Congratulations to each of the 2016-2017 Classroom Impact Grant recipients representing all grade levels and numerous schools within the Douglas County School System. Classroom Impact Grants promote creative and innovative ideas in and out of the classroom that directly impact student learning. Pictures of grant recipients can be found in the Gallery.
Alexander High School: Stand Up for Success, Miranda Combs
H.A.V.E.N. Academy: MathCraftEdu, Lisa Levy, David Brown, Brava McGraw, Jacob Camp
Chapel Hill High School: Vocal Microphones, Violet Pledger
Foreign Language Headsets, Susie Munday, Tina Bryson, Christina Corcorran, Steve Schwedel
Douglas County High School: Writing In, On, and Around the Words: A Reading Enrichment Project, Kim Boehman
Chapel Hill Middle School: Scholastic StoryWorks in the Middle School Language Department, Patricia Poltzer, Lynn Willis, Taiwana Walker, Whitney Whitfield
Mason Creek Middle School: RA-LIN STEM Classroom Impact Grant, Wolves using STEM Robotics: Part II, Michelle Draper
Stewart Middle School: Thornton Road Hyundai Classroom Impact Grant ,Books, Boys and Beyond: Take Three, Heather Deal
Turner Middle School: Lit Fit! April Olorunfemi
Yeager Middle School: Yeager Mustang News Network, Stephanie McFall
Arbor Station Elementary School: Georgia Studies Weekly Subscription, Lisa Crow, Laura Stamps Tracey Pirkle
Jeff Field & Associates/Attorneys at Law Classroom Impact Grant, Arbor Station Science and Engineering Crew: Thomas Bruno, Betina Gillham, Cam Crumbley
First Grade Weekly Magazine: Pamela Cooper, Brady Cook, Lauren Cook, Kim Talbot, Kim Weathington
Color Theory and Chemical Reactions: Katie Callan
Ford’s Theater Oratory Group, Thomas Brune, Cate Flanagan, Laura Stamps
Let’s Find Out! Cross-Curricular Enrichment: Debbie LIndeman, Sherrie Cloud, Tarjatta Rose, Lani Wriht, Kelly Talbot
Mr. Bruno’s Crew of Readers: Thomas Bruno
Beulah Elementary School: Ciencias Cybernetica (Cyber Science), Vivian Chaij, Tracy Moore
Bill Arp Elementary School: DeNyse Companies Classroom Impact Grant, Express Yourself! Heather Guger
Bright Star Elementary: Creating, Constructing and Collaborating…Science at Its Best! Tammy Smith, Kelda Brewer, Cameron Sheldon,Carman Segura’, Lisa Golden
Dorsett Shoals Elementary School: Significant Software, JillFarnan, Lynn Chabayta, Patti Crawford, Donna Pennington
DSES Traverse Climbing Wall: Nick Epstein
Moby Scoots: Tabitha Brown, Valerie McWhorter, Delaine Watts, Ashley Courson
Mirrors & Windows: We Need More Diverse Books, Tracy Scaglione
Eastside Elementary School: R.K. Redding Construction Classroom Impact Grant, Swinging for Success! Jennifer Lanno
Factory Shoals Elementary School: Developing an Early Love for Reading, Hannah Siler
Holly Springs Elementary: Writing with Lucy, Cindy Buff, Katie Pelletier, Rachel Blackwell
Checkmate Education: Chess Club and Camp, Angela Wilder, Larinda Procuro, Meghan Rathel, Rachel Blackwell
Buzz into Programmable Learning with BeeBots, Rachel Blackwell
Lithia Springs Elementary School: Classroom/Community Drumming Circle, Kimberly Stovall, Ethan Dennis
New Manchester Elementary School: Math Manipulatives and Common Core: Part 2, Kristen Walden, Merian Johnson, Dianne Gregg, Rita Harris, Trina Hill, Sonya Brown, Tiffeny Sharpton
Sweetwater Elementary School: Reading Role Play: Reader’s Theater, Tameka Scott, Kanesha Howard, Lea McMurdo, Shiquita Relliford, Amber Akers, Chris Boberg
Hand’s on Reading: It’s in the Bag, Leigh Ann Fite, Tameka Scott Amanda Kirk
PET Announces 2015-2016 Mini-Grant Recipients
PET’s 2015-2016 Classroom Initiative Mini-Grant recipients were recently announced and represent Douglas County Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. Over $17,000 was awarded through 32 initiatives. Please see the Gallery on this website for pictures of Mini-Grant recipients who were present at the April 22, 2015 Recognition Reception.
The Douglas County Public Education Trust, Inc. (PET) is proud to offer the Douglas County School System teachers with mini-grants to help impact the academic achievements of Douglas County students. PET provides funding for individual teachers, grade or subject level teams or schools to implement innovative ideas in classrooms.
If you are a DCSS teacher with an idea for a special project or activity, apply for a PET funded mini-grant to put your idea into action!
Click here to view our 2014 Mini-Grant Workshop video for information about applying for a grant.