2021 Projects and Impacts
After realizing the success of our fall, 2020 fundraising campaign, the SCEF board identified three major projects for 2021, in addition to our regular work with The Locker, scholarship and other continuing efforts.
The SCEF completed it's first-ever Teacher Grant Program, with over $10,000 awarded to SCSD classrooms in spring, 2021.
The SCEF hopes the success our first-ever TGP is the start of some thing very special for students. Educator participation was a big part of the projects success, with teachers' strong passion for improving the classroom experience and curriculum showing in all funding applications.
2021 Teacher Grant Program Funded projects include:
Programmable robots for hi-cap students, making coding more inclusive, accessible and interesting to youth.
Reading books and discussion tools that promote social and personal growth among third through fifth grade students.
Flexible seating, sensory items and sensory-friendly classroom management tools for first grade students, helping them to relax, focus and maintain attention.
New, updated and current reading books for fourth grade novel studies.
Sight Word learning tools to help some second grade students catch up to their peers.
Upgrades to high quality material and tools for teachers' continuing education at our elementary schools.
Quality headphones for each third and fourth grade student, plus computer mice for fifth grade students, each a critical tool for modern audible and online learning.
The foundation wants to help remove barriers to earning college credit in accredited SHS courses, including tuition fees. We’re here to help empower students with a start on a college transcript before they leave high school.
In 2021, donors provided community college credit tuition for 43 SHS students. Thanks to donors, these learners have a head start in pursuit of higher education.
We know feeling safe at school is paramount to student success.
We’re working to bring a comprehensive anti-bullying campaign to older elementary students, teachers and families. We hope to put our plan into action as soon as students can meet in large groups again, post pandemic.