Recent Grants

Grant Title:  Drum Circle Kit

Grant Winner: Nick Juknelis, LZHS

Grant Amount: $3,800

Drum circles are a way to create community through individualized performance and improvisation.  Students have enjoyed using verbal and non-verbal communication to play a variety of musical games that reinforce musical skills of rhythm, performance, and collaboration.  The drum circle kit is being integrated into the Transitional Cadet Choir class, which is a completely integrated regular and special educational music performance class.  Students work together (modeled after integrated PE and SNAP) to create meaningful musical experiences based on singing, movement and composing/creating.

Click HERE to see a video of the drum circle in action!

Grant Title: Elementary Library “Innovation Stations”

Grant Winners:  Liz Delzell, Spencer Loomis Librarian & Anne Kuehl, Isaac Fox Librarian

Grant Amount:  $4,500

A viable school library addresses the evolving needs of its 21st century students; the STEM/STEAM initiative is a learning opportunity that enables librarians to provide additional opportunities for exploring real world problems.  This grant establishes several “innovation stations” that will be utilized in ALL 5 elementary school libraries and classrooms.  Stations include cubelets, KEVA planks, edison robots, bitsbox, LEGO WeDo, snap circuits, and bloxel builders.  Thank you to Ms. Delzell and Ms. Kuehl for spearheading this wonderful opportunity for all D95 elementary school students!