2011-12 Grants Awarded
MTEF Grant Awards target areas in technology, curriculum, and personnel to maintain the high quality education our children need for today’s 21st century global economy.
Interactive Classrooms ($101,228)
This grant enables us to reach our goal that every K-5 regular education classroom have a SMART Board and projector. The grant will continue the process of equipping K-12 classrooms with document cameras and mobile computing carts. Elementary students will develop technology skills, middle school students will design multi-media projects, and high school students can more effectively research for presentations.
STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math ($35,351)
These monies will provide both print and technology-based resources along with scientific probes and equipment for grades K-12. This equipment will replace both out-of-date and nonfunctioning equipment as well as provide new resources that can improve STEM learning and academic achievement for all students.
Advanced Placement Excellence ($19,700)
This grant will support curriculum, equipment, and teacher training for the new AP classes in Environmental Science, English Language, and Psychology at Homestead High School.
Performing and Fine Arts ($28,250)
We continue to support the Performing and Fine Arts curriculum from K-12. This grant will replace aging district-owned instruments and equipment and provide technology and equipment for art and music classrooms, including SMART Boards for Wilson and Oriole Lane Elementary School music rooms.
Literacy Resources ($33,000)
This grant will fund after school hours of the Sydney Lauren Tabakin Writing Lab at Homestead High School. Additional funds will support literacy resources at the middle schools.
Continued Staff Development and Training ($17,500)
MTEF will continue to support the efforts of educators to be innovative and educated in their fields of expertise by granting $17,500 to be used in 2012-13 for staff development opportunities otherwise not possible.
Other Donor Designated Donations ($26,971)
Individualdonors have funded these grants to meet specific needs throughout the school district. The use of these funds is designated by the donor and includes funding items such as teaching awards, learning resources, and other technology related equipment.
Excellence in Teaching Awards ($3,000)
Due to the continued generosity of our donors, we are able to award Excellence in Teaching Awards at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Please refer to the Teaching Awards section to read more about this year’s recipients.
$265,000 / Total Grants
We would like to thank the members of the Grants Advisory Committee: Nancy Anderson, Brett Bowers, Jeridon Clark, Eric Dimmitt, Tanja Felton, Myra George, Michael Harris, Susan Malmquist, Debbie Martin, Chair Tom Price, Bryan Sadoff, Robin Schlei, Marcia Schwager, and Mary Jo Tye.