Round 37 grants for 7 MCSC programs awarded

The grants for Round 37 were recently awarded in May 2021. Seven grants totaling $3,905.99 were awarded to enhance learning experiences for Merrillville students. Social-emotional learning, language and math spiraling materials, and culturally diverse books are just a few of the winning grant ideas.

Since 2002, the Merrillville Education Foundation has awarded 443 grants to teachers totaling $381,988.65. These grants have impacted 121,962 student experiences in grades PK through 12.

To get more details about these programs, view the complete listing of the Round 37 awarded grants…

 

 

 

Fall 2021 grant application now available; submission deadline April 16

Don't miss the deadline!The latest MEF grant application is now available online. Round 37 will fund innovative projects for the Fall Semester of 2021.

Application deadline is Friday, April 16, 2021. Notification of Awards will be made during the first week of May, 2021. ONLY APPLICATIONS SENT TO MCHOFFMA@MVSC.K12.IN.US WILL BE CONSIDERED.  You will receive a confirmation reply that your application has been received. (more…)

Grant Spotlight – Out in the Garden

Grant Spotlight – Out in the Garden

GRANT TITLE
Out in the Garden

GRANT AUTHOR, SCHOOL, IMPACT & FUNDING
Nichole Perez – Merrillville Intermediate School Gr. 5-6 – 900 students – $483.64

GRANT PERIOD
Round 36 for Spring 2020; implemented in school year 2020-21

GRANT APPLICATION
Students will have the opportunity of an outdoor learning component for their Math and Science classes where they can apply the skills that they learned in the classroom to the gardens. Students will grow their own seedlings in the classrooms and monitor their growth (Math). Students will see first-hand how plants grow and thrive (Science). By having the opportunity to grow their own plants and work outdoors, students will see if a career in the Environmental & Agricultural Systems career pathway is something they would like to pursue in the future; students will learn about various careers in the Environmental & Agricultural Systems career pathway and how those careers tie-in to the vegetable gardens (College & Career Readiness). The hope is to give students the opportunity of a hands-on experience to apply what they have learned in their classrooms and therefore help them to have a lasting impression of what they learned.

GRANT OUTCOMES
The group was planning on starting up the gardens last Spring, but had to postpone due to the pandemic shutdown. The team was able to purchase the materials needed for the raised garden beds and were able to put them together on Saturday, October 31st. One of the volunteers helped to find a better price for materials so four raised garden beds were created instead of the two raised beds proposed in the grant. In the Spring, the team will purchase additional items, such as a garden hose, rakes, etc. to complete materials for the garden.

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Approximately 100 families attended and participated in a variety of STEM activities. The purpose of the program was to introduce our parents to the engineering process and the new Makerspace Room at MIS.

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Grant Spotlight – Robotics Club

The new Robotics Club expanded to two teams for competition in 2018. These students will be exposed to a CAD program donated to all first teams to develop their robot virtually before they start building one.

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Round 36 grants for 10 MCSC programs awarded

The grants for Round 36 were awarded in May of 2020.  Ten grants totaling $7,943.11 were awarded to enhance learning experiences for Merrillville students.  Raise the Score in Reading, Out in the Garden,  Coffee Cart, Classroom Amygdala Station and Little Free Libraries are just a few of the winning grant ideas.

Since 2002, the Merrillville Education Foundation has awarded 435 grants to teachers totaling $372,082.66.  These grants have impacted more than 119,426 student experiences in grades Pre-K through 12.

To get more details about these programs, view the complete listing of the Round 36 awarded grants…

 

Round 35 grants for 14 MCSC programs awarded

The grants for Round 35 were awarded in October of 2019.  Fourteen grants totaling $7,506.69 were awarded to enhance learning experiences for Merrillville students.   Building Our Brains with STEM,  MIS Music Boomwhackers, Manipulatives for Remedial Math, Explore Opera with Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Ultimate Coding and Circuit Kits to Teach C++ are just a few of the winning grant ideas.

Since 2002, the Merrillville Education Foundation has awarded 425 grants to teachers totaling $364,139.55.  These grants have impacted more than 116,726 student experiences in grades Pre-K through 12.

To get more details about these programs, view the complete listing of the Round 35 awarded grants…