Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation announces fall grant winners

Release Date: November 11th, 2011

Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation has awarded over $18,000 in fall grants to educators in the district. They are as follows:


Ryan Setterlof, Georgia Wildnauer, Christy Ruch, Liz Bradley, Shannon Herring, Kristyn Hamm, Anthony Ioannacci, Jackie Probst, Janice Schmadeke, Lisa Wright & Laura LaCross from Riverside Intermediate (RSI) - $2,500 for MOBIs for All! Purchase MOBI Interactive Whiteboards for 5th and 6th math teachers. The MOBI is designed to support student-centered active learning and give educators the mobility and flexibility to deliver engaging lessons anywhere in the room using their desktop computer.


Maureen Randall, Jessica Jones, Donna Schiele, Kelly Watson, Kevin Stumpf and Tige Butts from Fishers Junior High (FJH) – $350 for Chargers Around the World: Celebrating Our Diversity. Purchase a National Geographic World Mural Map and International Flag Set with brackets for display. FJH serves families from 60 different countries, is working to not only better understand one another but to also celebrate and enjoy the diversity in their school.

Ada Bruce from RSI - $1,303 for Enhancing ELL (English Language Learner) Communication in the Classroom. Purchase five Apple iPod Touch and applications. For a student body that speaks a variety of languages, using iPods with ELL allows quick and effective communication through translation applications easing a student’s adjustment to American schools.

Christian Hamm, Mary Lynn Moore and Peg Dunn from RSI - $1,891 for Enriched Creative Writing at RSI. Students will use three iPads, two Apple televisions and additional applications for shooting and editing video along with appropriate page layout software for the student newspaper. A group of students will research, write, shoot and edit a broadcast news story as well as research, write and publish both current events and historical newspapers that will be made available to the student body.

Kim Beaulieu and Chris White from FJH - $2,000 for Interactive Education. Equip the classroom with seven Amazon Kindle Fire for the Special Education and Emotionally Disabled to provide self-led remediation, teacher-led remediation through level-appropriate and educational games as well as motivation to complete general education class work.

Charles Kunz and Michael Carpenter from Fishers High School - $2,046 for Improving Musical Skills Through the Use of iPad Technology. Use of four iPad units and a Bluetooth music adapter to improve musical skills and education of all students in the FHS band program.

Jennifer Shults from Fall Creek Intermediate - $1,992 for Music Learning Centers. Purchase five pre-tuned tubanos, two keyboards, accessories and five Orff tube sets to add to the current selection of classroom instruments to allow for multiple learning centers involving a wide variety of instruments. The music learning centers are a collaborative way for students to learn and be engaged in music.

Elizabeth Trinkle from Hamilton Southeastern High School (HSEHS) - $2,000 for RealCare Infant Simulators. Purchase four RealCare Baby Simulators. They are life-like computerized dolls with realistic responses that allow students to experience some of the demands of caring for an infant and its effects on their lives.

Marna Meyer from Fall Creek Elementary and Mary Jo Wark formerly from FCE - $587 for RtI Behavior Interventions Through Positive Programming. Purchase a Second Step kit for both Grade 1 and Grade 3. Second Step is a comprehensive violence prevention program that integrates academics and social and emotional learning to be used as an intervention tool for those exhibiting at-risk behaviors or who have been identified as needing direct intervention.

Shelley Cross, Julie Galloway, Kerri Rhodes and Jennifer Thomas from Fishers Elementary - $1,986 for There’s an App for That: Using the iPod Touch in the Elementary Classroom. Purchase six iPod Touches with cases and wall charges along with applications. Allow teachers to use the iPod Touch and the wide variety of educational applications available through iTunes to enhance lesson plans and offer meaningful learning opportunities for students.

Cindy Cooper from HSEHS - $1,390 for Using uWrite Touch Engage Wireless LCD to Enhance Math Instruction. Obtain two uWrite Touch Engage Wireless LCD’s allowing students to solve algebraic problems in real time with student creativity and an endless stream of electronic paper for numerous examples. They also can send class notes electronically to absent students.

Cathy Fuqua from Harrison Parkway Elementary - $269 for Voracious Reading! Mark My Time! Purchase 30 Mark My Time digital bookmarks provide each student with a digital bookmark to track the time they read, which also allows students to set goals and meet them. This gives students incentive to read longer and stay on task.

For more information, contact HSSF Executive Director Lisa Allen at 317-594-4100.

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