Classroom Grant Program

  • The Elizabethtown Area Education Foundation makes funds available to professional and support staff by awarding educational classroom grants.

    Funds awarded through the Educational Classroom Grant Program support creative and innovative programs in the areas of academics, the arts and extra-curricular activities. Any Elizabethtown Area School District staff member is invited to submit an application for funding consideration. Grants are typically funded in the range of $500 - $2,000; however, requests greater than $2,000 are reviewed on a case-by-case basis taking into account many factors including but not limited to the program objectives, number of students/staff involved and amount of available foundation funds.

    Since the educational classroom grant program’s inception in February 2009, the Elizabethtown Area Education Foundation has awarded  grants totaling about $140,000 in monies to district staff for the implementation of innovative programs. Examples of grants awarded by the Elizabethtown Area Education Foundation are as follows:

    2016-2017 Grants
      - Total Awarded- $17,457

    • Elementary Level - $10,000 to pilot a K-6 maker space initiative through the purchase of an inventory of hands-on instructional tools that can be distributed throughtout all the elementary schools that utilize critical thinking and creativity in the learning process.
    • Elizabethtown Area Middle School - $2,000 to promote reading outside of the classroom by launching a One Book, One Grade initiative where all seventh graders will read the same book in the home.
    • Elizabethtown Area Middle School - $1,000 to support middle school students learning video productions with a video maker space in the library that will make video productions at the middle level more robust and support the transition to the high school where this kind of technology is integrated into the curriculum already.
    • Bear Creek School - $1,391 to purchase music resources that will provide opportunities for elementary level students through a comprehensive 21st Century classroom that integrates movement, speaking, singing, listening, creating, arranging and playing music into music instruction.
    • Elizabethtown Area Middle School - $2,065 to support the formation of a Lego Robotics Club where students with a love of technology can explore robotics, coding, and programming and ultimately enter into competitions at the middle level. 
    • Elizabethtown Area School District - $1,000 to fund resources for the EASD Socito support students with behavioral and emotional challenged to stay on task in their instruction and learning.

     

    2015-2016 Grants
      - Total Awarded- $19,685

    • Bainbridge Elementary and East High Street Elementary - $3,000 EACH to purchase a subscription BRINGING UPand READY ROSIE literacy initiatives. These programs will focus on including the entire family in the school's literacy efforts through sharing online tips, strategies and resources specifically designed for in-home support.
    • Bear Creek School - $600 to support the school's chess club and chess team with the purchase of needed chess clocks that will encourage students to play the game in a more purposeful manner.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $1,976 to purchase a drone that will creatively enhance learning experiences and promote student engagement across numerous curricular areas via real world technology.
    • East High Street Elementary - $2,700 to purchase DrumFit, an interactive movement program that incorporates music and physical education into gym classes.
    • East High Street Elementary - $2,000 to purchase Wellness Works, a health and wellness program that helps students develop the tools needed to more successfully handle stress, gain emotional balance and have behavior and learning readiness in the classroom.
    • East High Street Elementary - $5,789 to create a space for students to explore hands-on experiences in the areas of Science, Engineering, Math, and Technology that will enrich the learning of students by infusing the taught curriculum into exploratory learning.
    • East High Street Elementary - $620 to purchase a DASH Robot for students to learning the beginning elements of "Coding" that build on the math concepts being learned in the classroom.


    2014-2015 Grants
      - Total Awarded- $9,899

    • Bainbridge Elementary and East High Street Elementary - $2,000 each to purchase a subscription BRINGING UP literacy initiative. This program will focus on including the entire family in the school's literacy efforts through sharing online tips, strategies and resources specifically designed for in-home support.
    • Bear Creek School - $1,000 to design and produce wetland signage for outside the school that provides an educational element for all students and the community on the birds and wildlife that surround the school in the Lancaster County Conservation District area.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $2,200 to purchase one year subscription to EasyBid research program. This program teaches proper research skills in a library setting and will be used with all middle school students.
    • East High Street Elementary - $199 to support English Language Learners with their social integration into the school environment by promoting conversations between English speaking students and our ELL students.
    • East High Street Elementary - $2,000 to form a school-wide reading club where all students and their families are reading the same book.  
    • East High Street Elementary - $500 to support ELL students and their families with reading in the home by offering books in their native languages.


    2013-2014 Grants
      - Total Awarded- $12,240

    • Bainbridge Elementary - $1,931 to support students in need of remediation in the areas of reading and mathematics by making use of iPads in a controlled environment with a targeted audience.
    • Bear Creek School - $500 for continuation of previous program funded by foundation to support behavior modification in the school's emotional support classroom by improving on the extrinsic reward system currently used to supply incentives that will support ongoing learning.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $1,199 to fund a team building and community service based program involving Alternate Ed students volunteering at the Water Street Rescue Mission with the goal of learning how to be a valued member of a community.
    • Bear Creek School - $1,000 to support a healthy environment in the classroom by reducing student stress and anxiety levels through cushions and fitness balls.
    • Rheems Elementary - $1,100 to support students in need of remediation in the areas of reading through a hands-on Lego set that allows students to build the story through the use of legos serving as not only a fun experience but also a way to judge comprehension.
    • East High Street Elementary - $1,150 to support the school's counseling department and instruction on behavior, problem-solving and social skills.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $3,380 for the school's agriculture department to purchase Critical Care Jerry, a veterinarian training mannikin that has the ability to simulate trauma and features jugular and vascular access.
    • East High Street Elementary - $1,980 to provide a sensory environment for students with ADHD and autisim to maximize their learning environment.


    2012-2013 Grants
       - Total Awarded- $16,521

    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $2,001.88 to purchase iPads for the computer science class to help students branch out to the word of mobile devices and ap program development.
    • Elizabethtown Area Middle School - $870 to purchase an interactive response system for math and Spanish students that allows for immediate feedback on student learning and skill mastery.
    • EASD Speech Therapy Department - $3,325.56 to enhance learning for students K-12 with speech and language difficulties through the purchase of iPads that will allow for a multi-sensory approach to learning.
    • Bear Creek School - $3,577 to expand a previous grant that supports the District's enrichment program with building a prototype stationary bike that generates electricity.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $1,000 to fund the district's Bear Bags program that helps families in need receive essential items.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $1,849 to fund an expansion of the district's electronics music lab through the purchase of studio-like equipment.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School -$2,000 to fund the purchase of a mobile lab for the school's science program that expands opportunities for the competition science team.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School -$1,899 for the technology education department to fund the purchase of a waterbotics kit that helps provide a real-world underwater engineering experience


    2011-2012 Grants
       - Total Awarded- $23,436.36

    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $6,405.28 to build and implement a fitness trail for use by secondary physical education students as well as the community at large.
    • Bainbridge Elementary School - $2,400 to support a combined effort between the autistic support and kindergarten classroom that will focus  on improving literacy skills in young readers through multisensory teaching.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $1,725 to provide chemistry and forensic chemistry students with document cameras for Smart Boards allowing for multi-discipline collaboration to improve student writing skills.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $613.05 to expand Holocaust Memorial Trunk Library (previously funded by foundation) to further supplement classroom instruction in social studies classes.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $3,949.95 to pilot Nook eReaders for the secondary school IMC to boost reading skills.
    • Bear Creek School - $500 to support behavior modification for the school's emotional support classroom through an enhance reward system.
    • Mill Road Elementary School - $800 to expand a pilot program supporting literacy instruction at the elementary level.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $921.95 to provide an end-of-year adventure-based, team building activity for students in the alternative education program.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $1,562 to allow technology education students to produce 3D products making use of current industry fabrication applications.
    • Elizabethtown Area Middle School - $1,699 to provide a hands-on experience that requires critical thinking and problem solving skills to design and create different types of machines using Legos.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $2,860 to provide ninth grade classrooms with document cameras for Smart Boards allowing for multi-discipline collaboration to improve student writing skills.


     2010-2011 Grants
       - Total Awarded- $16,615

    • Fairview Elementary School - $1,050 to support elementary students' learning of science through the use of specially designed take home science sacs.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $1,500 to support student learning of the Holocaust by purchasing an interactive kit that would extend learning for multiple groups of students.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $1,300 to make use of an artist-in-residence to help students learn about stage movement in preparation for the spring musical.
    • Elizabethtown Area Middle School - $1490 to support students in need of literacy interventions through the use of interactive resources for students struggling with reading.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $440 to help improve life and social skills of students in the District's Alternative Education Program through the teaching the game of chess.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $1092 to provide opportunities for students that have disabilities to participate in a wide range of physical education activities in a safe environment.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $399 to purchase an interactive science system that will assist students with mastering unit topics, as well as enhance student learning by making it more enjoyable.
    • Rheems Elementary School - $866 to support the district's ongoing bullying prevention initiatives.
    • East High Street Elementary School - $1,500 to purchase supplies to implement an at-home reading program aimed at providing every first grade student with a book bag and books at their reading level to take home and read.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $1,727 to purchase the What's A Microcontroller program that will help technology education students design their own customized, intelligent inventions.
    • East High Street Elementary School - $1,597 to purchase iPads to implement Apple's iGrow program that makes use of many innovative applications to support instruction in the areas of readng, writing, mathematics, social studies, and the sciences.
    • Fairview Elementary School - $400 to implement the Music On Our Minds program that will enhance learning at the second grade level through the use of music.
    • Enrichment Class - $1,275 to help students in the District's enrichment program build a prototype stationary bike that generates electricity.
    • Elizabethtown Area High School - $1,574 to purchase a document camera for use in science classrooms that will allow for many real and highly visible demonstrations to be projected for an entire roomful of students.
    • East High Street Elementary School - $405 to implement a Movement in Math program designed to help students learn essential fifth grade math concepts through movement.


    2009-2010 Grants
       - Total Awarded- $16,430.53

    • Middle School Science Department - $1,955 to purchase stereomicroscopes for students to better explore stream life.
    • East High Street Elementary School - $1,581.75 to purchase iPod Touches to support instruction by offering alternative means of practice, enrichment, and review of various curriculum concepts.
    • Rheems Elementary School - $1,000 to purchase digital recorders for students to create movies and pod casts that will help students improve literacy and technology skills.
    • Fairview Elementary School - $727.38 to purchase physical education items for the third grade classroom to incorporate movement into the school day to refocus, de-stress, and re-energize students for learning.
    • Bainbridge Elementary School - $1,200 to create opportunities to connect the school with the community through regular family events.
    • Bainbridge Elementary School - $585 to pilot the Peaceful School Bus program to establish a positive climate and build relationships among students and their bus driver.
    • High School Quiz Bowl Team - $1,368 to purchase a wireless buzzer system to help the team better prepare for competitions.
    • High School Video Production Class - $399.95 to purchase a centralized hub for students to exchange video files for collaborative projects.
    • High School Physical Education Department - $1,766 to implement a Geocaching program that will promote teamwork, collaboration, and physical fitness.
    • Middle School Science Department - $1,558 to purchase digital microscopes to expand the Cells and the Human Body unit by allowing for higher level analysis of cells.
    • Elementary Autistic Support Class - $1,902.45 to build a multi-sensory center in the classroom to support students with learning disabilities increase their achievement.
    • Middle School Art Department - $2,387 to sustain an artist-in-residence program at the school.



    2008-2009 Grants
       - Total Awarded- $7,568.00

    • Mill Road Elementary School - $811 to purchase the Touch Math program to simplify math computations for first grade students.
    • High School Science Department - $1,979 to purchase digital cameras to support biology and technology skill development.
    • High School - $2,000 to purchase My Access, a web-based writing program to enhance students’ writing skills.
    • High School - $615 to buy materials for students to launch a mini-business in agriculture.
    • Middle School Art Department - $2,163 to fund an artist-in-residence at the middle school to work with students on creating their own stories through art.