SEQUOYAH MS

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

​Sequoyah 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 4 grants in the amount of $15,387.50.  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.

*CHROMEBOOK CARTS FOR COLLABORATION

Amy Fine, Jamie Hill, Darcy McMullen, Kelli Kliewer and Sara Larsen
$4,975  |  Purchase of 25 Chromebooks


Just one computer lab and one laptop cart is available for a population of 1300 students. Not even one PLC of three teachers and their classes can access computers on the same day. Because of time constraints, teachers are forced to choose between collaborating and utilizing technology. A cost-effective cart of Chromebooks would allow all three teachers to achieve effective collaboration, while leveraging technology for best practices and meeting district timelines.

*TYNKER THINKERS: A FREE AFTER SCHOOL STEM CLUB

Jamie Hill, Tara Morgan, Carie Lackey, Kristen Hufty, Michelle Hasenfratz
$5,000.00  |  Purchase of iPad Minis, smart covers and MacBook Console


Learning science, math, reading, computer coding and computer programming, drafting, computer aided design while nurturing the creative and inventive spirits of students will be a dream made possible with our TynkerThinkers Club, a free after-school club utilizing iPads in early grades as preparation for higher technologies in upper grades. Students will create, invent, collaborate, problem solve using mathematical computations, critical thinking skills, reading, analyzing, written and oral communication skills, and be required to adhere to deadlines.

*FOCUS ON DATA: WE NEED AN INTERVENTION

Ladine Kunnanz, Lisa Walker, all special education teachers
$4,980.00  |  Purchase of 20 Chromebooks and 5 teacher PD Google for Education training


In today’s society, no student with a disability need struggle in the classroom nor should additional work be created for teachers. Chromebooks are inexpensive devices with free add-on feathers that assist students in areas of need. The benefit of this grant will not be limited to the lowest performing students. If deficiencies are identified and met, authentic gains are achieved, thereby creating a positive learning environment for all parties; gifted to special education.

SPLITTING OF A COVALENT COMPOUND

Nancye Lashley, Andy Schneider, Mandie Billen
$432.50  |  Purchase of Electrolysis Unit and 2 sets of electrodes for beginning Chemistry


Without the use of models, demonstrations and experiments, chemistry is analytical and understood only by those students that are engaged in analytical thinking. It is imperative for the basic understanding of chemistry that they 8th grade teachers have the ability to model or demonstrative the more difficult concepts.