The Issaquah Schools Foundation was formed in 1987 to support the students of the Issaquah School District in receiving the best possible educational experience. ISF recognizes that school budgets are limited and classroom demands are high. In an effort to enhance the learning environment in all of our schools, ISF continues its practice of awarding grants on an annual basis in the focus areas of: Academic Enrichment, Struggling Students and Professional Development.
All teachers, administrators and parents within the Issaquah School District are eligible to apply.
Classroom Enrichment Grants
ISF recognizes that school budgets are limited and classroom demands are high. In an effort to enhance the learning environment of individual classrooms, libraries, computer labs, resource centers, and schools, a program for awarding Classroom Enrichment Grants has been implemented. Grants in this program are funded up to $1,000.
Announcing the 2012 Classroom Enrichment Grant Recipients:Grant Name Grant Recipient(s) School(s) Summer Slide No More! Blast-off to Reading Susan Mundell, Principal Apollo Elementary eBooks for Science Students in the Library Amber Peterson Beaver Lake Middle Preparing all Kindergarten Students for Academic Success May Pelto, Principal Clark Elementary NW Coastal Native American Storypath Enrichment Bethany Mensik, Megan Norman, Gayle Melton, Shannon Karr, Jennifer Widden Creekside Elementary Take Home Books for Struggling Readers Megan Lusk Grand Ridge Elementary Keeping Current in Cooking Camille Wright Maywood Middle Illuminated Orbiter Marla Crouch Maywood Middle Moon Phases and the Solar System Marla Crouch Maywood Middle Updated Library Media Collection to Enhance Instruction Michelle Ensy Sunny Hills Supporting Science Curriculum Through Library Books/Media Karen Kline & Sandy Mullis Sunset Elementary
Kateri Brow Big Idea/Biggest Need Grants
Named for a past superintendent of the Issaquah School District, Kateri Brow Big Idea Grants are awarded for programs that reflect vision and innovation in education. Biggest Need Grants are awarded to programs that reflect an effective approach to meeting a compelling need. The awarding of grant monies in the Kateri Brow category is intended to encourage continuous improvement in education within the Issaquah School District. Kateri Brow Grants are awarded in amounts from $1,000 up to $10,000.
Announcing the 2012 Kateri Brow Big Idea/Biggest Need Grant Recipients.Grant Title Grant Recipient(s) School(s) After School Assistance Program (ASAP) Drew Terry Briarwood Elementary Beaver Lake Middle School Club 7 Josh Almy Beaver Lake MS New International Baccalaureate (IB) Psychology Textbooks Loren Krogstad Skyline High School Bringing Shakespeare Alive with Seattle Shakespeare Company Jennifer Mountford (I), Tonja Reischl(L), Christy Boas(S) Issaquah High, Liberty High, Skyline High Forensic Science in the Classroom Tricia Vannoy Issaquah High School Vocational Educational Veterinarian Assistant Program Instructor Jo Simpson Echo Glen 7th Period Support; all students, all subjects! Dana Bailey Pacific Cascade MS Elementary Robotics Partnership for SAGE Cindy Parsons All Elementary Schools Making Music the Ukulele Way Marie Bean, Robin Wood, Debbie Mohn Sunset, Newcastle, Discovery Buddies, Books, Bags: Increasing Home/School Connections Julie Ann Enyeart Issaquah Valley Elementary Building Character and Healthy Habits Through Golf Todd Johnson (Apollo), Kim Hall and Daley Landon (Briarwood), Branden Richey (Cascade Ridge), Bill Mokin (Challenger), Gina Jackson (Clark), Jaime Allott (Cougar Ridge), Kevin Gwinn and Natalie Hardin (Discovery), Salena Skogstad and Megan Miller (Endeavour), Andy Hogle (Grand Ridge), Dalaina LaMance (IVE), Polly Vaughn (Maple Hills), Seth Miller (Newcastle), Andrea Miller and Nicole Duncan (Sunny Hills), Shelly Engelstone (Sunset) All Elementary Schools
--Information from Issaquah Schools Foundation