Thursday, June 4, 2015

Janesville Education Foundation Announces Grant Winner



The Janesville Education Foundation (JEF) announced its Technology Grant winners on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  Twice a year the advisory board awards grants to schools in the School District of Janesville for projects and/or programs that fall outside of the confines of the District’s operating budget.  To receive funding, programs must demonstrate need and potential for effectiveness and impact.  JEF makes grants primarily for proposals that show promise of enriching the classroom curriculum through innovation.  The following individuals received a Technology Grant from the Janesville Education Foundation:


Dawn Cresswell, Edison Middle School, received $1,100 for her project entitled “Geocaching.”





Renae Ferraro, Van Buren Elementary School, received $1,500 for her project entitled “Diversity Through Literature.”


Karen Biege, Adams/Washington Elementary School, received $2,400 for her project entitled “Dash and Dot Bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to life.”


Amanda Werner, Madison Elementary School, received $635 for her project entitled  “Lego Education.”


Stephanie Filter, Principal of Madison Elementary School, received $1,325.87 for her project entitled “Rethink Your Drink.”


Lara Polk, Marshall Middle School, received $1,199 for her project entitled “SPRK Lessons.”


Congratulations to each of you on your awards, they are well deserved. Our students will benefit from your “out of the box” thinking.

The Janesville Education Foundation will be accepting grant applications from schools in the School District of Janesville for both classroom projects and technology projects.  Deadline for the applications is November 1, 2015. This is a change from previous years.







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