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MEF mini-grants.2020

Annual MEF mini-grants awarded to teachers
Posted on 12/02/2020

The McMinnville Education Foundation (MEF) has awarded grant funds of nearly $16,000 to nearly 20 projects from district teachers that will extend learning opportunities for students, both in and outside the classroom.

Teachers at all levels requested up to $1,000 to support additional educational projects including science opportunities; arts, history, and reading activities; and other enrichment opportunities.

Grant award projects include:

Eight-Alarm Vibrating Watches; Columbus; Lynn Hoke; K-5 ELL students; 30 watches ($689.70)

Newton’s Laws: Experiential Activities and the Scientific Process; Duniway; Jen Stokesbary; Grade 8; metal ramps and carriage cars; ($977.70)

OBOB: The 2020 CDL Approach; Duniway & Patton; Heidi Sumner; Grades 6-8; OBOB books; ($771.75)

Giving Kids the Tools They Need to Succeed; Grandhaven; Stephanie Legard, Scott Johnson, Kelly Janssen; K-5; gym mats, fab glass and mirror, yoga balls, wobble chairs; ($350)

Reaping What We Sow; Grandhaven; Mark Arneson, Susan Stubberfield, Rachael Fraley-Brinker; Grades 3-5; class sets of seven novels; ($982.50)

Scholastic News; Grandhaven; Grades 3-5 teacher team; Grades 3-5; 184 Scholastic News subscriptions; ($1,000)

Creating Life-long Readers & Problem Solvers; Memorial; Charlotte Hendricks, Darla Smith; Grade 2; book sets and science supplies; ($997.22)

Fostering a Love of Reading and Exploration; Memorial; Alyssa Grant, Julie Lockhart; Grade 2; book sets and science supplies; ($997.22)

Hooked on Books; Memorial; Molly Bousquet, Kelsey Davison, Judy Ryan, Callie McIrvin; KG; 500 Scholastic books; ($1,000)

Roald Dahl Author Study; Memorial; Sara Hallis, Rebecca Duerr, Nikki Cedergreen, Maggie Harlow; Grade 4; 100 copies of two Roald Dahl books; ($500)

Sensory Tools/Incentives for Students; Memorial; Marnie Freilinger; K-5; sensory tools and books for incentives; ($300)

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson; MHS; Colby Ottley; Grades 9-12; Just Mercy copies; ($1,000)

The Opposite of Poverty is Justice; MHS; Matt Brisbin; Grades 11-12; Born a Crime copies; ($1,000)

A Click Away; Newby; Ashley Hernandez; Grades K-2; computer mice; ($799.20)

Put Books in Every First Grade Hand; Newby; First Grade teachers; Grade 1; 168 books; ($800)

25 Mics for Recording; Patton; Joseph Demianew; Grades 6-8; 25 USB microphones; ($999.75)

Mustang Art Kit; Patton; Sara Sanchez; art supplies to send home; ($848.84)

BookWorms; Wascher; Kindergarten teachers; Grade K; 540 books; ($1,000)

Reaching Readers at a Distance; Wascher; Tiffany Sauter, Amanda Vinson, Carolyn Smith, Samantha Moorhead; Grade 1; take-home books and Scholastic News; ($977.70)

02 December, 2020

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