2021-22 TEACHER GRANTS
Melissa Binns, Jason Huber, Kaylee Gray: Don’t Drop the Bloxels!! $599
This project is a creative and authentic way students can explore, code, create, and narrate stories in in the classroom or at home.
Ian Brown: Bringing the World to All: VR Headsets in the Classroom $14,628
Carmen A. Grandy Award for Teaching Excellence
Callie Campbell: Flexible Seating for SJHS Secondary Resource Room $2,127
Sarah Juengling: Graphing Calculators for SJHS $2,813
Burke Lokey, Joshua Doe: Band and Orchestra Spain Tour – Masterclass and Performance in Madrid $5,000
Laura Pallo, Gabriela Parra: Operation Update $1317
Technology specific iPads for speech and language applications.
Natalie Rank: Learning is Always in Play $296
New materials/manipulatives for the Early Childhood Special Education Preschool classroom which will enhance the learning of all of the children in the program.
Tessa Sheldon: High Noon Reading Intervention Program $1301
High quality, research based materials designed for students with learning differences in the area of reading.
Sara Smothers: PLT4M Conditioning Program for Upton and SJHS $2,550
PLT4M offers physical conditioning programs for remote or in person physical education students. Students can engage in training videos put together by Certified Strength and Conditioning Coaches, and will also be encouraged to set healthy lifestyle goals.
2021-22 NEW TEACHER WELCOME GRANTS
Kimberly Borlin, Upton MS Special Education Teacher
Flexible Seating options for students.
Brittany Mohney, M.S. CCC-SLP, SJPS Speech Language Pathologist Cricut Maker 3 to use with materials geared toward targeted speech and language goals with students.
2021-22 SPECIAL FUND REQUESTS
October 2021 Awards
Kristina Allen: Builder’s Club Offsite Project $70
Transportation for Upton Middle School students to off site community service projects.
Bryan Arbut: Project Lit Book Club $2,300
A diverse group of 60+ high School students from grades 9 through 12 are members of Project LIT, with over 40 students signing up in September 2021. The grant will cover book purchases and community outreach activities as the group plans to expand their literacy efforts.
Tracy Becker and Joyce Hunter: Senior Service Project Presentation Day Materials $246
Materials for SJHS Senior Year Community Service Projects as assigned in Senior English Classes. Seniors collaborate with local nonprofit organizations to create a meaningful project that serves our community.
Lauri Berry: Key Club Service Leadership Conference $800
Transportation to service/leadership conferences. Key Club members that attend these conferences network with upwards of 500 other members from across the state, participate in service projects, run for and elect their state officer positions, earn scholarships, and learn valuable leadership skills.
Greg Blomgren: Outdoor Metal Tables on Lakeview Ave. $5,330
Seating for classes to work outside, and enjoy outdoor lunch. It is also the area for freshmen and sophomore pick up after school and will provide a spot for students to sit outside while waiting for rides.
Carrie Brunsting: SJ Robotics Funding $10,830
Registration and equipment for SJPS elementary, middle school and high school robotics programs.