Olympia Fields Educational Commission

2014 Mini Grants

Jeff Bonomo; Rich Central High School/227
Purchase Anatomy in Clay – Models which students can use to build body systems in reusable clay. $990.00

Brooke Bradshaw & Jennifer Krichbaum; Illinois School/162
Purchase books and manipulatives for use in 5th grade science and social studies. These will be used to encourage independent study and small group work with parents. $990.21

Barbara Chirillo; Richton Square School/162
Purchase supporting materials for the Jolly Phonics Reading Program. This will be used with kindergarteners. $992.00

Catrice Cohone; Bloom High School/206
 Purchase materials for a mentoring program to develop public speaking and leadership in at-risk teens. $1000.00

Theresa A. Connolly; Matteson Elementary School/162
 Purchase materials for a “Digi-Read-to-Me’ program Ms. Connolly created so that parents can be involved in their child’s reading success. $281.77

Mary Gray; Rich Central High School/227
Purchase equipment for the Applied Mathematics and Science in the Health Science Career Pathway. Students will compute mathematics equations related to healthcare. $1000.00

Krystal Ivy; Indiana School/162
Purchase Literacy Bins of non-fiction multi-media materials based on fourth grade science and social studies. This will encourage independent study in reading, science and social studies. $938.94

 Amie Leib; Huth Middle School/162
Purchase materials for a Langston Hughes/Harlem Renaissance Experience. $320.00

Talaat McNeely; Rich Central High School/227
Purchase mathematics supplies that help Algebra I students in grades 9 and 10. $965.45

Laura Miller; Heather Hill Elementary/161
Purchase Djembe and tubano drums for use in synchronized drumming activities in K-5 music classes. Ms. Miller will do a study to determine the effectiveness of using the drum work to address behavior problems. $741.45

Anne Oiler & Arno Reichel; Southland College Prep High School
Purchase equipment for use with grades 9 through 12 in Physics programs. The total cost is over the grant amount. SCPHS will provide the additional funding.

Barbara Rada; Richton Square/162
Purchase science and life science materials for PreK, including Early Start At-Risk students. All students in the school will share in the excitement of hatching live chicks and butterflies and observing plants growing in the classroom greenhouse. $1000.00

                                                Total  $10,219.82