2012 Grant Recipients
SHS Computer Replacement and Additions: $26,555
The computers being requested in this grant will be the computers in the Mathematics Laboratory and will provide additional computers for a Ripples lab. In addition, the computers in the high school attendance office will be updated and laptop computers will be provided to the high school counselors.
Lake Bluff Ambassador Program: $1,339
This program will provide experiential learning opportunities for students to learn and practice leadership skills, character traits, and other academic strengths. All interested 5th and 6th grade students are invited to participate in the four faces of the program: leadership training and development, tutoring, joining and leading interest groups, and community service projects.
Atwater Art Room Tables: $4,855
These new tables will replace some very old reverted computer tables whose legs are falling off. The tables will be used for the Atwater art program but they will also be used for other Atwater events such as Winter Sing and Summer Kids Clubs Activities.
SIS Apple Mac Mini Computer Lab: $26,966
These computers will provide teachers and students with access to tools that can be used to develop engaging and relevant classroom activities and projects. Teachers will be able to instruct students on effective Internet usage, Web 2.0 communication tools, research databases, and multimedia projects related to specific curricula.
SHS Interactive and Individualized Literacy Classroom: $8,060
Current educational research supports the use of technology to improve literacy learning and indicates that individualized instruction allows students to be more engaged and involved with their own learning. By using iPads, students in the Literacy Laboratory at Shorewood High School will be better prepared for reading in content area classes, college courses, and employment.
SEED also made a $60,000 donation to the General Education Fund and $10,000 went to new Spanish Books for grades 4-12.