Spring Grants 2007

PROJECT TITLE                                                      SCHOOL                                                        GRANT AMT.Slip Sliding Away!                                           T A Howard                                                                            $2,352.96The grant funds will be used to purchase mechanical weathering lab activities, river makers, and overhead flow tables.  The slip sliding Away project will support a study of the earth’s process along with weathering and erosion.  

No Child Left Inside                                       Glenn Harmon Elementary                                                    $2,358.04The grant funds will be used to purchase measurement equipment, adding garden literature that will come to life for the student, and a creation of Compass Rose Garden with outdoor seating areas. Give me a T-E-X-A-S! An Amazing Exploration….   Martha Reid Elementary                                            $913.73The grant funds will be used to purchase high-quality books, multimedia supplements such as videos, CD’s and music related to the state of Texas.

 Teaching Information Literacy….                  Daulton Elementary                                                                $4,493.48The grant funds will be used to purchase Nystrom Desk Atlas, Nystronaut Atlas Program, Scholastic Children’s Dictionary, Thesaurus, Kids Almanac, AverMedia portable document camera, Epson PowerLite 62c 2000 ANSI Lumens Multimedia Projector, World Book Online Gold and 9’ First Globe. Math in the Library: Bringing Math Alive…                        Daulton, Gideon and                                                   $3,866.50(National Semiconductor Grant)                                  Brockett ElementaryThe grant funds will be used to purchase a variety of fiction and nonfiction books integrating math concepts.  This project is designed to help PK-4 students at three Mansfield elementary schools to improve their skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and applying mathematical skills to everyday situations through the use of children’s literature.

 Show Me the Money                                      Ben Barber Career Tech Academy                                       $3.933.38

The grant funds will be used to purchase 140 copies of  High School Money Book by Don Silver and The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton.  Students will get a chance to “major in business” while they are still in high school  GO Phonics!-Good Old Phonics                     Martha Reid Elementary                                                        $844.20The grant funds will be used to purchase the Go Phonics comprehensive reading program from the Foundations for Learning Company.  “What Do You Mean a ‘Toy’Poodle Had Puppies?  Roberta Tipps, Imogene Gideon                               $3,167.88                                                                                    and Thelma Jones ElementaryThe grant funds will be used to purchase a series of materials to be used in third and fourth grade classrooms to promote vocabulary development.   

“Storytime Hits With Storytelling Kits”        Thelma Jones Elementary                                                     $756.03The grant funds will be used to purchase Storytelling Kits, hanging bags, racks for storage, and a “Reading By the Book” stage.  This grant will provide teachers with the material to motivate students to read.   The Pony Express                                          Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary                                              $111.62The grant funds will be used to purchase Pony Express mailboxes.  The children will be encouraged to write notes to their classmates and teachers. 

Back to School Round Up for Success                       Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary                                              $4,933.50(Womens Division of Chamber)The grant funds will be used to purchase Comprehension Skill Bags from Benchmark Education that target 5 comprehension skills by using materials that are science, social studies and math related in their concepts. PROJECT TITLE                                                      SCHOOL                                                        GRANT AMT.Teaching Science the “Smart” Way!…                       T.A. Howard Middle                                                              $699The grant funds will be used to purchase a Smart Board that would remain permanently housed in the ESL classroom for the purpose of engaging students in learning and reviewing science skills objectives through the use of technologically integrated lessons. 

Say “YES” to GPS                                          All MISD Intermediate Schools                                             $1,905(Cummings Electrical Grant)The grant funds will be used to purchase a class set of 15 handheld GPS (Global Positioning System) devices that will be used throughout the district to focus on Math and Science in the intermediate schools.  Your Body Inside and Out                             Anna May Daulton Elementary                                              $1,477.19The grant funds will be used to purchase 6 Teaching Torsos, 1 Skeleton Model, 1 Chart Stand, 4 Poly Bones, 9 Kate Sweeney “Blueprint for Health”.  Your body inside and out will provide the option for teachers to check out the models to use in their individual lesson plans.  Ultimately, the school nurse will make himself/herself available to enter each classroom and, using the models, apply his/her background in Health Sciences to work with the teachers and add to their lesson by teaching specific organ systems to their classes.  Hey! Where Did You Get That!                     Timberview High School                                                        $1,305.28

The grant funds will be used to purchase a digital quick iron press and supplies to be used to print on items to be purchased by others in the school community.  The vocational program will be designed to provide students with learning disabilities or who lack the opportunities and skills to be part of a traditional vocational training program, a chance to build skills and become productive members of society.  Building Ladders to the Stars                                    Timberview High School                                                        $902.46

The grant funds will be used to purchase K’nex Solar Energy System, K’nex Real Bridge Building Set, K’nex Solar Energy System, K’nex Real Bridge Building Set, K’nex Exploring Machines Set, K’nex Space Exploration, K’nex Supper Amusement Park Building set, K’nex Big Air Ball Tower and Batteries.  Students will have a hands-on learning experience with simple machines, gain insights into the science of bridges and amusement rides, learn about alternative energy resources and have an increased awareness of vehicles used to explore space. I Can Swing!                                                   Summit High School                                                               $2,041.50The grant funds will be used to purchase materials and equipment to adapt a regular swing to be mechanically propelled by switch access.  The use of switches to activate items such as cooking devices, toys, computers, and electronic devices allows students with physical disabilities more independence and control over their environment.  “Making a Touchdown for Learning”                        Ben Barber Career Tech                                                       $1,153(Lees Carpet Grant)The grant funds will be used to purchase virtual business-sports software on CD, introductory/training video, interactive tutorial to train students, instructor’s manual with lesson plans, answer key and full color posters for our classroom.  The visual computer simulation of a football franchise lets students handle promotion, develop ticket pricing strategies, evaluate stadiums and city locations, control stadium operations and staffing, find sponsors and licensing deals.  

Celebrating Diversity                                     Della Icenhower Intermediate                                                           $3,284.28The grant funds will be used to purchase biographies that reflect the varied ethnic, cultural and linguistic groups of our students.   “Cowboys Count with Winning Numbers!”               Imogene Gideon Elementary                                     $682.68The grant funds will be used to purchase a set of youth sized cowboy jerseys in numerical order from 1-24.  The students will wear the jerseys in order to teach (visually and kinesthetically) number to numeral value, sequential counting, as well as ordinal counting and positions. 

PROJECT TITLE                                                      SCHOOL                                                        GRANT AMT.Eyes on E.L.E.M.E.N.T.S                              Martha Reid Elementary                                                        $1,253.95The grant funds will be used to purchase two sets of Learning Science Activity Tubs, one for grades K-2 and one for grades 3-4. Doctoring the Dogs                                        Danny Jones Middle                                                              $2,001.59The grant funds will be used to purchase library books, printer and materials to make first aid instruction cards for each classroom. 

Dancin’ Bulldogs                                            Danny Jones Middle                                                              $1,799.17The grant funds will be used to purchase video game consoles, dance pads, and a dance video game.   The game will be utilized in physical education classes for aerobic exercise. Night of the Notables                                     Danny Jones Middle                                                              $3,000The grant funds will be used to purchase biographies of individuals who have contributed to the fields of science, literature, and social studies. 

The Writing’s on the Wall….and so is the Math..     Roberta Tipps Elementary                                         $4,677.40The grant funds will be used to create two projection centers (reminiscent of old drive-in theater projectors) that will be used every morning from 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. to display math facts and high-frequency words in a slideshow format.  Jr. Jag Bank & Trust                                     Roberta Tipps Elementary                                                     $2,671.90(Randall Canedy Grant)The grant funds will be used to purchase a Dell Celeron Desktop Computer, Microsoft Office 2007, an RTA Mobile Double Computer workstation, Four 14” Stack Chairs, One Ricoh Aficio Printer AP410N.  This grant will introduce students to the concepts of long-term savings.                                                                              Go Fly a Kite!                                                 Donna Sheppard Intermediate                                                           $2,396.05The grant funds will be used to purchase 450-29” Tradition Diamond Kites, mixture of 7 colors, 13-Primary Timers, 2-25” kites that fly, 2-Asian Kites, 2-colorful kites.  This activity brings the students together in teams to research, create, and share ideals in a controlled environment teaching them to have respect for each other’s thoughts.  Music Made Mobile                                       Mary Lillard Intermediate                                                     $2,222.95

The grant funds will be used to purchase a desktop computer with sound blaster, mobile computer cart, SmartMusic software, Music Ace Maestro software and History of Music Software.  The grant will provide students access to valuable individualized and differential instruction aimed at development skills vital in musical achievement.  Shall we Dance…the Jalisco?                                    Alice Ponder Elementary                                                       $4,239.77

The grant funds will be used to encourage multicultural understanding by teaching culture and history through dance and music to youth and adults, thereby preserving traditions and instilling pride.  As one of the bilingual centers in MISD, Ponder is a perfect place to begin project.  “Project” the Right Image: The Science of…                       T.A. Howard Middle                                                  $2,448.00( Arlington Memorial Hospital Grant)

The grant funds will be used to purchase 2 document cameras and 2 projectors.  The project will support a study of organisms and how they respond to various types of stimuli, the structure and function of body systems, disease and genetics. 

PROJECT TITLE                                                      SCHOOL                                                        GRANT AMT.Outdoor Learning Center                              Timberview High School                                                        $16,000

(National Semiconductor Math and & Science Grant)The grant funds will be used to provide a more holistic education than a traditional curriculum.   The project will integrate the details with the big picture of their own environment.   The workstations and trail will provide the students a unique resource to study ecology, life cycles, energy cycles, plant diversity, water quality, insect diversity, weather patterns and various art concepts.  Vocabulary in Motion: Thinking Inside the Bus                   Transportation                                                $10,000(Think Big Grant Sponsored by MISD PTA’S)The grant funds will be used to purchase Eighty sets of school bus slipcovers prepared especially for this program.  Each slipcover will have a trio of vocabulary words and definitions screen-printed on the area immediately in front of seated bus riders.  North-South-East-West: ….                           Imogene Gideon Elementary                                                 $5,000The grant funds will be used to provide students with a variety of durable instruments, guaranteed to last for many year, to use in the classroom to accompany songs and several easy to read maps to visually locate and discuss each country, state or region the music comes from.   Fish Fest                                                         Summit High School                                                               $9,567.26

(Think Big Grant)        The grant funds will be used to create a welcoming and encouraging environment to Summit High School for the incoming freshmen, so that they will feel secure and comfortable in both academic and social settings.  The Upperclassman “Fishing Guide” will present and provide the tools needed to instill the scholastic and social confidence that the “Little Fish” will need through the year as they jump in the big BLUE pond of Summit.  

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