1. MATTHEW RODRIGUEZ from COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL
This grant will purchase Raspberry Pi Microcomputer Kits to be used in creating projects for students to develop greater understanding of computer hardware, programming and the building of computer based devices.
2. ABSALON GAGAZA, JR from FAIRMONT ELEMENTARY
This grant funds new band percussion instruments providing greater performance opportunities and the ability for more community outreach for the group.
3. JENNIFER FRITZ from JOHN WASH ELEMENTARY
FLEXIBLE SEATING: REDESIGNING THE CLASSROOM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Purchase of alternative classroom seating including carpets, balance balls, rocker chairs and Wobble chairs to support the UDL (Universal Design for Learning) model focus for Sanger Unified.
4. AARON HARDING from KINGS RIVER HIGH SCHOOL
AFTER SCHOOL ROBOTICS
This grant will fund the purchase of the Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit and accessories. This project is designed as an outreach to Kings River Students interested in programming and building robots.
5. NICHELE WIMER from KINGS RIVER HIGH SCHOOL
Purchase of class set of books and teacher’s guide to learn the story of students at a gang infested school in Long Beach, CA., viewing of the movie based on the novel and also visit the Freedom Writers Foundation and/or Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.
6. JANET LENOCKER from LONE STAR ELEMENTARY
TALKING ABOUT BOOKS
These funds the purchase of iPads and accessories needed for producing videos of students’ Book Talks that will be posted on the school website for parents and students to view.
7. BRITTANY GRANT from MADISON ELEMENTARY
Funding will provide various garden supplies to utilize the existing on-site greenhouse. Students will create an edible garden, learn about growing vegetables from seeds and also create a composting program from food waste.