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RIMSD Starts School Year with $115,000 in Grants

On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, The Rock Island - Milan Education Foundation awarded $115,324 in PRIME (Promoting Rock Island-Milan Education) Grants to the teachers and schools of the RIMSD! 54 grants were awarded to fund new and innovative programs and materials throughout the district. 
 
Teacher Grants – up to $1,500
 
Cindy Arkebauer, Eugene Field: $1,462.41 – Full STEAM Ahead
Angela Benson, Longfellow: $1,500 – Social-Emotional Learning through Art & Literature
Jacqulyn Cobb, Earl Hanson: $1,500 – Learning with Technology
Daniel J. Colbrese, Eugene Field: $1,500 – Read to Succeed
Katie Dennis, RIHS: $1,280 – 3D Printing our Future
Joleen Dierickx, Thomas Jefferson: $1,389.90 – Classroom Chromebooks
Kimberly Dillender, RICMS: $1,452.30 – Advancement and Efficiency through Technology
Rita Entsminger, RICMS: $1,488.10 – Scholastic/Science Spin, Alternative Seating, Tech
Laura Erikson, Longfellow: $1,500 – Social-Emotional Learning through Art & Literature
Mara Goodvin, Ridgewood: $510.13 – Flexible Tools to Enhance Instrumentation
Melanie Graff, Eugene Field: $1,426 – STEAM in our World
Henry Hall, Earl Hanson: $1,452.30 – Chromebooks for Analyzing Text, Journaling/Review
Kris Hays, RICMS: $1,432.67 – Investigations & Explorations
Andrea Jacobs, Earl Hanson: $1,432.30 – Differentiation through Technology
Mark Laingen, RIHS: $1,460.29 – Get it Together
Christopher LaRoche, RIHS: $1,435 – Getting Probed: Force & Motion Interactions
Angela Minas, Eugene Field: $1,500 – Reading A to STEAM
Tara Niemeier, Longfellow: $1,500 – Brain Bins
Stephanie Sanders, RI Academy: $1,420.60 – Flexible Classroom Seating
Jennifer Schrempf, Earl Hanson: $1,500 – Teaching with Technology
Shaya Smith, RICMS: $1,216.29 – Upgrade Me!
Linnea Sparacello, RI Academy: $650 – Bring STEM into the Head Start Classroom
Mandi Stout, Longfellow: $1,500 – Brain Bins
Joann Stribling, RIHS: $996.45 – Geriatric Sensory Impairment
Jennifer Trimble, RIHS: $1,313.70 – Let’s Get Handsy with Genetics
Laurie Vroman, RIHS: $1,224.10 – Going Green!
Wade Weber, RIHS: $1,500 – Metal Mastery
Chad Wickard, RICMS: $1,500 – For the Love of Learning

School & Departmental Grants – up to $3,000
Nicole Berry, Horace Mann: $2,984.95 – Calming Room
Karly Burns, Sean Turnipseed, Ebonie Wilmington: $3,000 – Flexible Seating for Success in a 21st Century Classroom
Giovanna Davila, Thomas Jefferson: $2,600 – Thomas Jefferson’s Fine Arts Day
Kimberly DeCook, Ridgewood: $2,949.50 – Functional Life Skills Class and Community Outings
Pharaoh Gay, Ridgewood: $2,999 – Heart & Soul
Julie Hudnall, RICMS: $2,599.38 – Stack it Up
Angela Loebach, RIHS: $3,000 – Advanced Fabrication
Jeff Martin, Denkmann: $2,957 – “All About That Bass”
Jessica Matherly, RIHS: $3,000 – Rocky Resource Room
Nikki Melody, Frances Willard: $3,000 – Increasing Engagement by Improving Recess
Gretchen O’Brien, Denkmann: $2,857.36 – Got Yoga?
Angie Paprocki, Denkmann & Toni Moore, Ridgewood: $3,000 – “That’s Life”
Andrea Parer, RIHS: $3,000 – Welcome to Intervention
Beth Raygor/Maria Taber, Earl Hanson: $3,000 – Schoolwide Movement & Sensory Input for Success
Amanda Shaubroeck, Amy Sadler, & Bettina McWilliams, RI Academy: $1,700 – 2nd Grade Ready Readers
Jeff Schmubach & Kendrick Burrage, WJHS: $2,929.80 – Pickleball Unit
Rebekah Stevenson & Kim Kettering, Longfellow: $2,850.48 – Mindful Movement for Math
Dionne Tingley, WJHS: $3,000 – Let’s Celebrate Growth and Success
Dean Van Vooren, Thomas Jefferson: $2,989.65 – Bottle Filling Drinking Fountain
Dennis Weiss, Eugene Field: $3,000 – Outdoor Learning Classroom

District-wide Grants – up to $5,000
Cris Braddy, All Elementary & Jr. High $4,992.08 – Learning to Listen! Band Room Media Tech
Ramona Dixon, District: $5,000 – School Supplies for the 1st Day!
Matt Manweiler & Katie Benson, District: $4,892.60 – Learning About Latin American Culture and Music with Jesus Florido
Scott Voigt, RIHS, Edison, & Washington: $4,979.94 – Perform, Listen, and Reflect – Music Tech