We are excited to announce the grant recipients from the 2022 Educational Mini Grant Cycles! The Coldwater Community Schools Enrichment Fund and the Quincy Educational Endowment fund were created to support programs and initiatives that promote excellence in education and high achievement with the goal of expanding and diversifying experiences. This year, a total of $10,629.86 was granted out from the two funds for 11 different projects and programs! Learn more about the recipients from each district below!
Quincy Educational Endowment Fund Mini Grant Recipients - Total of $5,981.26
Beth Karney - Road to Success
These grant funds will be used to purchase necessary items to hold a Senior Symposium, as well as 3 workshops where students will receive help completing the FAFSA, scholarship applications, and College applications next year.
Carol Briner - K-4 Art Drying Racks
The grant funds will be used to purchase 5 new drying racks for student art projects, as well as drying racks for paint brushes. This grant will allow for more drying space for paint projects, and much less projects that will get ruined by not drying properly!
Corey Harmon - Mileage Club
Grant funds will be used to purchase toe tokens for Mileage Club. Toe Tokens are small, plastic foot-shaped tokens that can string on to student's shoe laces. They are given to students as a reward for running or walking a mile!
Darcy Roach - Headphones for English Learner Students
The grant funds will be used to purchase headphones for English Learner students. EL Students come from homes where the parents speak another language besides English. Headphones are a necessary part of the yearly online testing process and other online resources for EL students.
Jenny Rufenacht - QMS Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
These funds will be used to purchase monthly and weekly prizes for the middle school's Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Program. PBIS is an evidence based, three-tiered framework to improve and integrate all the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day. It focuses on promoting positive behavior and teaches positive strategies!
Jill Richards - Flexible Seating
Grant funds will be used to purchase multiple different seating (flexible seating) options to offer to students in her classroom. Offering flexible seating in the classroom helps with academic achievement in the core curricular areas, and is also linked to longer time on task and attention spans.
Michelle Tice - Headphones for the 2nd Grade Classrooms
These funds will be used to purchase a classroom set of headphones for four 2nd grade classrooms at Jennings Elementary School. Multiple learning sites are used every day to differentiate learning and practice skills, and having a pair for every student limits distractions. Headphones are also used for standardize testing that is completed in the classroom.
Sandy Turner - One Nest
The grant funds will be used to purchase equipment and materials to implement a program called “One Nest” at Quincy High School. One Nest provides students the opportunity to play cooperative games during the lunch period in the gymnasium. Students create teams, sign up to participate, and play in friendly competitions against their peers.
Coldwater Community Schools Enrichment Fund Mini Grant Recipients - Total of $4,648.60
Arielle Norris - Graphic Novel Diversification
Grant Funds will be used to purchase three classroom sets of the graphic novel “They Call Us Enemy”. Students in English 10 and English Honors will experience this new graphic novel that is based on George Takei's, the author, eyewitness account of the Japanese internment during World War II and his journey of coming to terms with the internment.
Gwen Chavez - Drones, Robotics, Videography, and Programming
These funds will be used to help purchase the necessary items for the new Drones, Robotics, Videography, & Programming class coming to the High School next school year. This competency-based course is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to obtain the Federal Aviation Administration Remote Pilot Certificate. In this course, students will engage in virtual reality and interactive videos designed to teach students the skills and qualities of a pilot.
Kelsey Feldpausch - Yearbook Camera
The grant funds will be used to purchase a new camera for the High School Yearbook class. An additional camera for the Yearbook class will provide more students the opportunity to document school events, pursue photography as a communication, and support artistic pursuits.