Grosse Pointe South Solar Car Team – GP South High
South student run team hopes to cooperatively design and build a solar car to
be raced in the 2013 Dell-Winston School Solar Car Challenge. One goal of this team is to provide an outlet
for all young, interested engineers.
Each team member will come away with a much better understanding of
mechanics and a greatly refined set of problem solving and innovative skills.
Recognized American School Counseling Association Model
Program (RAMP) - Brownell, Parcells and Pierce Middle Schools ($2,000)
This is a
3 year comprehensive program for middle school counselors that will directly
impact the culture of the classroom and the success of instruction. Through this program our middle school guidance
counselors will become more efficient and effective. RAMP will also create a collaborative culture
though public and private partnerships with the community.
Instruction for all Writing in the Classroom – Maire Elementary ($600)
Q Speak Q is a computer software program that will allow students that struggle
with writing to learn to write more fluently.
This software program will be used in Ms. Pearson’s 4th grade
classroom at Maire as a pilot. It will
assist with writing, spelling and word selection as well as editing and revising.
Poupard Elementary ($30,000)
are wireless computers that are widely used in educational classrooms across
the country. These small laptop
computers will help the 4th and 5th grade students of
Poupard Elementary strengthen differentiated instruction and give their
students the knowledge of technology that they might not get otherwise. Poupard, being a Title I/ Focus school, will
use the technological support to engage and motivate students. Statistics have shown that at-risk schools
using Netbooks are closing their achievement gaps.
Internet and Student Netbooks - Ferry Elementary ($7,000)
grant request is for wireless learning with Netbooks for the 4/5 magnet
students at Ferry Elementary. Students
will each have their own Netbook to use for research, daily writing, lab
reports, online quizzes, assessments plus much more. Netbooks will be integrated into all academic
subject areas as a catalyst for higher learning and deeper connections.
iPads - Defer Elementary ($7,000)
grant is also for wireless learning but in the 4/5 Magnet program at Defer with
iPad2s. The use of iPad2s in the
classroom as an educational device will prepare our students to be college and
career ready and lifelong learners.
Careful training of each student with the equipment will be mandatory as
well as teacher modeling on the SMART board to enhance instruction, assessment
and differentiation. iPad applications
have already been identified to increase motivation and achievement in the
Magnet program for many years to come.
School Homework Club - Defer, Ferry, Mason, Poupard and Trombly Elementary Schools
grant is for the continuation of the existing Homework Club after school
program for all five of our Title I elementary schools. Homework Club supports the daily curriculum
by supplying systematic reinforcement of skills covered during the school
day. Students that are identified as
having the greatest need will be personally invited to attend and there will be
a home-school communication component to keep families informed of progress.
Raz Readers for District Elementary Schools ($30,000)
Readers is a complementary reading project that will allow Kindergarten through
third grade as well as Resource Room students the unique opportunity to develop
their individualized reading skills through “hands on” practice with award
winning innovative technology. Each student
will receive a log-in and password access to their “just right” reading level books plus follow-up work
on the computer to be used at both school and home. These two grants have been expanded to cover
all nine elementary schools and we thank the above teachers for initiating this
in the 21st Century – Maire Elementary ($12,089.40)
computers and 2 recharging storage carts to provide 2nd and 3rd
grade access to wireless learning on a daily basis. This will aid in true differentiated
instruction and enhance curriculum.
Community - Maire Elementary
iPad2 tablets and
recharging storage cart for 4th grade wireless learning in the
classroom. This will be used as a pilot program for similar classrooms around
the district and ignite an excitement for active learning and differentiation.
Digital Design Lab - GP South High School ($9,848)
with the South Art Department booster club, this grant will complete a full
digital art lab for students in grades 9 to 12 which will provide art students
full-class access to contemporary media to prepare them for various careers in
this digital age.
for First Graders - Defer Elementary
tablets and docking station to provide first graders with an educational
opportunity that will motivate and enrich academic learning. Having tablets available to students will
allow for versatility and cater to individual needs in the classroom.
Choice and Change
Defer Elementary ($7,977.60)
tablets and docking station for third graders to increase individual student
performance and differentiate curricular content. This grant for third graders will value their
voice, allow for choice and see and be the change.
– Defer Elementary ($6,300)
tablets and docking station for 4th graders to enhance their life
experiences and increase their knowledge.
With the wide variety of resources available online, the students can
virtually be the masters of their own learning.
Integration in ELA – Pierce Middle School ($15,000)
applications and charging cart to enhance instruction by fostering an
environment in which technology is an integral part of how we learn and
communicate. This grant will allow
students to connect their literacy outside of school with their literacy at
school as well as build their understanding of being part of today’s digital
Ignite Innovative Learning
- Mason Elementary ($8,000)
iPads for the
whole school to share. This grant will
utilize the iPads for student activities to introduce, present, extend and
assess learning in all academic subject areas.
Students will have more opportunities for project based learning with an
integrated thematic approach to instruction.
Reading Books (F.A.S.T.) – District ($1,237)
This grant is
for a series of informational texts designed for first and second graders to help
support our students become proficient readers.
These expository (FAST-Tattum) reading books will expand our narrative
FAST library to non-fiction as well as fiction.
Reading specialists around the entire district will be using these
for Intervention/Differentiation – Montieth Elementary ($3,456)
and case for Kindergarteners to use one on one or in small groups for extra
practice and centers. This will allow
for more independence in the centers and for individualized
intervention/differentiation with assistance.
iPads are fun, motivational tools that many children are already
familiar with and those that are not familiar, will gain new exposure.
Journalism - Cameras Pierce Middle School ($839.97)
cameras for the middle school Broadcast Journalism classes to provide students
with a hand-on, workshop based class that promotes creativity, knowledge of
technology, teamwork and responsibility.
These cameras are high definition and use touch screen. This will increase productivity in the
classroom replacing broken, incompatible, older cameras
Assist & Leadership – GP North High School ($2,000)
Assist program provides a multi-faceted support system for North’s most
struggling learners. This program keeps
class sizes small and integrates a mentoring program with peer role
models. The grant will pay for mentor
training, summer “Step Up” camp for incoming freshmen and various experiential
-Sensory Environment – GP North High School ($13,065)
with the Hidden Angel Foundation, this grant will complete a multi-sensory
environment for the special education students with cognitive impairments and
Autism in grades 9 to 12. Having this
interactive classroom will reduce students’ stress and behavioral issues and
thus allow more time for working towards IEP goals.
Seminar Cloud Mobility – GP North High School ($6,000)
Chromebooks and recharging cart to be used as the main tools to teach students
to be effective and responsible users of cloud-based technology resources
including collaboration tools, online presentation tools and electronic
research sources. These tablets will be
used to teach an elective class entitled “Digital Seminar” where the class will
be entirely cloud-based and paperless. (Michael Spears & Kate Murray)
for the Classroom – GP North and GP South High Schools ($500)
schools are to benefit from two telyHD Skype Webcams, one for each Television
Production teacher. This will connect
students to professionals and experiences from around the globe. By the use of Skype camera, this grant will
be providing a conduit to the world for these students.
for Special Ed - District ($6,380)
with smart cases to help our students access the general education curriculum
utilizing the most current technology.
This will expand the special education teachers’ ability to instruct,
record, reward and motivate their students.
This is another interactive way to introduce and reinforce concepts for
Philosophy – Kerby Elementary ($4,507.85)
from the GPFPE, Kerby 2nd grade experienced the pilot “FISH!
Philosophy” this past school year with tremendous success. Now, the whole school has chosen to expand
the program and use its concepts school wide with the funds from this grant. This philosophy is designed to help students
help the teacher to build a more respectful, focused and fun learning
Grade Laptops – Kerby Elementary ($3,450)
for 5th graders to provide 21st century learning
experiences of writing and creating presentations. Students can work at their individual pace on
these devices and can respond in writing across all curricular areas.
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