Supporting Innovation and Creativity in Our Classrooms
Your Money is Hard at Work!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation took a hit and could not provide gifts and grants to the school since 2019.
At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, a new board was erected with intent to bring back financial support.
Classroom grants fund a variety of resources for our students.
Click HERE to view a list of projects the foundation has supplemented.
Spotlight 2017-2019 Grants
Included funding for:
New student lunch money
Wiggle While You Work bands
Lego Robots Mindstorm EV3 kits
Flexible classroom seating
Whiteboards for 360 Classrooms
additional items for the Reading Program
additional technology used during closures due to COVID-19
(Special Thank You to Evan Ingram for funding for the additional technology and reading program needs.)
Spotlight 2016 Grant Recipient:
No Bones About It
No bones about it, our anatomy and forensic science classes have grown dramatically over the past few years. We have a large population of students who are interested in entering the medical or forensics fields or in just learning about the human body. Hands on labs and discussions are very important to us and we need to have the proper materials to show students how the human body is designed.
Currently we have one fully intact skeleton to use among all the classrooms. Ideally we need multiple skeletons for science students to be able to use during labs and daily discussions. Students better understand what we are teaching when they can see and touch something.
By having skeletons in our classrooms, students in other courses will also be exposed to them and they may be inspired to take anatomy or forensics. So even though those students are not in the class directly using the skeletons, they will still learn more about the human body. The one intact skeleton we currently have lives in my room. I frequently get into discussions with students who are curious about our anatomy.
If we have four more skeletons, two that hang and two that are able to be positioned, we can develop more elaborate labs for students to complete. We believe that by having well made accurate skeletons for students to manipulate, they will learn more and be better prepared for assessments. These skeletons should be usable by thousands of students for a very long time since they do not deteriorate over time.
Spotlight 2015 Grant: Stop, Collaborate and Listen
Thank you, Hillgrove Foundation, so much for this collaboration table! It is a great addition to the library and has supported the staff and students in many ways. The pictures below show the table in action and the list is long for all the ways this item has been used. Specifically, though this is certainly not a complete list, users include: 10th Literature team on full day planning meeting, students working on various lessons, technology integration specialists working with teachers, students learning new technologies, Spanish VII students working independently, and IEP group meetings with parents. This item is easy to use, fully accessible to both students and staff, and has already become a standard tool when we seek to achieve deliberate success.