Fall Grants 2006

Fall 2006 Grant Recipients

Putting Humpty Dumpty Together Again MHS $604.98
The grant funds will be used to purchase supplies of Arts and Crafts. Students will complete a study of various countries and cultures of the world. As they recreate the popular works of art, they would set a theme of the country and time in history, as they work on each type of mosaic. This will enable sudents to work on their fine motor skills.

  

Give Me a Hand: I Can “See” Math! Martha Reid Elementary $2,624
The Children’s Courtyard Grant
The grant funds will be used to purchase 36 sets of Witzzle Pro School Packages, 7 Witzzle Pro Transparency Cards and Number Cubes, 7 Witzzle Pro Resource Book and other supplies. The use of these products will allow students to value mathematics, become confident in their mathematical abilities, becomevproblem solvers, and learn to communicate and reason mathematically.

  

G.Y.M.M. Everyday (Get Youngsters Moving) D. P. Morris Elementary $903
The grants funds will be used to purchase 875 jump ropes. The purpose of this grant is to go above the state minimum of 135 minutes of PE per week and become even more actively involved in the fight against obesity.

  

Planning for the Future Brooks Wester Middle $483
The grant funds will be used to purchase software that consists of home furnishing templates and architects builder’stemplates. Life skills are the essential elements necessary for students to lead productive and independent lives.

  

Wildcats in Focus Brooks Wester Middle $1,354
The grant funds will be used to purchase 8 digital cameras, a photo printer, photo paper, etc. to construct individual photo journals for each participant. Every child deserves to be creative. Photography is an ideal tool to engage and inspire students who are struggling in their lives academically, socially and emotionally.

  

“From ‘Round the World” Martha Reid Elementary $998
The grant funds will be used to purchase interactive Odyssey III Globe from Leap Frog Schoolhouse, continents of the world activity chest, geography floor puzzles, American landmarks and symbols poster set and a game called may tangle-twister on a world map. The globe will enable students to explore the world with an interactive audio components that reinforces facts including continents, countries, capitals, music currencies and culture.

  

Dino-opoly! Begins the “Education Foundation” Of true FAMILY FUN
Martha Reid Elementary $1,788
The grant funds will be used to purchase family games ie; Scrabble, Yahtzee, Dino-opoly and Zobmondo. The teachers and staff at Martha Reid Elementary want to encourage parents to spend quality and valuable time with their children. By developing a FAMILY FUN NIGHT once a month, they can bring the community together and continue to help the children.

  

“Have Body, Will Travel” Summit High School $932
The grant funds will be used to purchase human anatomy systems, microscope slides, and other equipment to set up the “human body tour”. The students would then set up their displays on an elementary campus, where 2 nd through 4 th grade classes could “tour” through the displays.

  

Home Tweet Home Rogene Worley Middle $851
The grant funds will be used to purchase plans and supplies for 8 th grade math students to work in groups of 4 to build their own birdhouses.

  

See It, Heat It, Say It: Helping all Learners Martha Reid Elementary $474
Achieve Reading Success
The grant funds will be used to purchase a compact disc player with headphones, an assortment of CD’s with an
accompanying paperback book, digital bookmarks, and graph paper. The grant will create a reading center that increased students’ reading comprehension, vocabulary and fluency.

  

Burn Baby Burn! T.A. Howard Middle $1,000
The grant funds will be used to purchase UV beads, various types of hats, sunglasses, swatches of clothing, UV nail polish, stop watches, sunscreen and UV blockers. The UV ray project will support a study on how the UV rays from the sun can effect the human body especially the eyes and skin.

  

Messages from the Universe Donna Shepard Int. $1,000
The grant funds will be used to purchase Jupiter GEMS kit, Jupiter refill kit, overhead set, Space GEMS kit and space refill kit. The use of these products will be able to capture that natural curiosity and engage students in meaningful investigations that will encourage further understanding.

  

A River Runs Through It Donna Shepard Int. $3,546
Ramtech Building Systems Grant
The grant funds will be used to purchase a stream table, STC and GEMS kits and river kit. The purpose of this grant is to make the science relevant to the students. Ms. Sparkman wants to promote curiosity, imagination and a spirit of inquiry that allows our students to appreciate science and may encourage them to pursue science courses in the future.

  

SUM Time Music Makes a Difference Charlotte Anderson Elem. $1,337
The grant funds will be used to purchase fifty small xylophones to use as musical number lines during the teaching of addition (sums) and subtraction (differences).

  

Our Neighbor is the World Anna May Daulton Elem. $2,500
Through speakers and storytellers, viewing of artifacts from the various countries, reading and listening to a variety of myths, folktales, proverbs and o6ther multicultural literature, studying musical styles, instruments and dances as well as through research projects, Daulton students will be exposed to the cultures represented in both their school and community.

  

“Grand Old Flag” Thelma Jones Elem. $826
The grant funds will be used to purchase a class library for each grade level including books: F is for flag, The American Flag, From Cloth to American Flag and “For Which it Stands”. The students will learn to understand important customs,symbols and celebrations that represent American beliefs and principles that contribute to our national identity.

  

Lights Fantastic Summit High School $991
The grant funds will be used to purchase flashes, flashlights, colored filters and batteries. They will learn how the color and quality of light can change photos. Students will learn to make better photos utilizing simple tools to add light to the picture.

  

Say It With Hands Della Icenhower Int. $744
The grant funds will be used to purchase sign language text and books and other media for the Icenhower library. The students will have access to the literature, dictionaries, and video presentations that will develop their sign language vocabulary and fluency.

  

Learn to Read Like a Rock Star Cora Spencer Elem. $400
The grant funds will be used to purchase 300 Whisperphones. The Whisperphone is a hands-free, acoustical voice- feedback headset that enables children to focus and hear phonemes more clearly as they learn to read, spell or process language aloud.

  

Reading, Listening and Enjoying-Audio books for All Learners Anna May Daulton Elem. $1,200
The grant funds will be used to purchase unabridged audio books and portable CD/cassette players. This grant will enable students who learn best by listening (auditory learners) to improve their reading skills as they listen to books and follow along with the written text.

  

Flying Wild Glenn Harmon Elementary $1,250
Solvay Engineered Polymers Grant
The grant funds will be used to purchase 12”-18” clay pots, liquid nail, caulk gun, exterior acrylic flag paint, paint brushes, poly acrylic gloss, cedar board, wood glue and additional supplies for actual construction on birdhouses, birdbaths and bat houses.

  

Biology in the F.I.E.L.D.S. Timberview High School $4,999
Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins & Mott Grant
The grant funds will be used to purchase microviewers, slides, digital cameras, measurement and collections materials and various equipment. This grant will increase students’ enthusiasm about science and allow students to use skills and reasoning needed in real life.

  

Body Quest James Coble Middle $3,250
The grant funds will be used to purchase Human Body Systems made by Carolina Biological Supply Company that can help us in developing the required module. The module will be designed to convey to students basic concepts about how body systems work together.

  

TCEA Digital Video Contest James Coble Middle $760
The grant funds will be used to allow students to gain knowledge on the use of video editing techniques while learning organization, audio editing, camera technique, creative writing, keyboarding skills and science-related skills.

Story Surfers-Surfing Through Knowledge Martha Reid Elem. $617
The grant funds will be used to purchase the Story Surfers program, 18 high interest paired fiction and non-fiction titles, interactive CD-ROM and teacher’s ideal book. The Story Surfers fiction and non-fiction titles will increase the students’ knowledge in science and social studies.

  

Up Up and Away with the Earth Balloon Rogene Worley Middle $2,600
The grant funds will be used to purchase the Earth Balloon Assembly Program. The Earth Balloon is a 20 ft. diameter model of the earth that students enter to learn about our changing planet.

  

Pac-Man for Pupils Charlotte Anderson Elem. $4,924
Vandergriff Chevrolet Grant
The grant funds will be used to purchase The Leapster Learning Game System, headphones, power strips, a/c adapter and additional supplies. The Leapster is a handheld portable unit that mimics Nintendo’s gameboy, but with important differences that make it not only more kid friendly, but exceptionally more educational as well.

  

PLEEEASE..JUST ONE MORE!!!!! Mary Jo Sheppard Elem. $337
The grant funds will be used to purchase a subscription to ONE MORE STORY for kindergarten and first grade classes. This is a computer reading program that is available with varying levels of difficulty for the children.

  

Discovery on the Road MaryJo Sheppard Elem. $3,500
The grant funds will be used to purchase an electrical energy kit, properties and states of matter kit, force and
motion/flight kit and staffing for 120 students for four three-hour sessions. The purpose of this program is to bring hands- on science inquiry lessons into the classroom.

  

Reading Big, Thinking Big, and Using Our Hands to Make Big Connections Mary Jo Sheppard Elem. $893
The grant funds will be used to purchase the Think “N” Share Math Readers Shared Reading Library, Early Math Big Book Collections, and Math Big Book Library. These materials will help the teachers in the tier instruction.

  

Theory Time Mary Jo Sheppard Elem. $304
The grant funds will be used to purchase Theory Time Answer Sheets, Theory Time Fun Sheets and Reproducible Sets for Kindergarten-Fourth. This grant will provide broad, unifying structures for organizing the knowledge and skill studentsare expected to acquire.

  

Music’s My Bag Mary Jo Sheppard Elem. $307
The grant funds will be used to purchase a heavy vinyl floor mat, three bean bag notes, nineteen plastic letters and numbers and an activity brochure. The students will learn pre-reading (note reading) strategies, listening comprehension, and problem solving skills while using auditory and kinesthetic activities.

  

Welcome to Glass Class Cross Timbers Intermediate $1,271
The grant funds will be used to purchase a glass fusing furnace, Sax Arts and Crafts Glass Fusing Classroom Assortment and Instruction booklet. The implementation of this grant would give students the opportunity to work with art glass in a way that has not been done in our district.

  

Readers on Stage! Glenn Harmon Elem. $2,100
The grant funds will be used to purchase Reader’s Theatre Scripts, tickets to the performance of Alice In Wonderland, tickets to the performance of The Great Egg Caper and transportation to Bass Hall. This grant will provide children of all cultures and abilities the opportunity to increase fluency and vocabulary through Reader’s Theater.

  

The Counselor’s Toolbox Mary Lillard Intermediate $676
The grant funds will be used to purchase Dr. Playwell’s School of Social Success, Dr. Playwell’s Sure I can Game and other supplies. This grant will provide hands-on activities, such as counseling board games which can be used to encourage children to modify their behavior, increase positive interaction with others, start discussions, address issues,and build relationships.

  

CHAT (Children Hear Authors Talk) Mary Lillard Intermediate $2,249
American Eagle Builders Grant
The grant funds will be used to purchase the Sony JPEG Network, camera SNC M1 and library books. This grant
increases the choices of books for our students to read.

  

Choosing to Read Mary Jo Sheppard Elem. $1,500
The grant funds will be used to purchase books from Macklin Library Media. “How do we get students to read outside of school?” Ms. Haynes believes the answer to this question is to help students locate books that match their interests and reading level.

  

WOW: Let’s Do That Again!!! Mary Jo Sheppard Elem. $1,548
The grant funds will be used to purchaser First Science Experiments-complete set, Simple Science Exploration tubs, science instant learning centers, sea life take home pack, insects and other supplies. Hands-on materials provide a much clearer understanding of science.

  

“Sensory Journeys through Time” AEC $230
The grant funds will be used to purchase a Loan Kit Subscription through the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Through the Loan Kit Program available to teachers, Ms. Kramer will be able to check out kits with various themes to use in the classroom.

  

ALL Aboard: Improving Math Skills And Logical Thinking Through Games Tarver Rendon Elementary $1,686
Centex Construction Grant
The grant funds will be used to purchase checkers, othello, battleship, clue, scrabble, mastermind, bobble, cards and racko. Our goals are to improve critical thinking skills and to improve the students’ abilities to play together fairly and supportively.

  

Explore! Improving Science Skills Through Hands-on Laboratory Experiment Tarver Rendon Elementary $2,500
Centex Construction Grant
The grant funds will be used to purchase equipment to set up a science laboratory room. By improving science education, we will improve the student’s ability to analyze, synthesize, and draw conclusions.

  

SciCast Brooks Wester, DannyJones
James Coble, RogeneWorley
And T. A. Howard Middle
$4,932
The grant funds will be used to purchase 18 microphone headsets and 19 iPods. Ms. Brock. Ms. Marlin and Ms. Riddle want to achieve a differentiated form of instruction that hinges around a students-generated learning tool, achieve an understanding on how to use iPods as an instructional and learning tool and create a renewed interest in classroom experiences by using new and intriguing technology.

  

Phonological Phun Thelma Jones Elementary $429
The grant funds will be used to purchase a variety of “Phun” phonological awareness activities, including Chipper Chate, Webber Phonological Photo Cards, Comprehensive Test of phonological process, magnetic wands and chips, and desktop caddies. Phonological awareness activities helps students focus on and manipulate sounds.

  

First Grade Goes Wireless J.L. Boren Elementary $2,020
The grant funds will be used to purchase a 13 inch 2.0 Ghz Intel Core Duo Mac Book Computer with superdrive, APTA photo kit junior and APTE digital photo activity kit, a Mac membership, Applecare Protection Plan for macbook. Having access to a laptop computer would allow these digital students to access their world from their desk, reading circle, and their outdoor world.

  

“Puertas Al Sol: A Sunny Way to Learn Spanish” Janet Brockett Elementary $757
The grant funds will be used to purchase the gold and silver Spanish language and multicultural learning kits, “Puertas al Sol” from Santillana Products. A Spanish multi-cultural club at Brockett will foster and promote pride and respect for students’ Spanish heritage.

  

Whack-a-Fact! Roberta Tipps Elementary $2,002
The grant funds will be used to purchase Light ‘n’ Strike Math and Math Mat Challenge Game. The Light ‘n’ Strike Math screen provides the student with the problem such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Kids will use thefoam mallet to whack at the right numbers to answer the question as they light up.

  

Who Understands Math? James Coble Middle $4,975
Huckabee & Associates Grant
The grant funds will be used to purchase the Understand Math computer software program. This program will be used to help learners who need the visualization of instruction at the click of a mouse. It also helps learners gain immediate feedback on the responses to their questions, and allows them to make corrections.

  

Measure Your World Cora Spencer Elementary $2,213
The grant funds will be used to purchase measurement supplies to make take-home tubs. Students would practice measuring in real world situations that would improve their math and science measuring skills.

  

Celebration of Culture Danny Jones Middle $3,402
The grant funds will be used to purchase multicultural novels and books to develop multicultural activities and an advisory program.

  

Decoding the Alphabet Thelma Jones Elementary $844
The grant funds will be used to purchase Decodable Readers. The decodable readers program is a series of leveled books which help develop literacy and academic content. A special feature of these readers is that they provide a review of the key vocabulary at the back of every book.

  

“Heart Strings” Mary Orr Intermediate $4,978
The grant funds will be used to train teachers in a three-day training seminar “Capturing Kids’ Heart.” The training is geared toward building personal relationships with one another, parents, and students. The training will impact the culture of the school, awareness of positive character traits, and rejuvenate the love and interest in teaching students.

  

Fitness Factory AEC $2,500
The grant funds will be used to provide physical education equipment to expose students to a wide variety of physical activities. Students will learn that physical fitness can be fun and is an important part of our daily lives.

  

Discover and Display What We’re Learning Cross Timbers Intermediate $2,138
The grant funds will be used to purchase graphing calculators. The graphing calculators will help visualize concepts such as pictographs, circle graphs, bar graphs, and histograms. The graphing calculators offer a new discovery approach to learning and still continue to be hands-on.

  

Voyage Into Vocabulary Thelma Jones Elementary $313
The grant funds will be used to purchase Prefixes, Suffixes, and Stems which is a unique deck of cards that presents 500 of the most commonly used affixes and stems from Super Duper Publications. The materials will assist teachers in providing numerous opportunities for students in grades 3 and 4 to enrich their vocabulary in reading, math, science, and social studies.

  

Reality Check Mansfield High School $4,645
The grant funds will be used to purchase eight computerized infant simulators with curriculum and software for monitoring. This program allows students to experience infant care as realistic as possible without the use of actual infants.

  

SPICE it up! Spanish Pupil Independent Charlotte Anderson Elementary $1,456
Communicative Experience
The grant funds will be used to purchase 32 talking Spanish/English dictionaries. The Franklin Student Speaking Dictionary will provide students to express their own ideas in Spanish without having to stop the flow of creative thinking.

  

Asian Art Glenn Harmon Elementary $857
The grant funds will be used to purchase reference books, calligraphy pens, paper, ink and VHS instructional tapes.
Multicultural connections become important in building self esteem and tolerance of others. Students gain the knowledge
that all cultures are important with our world.

  

Can You Hear Me Now? Pen Pals Timberview High School $2,000
Tomorrow’s Leaders
The grant funds will be used to purchase Quicklink Pens and a classroom subscription to Teen Newsweek. The Quicklink Pens, which is a hand held assistive reading technology device, is designed to provide students with learning disabilities or reading difficulties, immediate oral administration and support while reading.

  

Movers and Shakers: Frozen Like Wax Cora Spencer Elementary $2,985
The grant funds will be used to purchase biographies for the school library. Ms. Batal and Ms. Crews believe allowing our students to explore biographies, become an expert on one, and teach each other, will be an engaging and memorable way to help our students master the social studies Teks.

  

“You are my Hero” Cora Spencer Elementary $536
The grant funds will be used to purchase Adobe Phtoshop CS-2 WIN and READ CD Set. Ms. Crews wants children to connect with their heroes.

  

“The Bronco Stomp” Cora Spencer Elementary $2,200
The grant funds will be used to purchase common household objects to incorporate music into their daily lives. During this project, the Spencer students will develop proficiency in reading and performing music with a variety of traditional and non-traditional instruments.

  

“No More Babble…Let’s Play SCRABBLE” Cora Spencer Elementary $602
The grant funds will be used to purchase nine school scrabble kits and twelve scrabble junior board games. By making vocabulary instruction fun and engaging through the use of this game, we hope to build vocabulary skills.

  

  

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