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SEED Grants

S.E.E.D. Grants

(formerly called the American Education Week Grant)

S.E.E.D. Grants are typically "large" grants (up to $5,000.00 awarded annually) for teacher/classroom projects, teaching teams, and school or system-wide projects. Grant applications are accepted annually in the spring semester and awarded in early May. Award winners must be able to implement their program in the next school year, and provide an evaluation report to the Education Foundation at the end of that same school year.

In November 2002, this opportunity began as an annual event showcasing American Education Week. The focus of S.E.E.D. Grant requests do not need to revolve around the celebration of American Education Week, but should reflect the spirit behind American Education Week: providing students with creative learning experiences.

It is the intent of the Education Foundation that the process be as simple as possible for applicants, and that the evaluation process be both objective and impartial. The Education Foundation has budgeted $5,000.00 to award to applicants.

By applying, you are agreeing to spend the money as your application describes, and to provide financial and anecdotal reports to the Education Foundation at a future date .

Click below for the SEED Grant Guidelines and Application Packet. 

HISTORY OF SEED GRANTS 

May 2017

Tusculum View (Sarah Benson, Ale Bowman, Laura Mitchell) / $350 / “Learning in Motion”

Eastview (Marcia Brewer) / $103.72 / “Wyatt the Wonder Dog”

Eastview (Meg Brooks, Andrea O’Dell, Kim Treadway) / $418.50 / “Get the Wiggles Out”

GHS (Leslie Creutzinger) / $381.90 / “Strong Minds need Strong Books”

Tusculum View (Karen Ervin, Eric Parker) / $731.16 / “Sensory Support for Students’

GCS (Marsha Hybarger) / $500 / “Communicating and Building Relationships with ELL Families”

Highland (Ashley Long, Heather Fay) / $600 / “Set the Stage to Engage”

Highland (Ashley Long, Heather Fay, Erin Moore, Jamie Chapman) / $500 / “Building Leaders, One Friday at a Time”

GMS (Nichole Morris) / $245.91 / “Maker Space”

Eastview (Andrea O’Dell) / $321.30 / “OSMO”

Hal Henard (Amber Wilson, Elena Black, Claire Idell) / $359.97 / “Number Sense in Kindergarten”

May 2016

Tusculum View (Kelly Ford) / $680 / “4th Grade Colonial Day”

GHS (Leslie Creutzinger) / $758.40 / “Strong Minds need Strong Books”

Greene Technology Center (Amy Higgins) / $1,511.00 / “Pre-K Outdoor Classroom”

Tusculum View (Pam Harley) / $350.00 / “Shelter Reading Buddies”

GCS (Marsha Hybarger) / $1,500.00 / “ELL Family Learning Kits”

Eastview (Meg Brooks) / $470.40 / “Charlotte’s Web”

May 2015

Tusculum View (Candace Wiggins) / $563.85 / “Polydron Sets”

GMS (Amanda Gricunas) / $535.00 / “Memory Mugs”

GMS (Andrea Tolley) / $1,105 / “Wired Tablet

Hal Henard (Elena Black) $393.62 / “STEM in Kindergarten”

May 2014

Highland (Jamie Chapman) / $260.00 / “Telling Our Story”

Highland (Judy Williams) / $819.20 / “Techno Tots”

GMS (Fortel, Leonard) / $1,250.40 / “Scope & Upfront”

Tusculum View (Kalyn Miller) / $1,059.47 / “Building Tomorrow’s Thinkers”

Eastview (Amos, Jacobs, & Justis) / $1,497.00 / “iPads”

Greene Technology Center (Donald Burchnell) / $1,000 / “Industrial   Electricity”

May 2013

Highland (Jamie Chapman) / $1,405.68 / “CITRIX”

GHS (Gant Patterson) / $2,222.50 / “PASCO Lab Equipment”

GHS (Ashley Bible) / $539.00 / “eBooks for Nooks”

GMS (Laura Lenker) / $$1,000.00 / “Nook Navigation”

Eastview (Cathy Dickey, Marsha Hybarger) / “Promethean  Boards”

May 2012

GMS (April Leonard) / $1,568.91 / Netbooks for Language Arts

Hal Henard (Elena Black, Kendra Collins, DeAnna Martin) / $319.40 / "Space Is Out Of This World"

GHS (Shannon Duer) / $51 / "World Everywhere"

Tusculum View (Keirn Carter, Amy Hoese, Diane Stearns) / $712 / "Great Non-Fiction Books"

Eastview (Gina Broyles, Christie Carter, Andy McCall) / $900 / Acer Laptops

Eastview (Marsha Hybarger) / $11,462.73 / "Common Core Needs"

May 2011

Highland (Jamie Chapman) / $600 / Document Cameras

Eastview (Robbie Poteet) / $2,000 / Promethean Board

Hal Henard (Donna Robertson & Deanna Martin) / $636.90 / Classroom Literature Sets

Eastview (Meg Brooks, Andrea O'Dell, Kim Treadway) / $897 / Document Cameras

Eastview (Cathy Dickey, Katie Andrew, Robin Jones) / $897 / Document Cameras

May 2010

(Note:  2010 was the first year we offered FOCUS Grants and we ended the school year with an excess of $1,846.00 in our FOCUS Grant Award budget, which we elected to apply to the American Education Week Grant pool.  This enabled us to award a total of $6,846.00)

GHS (Jamie House) / $450* / "Flip For Flips" video cameras

GHS (Jamie House) / $1,000* / "Differentiated Instruction Mini-Grants"

GMS (Andrea Tolley) / $2,440 / "Dell Mini 10 Notebooks"

Eastview (Lorraine Amos) / $1,020 / "Differentiated Instruction Reading Library"

Eastview (Marsha Hybarger) / $936 / "Kindergarten Manipulatives"

GCS System-wide (Jason Horne) / $1,000 / "Virtual Field Trips"

*Funded using FOCUS Grant excess.

May 2009

GHS (Jason Horne) / $1,000 / Virtual Field Trips

GMS (Cindy Monroe) / $2,400 / Digital Visual Presenters

GHS Jr. ROTC (Lt. Col. (Ret.) Kirchmeier / $1,600 / Flight Simulators

May 2008

GMS (Amanda Gricunas & Amanda Rigell) / $4,000 / "Greene Scene"

GMS (Larry Blalock) / $840 / "My Word Coach"      

 

Beginning in 2008, supported annually by GCS Education Foundation.

 

May 2007

System-wide (Nellie Blevins & Pat Barnett) / $2,500 / Cherokee Day**

TV (Pat Donaldson) / $800 / Peer Tutoring

GMS (Bill Muhlhahn) / $1,700 / "Get Real"

May 2006

TV & HI (Nellie Blevins & Pat Barnett) / $2,000 / Cherokee Day

HH (Lisa Bennett)      / $1,500 / Listening Lab for Early Literacy

May 2005

TV (Joyce Johnson) / $1,000 / International Fair

TV (Diane Stearns) / $600 / Listening Update

TV (Kerin Carter & Amy Hoese) / $650 / "Steps to Success"

May 2004

CFT (Glennis Huffman) / Voice Recognition Software

GMS (Danna Brickell) / "One Book - One School"

November 2003

Highland (Larry Neas) / Highland Homecoming - 70th Birthday

CFT (Lori Grabner & Pat Carpenter) / Heart-Saving First Aid  

November 2002 (No competition, just a request)

GMS / A school-wide workshop presented by author, Sharon Draper