Classroom Grants

Worthwhile educational programs and projects are supported by the Quaker Foundation in an effort to support education in the New Philadelphia Schools. The Quaker Foundation has awarded classroom grants for special projects to enhance learning every year since the 1993-94 school year.

View a historical list of the number of grants and amounts awarded since that first year.

The Quaker Foundation awarded 33 classroom grants this school year totaling $15,490.64. The following is a description of the grants.

Ashley Claxon - All Elementary Schools

Translate to Relate

Resources will be provided to aide English Language Learners in comprehending required class reading. The libraries have partnered with teachers to develop a strategy which utilizes audiobooks and native language print resources to ensure learning is not lost in translation.

$500.00

Debbie Jasmin - Central

Keep Calm and Let's Learn to Cope

Students will be provided access to items needed for calming, relaxation, and stress relief in order to not only manage their emotions and behaviors, but develop better coping mechanisms in order to progress scholastically.

$500.00

April Range - Central

21st Century Classroom/Flexible Seating

Flexible seating will provide students a comfortable learning environment that enhances collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking by making the classroom a student-centered learning environment.

$480.00

Kelly VanArsdalen - South

Project Based Learning

Students will be actively engaged in learning about history, science, and reading as they take on the role of an escaped slave navigating the Underground Railroad, or become a patriot and engage in the fight for freedom from England.

$399.65

Natasha Swailes - South

Flexible, Focused, and Fantastic

By having flexible seating options in the classroom, students will be able to sit in a seat that will better meet their sensory issues. Flexible seating improves student engagement, core strength, posture, and overall blood flow to the brain.

$495.27

Matt Maurer - South

Flexible Seating

By having flexible seating options in the classroom, students will be able to sit in a seat that will better meet their sensory issues. Flexible seating improves student engagement, core strength, posture, and overall blood flow to the brain.

$495.27

Joyce Anderson - South

Rock and Read

Students will use flexible seating and book boxes in the classroom to make learning more meaningful and valuable. Their achievement will thrive as they make choices and become more motivated to learn.

$495.27

Julie Watson - South

Wiggle and Read

Students will use flexible seating and book boxes in the classroom to make learning more meaningful and valuable. Their achievement will thrive as they make choices and become more motivated to learn.

$495.27

Jacklyn Triplet - South

Arrr You Ready For Pirate Literacy Night

South Elementary will host a primary Literacy Night for students and families. Volunteers from the community including KSU Tuscarawas students, PTO members, and the teaching staff will collaboratively plan the night of reading adventures. A theme using pirates has been chosen.

$500.00

Samantha Mullins - West

We Love Reading

Fostering a love of reading in young children also promotes an overall love of learning. Having the resources provided by this grant will help to achieve a goal of teaching students to love learning and want to continue to learn when they leave the school building.

$358.26

Andrea Byrd - West

Oh, the Places You'll Go

Dr. Seuss and many authors can take our students to so many new and interesting places through reading. Let’s protect our books and help our students to become lifelong readers with book pouches to take our books home each night

$500.00

Jessica Moore - York

Sensory/Feeding

This grant will provide resources necessary to increase focus in the classroom and address students sensory and self-care needs.

$500.00

Jennifer Purcell - York

Sensory Items

Students that require a small amount of additional sensory input can exhibit 'negative behaviors' that mirror symptoms of hyperactivity or ADD. By providing a sensory output through a fidget item, wiggle seat, or visual timer, it could provide enough support for the behaviors to lessen or even disappear altogether, helping the child to increase success in the classroom.

$469.43

Marsha Reed - York

4th Grade Project Lead The Way

Through Project Lead The Way, students become excellent hands-on problem solvers and learn to collaborate with their fellow students. They will use the design process to solve real-life problems involving the changing earth and forces and interactions.

$465.00

Marsha Reed - York

5th Grade Project Lead The Way

Through Project Lead The Way, students become excellent hands-on problem solvers and learn to collaborate with their fellow students. Students will use the design process to solve real-life problems involving animal adaptations and the sun, moon, and stars.

$450.00

Lisa Sommers - York

Motor Mouth

Oral Motor Muscle Control will be improved through the use of fun lip, tongue, and jaw exercises and the use of oral motor muscle therapy devices. Parent observation and participation will be encouraged and therapy materials will be sent home to continue generalization.

$414.28

Nancy Cooke - York

Warm Hearts + Warm Quilts = Win/Win

Students will practice the seven habits of happy kids by making no-sew blankets and donating them to a community agency for a win/win project.

$480.00

Jenna D'Ettorre - Welty

Wonderful World of Writing Words

The Wonderful World of Writing Words is a subscription which offers many opportunities for students to practice, learn, and accomplish diverse skills at diverse levels to enhance student writing in grades seven and eight. This visual and interactive program will allow students to become better writers through playful, technological practice as we move to the district initiative of one-to-one.

$478.00

Terrie Golec - Welty

Wonderful World of Writing Words

The Wonderful World of Writing Words is a subscription which offers many opportunities for students to practice, learn, and accomplish diverse skills at diverse levels to enhance student writing in grades seven and eight. This visual and interactive program will allow students to become better writers through playful, technological practice as we move to the district initiative of one-to-one.

$478.00

Natalie Schie - Welty

Wonderful World of Writing Words

The Wonderful World of Writing Words is a subscription which offers many opportunities for students to practice, learn, and accomplish diverse skills at diverse levels to enhance student writing in grades seven and eight. This visual and interactive program will allow students to become better writers through playful, technological practice as we move to the district initiative of one-to-one.

$478.00

Sharon Ricklic - Welty

Wonderful World of Writing Words

The Wonderful World of Writing Words is a subscription which offers many opportunities for students to practice, learn, and accomplish diverse skills at diverse levels to enhance student writing in grades seven and eight. This visual and interactive program will allow students to become better writers through playful, technological practice as we move to the district initiative of one-to-one.

$478.00

Megan Beachy - Welty

Blend and Flex

Students will be involved, engaged, and comfortable in a learning environment that encourages frequent use of technology during station rotation and class presentations. A more blended learning environment can also be implemented, giving students more control over their time, pace, and place during their learning process. With a variety of flexible seating, students can be more involved, motivated, and focused on their daily tasks and assignments.

$447.00

Susan Riesen - Welty

Blend and Flex

Students will be involved, engaged, and comfortable in a learning environment that encourages frequent use of technology during station rotation and class presentations. A more blended learning environment can also be implemented, giving students more control over their time, pace, and place during their learning process. With a variety of flexible seating, students can be more involved, motivated, and focused on their daily tasks and assignments.

$447.00

Diana Newton - Welty

Blend and Flex

Students will be involved, engaged, and comfortable in a learning environment that encourages frequent use of technology during station rotation and class presentations. A more blended learning environment can also be implemented, giving students more control over their time, pace, and place during their learning process. With a variety of flexible seating, students can be more involved, motivated, and focused on their daily tasks and assignments.

$447.00

Jamie Page - Welty

The World of 3D Virtual Reality

The View-Master Deluxe VR Viewer provides students with a unique educational opportunity to surround themselves with stunning 360 degree environments and to travel to incredible places where they can explore, interact, and discover. Some of these places include the age of the dinosaurs, the planet Mars, the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, and ancient Mayan ruins.

$480.00

Laurel Callihan - NPHS

Student Book Club

Student Book Club is a group of students who meet bi-weekly to discuss books. Students read modern literature which is used as a gateway to discuss contemporary teen issues in a safe environment. Book Club is open to all NPHS students.

$500.00

Eric Jurkovic - NPHS

Flexible Seating

Flexible seating will be implemented in one or more classrooms at NPHS. Traditional desks will be replaced with a variety of seating options to create a truly student-centered learning environment.

$472.99

Kip Brady - NPHS

Theres Something Fishy Going On Here

Land use is one of the primary threats to water quality. In this project, students will use fishing as a means for evaluating relationships between water quality and land use within watersheds.

$490.00

Scott Houmard, Jody Brady - District Wide

Sizzling Summer Science Camp

The Quaker Foundation grant monies will be used to sponsor a student to attend the 2018 Summer Science Camp from each of the 5 district elementary schools and from Welty Middle School. Science camp is a hands-on, activity based science enrichment program where students experience science for 2 hours a day for 5 days during the summer. Monies from the grant will also be used to help defray the cost of construction materials and prizes for all campers attending Summer Science Camp 2018.

$500.00

Jody Brady - NPHS

Learn and Communicate

Science Leadership Club students, AP students, and accelerated science students will attend the Sam Rhine Genetics Update Conference at Aurora High School on November 30, 2017. Some students will plan a presentation or activity to share new information with peers and teachers.

$300.00

Mike Johnson - NPHS

Mock Trial

The Mock Trial Team is made up of students in grades 9 through 12. Students use prepared documents to prepare and present a case at the District Competition at the Tuscarawas County Courthouse.

$500.00

Mike Johnson - NPHS

Mock Trial

The Mock Trial Team is made up of students in grades 9 through 12. Students use prepared documents to prepare and present a case at the District Competition at the Tuscarawas County Courthouse.

$500.00

Jessica Felton - NPHSp>

English Language Arts End of Course Remediation

In order to help prepare students as well as help remediate when students are given another opportunity to take the English Language Arts End of Course test, students will have the necessary materials to review, practice, and achieve mastery through the use of developed resources.

$500.00

Lindsey Lorenz - NPHS

Delphian Yearbook Camera

A Nikon DSLR Camera will be used to help students in the yearbook class learn to compose great photos and capture moments to preserve forever in the Delphian Yearbook.

$496.95

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