Fall 2013 Grant Highlights
SEF is proud to have distributed over $220,000 for grants this fall cycle. Thanks to all the teachers and administrators who submitted grants to bring new ideas into our schools! The top grant highlights include:
Extended Day Program at all Five Elementary Schools
Eligible students at all five elementary schools have been invited to participate in a 23-week after-school language arts and math program run two days per week. Students benefit from a low student-teacher ratio while they focus on math using a manipulative-rich program personalized to individual student needs and/or language arts using interdisciplinary, problem-based tasks.
Standing Desks Classroom at Brayton
A 5th grade classroom will serve as pilot in an effort to analyze the benefits of providing every student with a stand-up desk and stool.
21st Century Media Center and Math Classroom at LCJSMSLook out as the physical space of the LCJSMS Library Media Center is transformed into an interactive and collaborative research facility! A full math classroom of Verb tables and Node chairs will also be piloted allowing students to move seamlessly into multiple configurations to enhance collaborative work.
Online Graphics and Engineering Design Course at SHSA new SHS online course will be created and offered an as STEAM elective providing an option for students to work outside the structure of the school day in true 21st century style.
SEF is proud to provide continued support of the following programs:
- Family Math, Science and Technology nights at the Elementary Schools
- LCJSMS Forensics Debate Team
- LCJSMS Writing Center
- Quintessence - SHS's award-winning literary magazine