This was the first year that the Polo School Foundation has offered mini grants to the Polo teachers.   The committee set their priorities and selected grants that fit the criteria set below.

§  Projects that materially benefit District students’ educational needs;

§ Projects that encourage innovative instruction and improve the overall learning process;

§ Projects that enrich and supplement the District’s educational programs;


All requests were of value, however the vision of this committee was to excite the classroom environment and encourage teachers to bring in innovative ideas to the classroom.  So, grants were selected that had an immediate impact on the students in the classroom.


The following projects were funded:

Susan Hopkins
RTI Program
32 Leap Frog Letter factory DVDs for all kindergarten students to assist with the mastery of letter naming ans sounds.
Jennifer Yingling
5th Grade Science
Weather on earth from Full Option Science System
Julie Peterson
5th Grade Science
Mixtures and Solutions Module from Full Option Science System
Lori Wetzel
MS Special Education
From Fidgety to focused on reading

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