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33 PPS Teachers awarded over $30,000 in classroom and STEM grants by PPS Foundation, Community Foundation of Central Illinois

Thirty-three Peoria Public Schools teachers were awarded Peoria Public School Foundation - Community Foundation of Central Illinois Classroom Grant or STEM grants for 2020-2021. Individual grant amounts ranged from $397 to $1,500.  Congratulations!

 

 

 Classroom Grants

Name

School

Project

Grant Amount

 

Robert Wilson

WCTC Construction

Construction

$1,000.

Heidi DeFrance

Trewyn School

Making E-learning E-asier

   1,000.

Mary Menniga

Roosevelt Magnet School

Flex Space Furniture in the COVID-19 Furniture

   1,000

Maureen Langholf

Dr. Maude A. Sanders Primary School

School Spirit Wear for all Students

      500

Audurone Simmons

WCTC Hair Braiding

Will of Fortune

      500

Cheryl Halm

Trewyn Therapeutic Program at MHS

Creating a Technology Center

   1,000

Catherine McKenzie

Manual High School

Origami Science Models

      450

Michelle Smith

Thomas Jefferson Primary School

From Here to There, From There to Here

   1,000

Kevin Roecker

WCTC Culinary Arts

Food Preservation & Accelerated Preparation Techniques

   1,000

Monica Hayes

Richwoods High School

Beyond Borders: Strengthening Spanish Outside the Classroom

      277

Kathy Phillips

Roosevelt Magnet School

More Than Books Lunch Club

      902

Sara Wenger

Rolling Acres Middle School

Flexibe Seating, Plexiglass Dividers, Storage & More

   1,000

Cheryl Halm

Trewyn Therapeutic Program at MHS

Creating a Monarch & Pollinator Sanctuary

      538

Mary Keltner

VHECEC

B.A.M. – Building a Memory through Parent & Child

Togetherness Time

   1,000

 

Oriana Gilson

WCTC

Equipping Tomorrow’s Nurses: Expanding Access to Dual Credit CAN Program

      994

Leigh Ann Cloud

Peoria High School

What’s@mylibrary? Ebooks to Support Curriculum

   1,000

Catherine McKenzie

Manual High School

Infectious Disease World Problems

   1,000

Stephanie Churchill

Franklin Primary School

Books to support SEL in classrooms

   1,000

Cami Williams

Trewyn School

Expressing Ourselves Through Memoirs

      450

Jitske Miedema

WCTC Culinary Arts

Exploring the World of Baking and Pastry

   1,000

Hedy Elliott-Gardner

Lincoln K-8

Backyard to the Future

      930

Kevin Roecker

WCTC Culinary Arts

Pioneers of Smoke; Innovators of BBQ – The Cooking Style the USA perfected

   1,000

Michelle Smith

Thomas Jefferson Primary School

Rewind & Push Play!!!

      700

Julie Jenkins

Thomas Jefferson Primary School

LEGOS for STEM Design

   1,000

Michelle Buscher

Sterling Middle School

Taco ‘Bout Books Extreme

   1,000

Joe Baumgardner

Richwoods High School

Spontaneous Generation

   1,000

Jennifer Rozboril

Franklin Primary School

Attendance

   1,000

Julie Craghead

PSD At-Home Learning Program

Learning Virtually Everywhere

   1,000

Sara Ratliff

Lincoln K-8

“Bigs” Mentoring Program

   1,000

STEM Grants

Oriana Gilson

WCTC

Powering WCTC: Student Pilots Documenting the Move to Solar Energy

 1,500

Mary LaKemper

Franklin Primary School

STEM Tales

    397

Shelley Craycraft

Richwoods High School

Ebooks for Education

 1,500

Dawn Gersich

Rolling Acres Middle School

Full STEAM Ahead!

 1,500