LEAF Announces a Total of $34,184 in Spring 2016 Grant Awards

The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation announced the awarding of $34,184 during its spring Academic and Activities Funds granting cycle. Each year, LEAF awards supplemental funding to academic, activities, arts and athletic programming. Teachers, coaches and advisers submit grant applications for special projects twice during the academic year. Grants awarded this spring included funds for diverse projects including:

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Activities Fund Grants

  1. $2,574   Tech High School Athletics Legacy Grant
  2. $1,726   Tech High School Football Legacy Grant
  3.    $600   Tech High School Girls Basketball Equipment
  4. $1,000   Apollo/Cathedral/Tech Robotics Program & Competition Expenses
  5.    $950   Apollo Off-Season Training Equipment for Wellness Center
  6.    $900   Apollo Wrestling Team Warm-Ups
  7.    $328   Apollo Nordic Ski Equipment
  8.    $700   McKinley/ALC Youth Service Project to VA Hospital
  9.    $400   District Welcome Center Assistance for Disadvantaged Youth Participation in
  10. $2,000   Tech New Football Uniforms
  11.    $300   Apollo Dance Team Transportation, Warm-Ups & Supplies
  12.    $940   Tech Girls Soccer Equipment & Uniforms
  13. $1,500   Tech Boys & Girls Track & Field Equipment
  14.    $250   Apollo Creative Arts Magazine Supplies/Food For Event
    $14,168

Academic Fund Grants

  1. $3,657   LEAF Legacy Fund Grant to Chinese & Spanish Immersion Program
  2.    $150   Apollo FOCUS Program Funding For Students With Behavior Issues
  3. $2,000   Kennedy Computer Science Curriculum for K-8 Math and Literacy Standards
  4.    $800   Two iPad Airs for Mars Simulation Lab
  5. $2,000   Early Childhood Education Materials for Conscious Discipline Program
  6.    $600   Kennedy 8 Acer Chrome Books for 4th Grade Students To Access ALEKS
  7. $1,107   Kennedy Artist To Work With a Specific Standard in 2016-17
  8.    $750   Apollo Theme Book Sets For English Academy 2
  9.    $750   Kennedy “FUSE” Community Garden
  10.    $500   Kennedy Guided Math Stations
  11.    $350   North Junior High Portfolios For North Students With E/BD
  12.    $250   North Junior High Incentives for Students With E/BD
  13.    $750   North Junior High 7th Graders to CSB/SJU Challenge Course/Teamwork
  14. $1,000   North Junior High Youth Energy Summit – Environmental Issues
    $14,664

2016 Night of the Stars Ticket Sales Grants

  1. $3,118   Tech High School
  2. $1,078   Apollo High School
  3.    $146   Clearview
  4.    $244   Kennedy
  5.    $130   North Junior High School
  6.    $636   South Junior High School
    $5,352

These grants bring the total LEAF grants in support of District 742 Academic, Activities, Arts and Athletic Programming during the 2015-16 school year to $129,570.39 as shown below:

                  2015-16 Grants of 3-25-2016:

  • $22,750.00  Adopt a Classroom
  •   $5,549.41   Fund-A-Need (Learning Renaissance Event.   For Music & Science)
  • $24,667.00   Fall Cycle I Activities Grants
  • $14,168.00   Spring Cycle II Activities Grants
  • $14,664.00   Spring Cycle II Academic Grants-
  •    $5,352.00  Night of the Stars voucher sales rebates to District programs
  •  $25,040.00   Immersion Program Grants
  •    $3,631.78  Homeless Student Support Services Fund Grants
  •    $6,081.20  Tech Athletics Golf Tourney Returns to Programs
  •    $7,667.00  Apollo Activities Golf Tourney Returns to Programs
    $129,570.39
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