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Fall Fundraising Campaign

Grant Request #1 

 

 Applicant Information:

Name:

Matthew R. Nicely

Department:

Science (Physics)

Email:

mrnicely@mccsc.edu

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

I am writing this grant request in hopes of receiving a classroom printer for my AP Physics students to use during class time. While we utilize many electronic resources, it is extremely beneficial for students to analyze data and graphs with actual paper copies in the laboratory. My AP Physics class has a requirement to spend 20% of our class time in the laboratory. These students are attempting to meet the rigorous requirements of a college-level lab report, which requires them to accurately compile many sections into one document. It is necessary for me to have a paper copy of this document for me to grade and return to them with feedback explaining how to improve future lab reports and to grow in this area of science. A printer may seem like a simple request, but since my printer was broken two years ago, students and myself have found the production and grading of lab reports to be a tedious and difficult process. Having this printer for my AP Physics students would, without a doubt, improve the laboratory experience.

I also would like to use this printer to continue the implementation of my Physics award, Conceptual Cougars. I like to give recognition to my outstanding Physics students in my CP and Honors level classes by awarding those who earn high scores on our Multiple Choice Unit tests throughout the school year. Physics students often find this to be the most challenging aspect of the course. Providing these students with an award helps them feel accomplishment, provides them with confidence and shows other students it is possible to achieve more. Currently I have received help from our library to make these certificates, but this printer would allow me to create them myself.

 

Who will benefit?

I’m averaging 17 students per school year in my AP Physics class. That would be a total of 85 AP students over a 5 year span. For my CP and Honors Physics courses, I have approximately 70 Conceptual Cougar awards earned in each course per semester (140 per year). That would be a total of 700 awards over a 5 year span.


Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color M451dw Printer = $269.99 (Walmart.com)

Shipping = $24.99

Protection Plan = $45.00

Printer Ink = $66.99 (Amazon.com)

Total amount requested: $406.97


If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

Unfortunately, partial funding would not be beneficial in this situation.

 

Grant Request #2 

 

Applicant Information:

Name:

Molly Jeon

Department:

World Languages & ENL

Email:

mjeon@mccsc.edu 

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

Last year, I received a grant for Crystal Singing Bowls and carry cases to hold classes for North students and teachers. Since then, I have also completed a yoga teacher training and am a certified yoga teacher. Next week, I will be attending a workshop to learn more about sound healing. Thanks to the past C4BE grant, I have been able to bring yoga and sound healing to many teenagers and adults in the MCCSC.

Since January 2018, I have been offering yoga and crystal singing bowls experiences during tutorial for North students once a week. Each week, 12 – 20 students sign up for the tutorial. One week I even had 27 students sign up! Every week, I have new students attend, but I also have a core group of students who attend regularly. Many have told me that the yoga, meditation, and bowls have helped them with staying calm, relieving headaches, etc. 

Recently, I have working with the Bridges teacher to do meditation and play the bowls for his students in his classroom during tutorial as well. Several of those students are now interested in attending the other yoga/bowls tutorials that I hold. In addition, I held classes after school last spring for teachers, and I will soon be traveling after school to the administration building and possibly other school to teach yoga and, as requested, play the crystal singing bowls.

This grant request is to increase the quality of offerings and supplement the grant that I received last year. Firstly, I need one more case to transport the bowls safely between buildings. I received two cases last year with the set of seven bowls, but I have one bowl that cannot fit into the cases. Secondly, I would like to request yoga mats for the students. A mat roll can be purchased and cut to make 18 mats. I have been using towels and blankets for the students, but they are slippery and not really conducive to doing yoga. Thirdly, I would like to request a rolling container/wagon to store the mats and to be used to easily transport or move the mats around as necessary

 

Who will benefit?

All students at North as they become interested and sign up for the classes. Teachers throughout the MCCSC district who request a time to learn yoga and experience the crystal singing bowls.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

 

Item

Quantity

Cost per unit

Total

Yoga mat roll

1

139.99

139.99

Shipping (for yoga mats)

1

9.99

9.99

Case for Crystal Singing bowls

1

80.00

80.00

Collapsible cart/wagon

1

79.99

79.99

TOTAL (as priced on Amazon with Prime shipping)

 

 

309.97

 
Total amount requested: $309.97

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain: 

 Yes. Anything would be helpful!

 

 

Grant Request #3 

 

Applicant Information:

Name:

Brittany Farmer

Department:

Family and Consumer Sciences / Practical Arts

Email:

bnfarmer@mccsc.edu 

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

 

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a Career and Technical Student Organization that prioritizes family ties, career building skills, and community service; all while promoting student leadership. Bloomington FCCLA chapter is in its second year and has doubled membership over the last few months. We, as a chapter, are hoping to complete community service projects to strengthen our school community and fundraise enough money for all members to compete at the State Leadership Conference in March. This grant request is to help fund our goal and also to supplement our funds for our community service events which will impact a large portion of our local and state communities.

 

Who will benefit?

 

Students who will directly benefit from the funds will be the FCCLA members, approximately thirty students each year. These funds, though, will also impact our entire school and local community as we complete community service projects throughout the year. We hope that these projects will have lasting impact on the community and school in which we serve.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

 

$50 – Animal Shelter Outreach Program; making homemade dog and cat treats to package and take to the animal shelter to better service our local community and the animals it cares for until they are adopted.

$200 – Little Leaders Camp; this is a fundraiser and also a community outreach where elementary students can sign up for a day-long camp (in December) where the FCCLA members provide leadership based activities and meals. This gives local parents the opportunity to do holiday shopping or provide their child with peer-to-peer relationship building. This funding would help pay for their meals.

$50 – Blanket Drive; this funding will allow FCCLA members to make blankets for the blanket drive. This amount roughly supports five blankets.

$100 – Bloomington FCCLA promotional materials. This amount will fund our promotional materials such as banner for fundraising events, business cards (for trading at conferences), chapter pins, and t-shirts.

$100 – Sponsorship for the In-House STAR Event Competition (STAR is an abbreviation for Students Taking Action with Recognition). This competition will determine which students will advance on to the State and National Leadership Competitions and also provide students the opportunity to practice their speech before heading to conference. The amount requested is to cover the cost of consumable materials, including but not limited to poster boards, markers, paper cutters, printing.

$500 – State Leadership Conference and National Leadership Conference. This will go towards students in financial need of support for the SLC and NLC. These trips are costly, and some families cannot afford to pay out of pocket and fundraising is sometimes not as lucrative as we hope. This will partially fund a few students to these conferences.

Total amount requested: 1,000.00

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

We would absolutely find partial funding useful! Partial funding would allow us to support our community and members in some way- which is still a positive direction! If granted only partial funding, we would likely work towards our community service goal because it will expand the reach of just BHSN, and impact a larger number of students and community members.

 

Grant Request #4 

 

Applicant Information:

Name:

Brian Muehlhaus

Department:

Social Studies Department

Email:

bmuehlha@mccsc.edu 

 

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

 

Senior Project Night community panelist reception and student celebration.

On April 22, 2019, we invite approximately 125-150 school and community members to serve as panelists for Senior Project Presentations. We have 125 juniors and seniors enrolled in a Service-Learning program (Cadet Teaching, Community Service, and Senior Internship). The senior project involves the seniors writing a research paper relating to their site, creating a project relating to their site, and giving a 10-15 minute presentation to be delivered to a 5-7 member panel. This will be the 14th year. The evening begins with food and refreshments prepared by North's Advanced Nutrition and Wellness classes. This opportunity allows these students to learn about preparing food for a large group of people.

Last year we spent approximately $750 for this celebration and would like C4BE to consider this event for grant funding.

125+ School and Community members that serve as panelist will feel that their time contribution is valued. It is a token of our appreciation for their time.

A number of guests (parents, family-members, and service-learning site supervisors) are also welcome to refreshments and cupcakes following the end of the evening.

There are 5-6 sections of Advanced Nutrition and Wellness classes that will participate in the food preparation for this event. These students are provided with a real-world experience in event-planning and food preparation for a large number of people.

It is difficult to provide a summary of costs because we are dealing with the price of food. Last year the foods class worked with a $750 budget and did very well to stay within that budget.

 Who will benefit?

Bloomington North students in the Service Learning Program and community members that volunteer to be panelists for Senior Project Night.

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

Jeana Kerr will do the ordering and she will organize the event from a food standpoint, I will organize the event from all other aspects.

Total amount requested: $750.00

 

 If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

 It would be useful, but we would still need the rest of the difference to put on the event.  We would have to find that money from somewhere else.

 

 

 

Grant Request #5 

 

Applicant Information:

Name:

Crystal Bratton

Department:

Special Education

Email:

cbratton@mccsc.edu 

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

I would like to purchase an Ipevo IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System. This item would be a less expensive Smartboard system to use simultaneously with the whiteboards already in the classroom, also with this item, I would be able to turn any flat surface into a whiteboard for teaching and presentations. This item controls the mouse cursor and software apps remotely with one interactive pen. It’s wireless and provides all of the software needed in a one-time fee.

The purpose behind this item is to create a better learning environment for all students as well as to help teachers eliminate some additional work when it comes to notes on the whiteboard. A Smartboard allows teachers and students to complete notes, assignments, and activities on the whiteboard for all to see and utilize. Then, that work can be saved as a word document to be uploaded to Canvas instead of having to lose that work or take a picture of what was done on the board to be saved and uploaded as an image. This system allows us to integrate more technology into the classroom while supporting all types of learners (hearing, seeing, doing). We have gone to more technology and one-to-one devices and away from paper/pencil assignments, but it is important not to forget the essentials of learning. When students can watch a teacher draw illustrations or complete an example while explaining orally the steps, it provides each student with a differentiated way of grasping the material. We can do this with this interactive whiteboard system, and then the next step, that is usually lost when done strictly on a whiteboard, is the ability to save the work that was completed on the board and be uploaded to the Canvas system for all students to see. This includes student work completed on the board.

 

Who will benefit?

I would be purchasing this item to be utilized in classrooms that I co-teach. Currently, I co-teach English 9 and English 12. All students in these classes would benefit from the teachers utilizing this interactive whiteboard. This system is easily moved and set up, so the system can be utilized in multiple classrooms. All students, identified or not, would benefit from the notes that were created using the system, and even students in years to come. This school year alone, over 150 students would benefit from the use of this system. However, this system has no “expiration date” and would continue to be utilized for years.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

1 - Ipevo IW2 Interactive Whiteboard System (CSW2-02IP) Wireless = $169.00 (on Amazon)

It is a Prime item and would have $0.00 in shipping costs.

I would want to add a Protection Plan for 4 years = $5.32

Total amount requested:       $174.32

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

 

I could potential request funds from our administration to cover the remainder of the costs if this grant request was only funded partially; however, I would rather the money go to one individual to fund their entire request.

 

 

Grant Request #6 

 

Applicant Information: 

Name:

Angie Cannon

Department:

English

Email:

acannon@mccsc.edu 

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

Last year, I applied for a grant that would allow me to give each student that had transformed from a self-defined non-reader to an avid reader over the course of a semester in my Novels class. This is a required Core 40 English 11, semester long course. Over the years of developing and teaching this course there has been a consistent pattern of students who come into my course claiming to have never read a book cover to cover in their lives and by the end of the semester have completely turned around and now love to read. It has typically been around 1/3 of the students in this course that have this epiphany. Thanks to C4BE, last year I was able to gift each of these students with a book of their choosing and it was enormously successful! It feels so great to see students who once hated reading to be so excited to receive a brand new book as a gift, especially because many of these students can’t afford to buy a book for themselves. I still have students this year who come back to my classroom to report on how much they love the book I gave them and have now gone to the library for more, or come asking me for recommendations on what else they should read before heading to the library. I’m asking for another grant to continue this amazing program of fostering this new love of reading and learning for my students.

 

 Who will benefit?

 

About 1/3 of my students would receive a new book, based on previous statistics. I have students fill out a survey telling me how they feel about reading and what their reading habits are like, and then at the end I ask students how they feel about reading now. The ones who now love reading get a book of their choice. I also give a book to students who came in loving to read and still do! I have 150 Novels students this semester and 120 next semester, which means about 80 students will benefit from this grant this year.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

The average paperback cost is around $10.00. I would buy 80 books.

 

Total amount requested: $800.00

  

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

 Yes, I would just have to limit the number of students receiving a book. I would probably try to do it based on socio-economics.

 

 

Grant Request #7 

  

Applicant Information: 

Name:

Angie Cannon

Department:

English

Email:

acannon@mccsc.edu 

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

I sponsor the Civil Rights History Club and we’ve been working on earning enough money to take a trip to Birmingham, Alabama for Spring Break. We will visit the Civil Rights History museums and monuments there, as well as walk across the bridge in Selma. I have 30 students in the club and we have managed to raise 4,000 for the trip, but we need 13,000 total to cover hotel, food, admissions, and transportation. The club wants to film the trip and make a short documentary about their trip to use to share with other students in the school and the district as a teaching tool about The Civil Rights Movement. This club has been learning about civil rights in this country for two years and they want to share what they’ve learned and teach other young people about what it means to be civic minded.

  

Who will benefit?

 

The Civil Rights History Club members and the many kids in the school district that they will be sharing their knowledge and experiences with.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

 

Transportation- 5,000

Hotel Rooms- 5,000

Food- 1,500

Museum Admissions- 1,200

 

Total amount requested: $1,000.00 toward our goal

 

 If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

 We are working hard to fundraise to get the money we need to take the trip. Most of the students in our club are on free or reduced lunch and therefore don’t have the money to do something like this on their own. Any amount you can spare would be appreciated.

 

 

Grant Request #8 

 

Applicant Information: 

Name:

Kris Yoho

Department:

Library

Email:

kyoho@mccsc.edu 

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

This school year has started with more students checking out books from the BHSN Library than in the prior two years of my tenure as the BHSN librarian! This is exciting because more students are participating in the annual Indiana-wide Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (Rosie Readers) program and checking out the ever-popular Japanese manga books. In fact, over 50% of books circulated so far this school year have been Rosies and manga.

Rosie Reader titles have accounted for approximately 36% of books circulated so far this year. In April (2019), students who have read at least five of the 25 titles will be invited to our annual Rosie Reader celebration. A portion of this grant funding ($500) would cover party costs (food and prizes) as well as purchasing multiple copies of SY 2019-20 Rosie Reader titles (titles will likely be announced in January or February). Ideally, we have a minimum of three copies per title. For the last two years, the BHSN Book Club has selected at least two of the Rosie Readers as a monthly selection, thus exposing more students to the Rosie Readers. There multiple copies have been utilized by club members.

Funding for updating our Japanese manga collection is the second portion of this grant request. Since August, 18% of our circulation has been form the manga collection. Many students have requested additional manga titles to complete currently owned series as well purchasing several new series. Student BHSN Manga Club member have submitted a list of desired titles. Approximately $1200 is needed to fund this portion of the request. 

 

Who will benefit? 

All BHSN students are invited to participate in the Rosie Reader program. Marketing efforts were increased this school year to include three Rosie Reader introductory tutorials in September as well as promoting the program during freshman library orientation. Each year, we hope our program numbers will increase. Regarding the Japanese manga books, we have a large number of readers and new materials will make them quite happy as they check out multiple copies and have reread what we have in our collection. The manga collection appeals to a variety of students with varying reading levels, from college level readers to those at the upper elementary level.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

 $500 for the 2019-20 Rosie Reader titles – 25 titles will be purchased with possible multiple copies. The title list will be released I January or February 2019. Books will be purchased from Amazon of from our book jobber, Follett. Free shipping will be included from either company.

$1200 for updating Japanese Manga – books will be purchased from Follett which features free cataloging and processing as well as free shipping.

Total amount requested: $1,700.00 

 

 If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

 Yes – any amount will be used to purchase books that will benefit our BHSN readers! Priority will be given to the Manga books as we have multiple requests for completing series and purchasing new series.

 

 

Grant Request #9 

 

Applicant Information:

Name:

Brittany Sager

Department:

Math

Email:

bsager@mccsc.edu 

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request. 

 This is a large request, so I understand if it is not possible. I would like to purchase a macbook to use for my classes. The Algebra 2 Honors and Precalculus courses at BHSN are flipped; they require students to watch video lessons as their homework assignments. Our videos were created on an outdated program that does not allow for downloading to make videos; which means we have to use a lot of time remaking videos that need something changed. The videos; which means we have to use a lot of time remaking videos which would benefit our students greatly. I want these videos to be as good as possible; the more dynamic they are, the more the kids will watch them and learn from them. Our current applications lacking.

This device could greatly change the way information is presented to our students. With this, we can have videos that include multiple dimensions and animations. We will also to have the ability to share then with all students, regardless of their internet access at home. The potential is huge!

 

Who will benefit?

This will benefit every student who takes Algebra 2 honors and Precalculus every year. There are about 100-120 Algebra 2 honors students each year and about 200 students in Precalculus each year. These videos created by the computer could last a very long time so the maximum reach potential is huge.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

Office 365 Suite: 69.99

Subtotal: 1069.98

Taxes: 774.90

TOTAL: 1144.88

Total amount requested: $1,145.00 

 

 If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

I wouldn’t know where else to get the remainder of the money, and I would rather my partial quantity go to funding a full grant request of someone else.

 

 

Grant Request #10 

 

Applicant Information: 

Name:

Christopher Kupersmith

Department:

English

Email:

ckupersm@mccsc.edu 

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request. 

I would like to create video lessons for essential skills and content in the Senior English and AP Language and Composition course. I just received a Curriculum Enrichment Grant for an iPad on which film and edit the videos. I am requesting several related accessories from Cougars for Better Education: a tripod, a tripod mount for the iPad, a small microphone, a case for the iPad, and a screen protector for the iPad. The first three items will allow me to produce quality video. The last two items will increase the longevity of the tablet.

Recently I bought a vintage moped. It was made in 1977 by JCPenney. Enthusiasts had warned me that these mopeds are broken as often as they work, so I should prepare to become a mechanic. Honestly fixing things is not my strong suit. So I started watching YouTube videos. Sometime, I watch the same videos several times in a row. There are some videos that I return to each time that the moped breaks. I believe that this is how learning works. Some concepts make sense right away, but others require the learner to re-learn in order to automatize the thinking.

My goal is for the students to be able to do the same thing with video lessons that I create. Students can watch a video as they complete homework. They can watch a video to review a concept they need in writing essay. I can send them to a video to help them revise an essay. The ideal outcome is that students take more ownership of their learning. Additionally, students should have improved understanding of key concepts.

I recall an educational consultant suggesting that, because we have so many students, we need to find ways to “clone” ourselves. This is one way to do that. The video lessons will not replace my instruction; they will supplement my instruction. The skills and content addressed in the lessons will line up with key standards identified by the Indiana Department of Education or the College Board.

There are multiple advantages to having a collection of video lessons available to students. Most importantly, students very often need to review concepts. As a teacher should, I often review concepts multiple times in lass; however, some students need further review. Furthermore, different students need to review different lessons at different times. It will be so useful to send students to these video lessons. I will also be able to direct absent students to the videos.

Another advantage of these lessons is that I will be able to be very intentional about my word choice and other aspects of the lesson. There is always an element of spontaneity in teaching, even when lessons have been property prepared. It will be valuable to script thee essential lessons before I film them to ensure that I communicate the information in the most appropriate way.

Although I am applying for this grant alone, I anticipate working with members of two professional learning communities. I am sure I will work with Paul Rodes on the AP Language and Composition videos. I will likely work with my co-teacher, Crystal Bratton, and other Senior English instructors.

I would like to film the lessons with an iPad on a tripod and a mobile microphone, then edit them in iMovie, combining footage of live teaching, scripted teaching, slides, and screenshots. Upon parent permission, I would also like to incorporate footage of writing conferences with students.

 I have experimented with video lessons in the past. Below are two rudimentary examples. I believe that with a better microphone and better editing software (iMovie). I will produce much more effective video lessons:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9FJpuw5l4EjbzY2STQzYy1rLTA/view?usp=sharing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDslCIIIgI0

 

The items I requested will be appreciated at any time. They are not time-sensitive. However, if I receive them by next semester, here is my proposed timeline:

 

January – May 2019: Take video of instruction, writing conferences and collect images and slides

June - August 2019: Script and edit the first 10 videos and post to YouTube

August 2019: Begin making video lessons available to students when school year begins. I will link to them through Canvas Learning Management System

 

 

Who will benefit?

 Over the course of the first year, at least 100 students will watch at least one video lesson. I will be able to measure this with the view count on YouTube. The project will be continual. My intention is to add more videos as we recognize a need for them. Because they will be on YouTube, the project should impact students for many years to come. Hopefully, some of the lessons will be applicable to Bloomington North English classes other than those I teach.

Through the use of a student survey and data from canvas Learning Management System, I will see a correlation between student engagement with the video lessons and improved understanding.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible: 

Item

Vendor

Quantity

Price

Total

Amazon Basics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag

Amazon (free shipping)

1

$23.49

$23.49

Caddie Buddy Tripod Mount for iPad (iPad Pro 10.5 (10.5 inch Screen))Amazon

 

Amazon ($5.99 shipping)

1

$49.99

$49.99

R0DE Microphone VideoMicro Mobile Kit

 

Apple (free shipping)

1

$69.95

$69.95

OtterBox DEFENDER SERIES Case for iPad Pro (10.5" - 2017 version) Black

 

Amazon ($5.99 shipping)

1

$49.99

$49.99

Screen Protector & installation

 

iMechanic (local store)

 

1

$34.99

$34.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Expense

$228.41

 

 

 

Shipping

$11.98

 

Total amount requested: $240.39 

 

 If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

A partial quantity would be useful. Each of these items will improve the quality of my project. With the exception of the tripod and tripod mount, the items will be independently useful. 

 

 

Grant Request #11 

 

 Applicant Information:

Name:

Aishat Balogun

Department:

Science

Email:

abalogun@mccsc.edu

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

 
A drone club was established this year at Bloomington High School North in collaboration with a Crane staff and we need to purchase some equipment so students can build, program and operate drones.

Drones are becoming more popular and the school is the best place for students to learn and practice the appropriate use of this technology. This is a hands on opportunity for students to explore STEM concepts that cannot be covered in a typical science classroom.

 They will learn how to make circuit boards, solder materials, construct/build the drones while learning and applying concepts in various engineering fields (especially electrical & Mechanical engineering). They will also learn how to program the drones which directly relates to the coding concept which is becoming a crucial part of the education curriculum in Indiana.  

 

Who will benefit?

  • Any student interested in drones irrespective of their grades levels or academic achievement level.
  • The school because it is an opportunity for students who would not normally interact do so based on their common interest which should contribute to a better school environment.
  • The students and parents because it will expose the students to other careers that may interest them and pave way for more future career opportunities
  • The school community because it deepens the educational relationship between the NSA Crane and MCCSC.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

Category

Product link

Price ($)

Quantity

Toal price

FPV headset

Crazypony FPV

75.00

4

 $  300.00

Headset Battery

Floureon 3S

28.00

2

 $    56.00

2.4GHz Transmitter

FlySky i6

55.00

4

 $  220.00

USB Transmitter connector

Readytosky adapter

10.00

4

 $    40.00

Battery connector

Finware XT60

9.00

2

 $    18.00

Battery Charger

ISDT SC - 620

68.00

1

 $    68.00

Power supply

ABI

40.00

1

 $    40.00

Battery parellel board

Nidici

12.00

1

 $    12.00

Battery safe bag

Colcase

14.00

1

 $    14.00

Soldering Iron

F2C

65.00

2

 $  130.00

Solder

Mudder

13.00

2

 $    26.00

Heat shrink

Eventronic

11.00

2

 $    22.00

Battery Tester

Camway

10.00

2

 $    20.00

Solder wick

Vastar

8.00

2

 $    16.00

Drones (Estimated cost per Drone $200 to $400 each)

Still researching the best options

400.00

4

$    1600.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

$    2582.00

 

Total amount requested: $2,582.00

 

 If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

 Yes, Since the club is just starting we will use what equipment we can afford now and hopefully buy more in subsequent years.

 
 
 
 

2017 Grant Requests
 
Grant Request #1 

 

Applicant Information:
 

Name:

Crystal Bratton

Department:

Special Education

Email:

cbratton@mccsc.edu 

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

I know this is a large request, and I understand if there is not enough funding; however, I thought it would be worth a try. I would like to purchase a Macbook for my Resource classroom. I teach a Resource class at the high school level. In a Resource class, students with identified disabilities are scheduled into this credited class to receive specific support from a Special Education teacher. During this class period, students work on Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals, receive specific classroom accommodations and modifications, and receive support for their specific academic courses and needs. The Macbook would aide my students in completing assignments for their specific elective courses where they need support but struggle to get the work done in class. Certain classes, specifically Photography and Computer Graphics, utilize Mac computers in the classroom. The students do not have access to these devices outside of that classroom nor do many of them have the opportunity to access these types of electronic devices outside of the school. 

 It is true that students have their personal school issued devices; however, the programs that are utilized in the elective courses cannot be used on the students’ HP or Dell device. In addition to students who would utilize the device for these types of courses, I would like to teach some of my other students how to use different electronic devices. Many of my students come from low and middle socio-economic classes where this type of technology is not utilized; however, many of these students have goals of graduating, attending a post-secondary school, and finding an occupation where it is important for them to know different processing systems. Unfortunately, opportunities are limited for students to learn different operating systems.

 

Who will benefit?

The students that will benefit most are students who are identified in our special education program and receive Resource support from me. However, those benefiting could branch out based on need and the Macbook being utilized by other students who need it for similar reasons. So, roughly 48 students in two classes per semester over the course of multiple years (the life of the computer). In addition to other students who many need to utilize the device during tutorial periods. There is no rush to receive this grant; however, the sooner we could receive the money the sooner the students can start utilizing the device.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

Macbook (found via the Best Buy website): 999.99

Office 365 Suite: 49.99

Subtotal: 1049.98

Taxes: 73.4986

TOTAL: 1123.4786

 

Total amount requested: 1,124.00

 

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

I wouldn’t know where else to get the remainder of the money, and I would rather my partial quantity go to funding a full grant request of someone else.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grant Request #2 

 

Applicant Information:
 

Name:

Tyler Abel

Department:

Special Education

Email:

tabel@mccsc.edu 

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

Three LED touch Screen Monitor’s. The touch screen monitor will allow for my students that cannot manipulate a mouse the ability to interact with a computer, especially allowing them to interact with the Unique Learning System, which provides individualized curriculum in Reading, Math, Social Studies, Science and Life Skills. These will replace the current monitors in my classroom. These monitors will allow us to achieve greater student outcomes by providing more support to those students in Community Based Classrooms.

 

Who will benefit?

All community-based students at BHSN.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible: 

Qty: 3-Dell S2240T 21.5-Inch Touch Screen LED-lit Monitors

Cost from Amazon per monitor: $262.11

Shipping Costs: $0

  

Total amount requested: $786.33

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

Yes we would gladly take any monitors we could get.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grant Request #3 

 

Applicant Information:
 

Name:

Brittany Farmer

Department:

Family and Consumer Sciences

Email:

bnfarmer@mccsc.edu 

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

 
This year, the Family and Consumer Sciences department started a student organization called FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America). FCCLA is the only career and technical student organization and is a building block for students interested in family and consumer sciences related careers. As a beginning organization, my students and I are wanting to attend the annual spring conference in Muncie, Indiana. This conference gives students the opportunity to create new friendships with peers and FCCLA members across the entire state, compete for college scholarships and prizes, and attend breakout sessions to learn new skills. As a college student, I found solace in this organization and it has guided me to become the teacher I am today! FCCLA is seeking financial assistance on top of our current fundraisers to help us attend conference together in March. Our desire is to take 10-15 students this coming spring to this conference so they can bring back scholarships, grants, prizes, and new information to our remaining members- and help our organization thrive!
 

Who will benefit?

Students who will benefit include 10-15 members of the Family Careers and Community Leaders of America; as well as myself who will be the chaperone as well as the official FCCLA advisor and sponsor.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

 

Registration Fee               $50/student             Free for Advisor

Hotel Fee                         $109 + tax/ room/ night                (4 students per room) 2 Queen Beds

STAR Event Fee                $15/student

Breakfast Cost                  $5.50/student/day

Lunch Cost                       $8.00/student/day

Dinner Cost                      $10.00/student/day

Transportation Cost           ? – Unknown

  

For 4 Students + Advisor                 Approximately $1,306.50 + hotel tax + transportation

 For 5 Students + Advisor                Approximately  $1,777.00 + hotel tax + transportation

 For 10 Students + Advisor              Approximately  $2,821.50 + hotel tax + transportation

 For 15 Students + Advisor              Approximately  $5,000 + transportation 

Total amount requested: $5,000

 

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

A partial coverage is always better than nothing! A partial coverage will still allow us to take some students to this conference! 

 

 

Grant Request #4 

 

Applicant Information:
 

Name:

Angie Cannon

Department:

English

Email:

acannon@mccsc.edu

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

 

I teach Novels at BHSN. It is a Core40 Junior English course. I have 60 different books for students to choose from in this course. Students read at least four books over the course of a semester. Many students have never read a complete book on their own and of their own choosing and this course turns many students into avid readers for the first time in their lives. Many times, students choose their books, but discover others that they would also like to read because they have peers talking about it, but don’t have time in the course to read it too. I would like to start a program where I give students who make an A in the class a reward. I would allow them to pick one book that they didn’t get to read, but really wanted to, and give it to them as a gift at the end of the course. I would also like to do this for students who have never liked reading before, but have been turned on and now want to read beyond the course. I typically have about five students like that every semester.

 

Who will benefit?

Students who grow from someone who claims to hate reading to someone that is budding into a reader by choice. Also students that excel at an “A” level in the course. My estimate is that I would be giving about 35-40 books away per semester.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

The average cost would be about $10.00 per book, sometimes less when I find them cheap at Half Price Books, and I often do. Sometimes a little more if I have to buy one new, but never more than $12-$15 dollars. That includes shipping.

  

Total amount requested: $800 for the year

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

Yes, I would know how many books I can give away per semester and figure out which students would benefit the most from this gift. I would take economic need into consideration as well. For example, if I had two students that both worked hard and deserve it and only one book to give away, I would choose the student that is less likely to be able to afford to buy a book on their own.

 

 

Grant Request #5 

 

Applicant Information:
 

Name:

Brian Muehlhaus

Department:

Social Studies Department

Email:

bmuehlha@mcscc.edu

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

 

Senior Project Night community panelist reception and student celebration.

On April 23, 2018, we invite approximately 125 school and community members to serve as panelists for Senior Project Presentations. We have 125 juniors and seniors enrolled in a Service-Learning program (Cadet Teaching, Community Service, and Senior Internship). The senior project involves the seniors writing a research paper relating to their site, creating a project relating to their site, and giving a 10-15 minute presentation to be delivered to a 5-7 member panel. This will be the 14th year. The evening begins with food and refreshments prepared by North's Advanced Nutrition and Wellness classes. This opportunity allows these students to learn about preparing food for a large group of people.

Last year we spent approximately $750 for this celebration and would like C4BE to consider this event for grant funding.

125+ School and Community members that serve as panelist will feel that their time contribution is valued. It is a token of our appreciation for their time.

A number of guests (parents, family-members, and service-learning site supervisors) are also welcome to refreshments and cupcakes following the end of the evening.

There are 5-6 sections of Advanced Nutrition and Wellness classes that will participate in the food preparation for this event. These students are provided with a real-world experience in event-planning and food preparation for a large number of people.

It is difficult to provide a summary of costs because we are dealing with the price of food. Last year the foods class worked with a $750 budget and did very well to stay within that budget.

 
Who will benefit?

Bloomington North students in the Service Learning Program and community members that volunteer to be panelists for Senior Project Night.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

Jeana Kerr will do the ordering and she will organize the event from a food standpoint, I will organize the event from all other aspects.

Total amount requested: $750.00

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

It would be useful, but we would still need the rest of the difference to put on the event.  We would have to find that money from somewhere else.

 

 

Grant Request #6 

 

 
Applicant Information:
 

Name:

Angie Shelton

Department:

Science

Email:

ashelton@mccsc.edu

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

 

I would like to get a set of plant grow lights to use for experiments in Environmental Science and Biology classes. I teach two (or three in some years) sections of AP Environmental Science and 2 sections of regular Environmental Science. Both of the environmental science classes do a number of labs, but we are currently unable to do any labs in which we grow living organisms because the department does not have an adequate light set up. Also, because our science department is in the basement our classrooms have no exterior windows that can be used to grow plants. We currently have one rolling cart with a plant light, but only one fixture is working and there are only two shelves which makes doing a lab for 60 – 90 students impossible. In addition to building a new plant light rack, I would like to improve the existing rack by adding three additional light fixtures to it.

 

Who will benefit?

Obviously, environmental science students would benefit, but the lights would be on a rolling cart that could be used in any science classroom. There are a variety of projects that could be done in Biology classes at the regular, Honors, and AP levels. This accounts for over 1/3 of all science students each year. In addition, the light rack could also be used in the spring by the Environmental Club to start seedlings for their garden and for sale at the Bloomington Farmer’s Market.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

 

I am requesting funding for the parts to assemble a growing rack.  Pre-made racks are quite expensive, but assembling one from the component parts is relatively easy.  Supplies needed are:

  • 4 foot wide x 6 ft high shelving unit with wheels. Approximately $180                 (Seville Classics 5-tier ultra-zinc steel wire shelving on Amazon is $177.74)
  • 11 4-ft fluorescent shop lights (8 for new rack, 3 to add to old rack) $12 each = $132
  • 26 4-ft plant and aquarium grow lights. $11 each = $286                                   (16 bulbs for new rack, 7 bulbs for old rack, and 3 spares to replace lights as needed)

 

Total amount requested: $589

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

Partial funding would let us build a grow system that would not have lights for all the shelves, but additional lights could be added in the future. 

 

 

Grant Request #7 

 

 
Applicant Information:
 

Name:

Molly Jeon

Department:

World Languages, Japanese /  ENL 

Email:

mjeon@mccsc.edu

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

 

I have been teaching for 27 years with 16 of those years at BHS North. In the past few years, I have seen an increase of stress, anxiety and illnesses among the students. My project is to offer weekly tutorial sessions that include both a crystal singing bowl experience/meditation along with some basic yoga movement to help students manage their mental and physical balances. In addition to weekly tutorial sessions, the bowls can be used in class as a brain break or to settle students at the beginning or end of class, as well as grab the students’ attention when they are working in small groups.

 

My grant request is for a set of seven crystal singing bowls (which includes seven gray suede mallets and seven rubber mallets, and seven base rings) and two cases for storing the crystal bowls.  The purpose of this request to use the singing bowls is for sound healing and meditation. These bowls can be used for a lifetime and will have only positive effects on the students. 

 

Sound healing has been used in various cultures over time, and research has proven that it can reduce stress and anxiety while increasing mental and emotional balance. The basis of sound healing is that all things in the universe are in a state of constant movement moving in and out of balance. Illness and disease occur when there is an imbalance in the body. Sound vibrations can be used to tune into the imbalances and help the body heal itself. Each of the bowls is tuned to one of the seven notes in a scale and corresponds to the seven chakra or energy centers in the body (base of the spine, lower abdomen, stomach, chest, throat, forehead, and top of the head). The sound vibration of the bowls penetrate and restore the energy centers within the body.  

 

Who will benefit?

Potentially the entire student population could benefit from the singing bowls. I would open a weekly tutorial for any student who chooses to attend. When used in class, they would benefit 30-50 students per day. 

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

 

The information below is based on purchasing the items from Amazon with a Prime membership. Items damaged in shipping are replaced free of charge.

 

The storage cases would be necessary to keep the bowls safe when not in use. According to the product description, 3-4 bowls can fit into one case if the cases are used only for storage, not for carrying. 

 

Item

Quantity

Unit Price

Total

set of seven crystal singing bowls & two sets of seven strikers & 7 base rings.  

1

$737. 00

$737. 00

storage case

2

69.00

$138.00

Amazon Prime member shipping

 

 

00.00

TOTAL

 

 

$875.00

 

Total amount requested: $875

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

A partial quantity could be useful, as I could purchase the bowls individually or postpone purchasing the cases. Purchasing the whole set, however, is more economical than purchasing each one separately over time. Though there is no guarantee that it would be granted, I could also request the MCCS Foundation to supplement the remaining costs. 

 

 


2016 Grant Requests 

Grant Request #1 

 

 

Applicant Information:

 

Name:

Brittany Brune

Department:

Practical Arts- Family and Consumer Sciences

Email:

bbrune@mccsc.edu

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

 

As a child development teacher, I find external tools such as the Baby Think It Over project educational and crucial to the curriculum. For this particular grant, I am requesting new RealityWorks RealCare babies to support my curriculum. I currently have seven babies for the 50+ students I have in my three periods of Child Development. Three of the babies are unfunctional and cannot be used because of battery issues or computing problems within the baby, and one of those babies is so old that the speaker no longer works. I am requesting five new babies to help supplement my current program and curriculum. These babies simulate actual babies and each student takes a baby home over the weekend to simulate teen parenthood. These RealCare babies help teens realize that teen parenthood is not easy and is highly glamorized by shows such as Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant. Items included in the RealCare Baby package include the baby, new curriculum, Video access for how-to videos, the baby control center, five babies, diaper bags, car seat, carrier, base, blanket, car seat detention kit, and instructions.

 

Who will benefit?

Currently, I have 58 students enrolled in Child Development. These students range from freshman to seniors, and I have both male and female students in all of my classes. All of these, plus all future Child Development students will benefit from these babies. That means in a five year span, nearly 300 students will benefit from the RealCare baby simulators! Fortunately, these babies last a long time and also have trade in discount programs for teachers who keep the curriculum in their schools.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

I am requesting a total of $4,796.20 - this includes shipping costs.

New curriculum and software totals $519.00

5 RealCare babies and all accessories totals $4,025 or $905/baby (each baby is carefully crafted and gender and skin tone/nationality are also determined at the time of purchase)

Shipping costs $252.20

 

Total amount requested: $4,796.20

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

While only a portion of the funds will not get us the same discounts, a partial funding would still be appreciated as part of this project could be funded with other money.

 

Grant Request #2 

 

 

Applicant Information:

 

Name:

Molly Jeon

Department:

World Languages, Japanese 

Email:

mjeon@mccsc.edu

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

I would like to purchase “Gridded Magic Cloth” for students of Japanese to practice writing characters. Water and brush are used on the cloth to write characters. After a few minutes the water evaporates and the cloth can be re-used. 

Students start learning how to write characters within the first two days of classes. In the first year, they learn two sets of “alphabets” which have 46 characters each, plus 70 kanji (characters borrowed from Chinese). If the students complete 4 years of Japanese, including AP Japanese, they learn as many as 500 characters. 

Learning correct stroke order and writing well-balanced characters are big challenges for all students. Writing with a brush can improve overall understanding of characters, but the continual expense of rice paper and ink very expensive. Therefore, I would like to purchase these reusable cloths to cut long-term costs and increase amount of valuable practice time for students. 

 

Who will benefit?

75 students in 4 classes of Japanese 

The materials should last for many years

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

l          80 “Gridded Magic Cloth Water-Writing for Kanji Practice”  l       25% discount for ordering more than 20 with Amazon Prime l            No shipping costs if ordered with Amazon Prime  l   1 unit = $5.88 each l     80 units X $5.88 each = $470.40 subtotal - $117.80 discount Final cost  = $352.80 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FVFQY86/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ASRR R3VQ9CVCD

Total amount requested:    $352.80

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

Yes, partial quantity would be useful. My largest class is 36 students. If I were to order half the amount each student could use one sheet each. The reason that I am requesting two sheets per student is that if the sheets become too saturated with water, they take longer to dry. With two sheets, students would have more practice time because they would not need to wait for the sheet to dry to reuse.  

 

Grant Request #3

 

Applicant Information:

 

Name:

Brian Muehlhaus

Department:

Social Studies Department

Email:

 bmuehlha@mcscc.edu

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

Senior Project Night community panelist reception and student celebration.

On April 24, 2017, we invite approximately 125 school and community members to serve as panelists for Senior Project Presentations. We have 125 juniors and seniors enrolled in a Service-Learning program (Cadet Teaching, Community Service, and Senior Internship) The senior project involves the seniors writing a research paper relating to their site, creating a project relating to their site, and giving a 10-15 minute presentation to be delivered to a 5-7 member panel. This will be the 13th year. The evening begins with food and refreshments prepared by North's Advanced Nutrition and Wellness classes. This opportunity allows these students to learn about preparing food for a large group of people.

Last year we spent approximately $750 for this celebration and would like C4BE to consider this event for grant funding.

125+ School and Community members that serve as panelist will feel that their time contribution is valued. It is a token of our appreciation for their time.

A number of guests (parents, family-members, and service-learning site supervisors) are also welcome to refreshments and cupcakes following the end of the evening.

There are 5-6 sections of Advanced Nutrition and Wellness classes that will participate in the food preparation for this event. These students are provided with a real-world experience in event-planning and food preparation for a large number of people.

It is difficult to provide a summary of costs because we are dealing with the price of food. Last year the foods class worked with a $750 budget and did very well to stay within that budget. 

 

Who will benefit?

Bloomington North students in the Service Learning Program and community members that volunteer to be panelists for Senior Project Night.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

Barb Ernest has always done the ordering of the food and he students have made the food the day.  Barb is now retired to Brenda Galyan will do the ordering and organize the event.

Total amount requested: $750.00

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

It would be useful, but we would still need the rest of the difference to put on the event.  We would have to find that money from somewhere else.

 

Grant Request #4

 

Applicant Information:

 

Name:

Kris Yoho

Department:

Librarian

Email:

 kyoho@mcscc.edu

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

In a 2014 White Paper, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) noted that a library is a place that welcomes students to explore, discover and connect to the larger world. As such, access to diverse and updated library programs and collections help students “develop understanding and respect for other people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. As our nation continues to diversity, it is essential that children learn to understand the important role of their culture and the cultures of people in creating an overall global culture respectful of differences.”

As the new BHSN librarian, I have spent many hours analyzing the current print collection. As a result, I have discarded thousands of books that are outdated and/or inappropriate for our collection. The African, Asian and Middle Eastern studies sections were particularly outdated with many discarded materials published between 1950s and 1970s. Examples of recently discarded African, Asian and Middle Eastern books includes: “The New Africans: A Guide to the Contemporary History of the Emergent Africa and its Leaders,” published in 1967, “An Introduction to Asia” published in 1965 and “Arab Leaders,” published in 1968.

With the goal of offering updated and diverse materials, the African, Asian and Middle Eastern studies sections need attention. As stated in the ALSC White Paper, “By including diversity in its programs and collections, the library has the potential for helping children make cross-cultural connections and develop the skills necessary to functions in a culturally pluralistic society.” The BHSN Library needs a collections that represents our student body as well as materials that prepare students for a pluralistic society. Currently, there are very few updated and relevant African, Asian and Middle Eastern studies materials in our collection.

Attached is a list of proposed books that would add intellectual, historical and cultural materials to the BHSN Library print collection. Selected materials include a variety of reading levels, from middle grades to adult. Also attached is a breakdown of the interest levels and title distributions.

Source: White Paper written for the Association of Library Services to Children, Jamie Campbell Naidoo, April 2014, “The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for Children,” http://www.ala.org/alsc/files/content/ALSCwhitepaper_importance%20diversity_with%20graphics_FINAL.pdf Accessed 30 October 2016.

 

Who will benefit?

Any student or faculty member will benefit from an updated ad current African, Asian and Middle Eastern studies collection. The majority of the books selected included historical, religious or cultural overviews, therefore, maintaining their relevance for several years to come.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

I am requesting $2000 to update the African, Asian and Middle Eastern BHSN Library collection. This amount includes shipping and book processing from Follett’s Titlewave, a book jobber that I have successfully used while employed at the other schools. Using this book jobber is beneficial for collection development as its software can analyze our current collection, make recommendations and it offers an Amazon-like ordering interface. Please see the attached booklist for individual’s book titles, reading levels and prices.

 

Total amount requested:    $2,000.00

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

Any amount would be useful as the BHSN Library’s African, Asian and Middle Eastern collections are in real need of updating. The attached list includes 50 “First Choice” title, costing about $1500. These titles would be priority if full funding is not possible.

 


2015 Grant Requests
 

Grant Request #1 

 

Applicant Information:

 

Name:

Gisele Phillips

Department:

World Language, Spanish

Email:

gphillip@mccsc.edu 

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

As one of the Spanish teachers at Bloomington North, I have worked closely with a range of students who take a Spanish class. Each year the Spanish teachers at North witness an increase in the number of students who are struggling to acquire a level of understanding and speaking ability in Spanish that will be useful to them when interacting with native Spanish speakers in their current or future studies, employment, travel. To help solve this problem, the Spanish teachers have included more opportunities for students to speak and hear Spanish in class but we still have students who need more assistance. It is very difficult for us to find good learning materials. Most of the Spanish videos and readings that we tried to use in our classrooms are too hard for our students, or they lack interest or realism. Therefore, I think it is time to take a different approach to meet the needs of the students.

The reason I am applying for this grant is so the Spanish department can set up and fund a school account in order to access all of the materials available on www.babilingua.com, a website that provides great videos that really show Spain and other countries where Spanish is spoken that are interesting and understandable for a student.

Other resources that come with each video include activities to supplement the teacher's lesson plan, a forum where a teacher can exchange ideas with other teachers, vocabulary cards to play and reinforce the words learned. As teachers, we think that these videos are a valuable resource and we believe that short videos are a great resource to teach a foreign language. Because of their length between 1 and 8 minutes- students can watch them several times until they fully understand them. They all include reading, listening and speaking activities and activities to build background knowledge. 

 

Who will benefit?

 

All students who take a Spanish class will be enriched by this program. This year there are about 400 students taking Spanish at North. Approximately 300 of these students will move up to the next class in the sequence in the coming school year and 150 new students will enroll in Spanish. All students of Bloomington High School North will potentially benefit as all can sign up for Spanish class for years to come. Students may access them at home on their own devices so teachers can also use them as an option for homework.

 

Item Requested:  $500 to set up a school account with www.bablingua.com

They are offering schools a special account for their Spanish teachers: unlimited access to all the icebreakers, cultural corner videos, smart lesson plans, vocabulary cards, games and ebooks published in this website, a one-time set up fee of $500 per school. The yearly fee of $25 is waived until August 2016. In addition, the Spanish department will be able to continue accessing this site as it publishes additional material in the future without difficulty because it has a very low yearly fee.

 

 

 

Grant Request #2 

 

Applicant Information:

Name:

Francesca Sober

Department:

Theatre Department

Email:

fsobrer@mccsc.edu 

 

PROJECT REQUEST: In my beginning and advanced theatre classes we do exercises that require the actor to think about and physically communicate ideas using the whole body. I have recently done some acting for physical theatre training that helps the actor be more aware of how expressive the body can be in terms of communicating whole and nuanced ideas. In this training I realized how invaluable the use of a "Neutral" full-face mask can be in terms of requiring the actor to work harder to get the body to express story, rather than just the face. I have used half-masks, which are quite cheap and available through Hobby-Lobby, but these masks, as they don’t cover the entire face, don't have the same effect on the actor. The  actor doesn't work as hard on creating story. To that effort I would like to purchase 10 Neutral Masks for the Actor from Theater-Masks Company. These masks are made of a high-quality neoprene and come with a 5 year warranty. To say that the masks need to be sturdy, when being used by teenagers, is an understatement. These masks would be used by all my students in a myriad of ways: For warm-up and awareness exercises. They could also be used for potential performances. (Antigone/Oedipus Rex/Machinal) As an educator the more work I do with students to help them become more physically aware, separate from the ego, the more authentic their work becomes. The more authentic, the more confident the student becomes. I believe having a full neutral mask for students to use throughout their course work would be extremely valuable in terms of their actor process.

 

BENEFITS:       The masks would be used by all my students in all my classes, Theatre Arts, Advanced theatre, Acting and Production, approximately 150 students.

SUMMARY of COST:    Theater Masks in Muncie Indiana offers a discount of $5.00 per mask if ten masks are purchased (5 female neutral masks and five male neutral masks) for a total of $800.00 plus $58.00 for shipping.

TOTAL AMOUNT:          $858.00 for 10 masks:

Theater Masks  825 East Washington St.  Muncie, In 47305. 

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

If only a portion of the grant is given, then I would purchase as many masks as I could at $85.00 per mask.

 

 

 

Grant Request #3 

 

Applicant Information:

Name:

Brian Muehlhaus

Department:

Service Learning Director

Email:

bmuehlha@mccsc.edu 

 

Senior Project Night community panelist reception and student celebration.

On April 25, 2016, we invite approximately 125 school and community members to serve as panelists for Senior Project Presentations. We have 125 juniors and seniors enrolled in a Service-Learning program (Cadet Teaching, Community Service, and Senior Internship) The senior project involves the seniors writing a research paper relating to their site, creating a project relating to their site, and giving a 10-15 minute presentation to be delivered to a 5-7 member panel. This will be the 13th year. The evening begins with food and refreshments prepared by North's Advanced Nutrition and Wellness classes. This opportunity allows these students to learn about preparing food for a large group of people.

Last year we spent approximately $750 for this celebration and would like C4BE to consider this event for grant funding.

125+ School and Community members that serve as panelist will feel that their time contribution is valued. It is a token of our appreciation for their time.

A number of guests (parents, family-members, and service-learning site supervisors) are also welcome to refreshments and cupcakes following the end of the evening.

There are 5-6 sections of Advanced Nutrition and Wellness classes that will participate in the food preparation for this event. These students are provided with a real-world experience in event-planning and food preparation for a large number of people.

It is difficult to provide a summary of costs because we are dealing with the price of food. Last year the foods class worked with a $750 budget and did very well to stay within that budget. 

Who will benefit?

Bloomington North students in the Service Learning Program and community members that volunteer to be panelists for Senior Project Night.

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

Barb Ernest has always done the ordering of the food and he students have made the food the day

Total amount requested: $750.00

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

It would be useful, but we would still need the rest of the difference to put on the event.  We would have to find that money from somewhere else. 

 

Grant Request #4

 

 

Applicant Information:

Name:

Barbara Hawkins   

Department:

 Health Sciences/PLTW Biomedical Science 

Email:

bhawkins@mccsc.edu

 

 

 

14 students from the Health Science and PLTW Biomedical Science programs at Hoosier Hills Career

Center participated in the Health Occupations Students of America State Leadership Conference from April 11th through April 13th in Indianapolis. Students displayed excellent attitudes and represented HHCC and their sending schools very well. They also participated in competitive events with great success.  One HHCC student won an Ivy Tech Community College Scholarship by winning first place in Medical Assisting. She will go on to compete at the national conference this summer. The “HOSA Bowl” quiz team came in second place, qualifying them for national competition as well. Other students were top 10 finalists in a number of competitive events. 

 

I am writing to request sponsorship for our 4 students from Bloomington High School North, who will compete at the National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee this June. We will be staying in Nashville for 4 nights. 

 

2014 Grant Request 
 

Grant Request #1 

 

Applicant Information:

Name:

Kathy Loser

Department:

School Library

Email:

kloser@mccsc.edu

 

Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award has endured long lasting success due to the support of Cougars for Better Education. Bloomington High School North has participated in the Eliot Rosewater High School Book Award Program from the beginning of this state wide reading program which began in 1992, and the success of our student reading program depends on acquiring multiple copies of the nominated titles.  So I am asking for the Cougars for Better Education to fund this reading motivation program for $2,500.

What is the Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award?

      The Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (Rosie) is chosen annually by students across Indiana in grades nine through twelve. Students at participating high schools who read at least five of approximately 25 nominated books are eligible to vote for their favorite. The votes are tabulated each April, and the winner is announced. It’s basically a “student choice” award.

      The author of each year’s award-winning book is invited to receive the Rosie Award in person at a special event sponsored by the Association for Indiana Media Educators and the Indiana Library Federation.

Purpose and Benefit

      The purpose of the Rosie Reading Program is to encourage high school students to read for fun and to develop healthy habits of reading.  It also promotes cooperation between school administrators, media specialists, teachers and public librarians in broadening reading programs and provides high interest reading lists as well for educators. This reading program promotes reading across the curriculum.  Our English department endorses this program and uses many of the titles in the Young Adult literature courses; Themes in Literature, Twentieth-Century Literature (Science Fiction), Star classes, GQE classes and Ethnic Literature.  Our student run North Book Club uses these as well for their monthly selections and discussions.

Students sign up for the Rosewater reading program in all grades as well as those enrolled in the young adult literature classes, Star classes and GQE which represent grades 9-12. Currently this school 2014 year we have every class chart filled with participants, which equals 182 students signed up to read the Rosewater titles outside of class and we have teachers signed up to read as well. We are continuing the class competition called "class action reading" which is a friendly competition between the freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior classes. The class that reads the most will receive additional "Rosie bucks" to use at the reading, voting celebration that happens at the end of April.  All students of Bloomington High School North will potentially benefit as all can check out these titles for years to come. These multiple titles are used in other English classes when teachers begin their literature circles.

Funding Request/Cost      

Items Requested: Five copies of each of the Rosewater nominees.

125 new Rosie nominee titles (5 copies of each title)

(Price range is 9.95 for paperback – 27.95 for hardback)

Partial funding will be helpful because providing multiple copies of each nominated title will benefit more high school readers. I can work with a local bookstore to find paperback copies of those titles to secure additional copies.  All multiple copies of the previous year’s nominees are still being used by students and classes for their literacy circles.  So this expenditure is a lasting one for future readers of the past “Rosies”.

 

Grant Request #2

 

 

Applicant Information:

Name:

Mary Priester

Department:

School Counseling 

Email:

mprieste@mccsc.edu

  

Your Project or Purchase Request:

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

As one of the school counselors at Bloomington North, I have worked closely with a range of students who need assistance applying to college. Each year I witnessed an increase in students who are struggling to complete college applications. To help combat this issue, I have coordinated college fairs, college visits and college planning events, all free to the public.  To no avail, I still have students who need more assistance. Therefore, I think it is time for me to take a different approach and meet with the students in a group setting.  My plan is to coordinate a 3 part workshop program twice a year called, College Bound Boot Camp.  This program will have about 25+ students in the workshops per semester.  College Bound Boot Camp is designed for students who have a desire to attend college but need intensive assistance preparing and completing their college and scholarship applications.  The reason I am applying for this grant is so I can get some sort of help in purchasing resources such as paper, flash drives, binders and other materials for selected students. I will like to coordinate and host this program to start in the Fall of 2015 and continue at least 3 years. However, I expect this program will be an asset to Bloomington High School North in preparing students for the college application process. Therefore, I plan for this program to continue far beyond my 3 year plan, hopefully by providing additional valuable educational resources (e.g. ACT/SAT study prep) to our students in need.  We will accept any help/resources you are willing to provide.

 

 Who will benefit?

  • All BHSN students who are in need of assistance of completing their college applications.
  • Each student selected will receive their own materials help keep their resources organized.
  • Students will follow a detailed schedule to complete college applications.
  • By the end of the program students are expected to have:
  • Created a College Board account
  • Created a Docufide account and request transcripts
  • Completed at least 2 college applications
  • Registered for the SAT/ACT
  • Composed an essay for a college application     
  • Prepared a resume
  • Identified at least 3 college/universities of interest.
  • Completed a Common Application
  • Began studying for the SAT/ACT
  • Understand key financial aid information
  • Applied for at least 2 scholarships.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

 

Item

Vender

Quantity

Per Unit Cost

Estimated Price

Binders 12/pack

Staples

25

23.00

$300.00

Colored Paper 500/Ream

Staples

5

10.00

$50.00

Staples USB Flash Drive, 4GB

Staples

400

7.69

$2,307.00

Hang- it Lanyard for flashdrives 12/pack

Bedford Office Supply Inc.

300

1.09

$327

 

 

 

Subtotal

$2,984.00

 

 

 

Shipping

Free to Staples

 

 

 

Tax (7%)

208.88

 

 

 

Total Amount

$3,192.88

 Total amount requested: $3,192.88

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

Absolutely, a partial quantity of the items will be useful.  I believe this program will be very beneficial to students.  If the number of students who want to participate in this program exceed the amount of resources that I have, then I will either reassess the resources that we can do without, improvise, or find other financial resources in order to meet the needs of our students.

 

 Grant Request  #3

 

Applicant Information:

 

Name:

Mary Jo Fuson

Department:

Science 

Email:

mfuson@mccsc.edu

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

 I would like to purchase a traditional Thai Popsicle Maker which would serve many goals. It can be used used in all 12 chemistry classes as a fun way to teach and use colligiative properties.  It can also be used by the Environmental Club at functions in order to raise money toward their organic urban garden they are planning to build here at North.  They want to deliver the fresh produce during harvest season to local food banks in Bloomington.  Environmntal Club funds also go toward other Community help projects.  It is also a great way to include a cultural tradition from Thailand into the North Culture.  I learned about this item from my Fulbright Scholar Teacher from Singapore.  She uses one in her science class and both teacher and students really enjoy it.

 

Who will benefit?

Unltimatley the entire student body.  Most definitety each and every chemistry student will benefit each year as they learn about colligative properties using the popsicle maker. The entire student body will benefit as they watch the popsicles being made and purchase them to help the Environmental Club fund projects which will help our community.  Each student will also be able to learn a little bit about Thai Culture.

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

The popsicle maker is only available at Import Foods in Issaqua, WA. sku # cwpm 2201  Thai Popsicle Maker (80 tube) $395.00  shipping is $21.00 Total cost is $416.00

Total amount requested:  $416.00

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

I am only requesting one.  No way to partially fund. 

 

 

Grant Request #4 

 

Applicant Information:

 

Name:

Brian Muehlhaus

Department:

Service Learning Director

Email:

bmuehlha@mccsc.edu

 

Senior Project Night community panelist reception and student celebration.

On April 27th, 2015, we invite approximately 125 school and community members to serve as panelist for Senior Project Presentations. We have 125 Juniors and Seniors enrolled in a Service-Learning program (Cadet Teaching, Community Service, and Internship) The senior project involves a research paper, project, and presentation to be delivered to a 5-6 member panel. This will be the 11th year. The evening begins with food and refreshments prepared by North's Advanced Nutrition and Wellness classes. This opportunity allows these students to learn about preparing food for a large group of people.

Last year we spent approximately $750 for this celebration and would like C4BE to consider this event for grant funding.

125+ School and Community members that serve as panelist will feel that their time contribution is valued. It is a token of our appreciation for their time.

125 Juniors and Seniors participating in the evening will have an opportunity to eat prior to the start of the evening which begins at 6 p.m.

A number of guests (parents, family-members, and service-learning site supervisors) are also welcome to refreshments and cake following the end of the evening.

There are 5-6 sections of Advanced Nutrition and Wellness classes that will participate in the food preparation for this event. These students are provided with a real-world experience in event-planning and food preparation for a large number of people.

It is difficult to provide a summary of costs because we are dealing with the price of food. Last year the foods class worked with a $750 budget and did very well to stay within that budget.  If possible, I would like to have the money put into Barb Ernst budget so she can begin purchasing items. 

 

Grant Request #5

 

Applicant Information:

 

Name:

Layne Kent

Department:

Bloomington North Special Education

Email:

lkent@mccsc.edu

 

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

I am requesting a GXC181Ti Platinum Series Deskside Cross-Cut Shredder, 18 Sheet Capacity  shredder to assist our work study/vocational training classes in having the means to shred papers. Our classes currently work with 25 students with developmental and learning disabilities as well as 15 peer (student) tutors. The students have taken on the responsibility for performing shredding for all teachers, office personnel, and consulting professionals. Our current shredder is nearing the end of its operational cycle and can be used for no more than 15 minutes per session. This limits the class’s ability to serve the school and the student’s ability to complete their vocational tasks.

 

Who will benefit?

25 students who are served through the work study/ vocational training class.  Including 11 students who are served in our Community Based classrooms which are designed for the most challenged students. 

15 peer tutors.

The teachers of North.

The counselors of North.

The itinerant specialists who work with North students.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

GXC181Ti Platinum Series Deskside Cross-Cut Shredder, 18 Sheet Capacity  ………$499.99

Tax………………………………………………………………………………………$  38.50

                                                                                                Total……………………  $538.49 

 

Total amount requested: $538.49

 

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

 

Partial could be useful.  I could use the $100.00 that remains of my $250.00 tax deduction for classroom supplies to help 

 

 
 

2013 Grant Requests 
 

Grant Request #1

Applicant Information:

Name:

Sarah Miller

Department:

Choral Department 

Email:

smiller@mccsc.edu

 

Your Project or Purchase Request:

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

I have been teaching at Bloomington North for 1 year now. My students’ and I have worked very hard to raise enough money to get uniforms for our concerts. This year I was able to purchase a concert dress or a shirt, vest and bow tie for each member of the advanced choir. I am very proud to say that all of the money that was used to buy these costumes was raised by the students in one year. We were really struggling financially when I took this position and I want to keep our accounts positive! I have two choirs that have yet to receive a concert dress. Beginning Women’s Choir has 18 girls and Intermediate choir have 17 girls. The reason I am applying for this grant is so I can get some sort of help in purchasing a dress for them to wear for the concerts this year. We will accept any help you are willing to give.

 

Who will benefit?

  • Every student in BHSN choirs will benefit from this purchase.
  • Each choir will have their own set of concert attire.
  • Next year, when beginning women move up to intermediate or advanced choir we will have approximately 18 dresses for the new beginning women’s choir to wear.
  • I believe that if we purchase a good quality garment it could last anywhere from 5-10 years.
  • These dresses will be worn 2-4 times a year and they will be held at the school.
  • They will be dry cleaned before a new student receives the dress
  • 1 dress will be worn by as many as 10 girls.
  • I believe that a costume makes a choir feel more united and professional.
  • Getting a uniform will show the community that our choir program is quickly advancing and becoming more established.
  • I am so proud of the students in this choir program. They have worked really hard and they are so talented. This is something that I would like to give to them for everything they have done over the past year.
  • Our first concert is December 13th, if that deadline cannot be met than I hope to have a costume for every student by the spring concert in May.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

35 Dresses

$56 a piece

Shipping is 6% of final order cost

If I got 15 dresses it would cost $840 and then the shipping would add $50 making the order $890.

I need 35 dresses all together but we are also doing some fundraising to get money to pay for the rest. Thank you for your consideration.

 http://www.concertattire.com/415_Gabriella_Show_Choir_Dress_p/415.htm

  Total amount requested: 35

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

I believe that anything you can fund will help. I plan to purchase costumes for all the members in choir at BHSN. If we have to do extra fundraising to get the rest of the money that is absolutely fine. Anything you can do to help us with this process will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your consideration. 

  

 

Grant Request #2

Applicant Information:

Name:

Ernie Clark

Department:

Fine Arts: Digital Photography

Email:

eclark@mccsc.edu

 

Your Project or Purchase Request:

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

All items I am submitting are to continue the growth and improvement of our Digital Photography Program. With the help of C4BE, the program has become a national caliber program! Last year we had 11 nationally recognized works in the program from several different students. Four student North students were selected in the Photographers Forum Best Photography of High School Contest from over 18,000 entries. One student was awarded Honorable Mention and has been published in their book. Seven students were selected as finalists in the Drexel University National High School Photography Contest out of 2,000 entries. All seven works were displayed in Pennsylvania and one work was selected as an Honorable Mention and is currently on the contest’s national flier. Bloomington North’s students were the only finalists from Indiana! It was also a record year, for the second year straight, in the Scholastics Art & Writing Competition as students received over 30 honorable mentions, 17 Silver Keys, and 12 Gold Keys!

Requests:

Alien Bee Studio Flash Set (The Busy Bee Set): This professional Flash Set would allow us to provide professional training to our advance photography students and Photojournalism students. Students will be able to create works that will resemble images seen in magazines and well-known publications. This set includes 2 alien bees B800 flash units, 1 alien B400 flash unit, 2-13’ light stands, 1-10’ light stand, 47” octabox, 20” Honeycomb grid, 64” Extreme Silver PLM Umbrella, Cyber CyberSync transmitter & receiver, carrying case. This is an entry level flash set up that will give our students a taste of what being a commercial photographer, photojournalist, fashion photographer or portrait photographer is like. Learning a set-up like this will give our students an ultimate edge over other high school students.

Nikon D300s: I would like to get one of these for ADVANCED students to check out that do not have high-end cameras. The D300S is a compact DX format professional SLR that extends the options for photographers who value creative flexibility. It boasts a highly sensitive 12.3 mega-pixel CMOS sensor and supports a phenomenal 7fps continuous shooting. CF and SD card slots enhance workflow flexibility, letting you capture stills on one card and movies on another. Nikon’s acclaimed 51-point AF system offers broad coverage and high sensitivity in low light. Selectable picture controls streamline post-production, and the high definition 3-inch LCD screen supports D-movie and two live view modes. Protected by a tough, yet light, environmentally-sealed magnesium alloy body, the D300S will change the way you approach the craft of photography.

 

Who will benefit?

The flash equipment would benefit the advanced photography classes, as well as the photojournalism and publications students. Mr. Gunterman and I have agreed that these would be great items to share back and forth to help students learn and produce professional quality work for student publications, student shows and contests. I estimate that these items would benefit the learning of, a minimum, 250 students per school year for 10 years. However the products would affect more students than that by being used for student publications that all students would have access to such as, the school newspaper and yearbook. 

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

1 complete set: Alien Bee Studio Flash Set (The Busy Bee Set): Includes 2 alien bees B800 flash units, 1 alien B400 flash unit, 2-13’ light stands, 1-10’ light stand, 47” octabox, 20” Honeycomb grid, 64” Extreme Silver PLM Umbrella, Cyber CyberSync transmitter & receiver, carrying case. $1307.09 + 54.63 S/H=$1361.72

Nikon D300s and Lens: Includes D300s Body and 18-105 Nikkor VR Lens $1699.99 (no shipping, would pick up at Cord Camera)

Total amount requested: $3,061.71

Total amount requested: $3,061.71

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

Yes. Any of the equipment would be helpful in improving our program. I appreciate any support you can give. My top priority is the flash equipment, followed by the Nikon D300s. Thanks for all of the work you do and opportunities you provide!

 

Grant Request #3

Applicant Information:

Name:

Kathy Loser

Department:

School Library

Email:

kloser@mccsc.edu

 

Your Project or Purchase Request:

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

New books and multiple copies of books require adequate funding and unfortunately the current budget for our school library does not support purchasing multiple copies. Bloomington High School North students deserve access to current, appealing, high interest, and useful books to encourage reading to help develop habits of reading.   Providing multiple copies of such books can help to encourage a culture of reading. High school students who read for recreation are reading role models for younger students. Once students find that exciting book and start talking about books and reading, others become interested. Peer to peer recommendations are the best ways to promote reading and books, but if they are reading there is only one copy available of the title then the opportunity is lost to get that book in the hands of the student who wants to read it. An effective way to create an environment to encourage recreational reading is to continue participating in the The Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (Rosie). The new Rosewater 2014 nominee list will come out in December and books will need to be ordered in March for the following school year, but many of our Rosie readers will start reading this school year. The new Rosie books are also checked out over the summer so students can get a jump start on reading off the list. Last spring all 2013-14 Rosie books were checked out and not a single copy was left by the end of May. Our students have been a part of this program since its inception and I am writing to ask for funds to continue to fund our successful reading program. 

 

Who will benefit?

This reading program promotes reading during the summer as well as reading across the curriculum. Our English department endorses this program and uses many of the titles in the Young Adult literature courses; Themes in Literature, Twentieth-Century Literature (Science Fiction), Star classes, GQE classes and Ethnic Literature.

Students sign up for the Rosewater reading program in all grades as well as those enrolled in the young adult literature classes, reading remediation classes and GQE which represent grades 9-12. Currently this year our charts show each class is represented and over 180 students have signed up. North students sign up to read the Rosewater titles outside of class and teachers have signed up to read as well. Our "class action reading" which is a friendly competition between the freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior classes is catching on and students as well as teachers are talking about this. The class that reads the most will receive additional "Rosie bucks" to use at the reading, voting celebration that happens at the end of April. Our student book club has grown this year with over 25 members and we are meeting during tutorial this year to start reading books from the Rosie list because we have so many members that we need the multiple copies of past Rosies for our club.  All students of Bloomington High School North will potentially benefit as all can check out these titles for years to come. These multiple titles are used in other English classes when teachers begin their literature circles. All past Rosie titles are still in circulation for students and can provide multiple copies for teachers to use in their classrooms. All past and present as well as the upcoming books on the Rosewater list are and will be checked out for summer reading. These titles are extremely popular for summer reading.

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

Items Requested: Five copies of each of the Rosewater 25 nominees which is a total of 125 books. (average cost range is 12.00 for paperback – 28.00 for hardback )

 

A partial funding will be helpful because providing multiple copies of each nominated title will benefit more high school readers. I can work with a local bookstore to find paperback copies of those titles to secure additional copies.

  

Total amount requested: $2,500.00

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

A partial funding will be helpful because providing multiple copies of each nominated title will benefit more high school readers. I can work with a local bookstore to find paperback copies of those titles to secure additional copies.

 

Grant Request #4

Applicant Information:

Name:

Crystal Wyeth

Department:

Special Education/English

Email:

cwyeth@mccsc.edu

 

Your Project or Purchase Request:

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

In our co-taught English 9 and 10 courses, we have been lucky enough to receive an iPad cart with 35 iPads. We have utilized these iPads in multiple ways (i.e Study Island, All In Learning, Skyward, and reading texts); however, we have not been able to utilize them to their full potential in the classroom due to an absence of additional technologies. The heterogeneous grouping of students in our co-taught classes allows us to build lessons that incorporate more differentiated instruction and teaching styles. 

 Since our courses are co-taught, there are many students in these classes that require accommodations and modifications to classroom material in additional to differentiated instruction. Unfortunately, our classroom does not have computers. This causes issues when there are students who receive the accommodations of having a word processor for written work or the use of assistive technology. Having keyboards for the iPads would allow us to meet the needs of these students but would not be limited to these specific students. 

 In addition, the iPads have the capability of reading aloud to the user. Articles from the North library, news articles, texts, and many more items can be read aloud to the student. Unfortunately, if the student does not own headphones then they cannot use the read aloud option as it would be a distraction to others. Having a class set of headphones would allow all students to receive this helpful tool. Again, many students receive the accommodation of having texts read aloud and there are many times when the environment, time constraints, and additional need for re-teaching have to take priority over having items read aloud.   Having headphones available to all students would alleviate this concern and essentially provide a more quiet work environment for all. 

 

Who will benefit?

With three classes of co-taught English 9 and three classes of co-taught English 10, we instruct a minimum of 135 students each semester. With that information, that means over 270 students each year would benefit from these additional technologies in the classroom. Also, consider the life span of the technology, as these tools should last many years, and that is hundreds of students who could potentially benefit from these items requested. It is crucial for educators to stay current on technologies as well as the needs of our students. There are so many teaching opportunities out there, and the more technology we can offer our students to accommodate and assist with their learning style, the more success we can develop each and every class period and year. Finally, it is our duty as educators to meet the needs of students with disabilities whose least restricted environment has been identified as the general education classroom. It is our legal responsibility to differentiate, modify, and accommodate their needs so they may make adequate progress with their age appropriate peers. These requested technologies would do just that.

 

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

35 Headphones (Educational ones that can be cleaned appropriately)

3 iPad Keyboards

 ITEM

PRICE

QUANTITY

TOTAL

Headphones

9.99

35

349.65

iPad Keyboard

68.99

3

206.97

 

 

SUBTOTAL

556.62

 

 

SHIPPING

FREE TO STAPLES

 

 

TAX (7%)

38.97

 

 

TOTAL AMOUNT

595.59

  

Total amount requested: $600.00

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

Partial quantity of the items would be extremely useful. It would be best to have the requested items available to all students in the classroom; however, having any portion of this particular request would allow as many students as possible to benefit from the technology and differentiated instruction. Co-teaching allows our classroom to use multiple types of teaching styles in one class period, so these items would be utilized no matter how many or how few. 

 The items requested will be utilized immediately following an approval for the grant, grant received, and items purchased. The need is immediate, however, we can work without them until the above steps are completed. 

 

 

Grant Request #5

 

Applicant Information:

Name:

John Portle

Department:

North Science

Email:

jportle@mccsc.edu

 

Your Project or Purchase Request:

Please describe your project and/or the items you would like to purchase. Include as much detail as you believe necessary to assist us in making a decision regarding your request.

AP Physics has grown in numbers to 25 students which require more lab stations. The variable capacitor is a fundamental lab in the second semester. The Induction wand and variable magnet are also for AP Physics during second semester. This will give 8 lab stations for each experiment. The magnets will also be used in first year once a few additional items are acquired to teach magnetism in a activity/lab. These are both used in second semester.  

 

Who will benefit?

Primarily first year students, but eventually first year. PASCO equipment is the best made lab equipment. Other than normal wear and tear the equipment will last a very very long time. The PASCO air tracks we have are almost 30 years old and still work perfectly. AP students in 5 years = 125, First year students in 5 years = 650

 

Please summarize the costs (quantities of what items, cost per unit, estimates of expenses, shipping) in as much detail as possible:

Quanity       Item #                      Description                  Price             Ext. Price

 

   3             ES-9079             Variable Capacitor            $149.00            447.00

   2             EM-8099             Induction Wand                    88.00            176.00

   2             EM-8618             Variable Gap Magnet          189.00            378.00

                                             Shipping                                                   57.00

 

Total amount requested: $1058.00

 

If we are only able to fund a portion of your request, will a partial quantity of the items be useful? Please explain:

Yes. Any quantity of the above items would be very helpful.

 

 

Grant Request #6

We also received one additional grant request. It is from Mr. Muehlhaus. He is asking that we continue to fund the Senior Project night. Many of you may have already been a part of this event. It is the capstone to semester or year's worth of internship experience. The students give presentations on a project they have completed as well as the internship/cadet teaching experience. They then are questioned by a community panel. In addition to the over 125 students involved in the presentations, five to six sections of Advanced Wellness and Nutrition Classes provide food for the evening as part of their studies.

 

 


 
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