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Spring 2015 Academic and Activities Grants Approved

March 19, 2015

At our LEAF Board of Director’s meeting on March 16, the following Spring 2015 Academic Grants and Activities Grants were approved.   Overall, there were a total of 33 grants and $27,548 awarded.  Unfortunately, we had grant requests totaling $61,442.66, which indicates we have more work to do!

Cumulative LEAF contributions to District 742 Academic and Activities Programs through program grants, ticket surcharge returns, contingency grants, Night Of  The Stars ticket rebates, PAKRAT program grants and Adopt-A-Classroom Project stands at $1,117,854.00 as of March 18, 2015. View our complete Grant History.

2015 Spring Activities Fund Grants

School Project Grant Amount
Tech High School Athletics Legacy Grant $2,117
Tech High School Football Legacy Grant $1,661
Tech High School Funding for track/CC tent/shelter $500
District Wide Participation funding for K-12 free/reduced lunch students $600
North Jr. High Vex Robotics expenses/supplies $1,000
North Jr. High Mississippi Strings Camp scholarships for District 742 students $600
North Jr. High Participation funding for students $500
Apollo High School New football helmets for North-Side Youth Football $1,200
Area Learning Center Entrepreneurship Camp $250
Area Learning Center Youth Service Project $750
Oak Hill Tennis nets for PE classes $300
South Jr. High WeAct summer leadership program for students $1,227
Area Learning Center MAAP STARS supplies/expenses $750
Tech High School Nordic Ski equipment $500
Tech High School New basketball uniforms for boys basketball $1,200
Tech High School Speech Team coaches, travel & supplies $1,000
  Total Spring 2015 Activities Fund Grants $14,155


2015 Spring Academic Fund Grants

School Project Grant Amount
Kennedy Reading & Writing Instant Centers $200
Clearview Drum Sets for Music Dept $450
Oak Hill SMART Board for EL Program $1,500
Lincoln Additional books with CD’s to help students read $200
North Jr. High National History Day activities $300
Lincoln Field trip to Orchestra Hall $800
North Jr. High Eagle Academy student service learning project $200
North Jr. High Resources for MN History Museum classroom lessons $525
Kennedy Reading & Writing Instant Centers $200
North Jr. High School-owned music instruments for low-income students $1,500
Madison Chrome Book Computer $300
North Jr. High SJU Challenge Course for 7th grade students $750
North Jr. High Classroom sets of wireless electronic temp probes that work with iPads $1,125
Westwood Phys Ed Equipment for winter recess $500
Talahi Native American one-week Residency $200
Early Childhood Ed Books, instructional materials, etc $1,600
Tech High School “We Need Our Space” campaign for teaching STEM concepts.  TAIL Lab $3,043
  Total Spring 2015 Academics Fund Grants $13,393


These grants bring the total LEAF grants in support of District 742 Academic, Activities, Arts and Athletic Programming during the 2014-15 school year to $116,959 as shown below:
2014-15 Grants of 3-18-15:

  • $18,250 – Adopt a Classroom
  • $13,245 – Fund-A-Need (Learning Renaissance Event.   For Music & Science)
  • $21,938 – Fall Cycle I Activities Grants
  • $14,155 – Spring Cycle II Activities Grants
  • $13,393 – Spring Cycle II Academic Grants
  • $ 6,790 – Night of the Stars voucher sales rebates to District programs
  • $ 2,000 – Special PAKRAT Innovation Award Grant for Book Purchases
  • $ 7,250 – Immersion Program Grants
  • $ 5,778 – Homeless Student Support Services Fund Grants
  • $ 6,966 – Tech Athletics Golf Tourney Returns to Programs
  • $ 7,194 – Apollo Activities Golf Tourney Returns to Programs
    $116,959 Total