Great Idea Grants

Fifteen Great Idea Grants for 2008-2009 have been awarded to classroom teachers.  Named for their donors or honorees, this grants will start a recycling program at a high school, teach parents to support their young children’s education, and enhance all areas of the curriculum.  Follow this link to see a complete list of this year’s winners.

Congratulations 2008 Grant Winners

                             

Aiken Middle                                            Margaret Fussell                          In Honor of Clarence T. Raiford

This grant will expand Electricity City, a science problem-solving program for gifted and talented 6th and 7th grade students.

Jefferson Elementary                                Ellen Cotton              In Memory of Horace T. Hilderbrand, Sr.

Gifted and talented 5th grade students will design amusement part rides to study physics.

Chukker Creek Elementary                      Jane DiTullio                                               Women of Woodside

Ms. DiTullio will enhance the teaching of 5th grade history through the use of novels.

Chukker Creek Elementary                       Esther Blake                                            Bridgestone Firestone

Social study reading materials for first graders to improve achievement.

Clearwater Elementary                             Lori Rogers                                                         PEP  Endowment

Family Book Night for non-English speaking families will send books home to improve reading.

J. D. Lever Elementary                 Rod Patterson & Bridget Coleman                   Bridgestone Firestone

Expansion of the Lego Robotics program for grades 3-5.

North Augusta High                                   Paige Day                                                  City of North Augusta

Drama and public speaking students will benefit from the purchase of a camcorder.

Oakwood-Windsor Elementary               Jesse Hall                                                           PEP Endowment

Expansion of Share-A-Book classroom libraries.

Paul Knox Middle                           Bridget Kearse & Helen Richard                         City of North Augusta

Partial support for the Careers Lunch & Learn program with business people.

Paul Knox Middle                                      Lisa Newman                                  In Memory of Bill Besson, Sr.

Start-up funding for 6th grade microbiology curriculum.

Paul Knox Middle                                      Gaye Pappas                                                         PEP Endowment

Classroom experiences and sailing on a tall ship for special needs students.

Redcliffe Elementary                               Rachel Creasy                                                       PEP Endowment

Make-it, Take-it kits to help parents be the first teachers for their kindergarten students.

Redcliffe Elementary                             Jennifer Minichan                                                   PEP Endowment

Partnership with Silver Bluff culinary arts program to teach etiquette and social skills.

Silver Bluff High                                      Katherine Britton                                          Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Start-up of a school-wide recycling program run by special needs students.

Silver Bluff High                                          Susan Few                                                   Women of Woodside

Expansion of culinary arts program to include baking and pastry.