JOHN ROSS ES

HELP SUPPORT EPSF THROUGH GRANT DONATIONS
FOR JOHN ROSS ELEMENTARY

​John Ross 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 3 grants  totaling $11,772.30.  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.

*INSTRUMENTAL FUN(DING)

Scott Goodrich and Laura Ward
$4,627.80  |  Purchase of musical instruments and rolling stands


In order for elementary musical education to be fulfilling, we believe it must involve the use of instruments. Playing these instruments helps foster gross motor coordination, which helps brain development, and pitch distinction, which fosters better reading ability and many other musical and non-musical skills. Empowering and encouraging students is a difficult task, however the feeling of creating beautiful music by themselves or with peers can be an emboldening activity.

STEM ROBOTICS PROGRAM

Heidi Walter & Lynette Popham
$4,900.00  |  Purchase of LEGO Mindstorm Robotics Kits


This grant will purchase equipment to enable the Enrichment teachers at three Edmond elementary schools to create a robotics program that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to meet the academic needs for under-served students. This program will benefit students by helping them solve problems, make informed decisions, and gain knowledge that they can transfer.

NOVEL SERIES

Angela Smith, Sandra Goodwin, Elaine Siemer, Haleigh Mattingly & Kassi Colvin
$3,244.50  |  Purchase of fiction titles


At John Ross, there are currently 136 4th grade students who have access to only 75 books that were purchased by teachers. Students are currently sharing books in the classroom, taking turns to read aloud and following along with someone. This grant will purchase more novel series that will engage each student individually, which is imperative to students’ reading comprehension and retention.