• The Summit Educational Foundation is pleased to announce 28 grant awards totaling $91,051 for the 2017 Fall grant cycle. Thanks to all the teachers and administrators who submitted grants to bring new ideas into our schools! Grant highlights from this Fall include:

    Family Technology Night at all five Elementary Schools

    SEF will fund this annual Family Technology Night to engage parents and students in a variety of interactive technology activities.

    Spot Vision Screening Instrument

    SEF will fund the purchase of a spot vision screening instrument to enhance vision screening throughout the District, and identify vision issues before they have an adverse educational impact.

    Positive Behavior Supports in School Program at Wilson and Jefferson Primary Centers

    This grant will fund the purchase of various pre-school appropriate behavioral supports to build positive relationships, design supportive environments that teach emotional strategies, and if needed, provide individualized interventions.

    Indoor Tower Garden at Brayton Elementary School

    SEF will fund the purchase of a state-of-the-art vertical aeroponic growing system which will allow students to grow plants from seedlings to mature plants, while employing scientific data collection methods to monitor their growth and development.

    Family Literacy Night at Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School

    This grant will fund a family literacy night for 1st grade students and parents and will provide reading fun, introduce at-home literacy experiences, and allow parents to find new ways to engage their children in reading.

    Scholastic Digital E-Book Subscriptions for Franklin Elementary School

    This grant will fund digital book subscriptions that will add dimensionality and rich extensions to curricular studies.

    Flexible Seating to Support Focus for special education classroom at Washington School

    SEF will fund the purchase of a variety of desks and seating options to provide an adaptive environment for a variety of learners.

    Ukulele Club at Jefferson Elementary School

    This grant will fund the purchase of ukuleles to start an instructional club for 2nd and 3rd grade students, designed to encourage an interest in music and understanding of musical concepts.

    Beyond the Bell after-school study skills program at LCJSMS

    SEF will provide funding for the second year of this program. This program reinforces study skills, organizational strategies, and other techniques to assist students requiring support.

    Lego Mindstorms Robotics Kits supporting technology program at LCJSMS

    SEF will fund the purchase of 14 EV3 Lego Mindstorm kits to provide greater differentiation between the 6th and 7th grade Technology Education curriculum.

    Math Counts Competition Team at LCJSMS

    This grant will provide funding to reintroduce a competitive Math Team, which will provide extensive resources to help students to prepare for the rigor and depth of competition questions.

    Brockett Parsons full-day residency at Summit High School

    This grant will fund the artist-residency of the musician and SHS alumni, Brockett Parsons, who will engage with the music students by sharing his story and engaging in musical performances.

    UV-Vis Spectrophotometer supporting chemistry program at Summit High School

    SEF will fund the purchase of a UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, which will enable Science Research students to carry out a wide variety of projects related to organic chemistry.