FRONTIER ES

​​​​​HELP SUPPORT EPSF THROUGH GRANT DONATIONS
FOR FRONTIER ELEMENTARY

​Frontier Elementary School's overall grant requests have been reviewed and scored by EPS Foundation board members as well as a panel of EPS educators. There are 8 grants  totaling $26,864.50.  Grants are listed in order of score ranking and an * 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.

*pathways to reading

Katherine Rahlfs, Kristen Mays, Lindsey Conway, Shelby Rigsby, Amy McCarty & Emilee Holley
$4,593.00  |  Purchase of Pathways to Reading kits for Kindergarten and First Grade


The Pathways to Reading program provides systematic, explicit instruction for the development of phonemic awareness and phonics knowledge. This knowledge provides the framework for development of independent decoders. All students are guided through small group instruction to excel at their individual pace and ability. It is an investment in Frontier students for years to come.

READING RESOURCE BOOK ROOM

Robyn Hays, Desiree Roberson & Amy McCarty
$8,580.60  |  Purchase of Reading Safari Sets for 1st-5th grades


Knowing how to read is a fundamental skill that Frontier students musts maser in order to truly be successful in the real world. The Reading Safari collection will successfully help teachers in creating a fun learning environment. This set will provide classrooms with high-interest reading material with encompasses a wide variety of genres and text styles.

LEVELED READERS

Katherine Rahlfs
$788.86  |  Purchase of Little Leveled Readers sets for Kindergarten


It is crucial to have small group sets of leveled and decodable books that students can learn from and grow with. To teach all Frontier students to read in kindergarten, the teacher must focus on phonemic awareness, alphabetical principles and phonics, and reading fluency while building vocabulary and phonemic awareness skills.

READING TO EXPAND OUR KNOWLEDGE

Jenna Garrett
$2,418.16  |  Purchase of book series and various titles.


Frontier students show an eagerness to learn and the availability of a wide variety of non-fiction books is important to their learning. Additionally, many teachers frequently ask for books to supplement their lessons that the media center cannot provide. There is a great need at Frontier for a larger non-fiction collection of books.

MAKING SENSE OF THE WORLD

Marisa Singletary, Shanda Moody & Grace Mercer
$4,304.00  |  Purchase of Boardmaker Plus!, 2 LaserJet printers, and toner


This grant is important because it empowers our children with moderate disabilities to succeed. Boardmaker Puls! gives the students a voice, an opportunity to engage with society, independence, and an opportunity to learn. The visual supports in Boardmaker Plus! Provide students with moderate disabilities access to the world around them.

2KNOW! CLASSROOM RESPONSE SYSTEM

Leslie Singleton and Cara Jernigan
$795.00  |  Purchase of 2Know! Classroom Response System


This classroom response system would allow teachers to use Renaissance Learning programs class wide as well as using them individually. The responders will immediately allow teachers to move on when students have mastered concepts or quickly reteach students who are struggling to attain knowledge to be successful.

FALCON MOBILE LAB

Leslie Singleton and Robyn Hays
$4,439.88  |  Purchase of 12 Samsung Galaxy Tablets


Frontier’s goal is to provide teachers with cutting-edge equipment, such as the wireless interaction of the Galaxy tablets with SmartBoards, in order to implement new teaching techniques. With this grant, teachers will be able to increase the technology ration to 2:1 in order to teach fully-engaging lessons, and all Frontier students will benefit from this sophisticated style of classroom environment.

DATALINK SYSTEM

Leslie Singleton and Crystal Smith
$945.00  |  Purchase of DataLink System Scanner


The use of the DataLink Scantron System would be one way to lessen the work load on teachers. This system will enable teachers to quickly evaluate their instruction and compare strategies with other grade level teachers through assessment.