Creative Impact Grants
This Lawrence Township School Foundation program provides funding for creative and innovative projects that would otherwise not be supported by tax dollars. Any MSD of Lawrence Township teacher, teacher group, school personnel, administrator, student, or parent is eligible to apply.
2019-20 Creative Impact Grants Awarded
24 grants totaling $24,949.84 were awarded. Congratulations to the teachers listed below! Click on the title of the grant to learn more.
Amy Beverland, Jason Locke
Board Game Club
Board Game Club will expand with more games which will allow more students to participate and keep the club free for everyone.
Amy Beverland, David Broadus
Non-traditional movement break such as: punching bags, yoga mats and stationary bikes will help students who have written movement needs in their IEP's.
Belzer Middle School, Karen Leewood
School Wide Paper Recycling
A recycling job program will benefit Life Skills students at Belzer.
Brook Park, Elizabeth Silvey
Assistive technology will help students with moderate and severe cognitive disabilities communication in the classroom.
Brook Park, Sonya Schkabla
Environmentally Friendly Outdoor Learning Tables
Environmentally friendly plastic picnic tables will replace older wooden picnic tables.
ELC @ Brook Park, Karissa May
Family Nights at ELC BP
Family Engagement Night provides resources for families to support their children and their education in Lawrence Township schools.
ELC @ Brook Park, Melissa Workman
Full STEAM Ahead
Materials will allow preschool and kindergarten students more opportunities for STEAM learning through more experiences and activities.
ELC @ Winding Ridge, Bryanna Tynes
Calm down centers
Calm down centers will be in each classroom to give students a safe place to calm down when their emotions get out of control.
Fall Creek Valley, Charles Pinkerton
Outdoor Soccer Goals
Two outdoor soccer goals are being placed at Fall Creek Valley.
Fall Creek Valley, Adrianne Overby
Art Drying and Storage Cart
An art drying and storage cart will benefit the Art Department at Fall Creek Valley.
Forest Glen, Pamela Paramore
Starry Story Night Sleepover for Reading Achievement
A guest speaker and incentive prizes at the 4th grade reading achievement program sleepover are being funded.
Harrison Hill, Savannah Entin
Ukuleles for Harrison Hill
A classroom set of ukuleles are being funded for the music program at Harrison Hill.
Indian Creek, Mei Ling Tio- Yu and Glenda Gerulski
"Blast Off" Sensory Path Package
The "Blast Off" Sensory Pathway package is an interactive sensory path that takes students needing a sensory or movement break through a motor and sensory integration path with a "space" theme.
Lawrence Central, Kyle Schwingendorf
The Exploration of Science Through Legos
Lego construction blocks and motors will give ICP and Physics students hands-on activities to help reinforce and understand Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering concepts.
Lawrence Central, Stacey Roeschlein
Free Choice Reading: Inspiring Reluctant Readers to Language Acquistion
A variety of books in Spanish on various topics will allow students to read books that interest them and help increase their Spanish vocabulary.
Lawrence Central, Wendy Golden
Recycling is Dirty Business
Clay Extruder will allow clay to be ready for students to use more more quickly and keep waste to a minimum by allowing excess bits of clay to be recycled and used again.
Lawrence Central, Kurt Freytag
Peer Tutoring/Bear Mentor Program
Items purchased for Bear Mentors will be used with their mentees during their 1 on 1 visit time. Bear Mentors are LC students who are trained as peer tutors/facilitators and serve as academic tutors, big brothers/big sisters, and/or discussion leaders.
Lawrence Central, Kevin Self
Let Science Take Flight
A radio controlled drone will provide students the opportunity to learn programming, video editing, flight skills, and overall responsibility, as well as the opportunity to learn about careers and different functionalities of technology around them.
Lawrence North, Jennifer Nolden
Maker Space in the Media Center
The Maker Space in the Media Center will encourage and engage the learning community in beginning to use the Media Center as a space not only for traditional literacy but for collaboration, problem solving and creative inquiry.
Mary Castle, Michelle Smelser
Items will create a sensory path in the common environment for teachers and support staff to access with their students.
Oaklandon, Rebecca Owen
Teaching Fractions with Lego Bricks
Lego bricks will give students a hands-on visual approach to learning fractions, as well as multiplication, division, and decimals.
Skiles Test, Dave Shafer
Maker Space Escape Room Challenge
An "escape room" game in the Maker Space lab where teams of students will use math problem solving skills and logical reasoning to "escape" the room before time expires.
Skiles Test, Kristine Booth
Up, Up and Away We Go with STEM
Materials for more hands-on STEM learning and activities in the 4th grade.
Winding Ridge, Kristin Burmeister
Wild About Reading
A culturally competent library in the school that includes high quality text sets that teachers can use as read-aloud books in the their classroom or for class-wide reading. Books would focus on the cultures of students who attend Winding Ridge and books that would be of high interest to the students.