Foundation awards nearly $12,000 in grants

Posted July 13, 2020

The Plymouth Education Foundation has awarded three grants totaling $11,949 to Plymouth School District faculty and staff for the 2020-21 school year.

Fairview Sensory Path

Applicants: Jen Kiekhoefer, Sarah Fischer, Lisa Gajewski
Impact: Fairview Elementary School
Amount: $2,100             
A sensory path in the hallway will let students take a break and constructively channel extra energy, and in turn help them return to their studies with renewed concentration.

Lego League Expansion

Applicants: Shelly Taylor, Katie Miller
Impact: Fairview and Horizon elementary schools
Amount: $4,349
After a successful Lego League at Parkview during the 2019-20 school year, the club will expand to Fairview and Horizon and introduce students of diverse backgrounds to robotics and the possibilities of engineering, computer programming, and science.

Riverview Auditorium

Applicants: Rachel Simac, Sara Stout
Impact: Riverview
Amount: $5,500
This project will help replace microphones in the Riverview auditorium and fund a workshop for students to learn about the new equipment.

About the grant program

The foundation established its grant program in 2016 to provide seed money for innovative initiatives that enhance the educational experience for students in the Plymouth School District.

The grant program has contributed nearly $70,600 in its first five years. The foundation awarded $7,675 in 2016, $11,922 in 2017, $18,766 in 2018, and $20,283 in 2019. Last year’s recipients included STEAM Girls Rock! Club (Kay Tharp, Lexy Piskule), Lab-Friendly Classroom (Rachel Laskowski), Parkview Secret Garden (John Mather, Laura Grunwald), Animated Author Alumni (Dena Budrecki, Field Lehman), Flexible Seating for 21st Century Success (Sanora Stout), and Learning Center Concept (Georgia Tucker).

Learn more:

• Visit the Plymouth Education Foundation Grants webage.