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GRANTS AWARDED SPRING 2021

Title Requestor School Granted by EGRSF
Elementary Para Interventionists for 2021-22 school year Heidi Kattula, Anthony Morey District $158,000.00
Programming Restorations for Elementary and Middle school for 2021-22 school year Heidi Kattula, Anthony Morey District 80,000.00
Science Olympiad 2021 and 2022 Hania Timek, Elizabeth Neubig High School $1,734.00

Total funded by EGRSF Spring 2021 grant cycle $239,734.00


GRANTS AWARDED FALL 2020

Title Requestor School Granted by EGRSF
Gone Boarding Terry Szpieg High School $5,049.00
Sanitizing Robots (3) Heidi Kattula, Anthony Morey District $38,000.00
Middle School Reading Support Heidi Kattula, Anthony Morey Middle School $52,374.00
Student Activities Heidi Kattula, Anthony Morey High School $34,138.00
Building Support Heidi Kattula, Anthony Morey Middle School, Breton Downs, Lakeside, Wealthy $1,368.00

Total Grants awarded Fall 2020 grant cycle $130,929.00


GRANTS AWARDED SPRING 2020

Title Requestor School Granted by EGRSF
Classroom Libraries for Elementary Schools - part 2 Kristin Griffith, Jenny Fee Lakeside, Breton Downs, Wealthy $17,100.00
East Grand Rapids Robotics Elisha Murphy, Jeff Dills High School Tournament cancelled
Camp Blodgett Team Building Experience - BRIDGES Program Jeff Dykhouse Middle School Not resubmitted FY21
HIVE Math Conference 2020 Tracy Packard, Amanda Hicks, Sarah Park Middle School Conference cancelled
EGRMS Pioneer Robotics #15510 Silvia Garbagni (parent) Middle School Tournament cancelled
The Engaging Classroom Christy Gast, Bridget Rieth Breton Downs Not resubmitted FY21
Moosewatch for Educators at Isle Royale Becky Martin Middle School Funded through VandenBerg Scholarship
Data Collection Devices Bill Trapp (for HS science dept) High School Not resubmitted FY21
Sanitizing Robots (3) Skytron 2100 UV Light Disinfection System Anthony Morey / Heidi Kattula Entire District $12,000.00
3D Printers and Materials for DDT Zachary Olson (student) and Patrick Reed High School $900.00
iPad in Music Education Initiative Mark Wells High School $1,338.00
Calculators for all Middle School Students Sarah Park Middle School $1,500.00
Michigan Music Conference Emily Mills, Michelle Wagner Breton Downs, Lakeside, Wealthy $350.00
Rehearsal Timpani Jake Castillo High School $600.00
HIVE Math Conference 2020 Sarah Park Middle School $500.00
Ender 3 - 3D Printers (2) Patrick Reed High School Submitted FY22
Middle School Comprehensible Input Readers for Spanish Department Meredith Bonner, Steve Brinks Middle School Not resubmitted FY21
Mindful Moments in Music Stephene Diepstra, Lori Goins High School $700.00
Revisiting Lost Traditions - materials for 6th grade elective Shelly Gullett Middle School Not resubmitted FY21
Comprehensible Input Conference for World Language Teachers Holly Gosa, Steve Brinks, Meredith Bonner Middle School Conference cancelled

Total funded by EGRSF Spring 2020 grant cycle $34,988


GRANTS AWARDED FALL 2019

Title Requester School Granted by EGRSF
Building Middle School Classroom Libraries Middle School ELA Department Middle School $11,900.00
March Madness Books Carlye Allen, Caroline Breault-Cannon, Stephanie Thelen Wealthy, Breton Downs, Lakeside $5,873.34
Academic Resources to Support Teaching and Learning (Questia and Turnitin) Craig Weigel, Jenny Fee High School $6,495.00
Innovation Lab- 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Elective Class Materials Kevin Vance Middle School $138.59
Classroom Libraries for Elementary Schools - part 2 Kristin Griffith, Jenny Fee Lakeside, Breton Downs, Wealthy $15,600.00
Gone Boarding Terry Szpieg High School $5,049.00
Hamilton Grand Rapids 2019 Pete Miller, Lorie Miller, Michelle Kastanek Middle School $9,558.00
Engage and Connect: High School English Department Classroom Libraries Katie Michell (for HS English department) High School $10,700.00
Touch Math Intervention Program Carly Gedra- Kaloper, Holly Brownley, John Wondergem, Rebecca Buth, Jill Fouch Wealty, Lakeside, Breton Downs, Woodcliff WECC $8,144.28
Teachers College: Book Clubs for Middle School and High School Katie McIntosh Middle School, High School $6,220.00
Special Education Intervention System Joanne Platte Middle School $4,950.00
Percussion Instruments Jake Castillo High School $9,000.00
Engage and Connect: High School English Department Classroom Libraries Katie Michell (for HS English department) High School $1,500.00
Mindful Moments in Music Stephene Diepstra, Lori Goins High School $1,500.00
Pioneering Health, Wellness and Safety Community Conversation Series - Anxiety Education Abby Sorota, Anthony Morey, Craig Weigel Middle School, High School $1,500.00
Pioneering Health, Wellness and Safety Community Conversation Series - Vaping Education Anthony Morey, Craig Weigel Middle School, High School $1,500.00
Graphing and Scientific Calculators for Resource Room Gwen Barnes High School $384.80
Visiting Animation Artists Holly Lampen Middle School $691.72
Science Olympiad Team 2020 Tejas Iyer (student), Elizabeth Neubig (coach) High School $1,500.00
Total Grants awarded Fall 2019 grant cycle $102,204.73

GRANTS AWARDED: SPRING 2019

Title Requester School Granted by EGRSF
Classroom Libraries for Elementary Schools - part 2 Kristin Griffith, Jenny Fee Lakeside, Breton Downs, Wealthy $28,900
High-Top Stools for Flexible Seating in Classroom Jill Smith, Kris DiVita, Rachel Ries, Lorie Miller Lakeside, Breton Downs, Wealthy $6.070
Special Education Reading Intervention for Secondary Students Bill Behrendt (for Special Ed Department), Jenny Fee High School, Middle School $5,890
Kuta Software: Unlimited Math Problems Maggie Edison High School $216
We the People Washington DC Trip Adam Horos High School $1,392
Musical Underwriting Susan Hojnacki for EGRHS Drama High School $960
Total funded by EGRSF Spring 2019 grant cycle $43,428

GRANTS AWARDED: FALL 2018

Title Requestor School Granted by EGRSF
Stories Connect Us - Revitalizing the Elementary Learning Commons Stephanie Doublestein, Britt O'Malley and elementary principals Breton Downs, Lakeside, Wealthy $9,500
Building Middle School Classroom Libraries Middle School ELA Department Middle School $11,900
March Madness Books Carlye Allen, Caroline Breault-Cannon, Stephanie Thelen Wealthy, Breton Downs, Lakeside $5,873
Academic Resources to Support Teaching and Learning (Questia and Turnitin) Craig Weigel, Jenny Fee High School $6,495
Innovation Lab- 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Elective Class Materials Kevin Vance Middle School $5,000
MLK Celebrations - Bright Star Theatre Caroline Breault-Cannon, Stephanie Thelen, Carlye Allen Breton Downs, Lakeside, Wealthy $1,500.00
Classroom Libraries for Elementary Schools - part 2 Kristin Griffith, Jenny Fee Lakeside, Breton Downs, Wealthy $13,800
Artist and Writer in Residence - Shawn Sheehy Jill Smith, Holly Lampen Middle School $2,500
Student Leadership Training BRIDGES Implementation Team and MS Champions of Diversity Team Middle School $7,139
Gone Boarding Terry Szpieg High School $11,049
Mindful Moments in Music-music based enrichment program Sandy Brooks High School $1,000
Mindful Moments in Music-cardio drumming Sandy Brooks High School $1,000
Social Studies Trade Books Kristine DiVita, Lorie Miller Middle School $750
Science Olympiad Team Xizngyu Chen (student) High School $500
Total funded by EGRSF Fall 2018 grant cycle $78,006

GRANTS AWARDED: SPRING 2018

Title Requestor School Granted by EGRSF
Technology Coaching and Instructional Integration Training Doug Jenkins, Jenny Fee District Office $10,500
We the People Team - museum visits Adam Horos, Shelly Boeve High School $492
Quiz Bowl National Championship Tournament Brian VanderBee High School $1,500
Academic Resources to Support Teaching and Learning Craig Weigel, Jenny Fee High School $6,495
Innovation Lab - 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Elective Class Materials Kevin Vance Middle School $7,500
Classroom Libraries for Elementary Schools Kristin Griffith, Jenny Fee Breton Downs, Lakeside, Wealthy $34,517
FIRST Robotics Michigan State Championship Julius Herring, Ethan Williams (students) High School $4,000
ReDeTec Proto Cycler Patrick Reed, Andrew Conlon (student) High School $1,299
Yule Ball House Cup Bridget Rieth, Chris Kenward All Buildings $289
Pig Dissection Mary Billman High School $1,391
Alan Gratz Author Visit Danielle Smith & MS English Department Middle School $425
Lucy Calkins Unit of Reading suggested text Cheryl Radecki Breton Downs $790
Kaufman Treatment Kids 1 & 2 Amanda Werner, Mel Krieg Early Child Special Ed, Breton Downs, LakesideWealthy $410
Classroom Tables Sue McLain Wealthy $1,389
Spanish Readers Natalie Meadows, Erin Harmon High School $440
Total funded by EGRSF Spring grant cycle $71,438

GRANTS AWARDED: FALL 2017

Title Requestor School Granted by EGRSF
Stories Connect Us - Revitalizing the Elementary Learning Commons Stephanie Doublestein, Britt O'Malley and Elementary Principals Breton Downs, Lakeside, Wealthy $11,806
Classroom Set of Ukuleles and Rack Haley Kline Lakeside $2,225
Zoning in on a Culture of Inclusion Anthony Morey and Champions of Diversity Team Middle School $9,032
Bicycle Window Art Holly Lampen Middle School $2,862
Debating the Documents: U.S. History Resource Tad VandenBrink High School $1,760
3D Printer Becky Martin Middle School $1,031
EGR Robotics - CNC Router Jeff Dills (parent coach) High School $5,474
Building Middle School Classroom Libraries Middle School ELA Department Middle School $15,400
March Madness Books Carlye Allen, Caroline Breault-Cannon, Stephanie Thelen Wealthy, Breton Downs, Lakeside $5,873
Book Love - High School Edition Katherine Miller High School $1,500
iPad for ESL Students Karen Comeau Avery All buildings $465
EGRHS Science Olympiad Elizabeth Neubig High School $600
iPad Pro for Making Flipped Classroom Videos Katie Baker High School $645
Social Studies Trade Books Kristine DiVita Middle School $715
National Council of Teachers of English Conference Kim Doele Middle School $790
MakerBot Digitizer (3D Scanner) Jake Hoppman (student) High School $800
Second Grade Classroom Libraries - Below Grade Level Nikki Haitz, Erin Stirdivant, Whitney Moore Lakeside $800
Headphones for Spanish classes Hannah Stuursma (student) and Socorro Mercado-Blackport High School $539
Total funded by EGRSF for Fall Grant Cycle: $62,682

GRANTS AWARDED: SPRING 2017

Title Requestor School Granted by EGRSF
Youth In Government Tess Cronin (student) High School $1,500
Ultimaker 3 3D Printer Michael Uglietta (student), Patrick Reed High School $3,350
Lab and Dissection Materials Lindsey Lantz and MS Science dept Middle School $4,214
Magiscopes in the Field Megan Miller Weathy $1,877
Finding Your Voice Through Written and Performance Poetry Kim Doele and MS English department Middle School $9,140
FIRST LEGO League Craig Weigel Lakeside $3,680
Wall-Mounted TV and Bracket for Math Stations John MacKenzie Middle School $565
EGR Sisterhood Program Grace Ruppert, Lindsay Duca, Emma Keane, Mackenzie Fee (students) High School $500
Ozobots Kaitlin Merpi Lakeside $1,195
Total funded by EGRSF for Spring Grant Cycle: $26,221

GRANTS AWARDED: FALL 2016

Title Requestor School Granted by EGRSF
Marching Band Uniforms- 40 Bill Bier High School $18,322
EGR Robotics Elizabeth Neubig High School $5,000
Honey Bee Observation Hives Becky Martin, Lindsey Lantz, John Burke Middle School $6,112
InThinking.net Access Jenny Fee, Heather McKinney-Rewa High School $2,880
Best Friends Collection/ Units of Study for Teaching Writing W. Moore, M. Sayre, J. Siegel, T. Wolford, C. Cannon Breton Downs, Lakeside, Wealthy $9,781
7th Grade Geography Virtual Reality Jill Smith, Sarah Youngs Middle School $9,666
Trade Book Packs/ Units of Study for Teaching Reading Anna Tyrer, Michelle Day, Michelle Kirk, Caroline Cannon Breton Downs, Lakeside, Wealthy $6,004
K-5 Classroom Libraries Craig Weigel Lakeside $10,245
Outdoor Classroom Materials for 5th grade Megan Miller, Kaelynn Benham, Bridget Rieth Wealthy, Lakeside, Breton $1,053
Ozobots: Using Coding Across the Curriculum Betsy Anderson Wealthy $1,100
Seeing is Believing – Google Cardboard 3D Glasses Mary Billman, Matt Harold High School $467
Science Materials Sarah Youngs Middle School $238
Comfy Cozy Reading Chairs Andrea Adams Middle School $351
EGRMS Robotics Club – Seed Money Anthony Morey Middle School $1,500
Rostock Max v2 3D Printer Anton Ludwig (student), Patrick Reed High School $1,100
Flashforge Creator Pro 3D Printer Patrick Reed High School $1,000
Social Studies Trade Books Kristine DiVita Middle School $751
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference Brian VanderBee High School $251
Spanish Scholastic Magazines Steven Brinks Middle School $450
Ozobot (STEM) Brett Scheidel Lakeside $1,120
Classroom Library Andrea Adams Middle School $1,000
Total funded by EGRSF for Fall Grant Cycle: $78,391

GRANTS AWARDED: SPRING 2016

Grant Awarded Requestor/School Amount
Cymbals for EGR Drumline Elan Winterberger, Drew Baloga High School $2,239.50
Ellison Die Cuts Sue McLain Wealthy Elementary $2,389.35
Support Materials for Visual Arts and Film Studies Jeanne Glowicki, Jenny Fee High School $6,106.12
Innovation Lab Grant – Phase II – Maker Materials Kevin Vance Middle School $20,936.30
Middle School Drama Program Michelle Kiastanek, Bill Atwood Middle School $6,517.50
Classroom Leveled Libraries Vikki Boersma, Melissa Sayre, Jodi Westgate, Kristin Borak, Lisa Eldersveld Breton Elementary $7,560.00
ManageBac Subscription Jeanne Glowicki, Jenny Fee, Heather McKinney-Rewa High School $5,000.00
Author Visit/Professional Development with Lester Laminack Craig Weigel, Caroline Cannon, Anthony Morey All Elementary Buildings $21,187.93
Kindergarten Leveled Reading Books Jen McMahon, Shannon Mitchell, Katie McIntosh Lakeside Elementary $3,434.00
iPad Pro Mark Wells Middle School/High School $1,200.00
Author Visit – Gary Schmidt Harry Coffill, Erika Iannuzzi, Katherine Miller Middle School $1,500.00
iPad Pro and Apple Pencil John MacKenzie Middle School $1,200.00
Pig Dissection Lab Mary Billman High School $1,377.60
East Vision website Katie Michell High School $1,250.00
Art History Inspired Ping Pong Paddles Holly Lampen, I. Fasse, W. Butler, T. Rossi, D. White (students) Middle School $726.12
iPad Pro and Apple Pencil Bill Bier Middle School/High School $1,200.00

GRANTS AWARDED: FALL 2015

Grant Awarded Requestor/School Amount
Innovation Lab Phase 1 Peter Stuursma, Kevin Vance, Holly Lampen High School $2,819.05
Ricky Ian Gordon Presentation Rebecca Knack, Jane Hazle, Pam Steers High School $2,500.00
Training – Integrating Social Thinking Strategies Chris Kenward, Steve Seth, Melissa VanderZyden, Stephene Diepstra All Schools $5,188.00
“A Poet Can Be…” Author Visit Stacey Goodman, Kim Doele Wealthy $3,169.45
Stand-Biased Desks Cassandra Rood Middle School $1,335.92
FIRST Robotic Competition Team Elizabeth Neubig High School $4,000.00
Social Thinking Training Hannah Wolcott, Nicole Smith, Amanda Werner District Special Ed. Dept. $1,807.50
5th Grade Ukeleles Michael Woodward Breton Downs and Wealthy $1,494.75
FlashForge 3D Printer Creator Pro Patrick Reed High School $1,200.00
Table Dividers for Assessments Peter Faber, Erik Lundeen, Monica Edison, Brian VanderBee High School $1,263.76
Veterans Day Speaker Katie McIntosh Middle School, Breton Downs, Wealthy, Lakeside $800.00
Subscription to ALEKS – online adaptive math enhancement Brian Clay, Casey Longo Middle School $980.00
iPad Mini 4 to support Plickers Mary Elderkin High School $422.94
Game Makers Patrick Reed High School $1,500.00
King Tut Exhibit Visit Kris DiVita, Jill Smith Middle School $1,500.00

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