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CPSF announces Spring Mini-Grant winners

The Corvallis Public Schools Foundation has announced the winners of the Spring 2012 Mini-Grants for Education totaling nearly $7,000.

Twice each year the foundation awards grants of up to $1,000 to educators for program costs, equipment or supplies. Applicants are asked to demonstrate the importance of their projects and how the requested funding will have a positive impact on student learning.

Priority is given to projects that will impact the greatest number of students and that can be shared with other teaching professionals.  The spring grants provided funding to 11 recipients for the following items:

Art and Music
Music and literature integration with books and CDs, Garfield Elementary School
Media projector for choir class sight-singing, Cheldelin Middle School
Digitized Tablets for Graphic Design students, Crescent Valley High School
Kiln for jewelry and art students, Crescent Valley High School
Math and Science
Math Academy pilot program, Corvallis High School
Smart board and media projector for math class, Corvallis High School
Digital documentation camera for science class, Crescent Valley High School
iPad pilot project for differentiated math instruction, Linus Pauling Middle School

Literacy
Living Voices multi-media performance, Linus Pauling Middle School
iPad pilot project for differentiated special education instruction, Adams Elementary School
Reference books for Career Center, Crescent Valley High School

The Mini-Grants for Education program is funded through foundation endowments including the Doris L. Myers Memorial Fund which supports teacher’s special projects and the Barbara E. Fry Fund, which supports K-5 students in art, dance, and music. Additional funds are provided by the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation annual Spring for Kids Run and from private donations.

This year’s Spring for Kids Run on March 10 yielded a record $12,000 in net revenues. Proceeds from the Spring Run support the work of the foundation and its various programs, including the Mini-Grants for Education program.