Memorial HS

​HELP SUPPORT EPSF THROUGH GRANT DONATIONS
FOR EDMOND MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL

​Edmond Memorial's overall grant requests that have been reviewed and scored by EPS Foundation board members as well as a panel of EPS educators total 10grants in the amount of $31,615.34.  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.

*PUTTING GEOMETRY FIRST

Dena Jaeger
$952.12  |  Building materials and sports equipment to create mini golf set


All students learn in different ways, but the primary demographic for this grant are those that have struggled with math in the past. These students need hands-on activities. This grant will provide materials and equipment for Geometry students to design and build a 15 hole life-sized mini golf course to demonstrate the students’ knowledge of geometry concepts and strategies on how to make a hole-in-one.

*OH SAY CAN YOU SEE? (PART 2)

Jennifer Babb and Laura Maple
$4,944.76  |  Purchase Projector and Screen, Three computers and MS Office Pro License for Media Center


Information, analysis, evaluation…today’s students must acquire the ability to find authoritative information, analyze and evaluate that information and synthesize the resulting data into a product. As Library Media Specialist, a primary goal is to lead students in gaining these skills. This grant will immediately impact 2,077 Memorial students from all grade levels.

*ENHANCING AUDITORY INPUT IN THE WORLD OF LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS

Carina Plett
$1,000.00  |  Lightspeed RedCat System with primary microphone


How well students hear their teacher affects how well they learn with 75% of time spent engaged in listening activities. The use of this amplification system will help students develop their language and auditory processing skills, promote listening comprehension, increase focus and strengthen the student-learner connection to promote linguistic proficiency.

*TABLETS FOR SPANISH CLASSROOM

Carina Plett, Julie Oppel, Patricia Pinto, and Tina Mireles
$4,960.00  |  Purchase of 27 Nexus Tablets (7”) and 5 Surge Protectors


We must develop learning opportunities that give equal access in the classroom to resources and authentic language and cultural sources as we prepare competitive, effective members of our global society. The use of tablets will help reach these objectives, promoting reading and listening of a variety of texts, especially non-fiction text, which will promote linguist proficiency and cultural competence.

*DICTATION SOFTWARE FOR STUDENTS WITH WRITTEN EXPRESSION DIFFICULTIES

Debbie Biechler, Tracey Garrett, Renee Olson
$2,045.49  |  Purchase of 10 dictation software sets, including headsets and periodic updates to software


Learning to use emerging technology, such as dictation software, prepares students for college, career, and life, “empowering all students to succeed in a changing society,” a guiding principle of Edmond Public Schools. This software will increase student independence with writing assignments, improving their reading, spelling, and vocabulary skills, and preparing them for high stakes end of instruction exams, two of which are in English and require extensive writing.

*STIMULATING SEAT CUSHIONS

Susan Emrich
$571.70  |  20 Fit Cushions for Reading Enhancement


This grant will provide for stimulating seat cushions which will allow students to direct their energy in a way that will not interfere with the remedial reading classroom. These cushions will promote a more effective learning by accommodating the students’ need for movement and tactile stimulation to be addressed in a non-distracting manner. The seat cushions will impact approximately 50 students each year.

*LAB QUEST FOR SECONDARY SCIENCE LEARNERS

Brandi Wade and Tracy Fugate
$4,746.00  |  Purchase of 14 Lab Quest 2


Students will have the opportunity to use equipment and analyze data, which will increase their college readiness. The advantage of introducing this equipment into the classroom will increase student engagement, improve college readiness, and introduce real world, work ready technology and skills.

*LAB QUEST 2 

TJ Dortch and Jared Keester
$4,742.12  |  Purchase of 13 Lab Quest 2 and 3 Lab Quest Unit Charging Stations


Data collection and graphical analysis is one of the most important skill sets students should take away from a science course. The Lab Quest 2 will help students grasp concepts and watch the experimental data collection in real time from a smart device. This will help ease the burden of larger and larger class sizes. This will impact over 2000 Memorial students in all levels of science classes.

CLEAN HANDS DESERVE TWO THUMBS UP!

Kiley Smith and Jamie Conerly
$2,653.15  |  Monsam NSF Certified Two Bowl Hand Washing Portable Sink


Keeping a good standard of hygiene helps to prevent the development/spread of infections, illness and odors. Maintaining personal hygiene is necessary for personal, social, health, psychological and simply as a way of life. The 20 students affected by this grant have varying disabilities, and as part of their individualized instruction, hygiene is a goal upon which data is collected.

TOTALLY TABLES

Carol Doherty, Paula Tate, Stacey Tate, Dawnetta Russell, Herkisha Hardy and Kay Moore
$5,000.00   |   50 8-foot Tables for PLAN, PSAT, and AP Exams


Memorial is proud of our many high achieving student scholars. With so much at stake (college scholarships for our students), we must provide the best possible testing environment. Currently, Memorial rents tables for testing, which are often damaged, dirty, stained, and broken. Rented tables have collapsed during testing, and many have deep holes and splinters that make it difficult for students to write on exams. This grant will save money by using these purchased tables for years to come.