Tahoe Lake Elementary

Tahoe Lake Elementary is a hands-on science school, and we are so excited to be able to add garden-based learning to our curriculum with our new greenhouse in our remodeled school. The experiences and learning children will have in the greenhouse will complement all aspects of STEAM Learning- Science-- Students
Grant Applicant
Gay Thomas
Grant Co-applicants
Suzanne Beye
Beth Nordby
Dawn Rye
Marnie Anderson
Allie Everist
Rita Ramirez
Ingrid Bourke
Cindy Burau
Kathee Hansen
Claire Boyle
Judi Scoville
Laurie Scheibner
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School Site
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science
The Kodo Magnet Wall will provide Tahoe Lake students with an open-ended, creative and unique way to experiment with concepts of physics and engineering with collaborative and hands-on materials.
Grant Applicant
Abby Osborn
Grant Date
School Site
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science
Scholastic News is a subscription to a high-interest current event periodical which is written at an appropriate reading level for second and 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
Grant Applicant
Ingrid Bourke and Cindy Burau: 3rd Grade Team at Tahoe Lake Elementary
Grant Co-applicants
Allison Everist and Rita Ramirez: 2nd grade Team at Tahoe Lake Elementary
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School Site
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
When updating the school Tahoe Lake is going to have a space available as a “Flex Teaching Space.” Part of the time it will be the Computer Lab and other times it will be available to be used for various things. I am hoping to add some Yoga/Mindfulness items to
Grant Applicant
Jennifer McMaster
Grant Date
School Site
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Grant Category
Life Skills & Health
Physical Education
English Language Development (ELD) classes are designed to encourage, enhance, and extend the acquisition of the English language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. While there are ELD state standards, the content is left open so that teachers can tailor lessons to student interests and needs. The hope of all
Grant Applicant
Tara House
Grant Co-applicants
Jess DeLallo, Kelly Ogilvy, Abby Osborn
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School Site
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Truckee Elementary
Glenshire Elementary
Kings Beach Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
Over the last few years, our students have demonstrated a need for additional support in math based on CAASPP scores. During our ELAC meetings, parents have requested additional support in math, similar to the support provided for reading intervention. Although this is a small step, it begins to address these
Grant Applicant
Abby Osborn
Grant Date
School Site
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science
A year ago, I visited the the big island of Hawaii. I went to the Ocean Rider seahorse farm, had a tour and even got to hold a seahorse. I was educated on the various impacts on the seahorse population and how important sustainable farming is. I was inspired by
Grant Applicant
Allison Everist
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School Site
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science

Truckee Elementary

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
Betsy DePew
Grant Co-applicants
Kim Krengel, Jane Miller, Georgie Garcia, Sheviya Woelbing
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School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
History/ Social Science
Literacy
Mathematics & Science
I would like to implement a Hearmath station in every classroom at Truckee Elementary School. Heartmath was brought to TTUSD five years ago as another way counselors can help students self-regulate their emotions and calm down. Heartmath is based on 25 years of scientific research of looking at the psychophysiology
Grant Applicant
Marco Mora, Truckee Elementary counselor (Tahoe Truckee Unified School District)
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School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
Life Skills & Health
Teaching early reading skills requires listening to and matching letters to sounds. Then matching letter sounds to words. When working with young students it is often hard to visualize a beginning word sound without the concrete objects. Teaching tubs filled with phonemic realia allows the students to identify and sort
Grant Applicant
Katie Old
Grant Co-applicants
Sydney Dion
Grant Date
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 Blond
Grant Co-applicants
Cari Reid
Ben Storrud
Marguerite Paras
Jess DeLallo
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
History/ Social Science
English Language Development (ELD) classes are designed to encourage, enhance, and extend the acquisition of the English language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. While there are ELD state standards, the content is left open so that teachers can tailor lessons to student interests and needs. The hope of all
Grant Applicant
Tara House
Grant Co-applicants
Jess DeLallo, Kelly Ogilvy, Abby Osborn
Grant Date
School Site
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Truckee Elementary
Glenshire Elementary
Kings Beach Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
We would like to purchase a variety of movement and play equipment that are designed to promote fine motor and gross motor skills for our youngest learners. The traditional PE equipment is not available for our use. This equipment will be used within our classrooms, in the gym, and outside
Grant Applicant
Danc'n Sheviya Chanturai-Woelbing
Grant Co-applicants
Kim Krengel
Betsy DePew
Georgie Garcia
Jane Miller
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee Elementary
Grant Category
Life Skills & Health
Physical Education
Misc.

Truckee High School

The Truckee HS Band program is growing every year. This school year we have 73 total students, compared to approximately 40 students when Mr. Steele arrived in 2014. The band needs to continue to augment its instrument inventory to support the growing number of students. Many instruments, such as flutes
Grant Applicant
Jesse Steele / TEMPO (Truckee Excellence in Music Parents Organization)
Grant Date
School Site
Truckee High School
Grant Category
Art/ Music

Alder Creek Middle School

“Maths is a subject of beautiful connections, it is not a long list of disconnected topics.” -Jo Boaler, Professor, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University Last year I purchased the complete middle school set of Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas by Jo Boaler, Jen Munson, and Cathy Williams
Grant Applicant
Heidi Pruett
Grant Date
School Site
Alder Creek Middle School
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science
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
Christine Smart
Grant Co-applicants
Joni Adomshick
Lynn Fagan
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School Site
Alder Creek Middle School
Grant Category
Literacy

North Tahoe High School

The number of tools available for students to collect data in a Chemistry classroom can be overwhelming. When we think of a classic chemistry classroom, we always think of standard equipment: Beakers, Flasks, Bunsen Burners and more. What we don’t think about are the tools that, while they seem simple
Grant Applicant
Jason Flesock
Grant Co-applicants
None
Grant Date
School Site
North Tahoe High School
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science
My objective for this grant is to get adequate Drying and Wet/ Damp Cabinets for the ceramic's room. Why do I need a Drying Cabinet. Right now the students place their completed clay projects to dry on a old TV stand. The TV stand has open shelves where students can
Grant Applicant
Jo Anna Battaglia
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School Site
North Tahoe High School
Grant Category
Art/ Music
Unlocking the inherent power of science in the classroom simply comes down to how effectively a teacher facilitates scientific experimentation. At North Tahoe High School, we have been able to acquire some incredible science tools over the years which allow our students to collect data in a precise, controlled, and
Grant Applicant
Jason Flesock, Todd Hennings
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School Site
North Tahoe High School
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science
All students throughout Tahoe Truckee Unified School District are 1:1 with Chromebooks. Many classes require students to watch videos, listen to podcasts, or participate in online programs. In addition to these assignments, many of our students have the "text to speech" accommodation or audiobooks on their Individualized Education Plans that
Grant Applicant
Chelsea Overholt
Grant Date
School Site
North Tahoe High School
Grant Category
Technology
For the past few years, the English department has been funded by Excellence in Education to add a variety of free reading books to their class libraries. These additions to our libraries have led to an increase in the number of books students are reading each year. These books have
Grant Applicant
Erin LeFevers
Grant Co-applicants
Kate Teller, Katie Freeman and Tom LeFevers
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School Site
North Tahoe High School
As the PE Dept at NTHS, Devin Ginty and I are always looking for indoor activities to enhance our PE curriculum during the long, unpredictable winter months . We have both taught bowling units at previous teaching assignments and it proves to be an excellent skill builder for both fine
Grant Applicant
Jessi Ernst
Grant Co-applicants
Devin Ginty, NTHS PE
Grant Date
School Site
North Tahoe High School
Grant Category
Physical Education

District-wide

Sagehen Outdoor Education Program is a collaboration with Tahoe Truckee Unified School District and has been in operation for over thirteen years. This program is the district adopted outdoor education program for all 5th grade TTUSD students at the Sagehen Research Station located on Highway 89, 15 miles north of
Grant Applicant
Katie Old, Maggie Bockius, Candy Blesse, Kathy Echols, Sagehen Outdoor Education Program
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School Site
District-wide
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science

Glenshire Elementary

English Language Development (ELD) classes are designed to encourage, enhance, and extend the acquisition of the English language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. While there are ELD state standards, the content is left open so that teachers can tailor lessons to student interests and needs. The hope of all
Grant Applicant
Tara House
Grant Co-applicants
Jess DeLallo, Kelly Ogilvy, Abby Osborn
Grant Date
School Site
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Truckee Elementary
Glenshire Elementary
Kings Beach Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
Kindergarten is truly a magical year in the school life of a young scholar. When they enter the classroom on the first day of school, they truly are babies -- unaware of the norms and routines that guide any classroom. Over the course of the year, the transformation that they
Grant Applicant
Brandy Flesock and Taylor Strong
Grant Date
School Site
Glenshire Elementary
Grant Category
Life Skills & Health
Literacy
Mathematics & Science
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
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School Site
Glenshire Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy

Kings Beach Elementary

The objective of this grant is to obtain engineering, math, handwriting, and Spanish language materials that students can use upon entering the classroom in the morning to interact, create, problem solve, and learn with their peers. The materials require students to actively work together in small groups and will immediately
Grant Applicant
Danielle Beymer
Grant Co-applicants
Jennifer Kavanagh
Laurel Raymore
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School Site
Kings Beach Elementary
Grant Category
Misc.
According to the CDC, about two-thirds of all children will experience some kind of adverse childhood event (ACE), or in other words, will be affected by childhood trauma. An ACE decreases a child’s neurological ability to self-regulate, through no fault of their own. Recent research shows that children (and adults)
Grant Applicant
Jennifer Kavanagh
Grant Co-applicants
Jess Darkenwald
Grant Date
School Site
Kings Beach Elementary
Grant Category
Life Skills & Health
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
Grant Applicant
Julie Otis, Reading Specialist
Grant Date
School Site
Kings Beach Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
English Language Development (ELD) classes are designed to encourage, enhance, and extend the acquisition of the English language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. While there are ELD state standards, the content is left open so that teachers can tailor lessons to student interests and needs. The hope of all
Grant Applicant
Tara House
Grant Co-applicants
Jess DeLallo, Kelly Ogilvy, Abby Osborn
Grant Date
School Site
Tahoe Lake Elementary
Truckee Elementary
Glenshire Elementary
Kings Beach Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy

Donner Trail Elementary

Literacy Bundle The objective of this grant is to secure funding for literacy tools for the entire school. The items in this literacy bundle include a class set of the novel Wonder, a class set of Tucker's Countryside, picture books for social emotional themes, magazine subscriptions and the entire set
Grant Applicant
Ashley Perkins, Donner Trail Elementary
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School Site
Donner Trail Elementary
Grant Category
Literacy
The objectives of this grant are to support students who need a different option during PE and recess time due to social and emotional concerns as well as for all students during poor weather days, which happen often on the summit. The second reason is to better support our special
Grant Applicant
Erica Stukey Allstadt
Grant Co-applicants
Holly Williamson
Ashley Perkins
Lauren Keane
Michelle Reed
Grant Date
School Site
Donner Trail Elementary
Grant Category
Life Skills & Health
Physical Education
Each year, students in my classroom participate in our own version of a Toastmaster's Program. I strongly believe that in order to best be engaged in writing, students need a purpose and an audience. In this program, students work on writing pieces throughout the year and pick three (opinion, informational
Grant Applicant
Erica Stukey Allstadt
Grant Co-applicants
Ashley Perkins
Michelle Reed
Holly Williamson
Lauren Keane
Grant Date
School Site
Donner Trail Elementary
Grant Category
History/ Social Science
Literacy
Mathematics & Science
The objective of this grant is to secure funding for reusable flatware and flatware for each classroom at Donner Trail Elementary. We hope to provide each classroom with a plastic reusable plate, cup, spoon, fork, and knife. Additionally, we would like to purchase a kitchen cooking set for teachers to
Grant Applicant
Ashley Perkins, Donner Trail Elementary
Grant Co-applicants
Lauren Keane
Grant Date
School Site
Donner Trail Elementary
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science

Sierra High School

The 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 and the opportunity to build literacy skills daily, in an non evaluative manner, increases students skills
Grant Applicant
Jill Zapata
Grant Date
School Site
Sierra High School
Grant Category
Literacy
"Finding a purpose in the work we do or the way we spend our time, which resonates deeply with who we think we are, is an essential part of knowing who we are. If you don’t know what you can do, you don’t know what you might be. Human ability
Grant Applicant
Karen Honeywell
Grant Co-applicants
NA
NA
Grant Date
School Site
Sierra High School
Cold Stream Alternative
Grant Category
Misc.
Sources of Strength (SOS) at Sierra High School has received funding from Excellence in Education for the last 2 years. In the three years since it was started, students have taken on a variety of activities that promote student wellness. Following the initial SOS training, students met and brainstormed a
Grant Applicant
Sierra High School
Grant Date
School Site
Sierra High School
Grant Category
Life Skills & Health
Building on Sierra High School’s commitment to 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 of their own, set a reading pace with their peer group, conduct weekly
Grant Applicant
Jill Zapata
Grant Date
School Site
Sierra High School
Grant Category
Literacy

North Tahoe School

Building. Creating. Designing. Hands on activities. That's what happens in the STEAM Lab at North Tahoe School. However, at this time, the love of learning through reading books, seeing pictures and sketches, learning from other people's mistakes, failures, and blunders to help enhance and support key concepts is missing. STEAMing
Grant Applicant
Heidi Bushway Verkler
Grant Date
School Site
North Tahoe School
Grant Category
Literacy
Career Technical Education (CTE)
Technology
This grant is for a set of Discussion 4 Learning VocabulArte Levels A-D. VocabulArte provides support for all students, native speakers of Spanish and Spanish learners, to develop high-level academic vocabulary and language in Spanish through engaging discussions of fine art images and real-world photos from around the world. The
Grant Applicant
Katie Sluiter
Grant Date
School Site
North Tahoe School
Grant Category
Art/ Music
History/ Social Science
Literacy

Sierra Expeditionary Learning School

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
Grant Applicant
Diane Welch
Grant Date
School Site
Sierra Expeditionary Learning School
Grant Category
Literacy
I am seeking funding for a mobile STEM system that supports current instruction and expands learning opportunities. The Next Generation Science Standards include an emphasis on engineering and hands on science investigations. As science specialist I support teachers to include these in their own existing science instruction as well as
Grant Applicant
Brooke Landis, Science Specialist
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School Site
Sierra Expeditionary Learning School
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science
I teach a 6th grade physical science based unit on climate change. There are many resources out there for Earth science based climate change units but not many that look through the lense of physics and atmospheric chemistry. This book is a great asset to my climate change unit not
Grant Applicant
Lorenzo Worster Sierra Expeditionary Learning School
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School Site
Sierra Expeditionary Learning School
Grant Category
Mathematics & Science

Cold Stream Alternative

This grant will provide $1000 for the 2020-21 school year to buy supplemental reading materials for English, Social Studies, and science classes offered through Cold Stream Alternative. This program serves students in TTUSD from 6-12 grade, either attending full-time or partially enrolled, supplementing classes at any of the middle and
Grant Applicant
Carey Parlette
Grant Date
School Site
Cold Stream Alternative
Grant Category
Literacy
"Finding a purpose in the work we do or the way we spend our time, which resonates deeply with who we think we are, is an essential part of knowing who we are. If you don’t know what you can do, you don’t know what you might be. Human ability
Grant Applicant
Karen Honeywell
Grant Co-applicants
NA
NA
Grant Date
School Site
Sierra High School
Cold Stream Alternative
Grant Category
Misc.