2017-18 Approved Grants - $70,621

Educational Programs/Projects:

After-school Student Clubs and Organizations (all 7 schools) -- $40,000
Commitment to Excellence Awards ($1,000 to each recipient)
Elementary Author Visit to each elementary school (made possible in part by Horizon Bank)
Materials for The Okemos Channel - Matt Ottinger

OEF Grants

OEF grants vary each year, depending on requests from Okemos faculty

Transportation for Chieftain Champs mentoring program (4 schools)
Human to Human Interface electrophysiology - Colleen Palmer - OHS
CPR equipment - Sheree Jungwirth- Kinawa
Leveled literacy intervention materials - Julie Bellinger - Hiawatha
ELL supplemental materials - Melissa Sainz - Hiawatha
Books for social justice school-wide book club - Jill Hoort - OPM at Central
Speaker: Learning African American History through the Arts - Pam Williams - OHS
Speaker: Holocaust storyteller - Cyndi Webster - Chippewa
Alternative seating for enhanced student learning - Gina Farnelli - OHS

Micro Grants

Cooking supplies for hands-on projects involving ASD students and peers - Meredith Dwyer - OPM
Alternative seating for special education students - Rachel Baldwin - Kinawa - $250
Author Visit: Katie Slivensky (Okemos Alum) - Sandy Fields - OHS
Spelling City (online program) for all 3rd grade Bennett Woods students
RAZ-Kids Reading (online program) for all 1st grade Hiawatha students
Math intervention support materials - Lori Mazzullo - Chippewa
Digital audio books - Polly Alexander - Chippewa
Culturally-responsive books - Erin LaFerier - OPM at Central
Art Memory Project - Rebecca Butler - OHS
Reading Around the World (book purchase) - Sally Langley - OPM at Central
Mind-Up curriculum materials - Andrea Hallead - Kinawa
Speaker: Learning from Indigenous Cultures in Michigan - Christine Batora - OPM
Kids Blog (subscription for some LA classrooms) - Laura Kampf - Kinawa
Speaker: Nature Discovery (Michigan-Native snakes) - David Pruden - Kinawa
Solar car club materials - Samluk - OHS
Quiz Bowl tournament entry fee - Andrew Floyd - OHS
Forensics Team competition fee - Emily Feehery - OHS

John Bjorkquist Alumni Science Fund Grants

Seeds of Science 4th grade field trips - all Okemos elementary schools
Science Fair support - Bennett Woods, Cornell, Hiawatha, OPM at Central, Kinawa ($350 per school)
Science Olympiad materials/supplies (sponsored by The Reid Family)

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2016-17 Approved Grants - $80,303

OEF Grants

Number Worlds (math intervention program) - Julie Bellinger – Hiawatha - $1,000
Kid Blog (online subscription for 5th grade) - Laura Kampf – Kinawa - $836
Ukuleles (classroom set of 30) - Erika Bridge – Kinawa - $1,000
Orchestra Clinicians for PLC days - Joel Schutt – OHS - $1,000
Jazz Artist in Residence - Mark Stice – OHS - $1,000
Number Worlds (math intervention program) - Carrie McCarthy - Bennett Woods - $1,000
Two iPad Minis with Osmo interactive software - Megan Malkus - Cornell - $1,000
Reading and writing intervention materials for special education students - Jen Harnick - Kinawa - $375
PrinterBot Play 3D printer - Julie Rigling - Kinawa - $375
Trip to Impression 5 Science Center for Summer Playground Program students - Rebecca Precise - $400

OEF Micro-Grants

Spelling City for 3rd grade - Melissa Allis – BW - $160
RAZ-Kids Reading (online program) - Jessica Warren – BW - $250
Big Science Lesson Transportation (partial cost) - Missy LaMarre – BW - $180
Sensory Therapy Fidgets (special education student intervention) -Michelle Beck – Cornell -$255
Peer-to-Peer Support Group Materials - Lori Mazzullo – CMS - $250
Local Author Visit (Bena Hartman) - Karen Sanders – CMS - $200
RaZ-Kids Reading 1st Grade – all first grade teachers -- Hiawatha $110 x 4 = $440
Fitness Balls (classroom chair alternative) - Deborah Clay – Kinawa - $180
Owl Pellet Kits - Christine Batora - OPM - $226
OHS Display Board Materials - Rachel Hollenback - OHS - $250
Chieftain Champs Games/Activities - Nikki Mann - BW - $250
Sensory Fidgets, Kinetic Sand and Thinking Games - Jen Harnick - Kinawa - $222
Social/Emotional Learning Materials - Joanna Adams - Cornell - $250
HOPS (Homework, Organization, Planning Strategies) for TASK students - Amanda Hall - Kinawa - $250
Quiz Bowl National Championship entry fee (partial) - Andrew Floyd - OHS - $250
The Memory Project (portrait studies for Fine Arts students) - Rachel Hollenback - OHS - $150
Physical Science electricity supplies for wired houses project - Laura Richter - OHS - $250
Transportation for Chieftain Champs (5 schools) - $1,000
Greenhouse supplies for diversity and sustainability - Dave Chapman - OHS - $225
Self-monitoring devices for students with attention issues - Justin Turner - Kinawa - $109
Color printer and ink for the OHS Press/Journalism class - Laura Ross - OHS - $250

Lee Gerard Professional Development Grants

Visible Learning for Mathematics - John Hood - K-8 - $1,100

Connie Osborn Deits Science Enrichment Grants

CMS Library Makerspace materials - Cyndi Webster – CMS - $1,000
Specialized equipment for Biology Senses unit - Danielle Tandoc – OHS - $730
Aquarium chiller for Salmon in the Classroom project - Paul Hinze – Kinawa - $1,000
MSU Seeds of Science Field Trips – All 4th Grade Students -- $2,910
Support for School Science Fairs - Hiawatha, Cornell, BW, OPM, Kinawa - $350 each ($1,750)
Materials for Science Olympiad Club - Amita Das - OHS - $1,500
Tower Garden indoor growing system - Tarah Miller - Kinawa - $1150
Supplies for Physical Science motors/electricity unit projects - Laura Richter - OHS - $250

Other Grants/Projects Funded by the OEF:

Extra-Curricular Student Clubs and Organizations (all 7 schools) -- $39,000
Commitment to Excellence Awards ($1,000 to each recipient) -- $5,000
Elementary Author Visit to each elementary school (made possible in part by Horizon Bank)-- $5,000
Chippewa Design Lab (made possible through a grant from the Dart Foundation) – Mark Tomczak - CMS -- $3,330
Materials for The Okemos Channel - Matt Ottinger - $3,000

2015-16 Approved Funding ($102,028)

OEF Grants

Orchestra Tune-Up Books – Joel Schut – OHS -- $340
Vocab/Critical Thinking Skill-Building Materials – Stacy Trumpie – Chippewa/Kinawa -- $725
Fit Desks (bicycle desks) – Tom Hopper – Chippewa -- $954
Printmaking Art Supplies – Stacey Christensen – Chippewa -- $953.07
Step Up to Writing (strategies for struggling students) – Lori Mazzullo – Chippewa -- $359
Digit Whiz Online Math Program – Kathy Sheufelt – Chippewa -- $500
S.P.I.R.E. Reading Intervention Program – Erin Brinkley – Bennett Woods - $975

OEF Micro-Grants

Chieftain Champs transportation (clubs) - Hiawatha, Cornell, Bennett Woods, Kinawa -- $1,000
Functional Words (reading series for special education) - Elena Mapley -- Kinawa -- $220
Scripts Showcase (Drama materials) – Alan Demski – OHS -- $250
QuizBowl Tournament Fee – Andy Floyd – OHS -- $250
Author Visit (Kristine Brickey) – Sandy Fields – OHS -- $250
Simple Machines Books and Activity Cards – Theresa Weber – OPM -- $125
Magnetic Stirrers – Karen Canestraight – OHS -- $250
Lab Aprons (22) – Laura Richter – OHS -- $250
Biology Diagraming Materials – Carrier and Daberko – OHS -- $226
Model Me Kids (social skills videos) – Kristin Rosenbrook – BW -- $192
Art Memory Project (illustrating orphans from photographs) – Rebecca Butler – OHS -- $250
Spelling City (online subscription for third grade) – BW -- $158.85 –
Raz Kids (online reading subscription for first grade) -- Hiawatha -- $99.95 x 5 classrooms
Raz Kids on-line reading program – 3 second grade classrooms – Bennett Woods -- $250
Part fee for transportation to Impression 5 Big Science Lesson for 1st grade – BW -- $250
MotivAider (intervention aid for ASD students) -- Paul Doher -- OPM -- $171.80
Peer-to-Peer Supplies for ASD students – Elena Mapley -- Kinawa -- $230
Peer-to-Peer Supplies for ASD students – Lori Mazzullo -- Chippewa -- $135

Connie Osborn Deits Science Enrichment Grants

OPM Science Fair -- $500
Kinawa Science Night -- $500
OHS Science Olympiad materials/expenses – $1,500
Impression 5 field trip for Summer Playground Program -- $400
MSU Seeds of Science Field Trips – All 4th Grade Students -- $3,351

Lee Gerard Professional Development Fellowships

Leverage Leadership for Administrators (multi-day conference) – $1,500
Improving Professional Development Regarding High-Functioning Autism (conference for 6 OHS staff) – $1,537

Other Grants/Projects Funded by the OEF:

Extra-Curricular Student Clubs and Organizations (all 7 schools) -- $50,256
Commitment to Excellence Awards ($1,000 to each recipient) -- $5,000
Elementary Author Visit (Laurie Keller) -- $5,000
The Legacy of Emmett Till (4.19.16 at OHS) – $7,000
The Okemos Channel -- $3,000
Banquet grants to music and art -- $200
Musical Drama Grants -- Chippewa and OHS -- $2,500
Chippewa Auditorium Sound Improvements – $10,200
Chippewa Design Lab – Mark Tomczak -- $1,600 (pending)

2014-15 Approved Grants

OEF Grants

Social work skills materials – Nicole Langdon – Kinawa -- $534 – 2/2015
Flexible learning spaces to support collaboration – Dawn Reed – OHS -- $1,000 – 2/2015
Joyful Reading (K-1st grade advanced books) – Marsha Chance – Hiawatha -- $1,000 – 10/2014
Joyful Reading (K-1st grade advanced books) – Marsha Chance – OPM -- $1,000 – 10/2014
Leveled Readers – Sally Langley – OPM -$1,000 – 10/2014
Art Supplies for cross-cultural projects – Jennifer Baker – BW -- $438 – 10/14
Seeds of Science non-fiction books for grades 3 & 4 – Jill Hoort – OPM -- $855 – 10/14
Lego Storystarter software for 3rd grade – Ivy Schmidt – BW -- $1,000 – 10/2014
Literacy stations for 3rd grade – Amy Olivarez – Hiawatha -- $1,000 – 10/2014

OEF Micro-Grants

Kaufman speech apraxia treatment kit and workbook – Dory Steinbart – OPM -- $250 – 11/2014
“Learning A to Z” on-line reading program for 2nd grade – BW -- $250 – 11/2014
Origo visual aid for multiplication and division facts -- $246 each – 10/2014 for:
Jenny Hendrix – BW
Melissa Allis – BW
Christine Batora – OPM
Raz Kids on-line reading program – 4 First Grade teachers – Hiawatha -- $400 total – 10/2014
$250 toward transportation to Impression 5 Big Science Lesson for 1st grade – BW -- $250 – 10/2014

Connie Osborn Deits Science Enrichment Grants

Kinawa Native Fishes Display – Hinze/Scheufelt – Kinawa -- $2,000 – 2/2015
Kinawa Science Night 2015 – Elizabeth Clifford – Kinawa -- $500 – 1/15
MSU Seeds of Science Field Trips – All 4th Grade Students -- $2,889 – 8/14