Dream Fund Grants AwardedLeer en Español
Writing to Right Wrongs - $5000
This grant combines civil rights content (with a focus on fair housing) and the spoken word (slam poetry) which empowers at least 30 students in Ms. Smith's first period. With a better understanding of their rights and the importance of place and on how to use their creative voice in positive ways they can express themselves and impact their community.
Decodable Readers - $3000
With this grant, Kindergarten students will have access to decodable text through reading with parents and community partners.
Device Loan Out Program - $8000
Through this grant, students will have access to technology in their home, through a loan out program from the school.
The Ultimate Soccer Field for Union High School - $5000
This grant will help create a successful school in the Ok-Black league. Union High School's soccer teams need a scoreboard, a generator and an outside PA system.
Help the Hawk's Nest - $900
This grant will Supply and operate items for Union's PBIS store, the Hawk's Nest.
High Interest Books - $1000
With this grant, new books for a 9th Grade English classroom library can be purchased to help students in the class read 5 books independently every marking period.
Large Portable White Boards for Scientific Modeling and Discourse - $2835
Through this grant, students will be able to use white boards to share investigation results in a collaborative way.
Take Home Literacy Bag - $1000
This grant helps to increase students' reading fluency and comprehension levels according to Fountas and Pinnell. Students will be tested on Fountas & Pinnel monthly in order to monitor progress and make sure that they are reading books at the appropriate level.
Literacy Support with Lexia - $1000
With this grant, Sibley fourth graders with skill gaps in phonics, phonemic awareness, sight word recognition and other K-3 skill areas will receive customized, online lessons from Lexia core 5 to close gaps. 80-100% of identified students will meet weekly "minutes" goals set by the Lexia program each week this school year.
A Brighter Future through Building and Sewing - $5000
This grant will be used to introduce students to a practical approach to technical and production aspects, which are part of a Drama Department. They will learn skills used in theater that can be used cooperatively in other academic and elective classes and transferable to life outside of the classroom.
Dressed and Ready for Success - $350
Through this grant, KSSN and the Encore Project Team will seek to supply the “U Room” donation shop at Union with specific uniform and personal care items, which are not available through community donations. The items are necessary in order for students to be able to come to school ready to learn.
JROTC Ball - $1000
This grant will provide funds during the 2018/19 school year and host one Military Ball for the three GRPS schools that have JROTC programs. Allowing students to demonstrate teamwork, organizational skills, customs and courtesies of the US. Army and demonstrate proper etiquette while dining.
Michigan Youth in Government - $6000
This grant will open the door for increased participation in MYIG. Fee for each participant is $500. Budget constraints in the past have limited their numbers.
Let’s Get Geeked - $1000
This program will take students to the geek group to apply science objectives learned in class in areas like electricity, engineering, and mathematics.
Lexia for Struggling Readers - $1000
This grant supports the purchase Lexia for 2nd grade team so that students will raise their MAP reading scores at end of their second grade year.
Science Buddies - $1000
Science Buddies engages and excites students through shared scientific investigations between Kindergartners and Fourth graders.
Boyz to Men Group - $1000
This grant will be used to establish an afterschool support group of diverse young men with the purpose of building trusting relationships with other positive male role models, while exploring educational opportunities such as visits to colleges and places of employment.
We’ve Got You Covered, Uniform and Personal Care Shop - $900
This grant will involve volunteers, Westwood staff, parents and students in creating a welcoming space at Westwood where students can “shop” for school uniforms and other basic needs.
Fitness for Life - $2000
This grant will be used to purchase physical education equipment for the PE program at Westwood.
JROTC Teams - $1000
This grant will help Union’s JROTC attend two regional physical fitness competitions, and two regional drill competitions.
Stand Up and Learn! - $160
This grant will provide a stand-up table for Rachel Kuiper's Special Education classroom for students with attention difficulties.
GVSU Library Field Trip - $1000
This field trip will expose students to GVSU's library resources in a collaborative learning opportunity with GVSU college of Ed. students, librarians, and the writing center.
Union High School Kuta Software - $1000
This grant will provide supplemental materials to Union's math curriculum to support skills allowing more students to achieve benchmark on the PSAT and SAT assessments.
Union Ultimate Greenhouse Project - $1000
This grant supports a Greenhouse in which the actual products grown are cooked and consumed by the students and school community. Students will engage in weekly hands-on learning and work with the students in the ASD program – forming positive relationships with students who have autism.
QUEENdom Project - $1000
This afterschool girls group is focused on building relationships and teaching life skills in a relevant way to empower 30-40 young women through volunteering, self-esteem, conflict resolution, peer mentorship, and school spirit.
Pailalen Program at Harrison Park Elementary -$1000
This grant provides childcare during Pailalen classes for parents. The Pailalen Program includes focus on Culture & History; Parenting styles; Cooperation & Communication; Responsibility & Discipline; Building Self-Esteem; Understanding & Redirecting Misbehavior; and Parenting for School Success, among other things.