2018-19 Grant Recipients

Shorewood SEED Foundation believes strong schools equal a strong community. Your donation to SEED helps provide teacher and district grants to enhance educational opportunities for our students.

$109,346 in grants funded during the 2018-19 school year
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Grant Submitter: Joe King and Brad Brist
Grant Description: This grant enabled the Shorewood Drama Department to replace its wireless microphones system to comply with new legal restriction and upgrade aging equipment.
Grant Amount: $44,390


Grant Submitter: Amelia Hernandez
Grant Description: This grant request was for drawing tablets for the computers for the graphic arts lab. This equipment is used in a new digital illustration class being offered, as well as in all the other graphic art and design classes. The grant request also included some iPads as well as vinyl cutters.
Grant Amount: $9,958


Grant Submitter: Christine Albrightson and Dominic Newman
Grant Description: This grant funded wrist-based heart and fitness tracking, which will help to provide an interactive curriculum and an online journal. This technology will also provide students with a personalized and differentiated learning experience.
Grant Amount: $9,700


Grant Submitter: Sara Kemp
Grant Description: This grant helped to create a learning commons to align with the 21st-century learning styles which is student-centered and not teacher-centered. With this new design, Shorewood Intermediate School students will have access to mobile furniture, electrical power, space-saving storage, and room for hands-on learning.
Grant Amount: $9,300


Grant Submitter: Nelson Brown/Youth Rising Up
Grant Description: The grant funded The Historic Black College Experience for Shorewood High School Students.
Grant Amount: $5,000


Grant Submitter: Eric Geitzen
Grant Description: This grant funded an Adventure Education Equipment Upgrade for Shorewood High School students. The upgrades focused on tents, sleep systems (bags & pads) and cooking essentials (stoves and cookware).
Grant Amount: $5,000


Grant Submitter: Tiffany Gaggioli
Grant Description: This grant provided an enriched and updated library for a first-grade classroom. First graders grow about 16 reading levels through the course of the year, compared to two to three levels in other primary years. To help students read on grade level and enjoy reading, this library will provide interesting books at the students’ independent reading levels.
Grant Amount: $3,975


Grant Submitter: Mike Joynt, Sara Kopplin, and Julie Wells
Grant Description: This grant funded a High Ropes Course for Shorewood Intermediate School students. The course provides designed team building activities that are active and focused on collaboration, problem solving and community building. It also provides students with the opportunity to have a learning experience they cannot participate in at school that is challenging and motivating for them.
Grant Amount: $3,750


Grant Submitter: Jody Brooks
Grant Description: This grant funding supported one of three FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) programs sponsored by the Shorewood Recreation Department. FIRST is a world-wide authentic learning program advancing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Grant Amount: $2,836


Grant Submitter: Sarah Milia
Grant Description: This grant provided flexible classroom furniture for Shorewood High School students.
Grant Amount: $2,650


Grant Submitter: Dustin Slusser
Grant Description: This grant funded kits that allow students to be introduced to basic electronics and circuits with a focus on some of the most basic devices and functions. Through hands-on projects students can explore electricity, the behavior and parts of atoms, and sensing devices.
Grant Amount: $2,580


Grant Submitter: Eric Matthews
Grant Description: This grant funded Environmental Literature Class and Science Equipment for Shorewood High School students to help turn previous lab space into a new collaborate space for students, teachers and classes.
Grant Amount: $2,500


Grant Submitter: Eva Gulotta, Katie Koepsell, Inga Siler, Claire Sterr, and Abby Hansen
Grant Description: This grant made it possible for the speech learning pathologists to implement Social Thinking across all school districts by enabling the purchase of the necessary materials.
Grant Amount: $1,924


Grant Submitter: Janet Reinhoffer and Deb Sakai
Grant Description: This grant funded an outdoor, including bench seating, teaching table. Studies have shown that students are more engaged, inspired, and on-task in outdoor classrooms.
Grant Amount: $1,500


Grant Submitter: Mickey Chavannes and Colleen Miller
Grant Description: This grant provided the 8th grade math teachers and students with the Apple Crayon by Logistics. With this tool students may easily write out, annotate, and record the work so the teacher can see if the students understand the math problems.
Grant Amount: $1,499


Grant Submitter: Liisa Church
Grant Description: This grant was used to update Lake Bluff’s sound equipment and support the purchase of a mixer which is a fundamental tool to make balancing parts possible. A cordless lavalier mic will make it possible for students to move while they sing. Using monitors, possible with the new equipment, performers are able to hear the background music, as they should.
Grant Amount: $1,385


Grant Submitter: Sara Starck
Grant Description: This grant provided students with a digital (QR Code) listening library, so they will be able to self-select a story, scan the code on the cover, and be able to listen to the book independently or with a group of students. This will offer students many more opportunities to hear a “read aloud” each day, providing them with rich print experiences and developing their love of reading at a young age.
Grant Amount: $1,067


Grant Submitter: Virginia Kashian and Katie Kalt
Grant Description: This grant funded an Act Like An Insect First Stage Theatre performance for Lake Bluff Elementary School students.
Grant Amount: $1,000


Grant Submitter: James Weslaski
Grant Description: This grant provided a projector for Introducing Physical Activities
Grant Amount: $800