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Innovative Grants for 2017-18 School Year

HSF Innovative Grants 2017 – 2018

The Hillsboro Schools Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the Innovative Grant Awards for 2017-18 school year.

Awarded May 2017

Digital Learning for All from Linda Harrington for Hillsboro Online Academy  Provides 15 computers per high school to create remote participation with HOA at the four high schools. Sponsored by First Tech Federal Credit Union.

Student Led & Implemented Increased Academic Performance through Increased Health & Wellness (Playground) – Melissa Spendal at Jackson Elementary School.  Student led research, analysis, design, playground update and will also include multi-sensory equipment for Life Skills Program.

Full STEAM Ahead – Christy Laman at Farmington View Elementary. STEM students now become STEAM students with painting, poetry, and movie making equipment.  Sponsored by New Seasons Market, Orenco.

Two Little Robots Bring Technology to Music – Emily McMulllen at Imlay Elementary School. Provides robots, computers, and xylophones to use coding robots to teach musical concepts. Sponsored by First Tech Federal Credit Union.

Becoming Scientists Cell by Cell – Tamara Glem for Imlay Elementary School. Brings magnifying lens jewelry loups and quality microscopes to investigate the world with magnification.  Sponsored by First Tech Federal Credit Union.

Create, Design, and Think BIG! – Sarah Crane at Jackson Elementary School. Enhances the school Maker Space with sewing machines, robots, 3D printer, and more!

Creating Cougar Dens – Elizabeth Nahl at McKinney Elementary School. Creates calm safe spaces within each of the school’s larger spaces to help kids learn how to feel, what they are thinking, and how to self-regulate and reset to be ready to learn.

Full STEM Ahead! – Miranda Kessler for McKinney Elementary School. Creates the school’s first STEM lab/Makers area. Will purchase 3D printer, pocket scales, origami kits, lego materials, circuit sets and more. Funded by New Seasons Market, Orenco.

Building a Bilingual Classroom Bibliotheca – Tristin Jarmer Burnett at Mooberry Elementary School. Significantly increases the quantity of bilingual library books for their dual language program.

Latin Dances Club – Luisa Duran from Mooberry Elementary School. Funds traditional performance outfits for students involved in Latin Dance Club. Encourages school engagement by appreciating cultural diversity and inclusivity. Sponsored by the Richard B. Siegel Foundation.