Tahoe Lake Elementary

In past years 3rd grade has made poetry writing one of our writing focuses. We have compiled each student’s poetry at the end of the year and have created a personal poetry book for each child. We would like to continue this tradition and are requesting funding to purchase “hard-covered
Grant Applicant
Ingrid Bourke
Grant Co-applicants
Kathee Hansen
Grant Date
School Site
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
Part of what Measure AA sponsors are the elementary science labs. Glenshire Elementary's Science Lab benefits from having a class set of The Laws Guide to the Sierra Nevada. Tahoe Lake Elementary would also benefit from a set of these, as I work at both elementary schools, and have used
Grant Applicant
Laurie Scheibner
Grant Date
School Site
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science
Research has proven that children who get adequate amounts of physical activity are more able to learn and focus on academic tasks. The goal of this grant is to increase the options that student have for activity, and to also spark imagination and support engineering. In addition to increasing academic
Grant Applicant
Jen McMaster
Grant Co-applicants
All Tahoe Lake Staff
Grant Date
School Site
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Grant Category
Life Skills & Health
Using student-sized dry erase boards has become a standard part of our classroom instruction. Many years ago we created class sets out of old dry erase boards that were taken down from classrooms, but these are now very old and don't wipe clean, so it is time for new. Dry
Grant Applicant
Gay Thomas
Grant Co-applicants
Suzanne Beye
Beth Nordby
Marnie Anderson
Dawn Rye
Rita Ramirez
Allie Everist
Cindy Burau
Grant Date
School Site
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
3rd grade students at Tahoe Lake have traditionally tie dyed shirts at the end of the year. This has become somewhat of a right of passage. The students then wear these vibrant shirts for all of our end of the year activities. We would like to continue this tradition and
Grant Applicant
Ingrid Bourke
Grant Co-applicants
Kathee Hansen
Grant Date
School Site
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Grant Category
Art/ Music
There are students in every classroom who benefit from being able to move while learning. Often, this is seen in tapping feet which can be distracting to other students as it can be noisy, and cause desks to move. This grant would allow us to buy fidget bands that attach
Grant Applicant
Jen McMaster
Grant Co-applicants
All Staff at Tahoe Lake
Grant Date
School Site
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Grant Category
Misc.
The LIPS phonemic awareness program is a multisensory approach to teaching reading. Many learners including those with dyslexia struggle to develop the ability to isolate and manipulate the phonemes of the English language. This program will benefit these learners through explicit, hands-on, research-based instruction.
Grant Applicant
Kelsee Kennedy
Grant Co-applicants
Elizabeth Black
Grant Date
School Site
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada, has a Citizen Science project to research the correlation of snow flake shapes and weather conditions. Tahoe Lake Elementary was one of the schools selected to be part of their sponsored project this past year. As such we were able to borrow a number
Grant Applicant
Laurie Scheibner
Grant Date
School Site
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science
Scholastic News 3 is a subscription to a high-interest current event periodical which is written at an appropriate reading level for third graders to support their Reading Informational Text standards. Each issue comes with teaching tools that support our ELA, science, social studies, and technology curriculum. Additionally there are numerous
Grant Applicant
Kathee Hansen, Ingrid Bourke, Cindy Burau - 3rd Grade Team at Tahoe Lake Elementary
Grant Date
School Site
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy

Truckee Elementary

Formative Loop is a daily math practice program for students. It covers all of the basic skills related to the state standards that students need for success at each grade level. For example, at fourth grade the students will start with a review of addition and subtraction, then move onto
Grant Applicant
Jamie Maitia
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science
There are many captivating picture books that build on student’s learning of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and California Social Studies Standards. Students learn NGSS material through experiments, reading articles, writing, and discussion. However, they rarely get time to read further about what they are learning in science in a
Grant Applicant
Caroline Piper
Grant Co-applicants
Jill Haky-Smith
Jamie Maitia
Marguerite Paras
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
History/ Social Science
Literacy
Mathematics & Science
Students in Grades 2-5 currently engage in the WeDo LEGO Robotics construction and coding using the LEGO Education WeDo Robotics Software, v. 1.2. This grant would fund 15 kits at the next level as well as the new version of WeDo Software, v.2.0.
Grant Applicant
Cari Reid
Grant Co-applicants
Heidi Pruett
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
Technology
Numerous studies have shown that indoor plants provide a number of benefits for health and wellbeing, including decreases in illness symptoms, increases in work performance and job satisfaction, and lifting of spirits (for review, see, eg., Burchett et al., 2010). One specific study, conducted in Norway (Fjeld, 2002) found that
Grant Applicant
Stephanie Blume
Grant Co-applicants
Kelly Akins, Ed.S. School Psychologist, Truckee Elementary & Donner Trail Elementary
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
Life Skills & Health
I have witnessed the TouchMath program make math education accessible to the most challenged students. I have seen TouchMath empower students who did not believe in themselves, did not think they could count, and did not think they had the power within themselves to be successful at math. To say
Grant Applicant
Alexandria Kalita, Special Education Teacher
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School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science
Truckee Elementary 4th grade is requesting nonfiction book sets to support social studies reading after the Gold Rush. Our library has book sets about California history, however the historical novels end with California Ranchos. Books are needed that tell the story after 1900. The titles align with the State Standards
Grant Applicant
Marguerite Paras
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
History/ Social Science
Literacy
Using song and movement when teaching sight words and letters/sounds helps students learn faster and better. HeidiSongs has wonderful videos and resources to help do this. Sight Words: This collection of 40 animated songs follows the high frequency words included in the McMillan McGraw Hill Kindergarten Wonders Series, presented in
Grant Applicant
Betsy DePew
Grant Co-applicants
Kim Krengel, Jane Miller, Georgie Garcia
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
Weekly newspapers covering Social Studies, Science and current events to enhance our literacy and knowledge of given topics. The topics all correlate to what is being taught in kindergarten.
Grant Applicant
Georgie Garcia
Grant Co-applicants
Kim Krengel
Betsy DePew
Jane Miller
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
History/ Social Science
Literacy
Mathematics & Science
Our grade level would like a grant to fund three Scholastic News Subscriptions for our ELD groups. It is an excellent resource that provides current informative text samples for students. Reading informative text is a priority in second grade standards and having a resource that effectively demonstrates this is important
Grant Applicant
Darcy Medina
Grant Co-applicants
"Anna Davis, Ben Storrud, Cari Reid, Jess DeLallo
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
Purchase the PeaceJam Junior Curriculum for our school. It is accessed online with videos, lesson plans, and downloadable information. Truckee Elementary School received an award for our Blended ELD model. When I attended training last summer in Sacramento, I learned of ways to enhance our Blended ELD program and our
Grant Applicant
Marguerite Paras
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
History/ Social Science
Life Skills & Health
Literacy
A critical part of an elementary language arts curriculum is interactive read aloud. During read aloud time, teachers are able to model fluency as well as critical reading skills like inference and using context clues to find the meaning of words. This year's Newbery Book Award winner is "Merci Saurez
Grant Applicant
Caroline Piper, Fourth Grade Teacher at Truckee Elementary
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School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
Time For Kids is a magazine subscription that provides students with information on current events and timely discussions. TIME, the trusted name in journalism, offers authentic journalism tailored for students. TIME for Kids supports standards-based daily instruction while inspiring students to join the national discourse on current topics. The articles
Grant Applicant
Darcy Medina, second grade, Truckee Elementary
Grant Co-applicants
Anna Davis, Ben Storrud, Cari Reid, Jess DeLallo
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School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
This program's objective is to give our students a chance to experience 8 different activities that closely simulate activities common in the life of a pioneer of the mid-1800s. The students make candles and rope, cook bread on a stick, do tin smithing, make corn husk dolls, create a charcoal
Grant Applicant
Marguerite Paras
Grant Co-applicants
Jamie Maitia
Jill Haky-Smith
Caroline Piper
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
History/ Social Science
In Kindergarten Science (K-LS1-1) we use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive. The needs of plants for light, soil, water and space to grow is observable. We would like a hands-on experience, an outdoor classroom in addition to the use of media
Grant Applicant
Kim Krengel - Kindergarten TES
Grant Co-applicants
Kindergarten team
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
Life Skills & Health
Mathematics & Science

Truckee High School

DNA and genetic analysis is one of the most widely used techniques in biotechnology. Areas of use include ancestry determination, forensic science, cancer research, health evaluation, genetic modification of food, epidemiology, genetic counseling, just to name a few. Most of the time, a process called polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is
Grant Applicant
Kathy Tallant
Grant Co-applicants
"Kirby Reed, Jim Worthy, and Courtney Shalvis"
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee High School
Grant Category
Career Technical Education (CTE)
Mathematics & Science
Technology
PE department chair, Renee Collins and My self would like to propose a grant to purchase a class set of heart rate monitors for the Truckee High School Physical Education Department. The American Heart Association explains that close monitoring of your heart rate during exercise is the key not only
Grant Applicant
Jim Bennett
Grant Co-applicants
Renee Farwig-Collins
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee High School
Grant Category
Physical Education
This grant is being written for the Gone Boarding program at Truckee High School. The programs originators describe Gone Boarding as follows: “Students in the Gone Boarding class work in groups. They design, construct, and learn to ride all types of boards including: surfboards, snowboards, skateboards/long boards, stand up paddle
Grant Applicant
Truckee High School
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee High School
Grant Category
Career Technical Education (CTE)
I would like to purchase 16 boxes (2 per group) to use for storage of dry-erase markers and small erasers that my students can use with their whiteboards. I would also like to purchase the items to fill the boxes with. These include dry erase markers and erasers.
Grant Applicant
Eniko Kuch
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee High School
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science
Excellence in Ed grant application Spring 2019 Groundwater Simulation The Groundwater Simulation System demonstrates the impact of environmental factors on groundwater resources. The Groundwater Simulation System is a model of the groundwater with aquifers, wells, lakes, pumps, septic and more. The system is like an Ant Farm Simulator but for
Grant Applicant
Jody Burrill
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee High School
Grant Category
Career Technical Education (CTE)
I am requesting to purchase two facial reconstruction labs. Anthropology is one of the core disciplines in forensic science and facial reconstruction is an important part of forensic anthropology. When bones are found, whether ancient or more recent, it is the goal of the anthropologist to determine who the person
Grant Applicant
Kathy Tallant
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee High School
Grant Category
Art/ Music
Career Technical Education (CTE)
Mathematics & Science
We are seeking funds to purchase drum equipment for the Truckee High School marching band. The marching drumline's snare drums (the highest in the drum line) and the tenor drums (carried in sets of 4 as a "quad") that the THS band uses have taken a beating for decades. They
Grant Applicant
Dan Dickerman
Grant Co-applicants
Jesse Steele
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee High School
Grant Category
Art/ Music
Life Skills & Health

Alder Creek Middle School

With the transition and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards following the Preferred Integrated Science Framework recommended by the State of California, seventh grade science is going to be teaching concepts that were previously taught in sixth grade. After collaborating with the sixth grade teachers, organizing the science supplies
Grant Applicant
Jessica Keller
Grant Co-applicants
Gina Stephens
Grant Date
School Site
Alder Creek Middle School
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science
https://www.readnaturally.com/product/read-naturally-live ReadNaturally 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 on each story
Grant Applicant
Christine Smart
Grant Co-applicants
Lynn Fagan
Joni Adomshick
Grant Date
School Site
Alder Creek Middle School
Grant Category
Literacy
We are seeking funds to purchase additional instruments for the music program at Alder Creek Middle School. As well as having a need to replace aging items, we are very excited that ACMS has added "band" to their rotating elective program. This means that every student in 6th grade has
Grant Applicant
Rachael Posada on behalf of Randy Humphreys
Grant Co-applicants
ACMS Music Program
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School Site
Alder Creek Middle School
Grant Category
Art/ Music

North Tahoe High School

I would like to purchase three stands with LED lights and five studio pop-up tents to use in the photography classroom. This special photography equipment would help with creating a clean and professional background so students gain the skills and experience needed in a professional photography studio.
Grant Applicant
Jo Anna Battaglia
Grant Date
School Site
North Tahoe High School
Grant Category
Art/ Music
The Strength Development class, PE program, and other athletic programs at North Tahoe High School are requesting foam boxes, slam balls, training bands, and, if financially feasible, a dumbell set with racks in order to develop well rounded strength in our students and athletes. These items will be used by
Grant Applicant
Devin Ginty
Grant Date
School Site
North Tahoe High School
Grant Category
Physical Education
This grant seeks funding to purchase a 16,000G microcentrifuge for classroom use in biology and AP biology courses at NTHS. A microcentrifuge allows the separation and isolation of various biological samples by on mass from complex samples. A microcentrifuge is a standard part of a modern biology laboratory and allows
Grant Applicant
David Steakley
Grant Date
School Site
North Tahoe High School
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science
For over five years, teachers and administrators at North Tahoe High School have focused on creating a culture of literacy with the goal of ensuring that our students are not only college and career ready, but also have the skills needed to access the different types of complex texts they
Grant Applicant
Annie Stefani
Grant Co-applicants
Erin LeFevers
Grant Date
School Site
North Tahoe High School
Grant Category
Literacy

District-wide

Over the last nine years, SWEP has developed and hosted STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & math) styled Science Festival and Family Science Nights at many of Tahoe Truckee Unified School District’s elementary and middle school sites. The Science Festival and Family Science Nights have become a highlighted event for
Grant Applicant
Melissa Mohler
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School Site
District-wide
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science

Glenshire Elementary

We are requesting grant funding for cross country skis, bindings, boots, and poles for Glenshire Elementary School that will be used by the all students in the primary grades including transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, first, and second grades. Over twenty plus years ago, an Excellence In Education grant helped Glenshire Elementary
Grant Applicant
Margie Lapoint
Grant Co-applicants
Terrina Woodard
Mary Berelson
Jean Fournier
Grant Date
School Site
Glenshire Elementary
Grant Category
Life Skills & Health
Physical Education
Small group reading is a part of all grade levels at Glenshire Elementary. This allows for teachers and paraprofessionals to work with students in leveled groups, addressing the individual needs of students. In the upper grades we meet in "Literature Circles" or "Book Clubs" to facilitate discussion with our novels
Grant Applicant
Sarah Avery
Grant Co-applicants
Teresa Ketron
Grant Date
School Site
Glenshire Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
ReadNaturally 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 on each story through
Grant Applicant
Helen Moore & Rachael Sheedy
Grant Date
School Site
Glenshire Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy

Kings Beach Elementary

The 1st Grade STEAM grant will give students access to weekly STEAM activities, directly boosting their understanding of core mathematical and science concepts, allowing teachers to more effectively hit engineering standards, and increase Spanish oral and written production.
Grant Applicant
Jennifer Kavanagh, Laurel Raymore, Danielle Beymer
Grant Date
School Site
Kings Beach Elementary
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science
Canciones y Cuentos Decodable Books Level A/Level B contain stories in Spanish that delight students and invite them to learn the basics of reading through phonics. These sets include 1 copy each of 26 decodable books per set (52 total books). This grant was originally funded to our Kindergarten team
Grant Applicant
Edith Martinez
Grant Co-applicants
Molly Holiday
Grant Date
School Site
Kings Beach Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
Our young students highly benefit from having concrete items that represent abstract ideas. In the Kinder and First grade classes at KBE, we use a set of reading strategies that are linked to animals; like Sliding Serpent - who teaches us to slide our finger below the words as we
Grant Applicant
Molly Holiday
Grant Date
School Site
Kings Beach Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
This grant would provide our Kindergarten and K/1 team the ability to provide our students with dramatic play tools. These tools include; a sink, refrigerator, stove, hutch cabinet, stainless steel cookware, doll house set-up and multi-ethnic baby dolls. In addition, this grant will provide our team with culturally sensitive loose
Grant Applicant
Edith Martinez
Grant Co-applicants
Amalia Niewendorp
Gladiz de la Torre
Molly Holiday
Grant Date
School Site
Kings Beach Elementary
Grant Category
Life Skills & Health
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
Grant Applicant
Jamie Schwartz
Grant Co-applicants
Amy Meierotto
Michelle Green
Grant Date
School Site
Kings Beach Elementary
Grant Category
History/ Social Science
The first grade teachers at Kings Beach Elementary school are requesting read aloud books in Spanish to support our Writer’s Workshop program. We use the Lucy Calkin’s Writer’s Workshop as our writing curriculum. In first grade at KBE all of our instruction is done in Spanish. The curriculum does not
Grant Applicant
Laurel Raymore
Grant Co-applicants
Jennifer Kavanagh
Grant Date
School Site
Kings Beach Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
In continuation of my master plan to improve the Kings Beach Elementary Tech Lab to reflect 21st Century Skills, I am writing this grant to buy tech that will add more than multimedia skills to the lab curriculum. The next phase of my plan is to move coding from computers
Grant Applicant
Paula Bossler
Grant Date
School Site
Kings Beach Elementary
Grant Category
Career Technical Education (CTE)
Our school implements an instructional model called the Daily 5, which encourages students towards reading achievement. During this time, students choose a reading activity to engage with while the teacher works with other students one-on-one or in a small group to provide more personalized instruction. My need is to have
Grant Applicant
Sage Johnson
Grant Date
School Site
Kings Beach Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy

Donner Trail Elementary

Dreambox learning is an online adaptive program that is completely common core standards based. Students are able to login and interactively practice standards that adapt automatically to their needs or their acceleration. Teachers are able to assign by skills and standards or can just allow students to "play" without knowing
Grant Applicant
Erica Stukey Allstadt
Grant Co-applicants
Michelle Reed
Grant Date
School Site
Donner Trail Elementary
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science
Technology
Students in third grade have a difficult time conceptualizing fractions when comparing them and when creating equivalent fractions. We have circular fraction tiles but when students need to make the relationship from physically moving the fractions to beginning to draw them (as necessary in the progression of understanding) students struggle
Grant Applicant
Erica Allstadt
Grant Co-applicants
Ashley Perkins
Grant Date
School Site
Donner Trail Elementary
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science
As a team, our school as chosen a variety of books that would best support our curriculum in each grade level and books that would allow students to have a variety of levels to choose from when selecting for themselves. Students will be able to move between classrooms with ease
Grant Applicant
Erica Stukey Allstadt
Grant Co-applicants
Michelle Reed
Grant Date
School Site
Donner Trail Elementary
Grant Category
History/ Social Science
Literacy
Mathematics & Science

Sierra High School

Description During the 2018-2019 school year, Excellence in Education Foundation funded a Sierra High School Sources of Strength grant oriented around student wellness. During the 2017-2018 school year, students used their Sources of Strength training to support school wide wellness. Because of student interest in building wellness and culture in
Grant Applicant
Sierra High School- Alicia Lampley-Gebel
Grant Date
School Site
Sierra High School
Grant Category
Life Skills & Health
The Student Choice Leisure Reading program is a strong component in the overall development of Sierra High School students’ literacy skills. The role of reading everyday is a major factor in students building overall academic success. The opportunity to build literacy skills daily, in an non evaluative manner, increases students
Grant Applicant
Jill Zapata
Grant Date
School Site
Sierra High School
Grant Category
Literacy
The Literature Circles are a culminating yearly event where students demonstrate their autonomous learning and developing literacy skills. As a final project in the English classes, students choose novels and reading groups on their own, set a reading pace with their peer group, conduct weekly conversations around their novels, demonstrate
Grant Applicant
Jill Zapata
Grant Date
School Site
Sierra High School
Grant Category
Literacy
The STEPP Program has been participating in the Early Quality Matters, EQM, program through the California Early Learning and Care Division to assure quality in our early learning programs throughout the state. We are in a partnership with Nevada, Placer, and Sierra Counties in participating in this wonderful opportunity for
Grant Applicant
Cindy Maciel
Grant Date
School Site
Sierra High School
Grant Category
Misc.
The Structure Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is the cornerstone of the Emergency Response program. The Emergency Response program is the only Career Technical Education program housed at Sierra High school and it is the only CTE program in the district that has Sierra, Truckee and North Tahoe high school students
Grant Applicant
Trent Kirschner
Grant Co-applicants
The Emergency Response structure PPE is also used by Sierra College's Emergency Medical Technician students and North Tahoes Explorer program cadets
Grant Date
School Site
Sierra High School
Grant Category
Career Technical Education (CTE)

North Tahoe School

This grant would purchase a set of content aligned Reader’s Theater Scripts which includes student copies of scripts and a teacher’s guide for each of the scripts. These scripts are aligned with CCSS English/Spanish Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies standards for grades 1-6, which provides scaffolding for all
Grant Applicant
Katie Sluiter
Grant Date
School Site
North Tahoe School
Grant Category
Literacy
AIMSweb is a complete web based system that provides universal screening, progress monitoring, and data management for students at all academic levels. The program will screen students at North Tahoe School to guide teachers with effective and efficient decision making in reading intervention for intensive, strategic, and benchmark students. With
Grant Applicant
Joelle Alexander on behalf of the NTS Reading Intervention Team
Grant Date
School Site
North Tahoe School
Grant Category
Literacy
STEAMing Through the Middle with Robotics is a program that will peak and propel the middle students interest in coding and robotics in the STEAM elective classes at North Tahoe School while addressing several of the Career Technical Education (CTE) Standards and 21st Century Competencies. The students in the STEAM
Grant Applicant
Heidi Bushway Verkler
Grant Date
School Site
North Tahoe School
Grant Category
Career Technical Education (CTE)
Technology

Sierra Expeditionary Learning School

The classroom learning is greatly enhanced by times where the crew (class) is gathered on the carpet at several times throughout the school day. The carpet currently in use desperately needs to be replaced as it is in a state of disrepair.
Grant Applicant
Kat Newell, MinBorg classroom parent
Grant Co-applicants
Dana Seaborg
Grant Date
School Site
Sierra Expeditionary Learning School
Grant Category
Misc.
During the holidays in Downtown Truckee, our students lead historical tours during the Festive Fridays sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association. Students spend the fall researching the historical buildings and stories of Truckee in the early days. Each child chooses a building in downtown and writes their own informational script
Grant Applicant
Diane Welch
Grant Date
School Site
Sierra Expeditionary Learning School
Grant Category
History/ Social Science
Misc.
Creating mindful students enhances the educational experience for individual students and the entire class. When students are able to think and reflect, their learning improves. Providing students with reflection journals to keep their thoughts in one space will provide them with the skills needed to share and think in appropriate
Grant Applicant
Diane Welch
Grant Co-applicants
Dana Seaborg
Grant Date
School Site
Sierra Expeditionary Learning School
Grant Category
Life Skills & Health
One of our goals at Sierra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS) is to facilitate a love of reading while supporting students to become proficient readers. Leveled texts are used to help engage all students in daily literacy assessment and instruction and are an essential tool used by our Reading Specialists (RSs)
Grant Applicant
Denise Paquette
Grant Co-applicants
Sarah Biebl
Grant Date
School Site
Sierra Expeditionary Learning School
Grant Category
Literacy
Magazine and focused literacy subscriptions to help support and enhance the early literacy skills in an elementary classroom. Adding a variety of reading material to a classroom library allows students the flexibility to choose their reading material that fosters a love of reading. By subscribing to high-interest magazines, students will
Grant Applicant
Diane Welch
Grant Date
School Site
Sierra Expeditionary Learning School
Grant Category
Literacy
Kiwi Co. Crates are hands-on kits that arrive monthly with a focus on science, art, and engineering for children ages 5-8. These crates come with all the necessary materials needed to give students a project based experience that fosters creativity and collaboration in order to build a science and art
Grant Applicant
Diane Welch
Grant Date
School Site
Sierra Expeditionary Learning School
Grant Category
Art/ Music
Mathematics & Science
As part of our life science expedition, we are learning about heritable traits. We study the history of Gregor Mendel, the father of modern genetics. As part of our study, we are using Wisconsin Fast Plants to replicate his work with peas. These amazing plants can grow and produce seeds
Grant Applicant
Katie Santos
Grant Date
School Site
Sierra Expeditionary Learning School
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science
This grant is to extend a previously funded grant for Vernier probes and data collection for LabQuests to include more probes for further experiments and probes that are compatible with Chromebooks. With the addition of more Godirect sensors, we have the capability of data collection straight to student Chromebooks as
Grant Applicant
Lorenzo Worster
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