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Sanger Foundation

Sanger Foundation

2020-21 Classroom Grant Awardees

2020-21 School Year

The Foundation for Sanger Schools allocated $7,500.00 to assist teachers with viable classroom projects. This year, 11 teachers were awarded up $750.00 to implement these very exciting projects.


Fairmont Elementary
Teacher:  Gretchen Heinrich
Program: "Wonder" Novel Study

Purchase copies of the novel "Wonder" by RJ Palacio for student study.  This story has a very powerful message to help children recognize empathy and how they should treat each other. Purchasing a book for each student will implement the 5th Grade Common Core Reading Standards and promote a love of reading.  


Lincoln Elementary
Teacher:  Holly Willet
Program: Let's Read!!!

Purchase of additional resources and reading materials to allow teachers to conduct lit circles, increase student motivation through high interest reading options and foster a love for reading by having access to engaging and meaningful text.


Lincoln Elementary
Teacher:  Dolores Leal-Martinez
Program: Kinder Rams: Together We Can Stay Healthy

This project cost is to purchase books and presentation materials needed to educate students on the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics will include practicing proper handwashing, covering mouths while coughing/sneezing, and practicing social distancing. Project is interactive with children given opportunities to read aloud.


Jefferson Elementary
Teacher:  Tabitha Lopez
Program: Waterwise Art Garden

Afterschool program to create a drought tolerant garden. All students will have an opportunity to create their own original piece of art on a rock to be included. Students will participate in science lessons on erosion, plant needs, cause/effect of drought and conservation.


Madison Elementary
Teacher:  Katy Jones
Program: Kinder Teacher

Funding will provide each kindergarten student with their own magnetic, ten frame interactive math board. This will allow each student to have hands-on math learning experiences and provide them with appropriate learning manipulatives that they can use to establish number sense, one-to-one correspondence, simple addition/subtraction and other hands-on math concepts.


Reagan Elementary
Teacher:  Kathryn Milam
Program: Our 3rd Graders SOAR Through Independent Reading

Purchase Chapter and Graphic Novel series books to improve exposure to this type of reading, increase student comfort level and become more engaged in their independent reading time. Books chosen will be AR compatible.


Sanger Academy
Teacher:  Jessica Massie
Program: iPad accessories for PVLEGS

This grant purchases 16 iPad stands and 18 pairs of headphones for student use with iPads during group projects and class presentations.


Sanger High School
Teacher:  Ramon Cuevas
Program: Additive Manufacturing

These grant funds will be used to replenish filament stock and acquire advanced engineering grade materials for 3D Printing projects. The Robotics Team also conducts fundraising activities throughout the year to help with associated costs.


Sanger High School – West Campus
Teacher:  Rebecca Frantzich
Program: Mini Masterpiece - Art with a Purpose


This is a hands-on art making project focusing on small-scale acrylic paintings and researching the historical and current background of one's community, values and beliefs. The theme will be centered on the idea of community, and students will present their artwork to their peers and the community during various events.


Washington Academics Middle School
Teacher:  Marissa Taff
Program: Exploring Our Futures Through Mathematics


This project is for students within the RSP program to explore their futures through real-world application of middle school mathematical concepts. Students will engage in college/career exploration and personal finance activities that will help develop their math problem-solving skills, in addition to fostering their growth mindset as they delve into what their future could be.


Washington Academics Middle School
Teacher:  Craig Jones
Program: Energy Transfer Modeling

This project is for students within the RSP program, to explore their futures through real-world application of middle school mathematical concepts. Students will engage in college/career exploration and personal finance activities that will help develop their math problem-solving skills, in addition to fostering their growth mindset as they delve into what their future could be.