville Elementary library with books that will be updated to meet current science, technology, engineering, and math standards as well as district diversity and equity goals.178 students impacted Furthering Academic Music Education $3,000.00 Ashley Banks, A3 Grades 9-12 This grant will fund a program called F.A.M.E. which is designed to further the drive, passion, and confidence of music students by providing music lessons for underserved students. 70 students impacted Community Music Rug and Contrabass Bar $845.00 Andria Martin, Ridgeview Elementary, Grades K-5 This grant funds the acquisition of a musical rug and a giant xylophone to build community as well as focus. 440 students impacted Hatching Chicks with Kinders $296.56 Treva Thompson, Ridgeview Elementary Pre-K, K, 1 This grant funds the acquisition of an incubator to hatch baby chicks. Children will be able to peek inside the eggs with candling and watch the babies hatch after 21 days 70 students impacted DrumFIT: The Next Generation of P.E. $3,000.00 Alicia Chamness, Briggs Middle, Grades K-12 DrumFIT is a fun and innovative way to get students to enjoy cardiovascular fitness using an aerobic ball, drumsticks, and upbeat song, and moving! 500 students impacted Project Based Learning and the Next Generation of Science Standards $2,868.84 Zach Adler, Briggs Middle, Grades 6-8 This grant funds the acquisition of three projects which will use real-world context for students to design. 510 students impacted Get Your Teach On $1,350.00 Jennifer Guiley, Page Elementary Grade 2 This grant will fund the teacher to attend the Get Your Teach On Conference to help set the stage to engage and increase student motivation and attendance. 437 students impacted Literacy in Dual Immersion Classrooms $2,658.00 Diana Reyes-Retana, Guy Lee Elementary Grades K-3 This grant will fund the acquisition of a comprehensive bilingual and bicultural library to improve student engagement and family involvement with diverse, multicultural perspectives. 115 students impacted Oregon Association for Bilingual Education $3,000.00 Amanda Rosenfelt, Guy Lee Elementary Grades K-3 This grant funds the attendance of the Duel Immersion Team to receive professional development for strategies to increase attendance, improve graduation rates of underserved students. 115 students impacted Elementary Music Break Spaces $752.73 Wayne Strong, Guy Lee Elementary Grades K-5 This grant funds the acquisition of break spaces using music materials to help students with behavioral needs in music classes. 75 students impacted Elevating Student VOICE (Voicing Opinions to Initiate Change Everywhere) $450.00 Alyssa Dodds, District Wide Instruction Grades 9-12+ This grant will fund transportation and rental for a diverse group of 25 students to come together to discuss issues of diversity and equity in our school district. 25 students impacted Fort Stevens/Clatsop Community Service $3,000.00 Wakerobin Gendel Sattler, Hamlin Middle Grades 7-8 This grant will fund an overnight trip for the Leadership Class to perform beach cleanup and visit historic landmarks. 34 students impacted Teaching With the Brain in Mind $3,000.00 Veronica Voeks, Angela Brewer, Jeffrey Thompson, Hamlin Middle Grades 6-8 This grant will fund part of the costs of teachers attending the Teaching With the Brain in Mind Conference staff development. 680 students impacted Cultural Education and Engagement for Students, Staff and Families $1,650.00 Julia Britton, Maple Elementary Grades Pre-K-5 This grant will host an Artist in Residency to promote the value in different cultures and provide art classes to all Maple’s students. 350 students impacted Building STEM Skills $310.00 Kate Siegfried, Two Rivers Do Rios Elementary Grade K This grant will fund the purchasing of engineering building materials to use in engineering challenges that foster teamwork, creativity and a growth mindset. 75 students impacted 21st Century Career Skills $3,000.00 Amanda Greene-Chacon, Springfield High, Grades 10-12 Since the Health Science professions are a growing industry this grant will fund a semester-long online course in Administrative Medical Office Skills. 150 students impacted Make Learning Pay $550.00 Michael Smith, District Wide Alternative Education Grades 6-12 This grant will fund a program in which students will learn the benefits of budgeting, saving, tracking and patience while working towards Academic and Behavioral IEP goals. 40 students impacted Lego Robotics Inspiring Future Engineers $2,111.40 Leah Taylor, Mt. Vernon Elementary Grades K-1 This grant will allow students to collaborate and work in teams to build a robot and code a Lego robot. 160 students impacted Preparation Advancing Student Success $2,992.10 Linda Mooney, District Wide Alternative Education Grades 11,12,12+ This grant will fund tutors to help students studying for their GED as the advanced levels of math now included on the GED are much more difficult. This will ensure student success and ability to earn a diploma. 150 students impacted Claymation Animation Movies $1,629.00 McCall Habermehl, Agnes Stewart Middle Grades 6-8 This grant will fund equipment and clay for students to learn the art of cinematography, specifically the process of stop-motion animation, and develop their own stop-motion movies. 156 students impacted Recording Studio Renovation $500.00 Torrey Newhart, A3 Grades 9-12 This grant will fund the upgrading of the recording studio at A3 with a new microphone, sound insulation, software and recording hardware. 120 students impacted Electric Keyboard for Music Classes $559.00 Dorian Buttacavoli, Douglas Gardens Elementary Grades K-5 This grant will allow the acquisition of a Yamaha digital piano to enhance student music classes. 300 students impacted Guest Educator Workshops Series $2,000.00 Ed Mendelssohn, A3 Grades 9-12 Local educators and artists will conduct a series of after-school workshops to enhance A3 academic and elective programming. 200 students impacted Blacksmithing, Sculpting and Metallurgy $3,000.00 Jared Mills, A3 Grades 9-12 This grant will fund sculpting for art and science. There will four weeks of instruction around forging, casting, fusing, throwing, and sculpting metal, clay, and glass with emphasis on learning the chemistry of the material. 24 students impacted Advanced Robotics $3,000.00 Gwen Belden, A3 Grades 9-12 This grant will fund advanced STEM curricula with various sensors and extra structural materials for robotics courses. 45 students impacted Mapping the Destination: Oregon Trail $626.58 Eva La Mar, Riverbend Elementary Grade 4 The purchase of new interacting maps will make the Oregon Trail come alive. Historic maps help students understand distances traveled by Oregon Trail Pioneers. 90 students impacted Bridges Number Corner Calendar Kits $1,673.10 Teresa Page, Douglas Gardens Elementary Grade K This grant will fund math supplements that greatly enhance the District Curriculum and provide interactive daily practice of math facts for math fluency. 60 students impacted Touch Type Read and Spell $444.00 Diana Morgan, Douglas Gardens Elementary Grades 4-5 This grant will fund a program that will teach students to type while working on their decoding and encoding skills. This will support students on Individual Education Plans (IEPs). 8 students impacted K-5 STEM Robotics Program $695.00 Joshua Metzger, Mt. Vernon Elementary Grades K-5 This grant provides a Dot and Dash Cleverbot set that enables the starting of a robotics program and specials class for students. It will increase access to coding and technology with high engagement activities. 515 students impacted
Grants are made possible by the generosity of our community. Thank you for believing in Springfield students.