Classroom Grants

Twice each year, the Springfield Schools Foundation awards grants for teacher-initiated projects that will enrich the educational experience of students in Springfield Local Schools. All staff members are eligible to apply for the grants. Applications are reviewed by members of the classroom grants committee, which makes recommendations to the board.

Since 2003, the Foundation has awarded nearly $250,000 for projects that promote literacy, engage students with cutting edge technology and expand the opportunities available to students in Springfield schools.

Fall 2018 Awarded Classroom Teacher Grants

Full "STEAM" ahead in a Project Based Learning Environment Brandy Bilek, 3rd Grade Dorr Elementary

Imagination Station McKenna Reitz, 11-12 Springfield High School

Medieval Mayhem at the Middle School Mallory Holliday, Seventh Grade Springfield Middle School

Get In The Zone - The Learning Zone! Angie Rechtine, Social & Emotional Learning Coach Dorr & Crissey Elementary

Building Readers Through Book Series Mary Ralph, Intervention Grades 4-5 Holloway Elementary

One School, One Book Cheri Copeland-Shull, Principal Dorr Elementary

African American/Black Student Summits Marty Perlaky, 9-12 Springfield High School

First Grade is Rooted in Reading Melissa Zaciewski Dorr Elementary

Here are the grants that have been awarded in the past:

Cardio Drumming will enhance student learning in multiple ways. Drumming will help to reinforce speech, sounds to help with sentence building, vocalizations and word syllables. Students will also have the opportunity to strengthen hand-eye coordination, motor skills as well as develop social skills in small groups.

Students will benefit from this project by improving reading fluency which will pay dividends in the classroom and beyond.

This project will prepare students with 21st century skills including, but not limited to, problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, imagination, collaboration and teamwork.

The 3D printing technology will enhance student learning by allowing them to fully engage in designing, modeling and building.

This funding will allow Dorr Elementary to create and support the Positive Behavior Intervention program for all staff members by providing educational resources to support the social and emotional needs of students.

Students will benefit from this project by improving reading fluency which will pay dividends in the classroom and beyond.

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