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 33 classroom grants this school year totaling $14,487.56. The following is a description of the grants.

Ashley Claxon - All Elementary Schools

The Doggone Research Project

District elementary students will employ a standard inquiry process as their schools compete in a "doggone" research contest to earn resources for our local humane society.

$500.00

Renee Miller - East

We All Need Support

Fifth grade students will each receive a two-workbook set, which are a student instruction book and a practice/problem solving book. These books will enhance and support the learning of the fifth grade math concepts state in the Common Core Standards. They will also provide another link between the school and the home to increase student success.

$500.00

Joyce Morrell - East

We All Need Support

Fifth grade students will each receive a two-workbook set, which are a student instruction book and a practice/problem solving book. These books will enhance and support the learning of the fifth grade math concepts state in the Common Core Standards. They will also provide another link between the school and the home to increase student success.

$500.00

Michelle Berg - East

Math Resources

Fourth grade students will each receive a two-workbook set, which are a student instruction book and a practice/problem solving book. These books will enhance and support the learning of the fourth grade math concepts state in the Common Core Standards. They will also provide another link between the school and the home to increase student success.

$500.00

Teresa Lawver - East

Math Resources

Fourth grade students will each receive a two-workbook set, which are a student instruction book and a practice/problem solving book. These books will enhance and support the learning of the fourth grade math concepts state in the Common Core Standards. They will also provide another link between the school and the home to increase student success.

$500.00

Kara Rodgers - East

Roam with the Chrome

Chromebooks provide a new way for students with disabilities and those who are at risk to become involved in their curriculum and improve their academic performance in reading, math, spelling, and more.

$479.97

Starr Henry - East

Chromebooks as Assistive Technology

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

$479.97

Vanessa McCoury - East

Chromebook Classroom

First grade students will learn how to navigate the World Wide Web, handle technology, as well as have fun under educational purposes.

$169.00

Jacqueline Dieh - East

Chromebook Classroom

First grade students will learn how to navigate the World Wide Web, handle technology, as well as have fun under educational purposes.

$169.00

Julia Kandel - East/West/York

Using Drums to Inspire Creativity

Tubano drums will provide opportunities for the development of critical musical and physical movement skills. Children can move through space to a steady beat or in rhythmic patterns, play written music, compose original pieces, and add color and a solid base to songs and stories.

$500.00

Sarah Witting - Wests

Reading and Technology: A Lovely Pair

Second grade students will log into a website that will make it possible to practice reading anywhere, anytime. Each student will have an opportunity throughout the school year to read on level eBooks and take assessments that will provide their teacher with data that will help to inform her reading instruction for individual students, small groups, and whole group reading time.

$450.00

Allison Barnes - West

Renewals and Supplies

This grant will help provide a differentiated, authentic learning experience for second grade students. Resources purchased will help students grow beyond what they thought was possible.

$381.85

Michaela Elson - West

Bringing Technology to the Class of 2025

This grant will be used to incorporate iPads into the classroom. This technology will further each student's learning in an engaging, meaningful, and relevant way.

$500.00

Chelle Bower - Central

A Mouse on the Loose and a Caribou in the Dew

First grade students will increase their knowledge of language arts concepts as stated in the Common Core Language Arts Standards with the use of nonfiction literature and activities in the regular classroom setting throughout the year.

$419.25

Chelle Bower - Central

Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse

First grade students will increase their knowledge of the social studies concept of wants and needs as stated in the Common Core Social Studies Standards with the use of nonfiction literature and activities in the regular classroom setting throughout the year.

$396.09

Rae Ann Bowden - Central

ABC's Make Reading A Breeze

Kindergarten students will have differentiated experiences exploring with letters and sounds while successfully learning Language Arts Common Core Standards.

$497.38

Stephanie Johnson - Central

ABC's Make Reading A Breeze

Kindergarten students will have differentiated experiences exploring with letters and sounds while successfully learning Language Arts Common Core Standards.

$494.66

Patty Riker - York

Building (STEM) Foundations with Legos and Play-Doh

Students love hands-on learning and they will use Play-Doh and Legos to enhance learning of math concepts, science, and language arts.

$440.00

Nancy Cooke - York

Get the Wiggles Out

Wiggly kids need to get the wiggles out, wiggle seats will help increase the attention span of the children that may usually be fidgeting, interrupting and or missing out on instruction, the learning environment will be more productive for all students.

$429.19

Marsha Reed - York

Producing Problem Solvers

Producing Problem Solvers will build a classroom culture designed to create problem solving skills by encouraging conjecture, communication, collaboration, and celebration.

$479.00

Jessica Jones - York

A Multi-Sensory Approach to Our World

Multi-sensory teaching techniques stimulate learning by engaging students on multiple levels. Some examples of multi-sensory group activities include cooking tasks, life skills tasks, holiday activities, and writing activities. Academic skills, including math, reading, and writing are incorporated in these activities as well as providing fine motor development, sensory experiences, and peer interaction.

$500.00

Matt Maurer - South

Iditarod/"Stone Fox"

Iditarod: Third grade students will complete a research project on the Iditarod using packets of books and tools to aid them. "Stone Fox": Students will each receive their own copy of the book called "Stone Fox". We will be completing STEM activities that the students will need to go back into their novel to look some items of information up. Students can highlight and make notes in their books throughout the entire unit of study.

$330.00

Kelly VanArsdalen - South

Watch Me Grow

Students will observe the life cycles of tadpoles, butterflies, quail, and various plants. Students will delve into topics relating to the life cycle, standing up for what is right, and perimeter and area.

$500.00

Jacklyn Triplett - South

Wild About Books

Students and parents at South Elementary enjoyed a wild evening exploring books and animals from the Akron Zoo. Students wore safari garb and interacted with jungle animals. Students explored books about jungle animals. Each child received a book to read at home with their family at the conclusion of the night. The evening successfully promoted reading in a fun and interactive way.

$500.00

Natasha Swailes - South

Online Book Publishing

Students will compare and contrast Tuscarawas County present versus Tuscarawas County past. Their culminating project will be a published hard back copy book.

$392.70

George Toland - NPHS

Aspiring Historians

The Quaker Foundation grant will be used to aid aspiring historians by creating a book club dedicated and devoted to history. The Aspiring Historians Club will independently read nonfiction books and meet every other Friday for 40 minutes to discuss, analyze, and relate historical information to the present.

$500.00

Shannon Smith - Welty

Videography

The Videography grant will make it possible for students to learn action video recording and editing techniques and apply them to their own recordings.

$500.00

Wiggs/Conrad - Welty and NPHS

Technology to Enhance Learning

Individuals with disabilities will be able to actively engage in their learning by using a technology based program delivered through iPads.

$500.00

Tetzloff/Tetzloff/Miller/Cornell - Welty and NPHS

Fitness Through Pedometers

Pedometers will be incorporated into daily physical activities to help motivate students to be physically active, address current fitness levels and obesity rates, and improve overall classroom participation.

$500.00

Caryn Merkel - NPHS

Models That Teach Nutrition Basics

For the purchase of food models to teach nutrition basics and healthy meal planning to English Language Learners in High School Family and Consumer Science Classes.

$234.50

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 2016 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 2016.

$500.00

Dani Wallick - NPHS

Smoker's Lung Demonstration

"An Unforgettable Demonstration" using a simulated smoker's lungs demonstration kit to give students hands on experience on what the lungs would look like and how they would function if someone smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years.

$245.00

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

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