Projects involving ballroom dancing and fat-loss monitors were the big winners receiving $1,000 each from the Enumclaw Schools Foundation “Enrichment and Innovation Grants” for use in the 2011-2012 school year.
Sunrise Elementary teacher JoAnn Amberg was awarded $1,000 to help fund a 10-week ballroom dancing curriculum for 70 fifth-graders in their P.E. classes.
Thunder Mountain Middle School teacher Laura Albrecht also was awarded $1,000 for the purchase of two Insta-Pulse units, fat loss monitors and heart rate charts, also for P.E. classes.
Westwood Elementary, Sunrise, Thunder Mountain, Enumclaw High School, Jeanne Northfield and Steve Taylor were awarded $991 for the purchase of an i Pad 2, for use in the self-contained special education classrooms. The i pad will be rotated between the schools on three-week rotations and will augment the math, reading, writing and communication skills of more than 40 students.
Enumclaw Middle School teacher Casey Anderson was awarded $921.10 to purchase two Dell Latitude 2120 laptop computers for the EMS Resource Room. It is estimated more than 20 students would use these computers to learn keyboarding, language skills, technology and software-usage skills.
Black Diamond Elementary teacher Dewey Sullivan was awarded $600 to fund a “Book-It Repertory Theater” performance of Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman. The estimated number of students involved in this project is 264.
Black Diamond Elementary teachers Susan Laurnen and Jeff Kurtz were awarded $258 for the purchase of supplies to integrate Print Motifs, Paper Mache and Embroidery into the disciplines of Math, Science and Literature. Fifty students are involved in that project.
The foundation will be awarding further grants to Enumclaw School District teachers this fall.