Classroom Grants

Worthwhile educational programs and projects are supported by the Quaker Foundation in an effort to support education in the New Philadelphia Schools. The Quaker Foundation has awarded classroom grants for special projects to enhance learning every year since the 1993-94 school year.

View a historical list of the number of grants and amounts awarded since that first year.

The Quaker Foundation awarded 36 classroom grants this school year totaling $15,319.16. The following is a description of the grants.

Ashley Claxon - All Elementary Schools

Differentiation Station

A ready-made "Differentiation Station" complete with variously leveled books, audiobooks, and technology tools will be created and loaned to classroom teachers to supplement and extend lessons.

$498.53

Renee Miller - East

Chromebooks for the Classroom

Chromebooks will be used to supplement and enhance student learning and will provide opportunities to prepare them for the online AIR tests given in the spring.

$500.00

Jacqueline Diehl - East

Chromebook Classroom

Technology to assist all students to access curriculum and information in addition to supporting their learning and addressing their individual needs.

$479.97

Michelle Berg - East

Chromebooks for the Classroom

Chromebooks will be used to supplement and enhance student learning and will provide opportunities to prepare them for the online AIR tests given in the spring.

$500.00

Teresa Lawver - East

Chromebooks for the Classroom

Chromebooks will be used to supplement and enhance student learning and will provide opportunities to prepare them for the online AIR tests given in the spring.

$500.00

Terry McCrory - South

Greek Mythology

While completing a novel study of Percy Jackson the Lightening Thief, fourth grade students at South Elementary studied various myths from different cultures. This culminated with students creating myths of their own and creating a product to "sell" that represents a god or goddess.

$250.00

Susan Riesen - South

Red Light, Green Light, Tech Time

By using the "Yacker Tracker," students will learn to self-monitor their noise level while working collaboratively. Children's educational needs can be better monitored and students will also gain confidence in using Chromebooks as the school district pushes ahead with the one-to-one technology initiative.

$400.00

Barbara Ross - South

Sit Together and Read

"Sit Together and Read" teaches a parent three strategies for reading books with their preschool child and puts more books into the home. By giving parents knowledge and skills, we can change a child's life forever.

$480.00

Joyce Anderson - South

Hocus Pocus Everybody Focus

Research has shown that a classroom with flexible seating will increase students' academic achievement and their excitement to learn.

$478.86

Julie Watson - South

Watch Me Wiggle! Watch Me Learn

Students will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of seating options throughout the day. We will provide flexible seating to help the students be the best learners they can be.

$489.86

Bridget Irvin - South

Hands-On Learning Using Fine Motor Skills

The first, second, and third grade Cross-Categorical class will use a hands-on approach to help improve learning skills.

$497.29

Jacklyn Triplett - South

Camp Learn A Lot

Students and parents enjoyed an adventure in camping during the recent literacy night a South Elementary School. Each child received a book to read at home with their family at the conclusion of the event. The evening successfully promoted reading in a fun and interactive way

$500.00

Danielle Evans - York

Techy Teaching

"Techy Teaching" uses an interactive whiteboard system and Brain Pop to engage students and increase achievement.

$389.00

Sherri Norman - York

Creating Connections with QR Codes

Kindergarten students will be engaged in a variety of listening activities as they connect with peers using technology and language rich literature.

$420.10

Marsha Reed - York

Launching Project Lead The Way at York Elementary

Through Project Lead The Way launch, York students become excellent hands-on problem solvers and learn to collaborate with their fellow students. They will use the design process to solve real-life problems involving properties of matter and light and sound.

$455.00

Tanya Tristano - York

Team Tristano

Fourth and fifth graders will be solving complex, authentic problems using collaborative, team efforts. The classroom design will utilize team tables and seat sacks to organize supplies.

$397.50

Rae Ann Bowden - Central

Parent Participation in Reading is Priceless

Kindergarten students will have differentiated experiences reviewing letters, sounds, and sight words with parental support.

$489.36

Michelle Pipes - Central

Experience the Mystery of Science

Mystery Science provides ready-made science mysteries complete with hands-on activities and mini assessments that allow students to experience science.

$149.00

Michelle Pipes - Central

I've Got The Music In Me! — Flocabulary

Flocabulary is a web-based learning program for all grades and subjects that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement.

$96.00

Susie Bambeck - Welty

Wonderful World of Writing Words

The Wonderful World of Writing Words is a subscription which offers many opportunities for students to practice, learn, and accomplish diverse skills at diverse levels to enhance student writing in grades seven and eight. This visual and interactive program will allow students to become better writers through playful, technological practice as we move to the district initiative of one-to-one.

$478.00

Jane Maurer - Welty

Wonderful World of Writing Words

The Wonderful World of Writing Words is a subscription which offers many opportunities for students to practice, learn, and accomplish diverse skills at diverse levels to enhance student writing in grades seven and eight. This visual and interactive program will allow students to become better writers through playful, technological practice as we move to the district initiative of one-to-one.

$478.00

Sharon Ricklic - Welty

Wonderful World of Writing Words

The Wonderful World of Writing Words is a subscription which offers many opportunities for students to practice, learn, and accomplish diverse skills at diverse levels to enhance student writing in grades seven and eight. This visual and interactive program will allow students to become better writers through playful, technological practice as we move to the district initiative of one-to-one.

$478.00

Jessica Schenk - Welty

Wonderful World of Writing Words

The Wonderful World of Writing Words is a subscription which offers many opportunities for students to practice, learn, and accomplish diverse skills at diverse levels to enhance student writing in grades seven and eight. This visual and interactive program will allow students to become better writers through playful, technological practice as we move to the district initiative of one-to-one.

$478.00

Natalie Schie - Welty

Wonderful World of Writing Words

The Wonderful World of Writing Words is a subscription which offers many opportunities for students to practice, learn, and accomplish diverse skills at diverse levels to enhance student writing in grades seven and eight. This visual and interactive program will allow students to become better writers through playful, technological practice as we move to the district initiative of one-to-one.

$478.00

Terrie Golec - Welty

Wonderful World of Writing Words

The Wonderful World of Writing Words is a subscription which offers many opportunities for students to practice, learn, and accomplish diverse skills at diverse levels to enhance student writing in grades seven and eight. This visual and interactive program will allow students to become better writers through playful, technological practice as we move to the district initiative of one-to-one.

$478.00

Jaclyn Smolinski - Welty

Interactive Classroom for Students with Autism

Individuals with autism will use the Osmo App for the Ipad to blend the real and virtual worlds into an augmented reality experience that will develop critical thinking and imagination through multi-sensory exploration.

$496.00

Laurel Callihan - NPHS

Student Book Club

Student Book Club is a group of students who meet bi-weekly to discuss books. Students read modern literature which is used as a gateway to discuss contemporary teen issues in a safe environment. Book Club is open to all NPHS students.

$500.00

Stephanie Jenkins - NPHS

End of Course Exam Preparation

Mastering Ohio’s American Government assessment will be used in all of NPHS’s American Government classes. These books are designed to prepare students to be successful on the Ohio American Government End of Course Exam.

$428.50

Doug Smith - NPHS

Mastering Ohio's American History Assessment

Students will be engaged in activities and lessons reflecting the current American history content standards. These activities will be an invaluable asset for our students’ education.

$468.50

Scott Houmard / Jody Brady - District Wide

Sizzling Summer Science Camp

The Quaker Foundation grant monies will be used to sponsor a student to attend the 2017 Summer Science Camp from each of the 5 district elementary schools and from Welty Middle School. Science camp is a hands-on, activity based science enrichment program where students experience science for 2 hours a day for 5 days during the summer. Monies from the grant will also be used to help defray the cost of construction materials and prizes for all campers attending Summer Science Camp 2017.

$500.00

Doug Smith - NPHS

Brain Games

Psychology students will be using “Brain Games” to explore and analyze experiments that are covered in class. Students will receive authentic real-world applications to theories discussed in class.

$150.00

Mike Johnson - NPHS

Mock Trial

The Mock Trial Team is made up of students in grades 9 through 12. Students use prepared documents to prepare and present a case at the District Competition at the Tuscarawas County Courthouse.

$500.00

Allison Leggett - West

Crazy for Technology and Other Resources

Resources will be purchased to allow for a differentiated, authentic learning experience for all students.

$409.30

Ryan Holmes - West

Super Spellers and Wonderful Writers

Students will become "super spellers" and "wonderful writers" by using online accounts to VocabSpellingCity to have fun with words.

$292.00

Nicole Staley - West

Super Spellers and Wonderful Writers

Students will become "super spellers" and "wonderful writers" by using online accounts to VocabSpellingCity to have fun with words.

$292.00

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