Congrats to our 2017-2018 Grant Recipients!
Trail cameras will be used to capture
images of wild life around the Stagg campus. Connected to science standards for ecosystems as well as Animal Behavior units,
students will monitor the images, and gather and report data. The trail cameras will allow students to unlock the secrets
of nature from around our area, make comparisons and analyze the information gathered.
Brian Dennis, Michael Littmann and Thomas Syska
Prairie Courtyard School Garden
on the success of one of the original Foundation grants, this will increase student involvment with the exisiting Prairie
courtyard to foster both a sustainable native Illinois habitat and a vegetable producing garden. This grant will take a multidisciplinary
approach including the cultivations Clubs, Life Sciences, PEOPEL PE classes, Culinary Arts and Applied Technology.
Replacement Intervention Program Through Third Millennium Classroom
This grant will provide access to Third Millennium Classrooms, a research-based online instructional
course system in the areas of alcohol, drugs, nicotine, respect and conflict resolution. These modules will support the school's
behavioral intervention programs.
PALS Sensory Processing Project
Providing students with a learning enviorment which supports academic, social and emotional
growth is the cornerstone of the PALS Sensory Processing Project. This grant will help support students who struggle with
anxiety, ADHD, depression, PTSD, abuse and neglect, making their time in the traditional learning enviornment more productive.
Mike Dwyer and Jason Kulasa
This grant will enhance and improve the ability of students and programs to connect with the greater community. The
Pixellot camera will be placed in the main gym and provide opportunities for any event to be broadcasted or streamed live.The
footage can then be used for student created video projects in sports marketing classes and by VJA TV.
Kristin Mattera, Judy McAuliffe and Wendy Moss
College App Boot Camp: Sending Seniors on the 'Write" Path to College
This grant will be implemented by staff in the Literacy Lab and seek to help
college-bound seniors prepare for the rigorous essay writing process for college applicaions and scholarships. Workshops will
be held during the day and in evening with enrichment sessions that connect students with college admission counselors and
Phil Dryer, Kristin Pila, Scott Peters and Dave Kreis
Sports Medicine Symposium
The ninth annual District 230 Sports Medicine Symposium is an opportunity for students to
learn about numerous professions in the sports medicine field. This one-day event will include renowned speakers, a college
fair, hands-on learning expereinces and a quiz bowl.
and Tina Garcia
Andrew 40 is a unique senior-level English and History opportunity that will
celebrate the school's 40th year. Students, staff and community will explore the rich history of Victor J. Andrew High School
by gathering stories, interacting with alumni and the community through social media, and culminating in the creation of an
Carl Sandburg- Studio 78
Named in honor of the school namesakes' birth year, Studio 78 will create a professional work area including a recording
studio,rehearsal space and classroom enviornment for Music, Business and Technology courses. Studio 78 will give students
a rich aesthetic expereince in acoustic engineering.
Erdman and Michael Erdman
A Path to Proficiency
in the World Laguages Classrooms
global society, it is imperative that world language students prossess the skills to think critically, problem solve and communicate
effectively in the target language. This grant will allow teachers an englightening opportunity to attend a workshop by Ken
Stewart, a world-renowned expert in world language acquisition and bring those lessons back to their classrooms.
Kelly Fino, Randy James and Margaret Lading
Social Communication Orienation- Promoting Engagement
This grant will facilitate junior high to high school transitions for students with social language,
executive functioning, and sensory regulation needs. Guided activites and lessons will initiate positive communication and
relationships with staff and families. Ultimatley, the strategies and support provided will assist students in reaching their
potential academically, socially and functionally.
and Elizabeth Geiger
for the Flexible Brain
This will provide flexible
seating options for students with sensory and communication impairments within the Social Communication courses. Students
with sensory issues greatly benefit from a "social design" that allows them to regulate their sensory needs in order
to better engage in peer interactions and academic tasks.