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Focus Grants

Focus grants are small grants (under $500.00) for teachers/teaching teams focused on classroom programs or projects. Up to $4,000 is available annually. Grant applications are accepted any time throughout the school year (August through May). The Education Foundation aims to respond to each grant request within two weeks of receipt of each application.

The FOCUS Grant program is aimed at providing funding (when other funding sources are not available) for educational projects or program opportunities that arise anytime during the school year. These educational projects and programs are typically somewhat smaller and less costly but have a broad impact none-the-less. FOCUS Grant requests will be accepted and considered throughout the school year, as long as funds are available.

 

HOW TO APPLY

  • Prepare a title page which includes your name, your principal's name, the name of your school, the name of your project, and the amount of funding you are requesting.
  • Provide a brief narrative summarizing your project and the need the project addresses.  Include mention of your project's specific educational goals and objectives.  Briefly explain how you plan to implement your project and measure its success. 
  • Include a budget.  Please indicate if partial funding is an option.
  • Include any additional information such as photos, or price comparisons, etc., if you think doing so would be beneficial to the committee members as they review your request.
  • Save your FOCUS Grant request as a PDF, make sure your principal has approved your request, and then email it to: waddella@gcschools.net

 

HISTORY OF FOCUS GRANTS

2017

GHS (Kim Shelton) / $250 / “Barnes & Noble Literacy Day”

Hal Henard (Elena Black) / $141 / "Clear the Air"

Tusculum View (Jessica Ricker) / $195 / "Music Express Magazine"

Hal Henard (Norris, Craft, Graham) / $500 / "Magnificent Mentor"

Tusculum View (Carla Renner) / $250 / "Guided Reading"

Highland (Heather Boegemann) / $500 / "Art Supplies"

2016

Tusculum View (Carla Renner) / $393.45 / “ELA and Social Studies Civil War Book Sets”

Tusculum View (Renee Skeen) / $313.14 / “20th Century Innovators Book Set”

GHS (Kim Shelton) / $250 / “Barnes & Noble Literacy Day”

GMS (Laura Lenker) / $495.26 / “Flexible Seating”

Tusculum View (Angie Shelton) / $488.28 / “Buddy Bench”

GHS (Leslie Creutzinger) / $499.45 / “Creating a more permanent library through Permabound Books”

Eastview (Susan Jacobs) / $357.90 / “Who Was, What Was Bio Books”

Eastview (Lorraine Amos) / $250.25 / “Using Novel Sets to Integrate Social Studies Topics with ELA”

GHS (John Morrell) / $500 / “AP Euro History Holocaust Remembrance Event”

GMS (Jennifer Schroeck) $327.50 / “Hydraulic Machines”

Eastview (Nikki Jones) / $239.85 / “Wobble Stools”

Highland (Ashley Long, Heather Fay) / $500 / “Titanic Classroom Flip”

GHS (Sandra Fox) / $356 / “Health Curriculum for High School 9-12”

GMS (Kimberly Waller, Kim Trivette, Shelley Anderson) / $499.60 / “High Interest Novels”

GMS (Amanda Moorman) / $300 / “Motivation Through Choice”

GHS (Holly Ward) / $229.31 / “Senior Legacy Project 2017”

2015

Hal Henard (Elena Black) / $179.17 / “Building Readers in Kindergarten”

Tusculum View (Carla Renner) / $482.87/ “You Wouldn’t Want To… And Magic Tree House Fact Finder Series Set”

GMS (Andrea Tolley) / $300.00 / “Microsoft IT Academy Classroom Mural”

GHS (Cynthia Propst) / $500.00 / “Scientific Literacy”

GMS (Laura Lenker) / $92.86 / “Listening for Learning”

GMS (Laura Lenker) / $313.17 / “Scholastic Science World”

Tusculum View (Jessica Ricker) / $195.00 / “Music Express Magazine”

Tusculum View (Angie Shelton)/ $490.00 / “Tiger Theater”

Highland (Marybeth Bryant) / $270.00 / “A Walk with the President”

Highland (Brandy Rambo) / $99.00 / "OSMO”

GMS (Kim Trivette) / $495.45 / “Scope Magazine”

Early Childhood Center (Pat Carpenter) / $500.00 / “Stability Balls”

GHS Guidance (Amy Wagner) / $465.00 / “Post Graduate College Visits

GMS (Amanda Moorman) / $74.85 / “MUSE Magazine”

Highland (Heather Fay) / $93.37 / “Fables, Fairy Tales, and Point of View, Oh My!”

GHS (Leslie Creutzinger) / $196.00 / “Learning to Annotate a Text Using Romeo & Juliet”

GMS (Amanda Moorman) / $231.00 / “Let’s Put an End to Movie Day”

2014

Highland (MaryBeth Bryant) / $234.35 / “Seven Habits of Happy Kids”

GMS (Tracy Holmes) / $500 / “Applied Skills Mobile Cart”

Highland (Heather Fay) / $50 / “iMovie for iPads”

GMS (April Leonard) / $498.67 / “Shadows and Bones”

Highland (Heather Fay) / $295.38 / “Active Seating”

GMS (Aundrea Gunter) / $493.95 / “Electrify & Magnetize”

GHS (Leslie Creutzinger) / $196.02 / “Romeo & Juliet”

Highland (MaryBeth Bryant) / $90 / “Walk with a President”

Tusculum View (Carla Renner) / $427.82 / “Who Was/Who Is/What Was”

Highland (Erin Moore) / $295.38 / “Active Seating”

GMS (Amanda Moorman) / $200 / “Classroom Library”

Highland (Judy Williams) / $228.79 / “K-5 Buddies”

GHS Jr. ROTC (Lt. Col. (Ret.) Kirchmeier) / $490 / “Aerospace Science”

2013

Highland (Ashley Garris) / $500 / Language Arts Novels

GHS (Amber Shelton) / $497.50 / UpFront Subscriptions

GMS (Andrea Tolley) / $495.95 / “Worldly Wise”

Eastview (Marcia Brewer) / $206.18 / “Leader in Me”

Tusculum View (Angie Shelton) / $488 / “Technology in Counseling”

GMS (Amanda Moorman) / $466.55 / “Worldly Wise”

GHS Jr. ROTC (Lt. Col. (Ret.) Kirchmeier) / $200 / “Rocket Kits”

GHS Jr. ROTC (Lt. Col. (Ret.) Kirchmeier) / $320 / “First Person View”

2012

Eastview / $482 / Greene County Tennis Association

Hal Henard / $482 / Greene County Tennis Association

Highland / $482 / Greene County Tennis Association

GMS (Amanda Gricunas) / $400 / Learning Labyrinth

GMS (Ron Wankel) / $295 / Scholars Bowl Buzzer System

Tusculum View (Angie Shelton) / $500 / "Brainology"

GHS (Laura Lenker) / $500 / Frog Dissection

GMS (Andrea Tolley) / $152 / Midnight Books

GHS (Kimber McIntyre) / $85 / Biology Books

2011 

GMS (Andrea Tolley) / $349.50 / 7th Grade Literacy Books

GMS (Laura Lenker)  / $81 / Petal Power Flower Dissection

GMS (Sarah Chapman) / $477.85 / Kindle E-Reader Pilot

GHS (Janet Ricker, Crystal Dugger, Amada Weems) / $307.90 EACH / TI Calculators

GMS (Tracy Holmes) / $200 / Stove for Applied Skills class

GMS (April Leonard, Rebecca Thomasson) / $489.60 / Literacy Books

GMS (Amanda Gricunas) / $200 / "Caps for a Cause"

GMS (Heather Boegemann) / $255 / Inflatable Globes

GMS (Laura Lenker) / 278.83 / Science Thru Science Fiction Books

GMS (Kim Rominger) / $100 / Act of Kindness

GMS (Sarah Chapman) / $330.70 / Hi Interest - Lo Readability