CENTRAL MS

​​HELP SUPPORT EPSF THROUGH GRANT DONATIONS
FOR CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL

​Central Middle School's overall grant requests have been reviewed and scored by EPS Foundation board members as well as a panel of EPS educators total 9 grants in the amount of $31,544.78.  Grants are listed in order of score ranking and a * in front of the grant name indicates funding priority based on a threshold score of 67 points and above. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON A PARTICULAR GRANT BEFORE DONATING - Please email Allison Lawrence, Program Director.

*PHYSICAL EDUCATION  IS A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE!

Kim Ahlgren and Jennifer Henry
$4,979.46  |  Purchase of adaptive physical education sports equipment


Students with Autism show deficiencies in gross motor skills, fine motor skills, speed of movement, sequencing of steps, and proper social and emotional reactions. This grant will focus on individualized and small group learning through providing equipment to teach all of the above skills in a systematic way for students with Autism.

*RESPONSE FOR SUCCESS

Susan Sawyer, Rebecca Arnold, Mark Phillips, Sarah Rasure, Drew Reese and MarRissa Turbow
$4,100.00  |  Purchase of Response systems and 2 years of software licenses


Students love the hands-on technology that allows them to always have a voice as instruction takes place. This response system will allow students to send feedback, answer questions, and view graphic representation of all answers immediately after responses are sent, creating interest and involvement in each question.

*READING, RESEARCHING, WRITING & CREATING

Caradith Craven, Sarah Hallett, Jackie Amaya, Jill Edwards
$4,922.45  |  Purchase of over 120 non-fiction book titles, 3 camcorders, 3 HD Nooks, and 2 wireless printers


This grant will purchase technology equipment and books that will be processed and housed through the media enter for equal access to all Central students. The largest target areas will be the literacy classes at all three grade levels. Many of Central’s students do not have access to printers, cameras, and nooks at home. This will give those students equal access to creative technology tools to help them become more engaged and excited about learning.

*STEM IN THE GARDEN

Rebecca Arnold, Chris Cunningham, Cindy Conant and Andrea Freeman
$4,922.39  |  Purchase of equipment and materials to plant a school garden


Students need exposure to live planting activities to be able to visualize the concepts being taught in life science regarding plant growth. Many students who live in apartments have never been exposed to growing plants. We believe the garden will engage ALL students that have exposure, but particularly those who need kinesthetic learning to make life connections to what is taught. This grant is a collaboration between technology, family and consumer science, and science teachers.

*EXPANDING EXPRESSION TOOLS

Delayna Gary
$916.00  |  Purchase of 4 Expanding Expression Tool Kits for Speech Pathology


The Expanding Expression Tool (EET) program is used to help students develop literacy skills. The program supports collaboration with teachers, intervention specialists, parents, principals, and curriculum coordinators. EET provides an organizational framework for improving verbal and written expression.

TECHNOLOGY IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Mitch Parker
$525.00  |  Purchase of a projector for school gym


Currently, there is no way to teach health or other lessons in the gym and there is not an empty classroom large enough to hold all the students in PE. This projector will be used with an existing cart and laptop to project onto the wall, so that the instructor can teach required health information, show proper form for activities, and allow students to workout with group exercise DVDs.

PROJECTOR IN THE CAFETERIA

Mary Ryan and Caradith Craven
$1,418.48  |  Purchase of a projector for the school cafeteria


Currently, the cafeteria uses the portable projector from the Media Center, speakers, computer and cords when there is a guest speaker, parent meetings, various presentations during student lunch, and presentations to the staff. This causes a safety concern and risk to the equipment. This grant will purchase a permanent, mounted projector connected to a computer in the sound booth.

25 BOOKS/1,000,000 WORD CAMPAIGN

Dana Renner, Caradith Craven, Sarah Rasure, Dusty White, Carrie Clark, Jeff Janzen and Nancy Anderson
$5,000.00  |  Purchase of 10 themed baskets for Science and 10 themed baskets for Social Studies


Central has initiated a 25 book campaign where students are encouraged to read 25 books of 150 pages in length (totaling 1,000,000 words!) each year. The two target goals for this initiative are to increase fluency and to increase comprehension. This grant will allow Central to build classroom libraries in science and social studies in 6th grade. The books will be in English and Spanish.

NATIONAL ART EDUCATORS CONFERENCE, NEW ORLEANS, LA

Kyle Martin, Dawn Cash, Rui Sukut
$4,761.00  |  Purchase of registration and travel expenses for 3 teachers to attend the National Art Educators Conference


The middle school level is the first time Edmond students have the opportunity to experience art daily. It is important for art teachers to gain new strengths through this conference to widen student exposure to 21st Century skills and develop new lessons. Conference workshops will focus on how to bring new materials and expand basic concepts into the classroom at a very economic level while also introducing ways to increase projects by tightening time lines.