By Amanda Foust
Each spring and fall, the Carmel Education Foundation offers grants to teachers and schools to assist with curriculum supplies, projects and professional development.
“We are so excited about our job when we can give money to the teachers to enhance the teaching in the classroom,” Stephanie McDonald, CEF co-director, said.
In the most recent grant cycle, CEF announced 17 grants to 58 teachers, totaling $16,454. Fundraising events such as the Ghosts and Goblins 5K and a telethon raised funds for these grants.
“Teachers really do need grants,” CEF Co-director Barbara Danquist said. “They need to be able to add to their classroom curriculum and have no other way to get extra money for materials.”
Fall classroom grants 2015
- Orchard Park Elementary—Makerspace and mobile makerspace materials, expression expansion tool
- Prairie Trace Elementary—Boogie boards, iPad
- Clay Middle School—Makerspace 3-D printer, vocational activities/lifeskills, expansion expression tool
- Carmel Middle School—Makerspace, full steam ahead, Go Pro camera
- Towne Meadow Elementary—Expression expansion tool, I tech
- West Clay Elementary— Expression expansion tool
- Cherry Tree Elementary—Expression expansion tool
- Woodbrook Elementary—Raz-Kids digital books
- Carmel Elementary—Makerspace and Me
- Carmel High School—Vocational activities/lifeskills, AP biology equipment, super volcanoes, design tools
- Mohawk Trails Elementary—Writing clicks/ Lego story starters