Avery Elementary - Total Awarded $4,031.80
Bringing Science Home - $1,000 Blending learning at home and at school will enhance students' learning opportunities. Utilizing this program students will take home kits to learn from with their families. It will help families and students understand topics that are being taught at school and further support a collaborative learning approach between home and school.
Conflict Resolution Time Machine - $500 A student's intelligence is not only the ability to understand material within subjects like reading, math, science, and others. Learning how to be emotionally intelligent is critically important in the development of people. Students can learn through this program how to become better problem solvers when experiencing a conflict with a peer or teacher, and others. It capitalizes on "teachable moments" and teaching children how to learn to "Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood” It creates an environment of respectful listening and learning the concept of perspective, leading to life long lessons.
Bristol Elementary - Total Awarded $5,541.00
Find, Feature, Film - The Power of Positive - $2,147.00 - This project is all about student voice and choice. It allows students to showcase that our school community , as well as the WG community in general, does great things which are certainly news worthy. This grant will allow a different medium to express their creativity. Student will be able film and edit stories and/or other projects based entirely about their subject and personal inspiration. They will have to communicate in all areas (reading, writing, speaking, listening, interviewing).. Students will learn to evaluate and select best social media ways to share out their creation. Students will scaffold video editing learning progressing from aps like Snapseed and Art Studio to more advance video editing such as Photoshop and Adobe Premiere.
Clark Elementary - Total Awarded $2,529.00
Edgar Road School - Total Awarded $5,117.72
Light Up the Learning - $313.72 - Supplies would be purchased to go with the light table that meet a wider range of curricular goals - specifically science, math, and reading/writing. A new experience would be created for children by adding the light table into centers or stations during specific lessons. For example, putting numbers in order from 1-50 on the light table, matching upper and lower case letters on the light table, finding part of the body on x rays on the light table, building a tower using 3D shapes on the light table, and more! After exploring and learning at the light table with new materials, the children will be able to write about, draw and or share about their learning experience at different stations. Many children will benefit from this different way of learning. Still specific to goals, but more hands on and engaging for the young minds.
The Living Portfolio - $3,804.00 - The “Living Portfolio” is the next phase following the implementation of Teaching for Artistic Behavior. The Living Portfolio Project is a student-curated collection of personal thoughts, moments, big ideas, accomplishments and creations that have come out of their learning experiences in art. This project demonstrates an innovative use of technology, allowing students to create a personal digital portfolio that will authentically represent their journey as artist spanning the most crucial years of development.
Hixson Middle School - Total Awarded $2,558.00
STEM-spiration - $2,058 (Funded by Class of 1958) - This STEM-inspired program will provide opportunities for students to experiment and tinker with computer science- and engineering-related instruments at the middle school level, sparking student interest and helping students to recognize their potential in STEM-related fields. Classroom STEM kits will be created for students to use in the middle school classrooms to teach students that STEM is everywhere and everyone is a STEM-capable learner; access to hands-on tools that surpass typical classroom content and experiences will provide opportunities for students to go beyond the material being taught and cater to their natural abilities to be creative.
Hudson Elementary - Total Awarded $7,915.00
Steger Sixth Grade Center - Total Awarded $3,600
WGHS - Total Awarded $3,549.00
Canvas Creativity - $1,699 - The grant committee was excited to award a Dell Canvas to Webster Groves High School! The Dell Canvas is a 27-inch combination drafting table and intuitive digital art board that students can use to bring their creations to life and become effective visual communicators. The canvas will be housed in the Makerspace lab, and available to all Webster Groves district students. Immediate visions for the product include Makerspace and A.M.P.E.D. students creating design models for their clientele, as well as visual arts and computer students using it to enhance creativity and learning.
Junior Gardeners - $650.00 - The Junior Gardeners program will create a space where preschool-aged children can learn how to appreciate nature by interacting and observing in the planting/cultivating/harvesting process with the use of a ten-by-twelve foot greenhouse. The greenhouse will provide one-hundred and twenty square feet of sanctuary for children to create a relationship with nature that will stay with them for years to come. Besides teaching young minds how to maintain their own fruits, herbs, vegetables, or spice garden, the project fosters a sense of community as students work together and will be able to give back to needy in our community with their produce. Additionally, the development of programs for the preschool greenhouse can inspire creativity within current high school programs.