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Spring 2015 Academic and Activities Grants Approved

March 18, 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

SchoolProjectGrant Amount
Tech High SchoolAthletics Legacy Grant$2,117
Tech High SchoolFootball Legacy Grant$1,661
Tech High SchoolFunding for track/CC tent/shelter$500
District WideParticipation funding for K-12 free/reduced lunch students$600
North Jr. HighVex Robotics expenses/supplies$1,000
North Jr. HighMississippi Strings Camp scholarships for District 742 students$600
North Jr. HighParticipation funding for students$500
Apollo High SchoolNew football helmets for North-Side Youth Football$1,200
Area Learning CenterEntrepreneurship Camp$250
Area Learning CenterYouth Service Project$750
Oak HillTennis nets for PE classes$300
South Jr. HighWeAct summer leadership program for students$1,227
Area Learning CenterMAAP STARS supplies/expenses$750
Tech High SchoolNordic Ski equipment$500
Tech High SchoolNew basketball uniforms for boys basketball$1,200
Tech High SchoolSpeech Team coaches, travel & supplies$1,000
 Total Spring 2015 Activities Fund Grants$14,155


2015 Spring Academic Fund Grants

SchoolProjectGrant Amount
KennedyReading & Writing Instant Centers$200
ClearviewDrum Sets for Music Dept$450
Oak HillSMART Board for EL Program$1,500
LincolnAdditional books with CD’s to help students read$200
North Jr. HighNational History Day activities$300
LincolnField trip to Orchestra Hall$800
North Jr. HighEagle Academy student service learning project$200
North Jr. HighResources for MN History Museum classroom lessons$525
KennedyReading & Writing Instant Centers$200
North Jr. HighSchool-owned music instruments for low-income students$1,500
MadisonChrome Book Computer$300
North Jr. HighSJU Challenge Course for 7th grade students$750
North Jr. HighClassroom sets of wireless electronic temp probes that work with iPads$1,125
WestwoodPhys Ed Equipment for winter recess$500
TalahiNative American one-week Residency$200
Early Childhood EdBooks, 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