$35,309 in Education Grants Awarded in June 2013

PPIE is pleased to announce the PPIE Education Grant awards for 2013. Fifteen Pleasanton Unified School District teachers’ / faculty applications and the Foothill High School Biomedical Project Lead the Way Program have been selected to receive a total of $35,308.73 in funding for Education Grant projects (see list below). The donation includes a generous grant of $30,000 from Oracle, earmarked to support projects / needs falling within the Science, Math, and Technology categories.

For more information on the Education Grant Program itself, please see PPIE Education Grants and watch for the announcement of the new Grant Cycle and Application coming this spring!

PPIE Foundation Education Grants 2013:

Biomedical Project Lead the Way Program
$ 10,006.00 Foothill High School
Special STEM Grant to support the Biomedical Project Lead the Way Program at Foothill High School.

Google Chromebooks at Lydiksen
$1,372.05 – Jacob Berg, Lydiksen Elementary School
Funds to provide Five (5) Google Chromebooks for use in an elementary classroom.

Technology
$2,369.74 – Amy Bull, Vintage Hills Elementary School
Funds to purchase laptop, printer, digital camera, and headphones for a 1st grade class.

Literacy Center for First Graders
$1,481.72 – Linda Bury, Walnut Grove Elementary School
Funds for two listening centers and read-along sets for a 1st grade class.

Smart Students at Horizon
$2,500.00 – Christine Capitani, Horizon High School
Provides 85% funding for a Smart Board for a math/science classroom at Horizon High School.

Digital Storytelling; Creating Book Trailers
$1,500.00 – Lynn Crawford, Vintage Hills Elementary School
Funds to provide an iPad, video camera, microphone, green screen and other supplies to produce video book trailers in a 5th grade class.

Elementary Science Dissections
$ 480.00 – Janet Dobbs, Valley View Elementary School
Funds to provide owl pellets, squid and lamb hearts for dissection projects in grades 3 – 5.

Keep Kids Movin’!
$ 421.69 – Jen Guerin, Lydiksen Elementary School
Funding to provide jump ropes and a storage rack for elementary Physical Education activities.

LabQuest for Biology
$2,215.00 – Eugenia Kawashima, Amador Valley High School
Funds to provide Six (6) LabQuest interfaces to use with Vernier probes in Biology, Anatomy/Physiology and Biotechnology classes.

Technology in the Classroom
$2,187.64 –Kerry King, Vintage Hills Elementary School
Funds to purchase Four (4) iPads for a 3rd grade classroom.

E-Gels and pH Meters
$2,500.00 – Lata Mistry, Amador Valley High School
Funding to provide E-Gels and pH meters for biotechnology classes.

Bring Anatomy to Life through Hands-On Dissection
$1,722.00 – Renee Ogle, Amador Valley High School
Funds to purchase cats for dissection in high school anatomy classes.

Fire Away!
$ 756.35 – Janet Reimer, Alisal Elementary School
Funds to purchase Three (3) Kindle Fire tablets to support reading instruction in a 3rd grade class.

AVHS Challenge Success Conference, Coaching and Survey
$2,500.00 – Nicole West, Amador Valley High School
Funds to support the Challenge Success program at Amador Valley High School.

iPad Minis for Three 1st Grade Classrooms
$2,391.54 – Lisa Willis, Alisal Elementary School
Funds to provide Six (6) iPad Minis and covers for three first grade classrooms.

Social Thinking Through Play and Stories
$ 905.00 – Eileen Cristobal-Rodriguez, Harvest Park Pre-School
Funds to purchase books and music to support social thinking experiences at the Harvest Park Pre-School.

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