SJPS Foundation Grant Recipients

Thank You for Your Dedication to St. Joseph Public School Students!


Brown, E.P. Clarke, Lincoln Elementary Schools

Centering Young Minds: Teaching through Learning Centers – Andrea Confer

Engaging Readers through Book Clubs and Partner Reads – Amber Nowicki

Snack and Sweets Food Cart – Natalie Rank

Bucket Drumming- Elizabeth Richards

Microphones for Specials – Elizabeth Richards

ELA Books for Virtual K – Abigail Schmidt

Upton Middle School

Astronomy: Spectroscopy Lab – Jennifer Francis

St. Joseph High School

Baby Think it Over – Kristina Allen

No Red Ink Language Arts – Callie Campbell

Advancing Technology Tools to Help All Students Achieve in Biology – Dane Gallagher, Lauren Shuster, Jarret Andree; Carmen A. Grandy Award for Teaching Excellence

2020-21 New Teacher Welcome Grants

Building a Virtual Classroom – Lauren Borre, 1st grade teacher SJVS

Virtual Classroom Necessities – Kelsey Griffith, 4th grade teacher SJVS

Virtual Classroom Supplies – Claire Krieger, 3rd grade teacher SJVS

The Teletherapy SLP project – Gabriella Parra, Speech Pathologist Pre-K – 5th grade


Brown, E.P. Clarke, Lincoln Elementary Schools

FIRST Robotics FLL – Denise Clark, Kendall Harmening

3D Printing STEAM – Lisa Ziel

P2 Positivity Project – Kristen Bawks, Craig Hubble, Jesseca LaFayette

Elementary Principals State and National Conference – Kristen Bawks, Craig Hubble, Jesseca LaFayette

Learning Safely with Manipulatives – Amber Lange

Upton Middle School

P2 Positivity Project – Craig Hubble, Chad Mandarino

FIRST Robotics FTC – John Bacolor, Wei Wang

CPR Kits – Mary Byerle

Michigan School Counselor Association Fall Conference (Virtual) – Amy Peterson, Victoria Toth

St. Joseph High School

Trust Me Documentary – Joyce Hunter

Turnitin Subscription – Bean Klusendorf

Project Lit Book Club – Bryan Arbut

Academic Challenge – Gary Etter

Senior Dinner Dance – Allison Koch, Amy Peterson

Field House and Competition Gym Sound System Update/Upgrade – Greg Blomgren

All Schools

Equity, Diversity, Continuing the Conversation with Dr. Brown – Kelly Gaideski

FIRST Robotics Season Funding – Carrie Bruensting

Building Book Love Year 2 and Beyond – Amy Dirlam, Connie Bacolor, Kristin Burnette, Jamie Culver

Enhancing Remote Video Instruction and Classroom Camera Capabilities – Amy Dirlam

Saving our Clubs – Kelly Gaideski

Meal Magic OSS – Demrhy Youngquist