This is our 9th year doing Project Community mini-grants! We're proud to announce that 59 schools have been awarded grants ranging from $100 - $1,500. Countless students in various counties will be positively impacted by the wonderful projects funded by these mini-grants.
Read on to learn more about the mini-grant winners and what they'll be using their funding for!
Greater Albany Public School: Jason Crow's mini-grant is going to art supplies to create mini-art lessons!
North Albany Elementary: Jenniffer Gilder is putting her mini-grant towards a hands-on math intervention curriculum.
North Albany Elementary: Emmalee Keys is using her mini-grant for new chrome books for special education classrooms.
Oak Grove Elementary School. Matthew Shreve's mini-grant is going towards math games that target specific kindergarten standards
North Albany Middle School: Jil Erhardt's mini-grant will be used for chapter books for struggling readers.
Hands-On Dow Yeh's mini-grant will be used to purchase computers and software for Life Skills programs for students with developmental disabilities.
Elkton Grade School: Lori Fisher's mini-grant is for a multi-class field trip to a Wildlife Safari!
South Umpqua High School: Jennifer Porter's mini-grant will be spent on Algebra and Geometry tools for every student!
Tri-City Elementary: Karen Vincent plans to use their mini-grant for digital keyboards to teach music classes.
Roseburg High School: Branden Hansen's mini-grant is going towards a new flute for band class.
Canyonville School: Kristina Gale's mini-grant is for new library signage shelves to help students find the books they need.
Coffenberry Middle School: Sandy Osborne's mini-grant is for supplies for an upcoming Future Business Leaders (FLBA) community service project.
Joseph Lane Middle School: Teacher Cassidy Bell's mini-grant will be spent on 24 aerobic steps for individualized physical activity lessons.
McGovern Elementary School: Yuka Matasuzoe's mini-grant is going towards books and art supplies for their students!
Hoover Elementary: Lauren Martinez plans to use their mini-grant for books focused on early literacy development.
Rogue Christian Academy: Shonna Bouteller's mini-grant is for phonics, math, and spelling material for their third-grade classroom.
Grants Pass High School: John Kellog is using their mini-grant to buy handheld electronics for their literature class.
St. Paul Catholic School: Caitlin Breitenstein's mini-grant will be used for flexible seating items to support the diverse learners in their classroom.
Malabon Elementary School: Denae Potterf's mini-grant is for a field trip to Dorris Ranch, where students can learn about the traditions of the Kalapuya people.
South Eugene High School: Britta Ellis is using their mini-grant for a dozen graphic calculators and batteries to power them!
Creslane Elementary School: Amy Halley's mini-grant will be used for books to fill Creslane Elementary's book vending machine.
Hamlin Middle School: Teacher Lily-Of-The-Valley is putting their mini-grant towards a classroom divider to enhance small group instruction for special needs students.
Creswell High School: Kori Wanner's mini-grant is going toward a 6-month subscription to Adiostextbook.com for their Spanish class.
Creswell High School: Julie Johansen's mini-grant is being put toward the Future Business Leaders of America program.
Guy Lee Elementary School: Monica Tapia is using their mini-grant for a field trip for her 5th-grade dual language students.
Hamlin Middle School: Jennifer Mays' mini-grant is for anxiety and stress tool kits for middle schoolers.
St. Paul Catholic School: Educator Courtney Moore is using their mini-grant for library books focusing on diversity, non-fiction, and positive meanings.
Coburg Community Charter School: Elizabeth Schneider's mini-grant is for sensory tools and teaching materials to better support their students.
Pleasant Hill Elementary School: Kaitlyn Michlanski's mini-grant will be spent on a class pet fish and snail to teach students the importance of responsibility and caring.
Al Kennedy High School: Daniel Henson's mini-grant is going toward a set of durable, industry-standard guitars and amps for their music class.
Academy for Character Education: Deneé Frelich's mini-grant is being used to buy a big screen and document camera to enhance their lesson plans.
4j Chinese Immersion School: Haihui Wang's mini-grant is going toward new chairs for students!
Edgewood Community: Melissa Nixon's mini-grant is for materials to create a "calming corner" and "movement break" space in the classroom.
Applegate Elementary School: Peter Bowers's mini-grant is for a laptop computer, set of step-counters and data readers
Fern Ridge Middle School: Garren Piccolo's mini-grant is for engineering design supplies for students!
Coburg Community Charter School: David Wallace is choosing to use their grant for a go-pro camera kit to support videography electives and video programming.
Yolanda Elementary School: Kristine Campbell's mini0grant is for a social-emotional learning educator's kit.
Lebanon High School: Isaac Garber's mini-grant will purchase a set of noise-canceling headphones for the classroom.
West Albany High School: Marcie McArthur's using their mini-grant for graphing calculators.
Meadow Ridge Elementary School: Amy Francis'mini-grant is for DecaDeck cards for firstgraders!
Waverly Elementary School: April Kessler's mini-grant will go toward a tool kit for high sensory needs.
West Albany High School: Shea Bender's mini-grant will be used to purchase a baby simulator to teach students responsibility and childcare techniques.
Tangent Elementary School: Elizabeth Marteeny's mini-grant is for math materials and games tailored toward small-group instruction.
West Albany High School: Joey Running's mini-grant is for a mentorship program for financial literacy.
Oak Elementary School Ashleigh Thorstad's Project Community mini-grant is for the purchase of art supplies for second-grade students!
Memorial Middle School: Peter Cooke's mini-grant is for newspapers and magazine subscriptions for the school library.
Riverview Elementary School: Maureen Garber is using their mini-grant for flexible seating items, classroom carpets, cushions, blankets, fidget spinners, and more.
North Albany Middle School: Chelsea Yurchenko's purchasing Lego sets with their mini-grant.
West Albany High School: Jodi Howell's using their mini-grant to purchase art supplies for students
Oak Elementary School: Aret Amberg's grant is going toward new books for the school library.
South Albany High School: South Albany's Sharayah Johnson is using their mini-grant for the purchase of scooter boards for PE!
Riverview Elementary School: Makenna Slavenski is using their grant for chair pockets for kindergarteners.
South Shore Elementary School: Mariana Fisher is using their mini-grant for Social Emotional Learning Curriculum.
West Albany High School: Meghan Lien-Bewley's mini-grant is going toward Bee-Bots and mats and accessories for the Child Development Program.
Hamlin Middle School: Brandon Schrock's using their mini-grant to purchase "Can't Hurt Me." By David Goggins to foster resilience and personal growth.
Crater Renaissance Academy: Matthew Scheytt's using their mini-grant to buy library books.
Evergreen Middle School: Scott Harrington is using the NWCU mini-grant to purchase art and engineering supplies for students.
West Union Elementary School: Mini-grant winner and teacher, Kim Harrington, is using their mini-grant to purchase books on Native American art forms and storytelling.