Tahoe Lake Elementary

The fourth grade puts on our big indigenous feast and festival every fall. During this part of the school year, students learn all about the indigenous tribes of California. For our feast and festival, students rotate through indigenous games, and at the end, we have a big feast. One station
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Tahoe Lake Elementary
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History/ Social Science
Scholastic News is a subscription to a high-interest current event periodical which is written at an appropriate reading level for third graders to support the Reading Informational Text standards. Each issue comes with teaching tools that support our ELA, science, social studies, and technology curriculum. Additionally there are numerous technological
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Tahoe Lake Elementary
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Literacy
Mystery Science is used at our school to provide engaging, NGSS-aligned science units/lessons to our students. Many of the lessons have hands-on activities as part of the lesson. The Mystery Science Kit would allow us to do many of the activities that go with the lessons. The pack contains materials
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Tahoe Lake Elementary
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Mathematics & Science
There are few things that the PE department cannot afford. I would love to supplement my program with things that are more than just basic sports. Cup stacking can work on Hand-Eye coordination in a non-threatening way. This can help those who are self conscience about their abilities, enjoy PE
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Tahoe Lake Elementary
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Physical Education
This request is for funds to purchase new book sets for small group instruction reading at Tahoe Lake Elementary. During Covid and in our various construction moves, our book room has suffered a loss in inventory as many books formerly onsite were sent home in distance learning and have subsequently
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Tahoe Lake Elementary
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Literacy
3rd grade students at Tahoe Lake have traditionally tie dyed shirts at the end of the school year. This has become somewhat of a right of passage/tradition. The students then wear these vibrant shirts for all of our end of the year activities and field trips. We would like to
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Tahoe Lake Elementary
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Art/ Music
The Farmstand is a 36 plant hydroponic grow tower https://www.lettucegrow.com/shop#shop-farmstands and I would like to purchase three additional towers for Tahoe Lake Elementary. Our PTO sponsored the purchase of one for the 3rd grade classrooms to share and we started producing lettuces and other vegetables in February. Learning about plant
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Tahoe Lake Elementary
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Mathematics & Science

Truckee Elementary

This grant application is requesting the purchase of 5- flipFORM risers for an array of classroom and school performance applications in alignment with the CA Visual and Performing Arts Standard: MU:Pr6 Demonstrate performance decorum and audience etiquette. FlipFORMS are versatile, multi-position platforms for elementary music rooms or theaters. They can
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Truckee Elementary
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Art/ Music
My classroom library needs an infusion of diverse, new titles. I have noticed that there is a need for lower-level nonfiction books, more diversity in my titles, and more lower-level books in general in my classroom library. Nonfiction books tend to be more difficult for students to read and they
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Truckee Elementary
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Literacy
At TES, we have been working on LTRS training for The Science of Reading, as a school site. In Kindergarten, we have implemented the "Fundations" phonics program and have had excellent results in our reading scores since our start. The emphasis is phonics based, and decoding is the skill needed
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Truckee Elementary
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Literacy
Music and movement are an important component in healthy development for all children, especially in the early years. Preschoolers learn through motion and hands-on activities. Music is not only important for development but also for social and cultural connections to one another. We would like to build a music library
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Truckee Elementary
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Art/ Music
Currently Truckee Elementary School has a quality kiln and several teachers that utilize our clay and our kiln. Students at our school site enjoy clay projects within the classroom. In past years we have offered morning enrichment classes for students, clay being one of them. We would like to extend
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Truckee Elementary
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Art/ Music

Truckee High School

I am hoping to spend the grant money from Excellence in Education on a new, locally made, electric kiln for Truckee High School’s Ceramics Program. I teach both art and ceramics at THS. Although this is only my second year working for TTUSD, this is my thirteenth year teaching high
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Truckee High School
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Art/ Music
The band would like to purchase a professional level bass drum stand, as well as 2 pairs of professional level vibraphone mallets. We currently use a "suitcase" style stand for our bass drum, but would like to upgrade to a full frame system on wheels, now that we have enough
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Truckee High School
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Art/ Music
In our life skills elective for juniors and seniors, we want to offer first aid/CPR/AED training. We have certified instructors on campus as current course teachers but do not have the materials. CPR training will increase the survival rates of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA), increase the number of bystanders equipped
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Truckee High School
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Life Skills & Health

Alder Creek Middle School

Description of the Program The Alder Creek Middle School Band program serves 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. The program includes beginning band, concert band and jazz band. Every year, students from this program perform multiple times in the school year. Each performance includes new repertoire that advances in difficulty
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Alder Creek Middle School
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Art/ Music
Sixth-grade social studies centers around looking at first civilizations and how the environment influences human migration, ancient ways of life, and the development of societies. Catan is a multiplayer “German-style” board game designed for three or four It’s recommended for players aged 10 and up, and one game typically takes
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Alder Creek Middle School
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History/ Social Science
Mathematics & Science
Hands on Math manipulatives that bring the Grade 8 Mathematics Standards to life! This is an expansion of an existing set of materials that are favorites in the grade 8 math classroom.
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Alder Creek Middle School
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Mathematics & Science

North Tahoe High School

Hello, My name is Hana Lamb I am a Math and Sports Medicine Teacher at North Tahoe High School. Next year North Tahoe High School will be implementing a Sports Medicine course as part of the CTE pathway. This course is designed to have students learn the basic fundamentals of
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North Tahoe High School
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Career Technical Education (CTE)
This grant seeks funding to purchase a nanodrop UV-Vis spectrophotometer machine for classroom use in biology and AP biology courses at NTHS. A UV-Vis spectrophotometer passes specific wavelengths of light through a micro volume sample (1-2 microliters) to detect the presence of nucleic acids (DNA) and allow their quantification. Specifically
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North Tahoe High School
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Mathematics & Science
This grant is for the purchase of two Indoor Tower Garden Growing systems for the Special Education SDC program at North Tahoe High School. This program benefits students in the 9th -Transition(age 22) developing independent living skills, workability skills, functional academics, and social-emotional skills. The garden will support our multi-age
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North Tahoe High School
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Life Skills & Health

Glenshire Elementary

Read Naturally is a researched-based, web-based, individualized reading program that targets struggling readers. The program is designed to increase students' phonics skills, vocabulary development, reading fluency, and reading comprehension skills. The stories are non-fictional, increasing student engagement and motivation. Teachers are able to monitor students' success in each story through
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Glenshire Elementary
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Literacy

Kings Beach Elementary

Each year the 4th grade at Kings Beach Elementary participates in Living History Day. This event is the culmination of our year long social studies curriculum based on California history, pioneers, and the Gold Rush. The students participate in 7 hands on stations in which they create items like the
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Kings Beach Elementary
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History/ Social Science
At Kings Beach Elementary (KBE), we are very fortunate to have two spaces dedicated to STEAM, a maker space (STEAM Lab) and a science laboratory, where students explore with hands-on learning. Finding materials that support this explorative learning can be challenging, expensive, and difficult to navigate the speed at which
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Kings Beach Elementary
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Mathematics & Science
This grant is for the 5th grade team* at Kings Beach Elementary to build student friendly libraries that cater to all reading levels and to align guided reading and mentor texts across the 5th grade program. Research states that “there are strong associations between independent reading and reading achievement, and
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Kings Beach Elementary
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Literacy
The objective of this grant is to meet the current literacy needs of Kings Beach Elementary, focusing primarily on classroom guided reading instruction as well as accompanying take home materials. Guided reading is the cornerstone for teaching literacy, as it systematically guides students to acquire necessary reading comprehension, phonics, fluency
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Kings Beach Elementary
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Literacy

Donner Trail Elementary

These book are from Bellwether Inc., which is a company that creates nonfiction texts for reluctant readers. The wonderful thing about these books is that each content based topic has a variety of reading levels, rich images, and multiple text features. They blend the nonfiction reading standards with history, social
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Donner Trail Elementary
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Literacy
Pop-It's are a student favorite. As a teacher, it's important to stay on top of what engages students in the classroom. These pop its are specifically created for students to use as a 100 chart to learn adding and subtracting to 100 as well as a multiplication table for students
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Donner Trail Elementary
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Mathematics & Science
The purpose of this grant is to purchase materials to support energy in science in the Yuba Room at Donner Trail. Specificiallly, this grant seeks to purchase four Snap Circuits: My Home Electronics kits and four Wind Turbine sets for students use independently and in small groups in science labs.
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Donner Trail Elementary
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Mathematics & Science
PE Equipment: Deluxe PE Pack with Cart and Toss and Catch Pack The Deluxe Recess (PE) Pack includes a variety of sports equipment to keep students engaged and a durable, mobile cart with all-terrain wheels, and a swivel caster to transport and access equipment with ease. The Pack includes 93
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Donner Trail Elementary
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Physical Education
The Smart Garden 3 is a Hydroponics, battery operated growing system that are developmentally appropriate for 2nd and 3rd graders to operate and become accountable for. They will allow students to actively participate in both 2nd and 3rd grade NGSS standards dealing with plants, life cycles, and changes over time
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Donner Trail Elementary
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Mathematics & Science
The purpose of this grant is to purchase two art drying racks for each classroom hallway at Donner Trail.
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Donner Trail Elementary
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Art/ Music
We would like to purchase 25 beginner violin kits for students to be used during music instruction. Students will be learning how to read sheet music and applying the knowledge to the use of violins with their teacher Jenny Charles.
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Donner Trail Elementary
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Art/ Music
The materials will be used to create three raised displays for student created interpretive trail posters related to learning about the riparian environment. Subjects may include: animal tracts, habitat, erosion, native plants, animals, food webs etc. The wooden structure will have a hi plexiglass cover which allow for changing student
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Donner Trail Elementary
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Mathematics & Science
Gaga ball is a fast paced, fun game that can be played with multiple ages and players of all abilities. Up to 15-20 students can run, jump, and dodge in the game as a single ball is moved around the pit. This portable pit (20' diameter) allows for an extra
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Donner Trail Elementary
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Physical Education

Sierra High School

Hoses are an integral part of the fire service. Understanding the similarities and differences of all the different types of hoses is critical. Equally as critical is the need to understand all the different physical ways to manage hoses. As cadets participate in the Emergency Response they are exposed to
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Sierra High School
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Career Technical Education (CTE)
Sierra High School recognizes that this grant request is a repeat of one requested previously. However, the need for students to choose their own books and the need to replenish our library does not diminish over time. As our schools are returning to some sense of normalcy after the craziness
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Sierra High School
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Literacy
Sierra High School recognizes that this is a repeated request for Literature Circle Novels. However, the need for these novels does not diminish over time. If anything, this project has become a yearly expectation with students discussing all year what books they read last year and what books they wish
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Sierra High School
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Literacy
I am asking the EFF board for moneys to purchase graphing calculators and chair pads for the math classroom.
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Sierra High School
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Mathematics & Science
We are seeking grant funding to support a collaborative partnership with the Truckee Roundhouse, also known as the Makerspace.
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Sierra High School
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Misc.

North Tahoe School

Legos! Who doesn't love Legos! Students in the STEAM elective classes at North Tahoe School (NTS) certainly enjoy building, creating, and problem solving with them when learning about coding and robotics. Currently, students first venture into the world of robotics using the now retired Lego Mindstorm EV3 system of robots
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North Tahoe School
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Career Technical Education (CTE)

Sierra Expeditionary Learning School

“Students will read if we give them the books, the time, and the enthusiastic encouragement to do so. If we make them wait for the one unit a year in which they are allowed to choose their own books and become readers, they may never read at all.” ― Donalyn
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Sierra Expeditionary Learning School
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Literacy
One of the primary goals at Sierra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS) is to facilitate and enhance a love of reading in all students. Leveled texts are used to support students and aid teachers in daily literacy instruction and are an essential tool. Teachers work to achieve reading success through one-on-one
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Sierra Expeditionary Learning School
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Literacy
I would like to update my class library to create a more enticing selection for my 6th graders. My students helped to create a list of books based on student interest, topic, and author diversity.
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Sierra Expeditionary Learning School
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Literacy
Magazine and focused literacy subscriptions help support and enhance early literacy skills in an elementary classroom. Adding a variety of high-interest reading material to a classroom library allows students the flexibility to choose additional reading material that fosters a love of reading. By subscribing to magazines, students have the option
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Sierra Expeditionary Learning School
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Literacy
The time to replace outdated technology in the classroom to run educational software and learning products has come. Currently, I have six iPad2 tablets in the classroom that are no longer supported by Apple and are considered obsolete. The iPads in the classroom have limited compatibility and cannot be upgraded
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Sierra Expeditionary Learning School
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Technology

Cold Stream Alternative