The Grain Valley Education Foundation recently awarded three grants totaling $1905.26. The following projects received funding:
"'Seas' the Day: Splash into Oceans!", Wendy Davies, Gifted Education Teacher for grades 3-8, based at Prairie Branch Elementary. The $470.00 grant will purchase 10 Spheros robots (similar to BB-8 from Star Wars) that can be programmed using coding skills and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math).
"Slammo XL", Nick Leiker and Cris Byington, PE Teachers at South Middle School. The $749.85 grant will purchase equipment for Slammo, a 2-on-2 volleyball style game that combines athleticism and strategy while promoting hand/eye coordination and fitness.
"Designing the Future", Sarah Malott and Tiffany Lane, Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers at Grain Valley High School. The $685.41 grant will purchase the Silhouette White Cameo 4 equipment for use by the Apparel, Textile and Fashions classes to create, market and sell the products that they make to students, staff and the community.
These three grants will impact over 800 students in three buildings.
Since the beginning of the school year, over $9,650 in classroom grants have been awarded. A second round of grants will be considered after January 1st, depending on the availability of funds.
To make a contribution to the Education Foundation, visit https://grainvalleyschools.networkforgood.com/projects/97102-main-giving-page or contact Jerry Vaughan, Foundation Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.