544 Education Foundation Awards Record $48,000 in Grants

October 12, 2017 by 544foundation

The 544 Education Foundation awarded over $48,000 in grants to the Fergus Falls School District at its October 12th board meeting. The grants awarded are as follows:

  • $120 for a vacuum for Kennedy Secondary School special education students for work skill development
  • $140 for a weighted blanket to help reduce anxiety in the Kennedy Secondary School nurse’s office
  • $140 for two airbrush/compressor kits for the STEM Program
  • $198.75 for 25 seat sacks for a kindergarten classroom
  • $242.44 for two balances for the middle school science classes
  • $250 for a document camera for an iQ Academy teacher
  • $260 for 10 gym uniforms for students in financial need
  • $324.75 for 25 noise cancelling headphones for AR reading time in a 3rd grade classroom at Cleveland Elementary School
  • $414 for the Lego Robotics League
  • $442 for an electronic laboratory balance for the high school science department
  • $449.25 for 25 balance balls for a kindergarten classroom (to be used in place of chairs)
  • $500 for the Adapted Bowling Team
  • $600 for 25-30 dial caliper measurement tools (accurate to 1/1000 of an inch!) for industrial technology classes
  • $800 for parts for 3 “Supermileage” cars for the STEM Program
  • $897.21 for STEM activities for all kindergartners
  • $920 for an online early childhood music class
  • $990 for an adapted swing for the Cleveland Elementary School playground
  • $1047 for an iPad Pro, Apple pencil and keyboard for a high school English classroom
  • $1185 for 15 pairs of ice skates for the 5th-12th grade physical education classes
  • $1860 for six microscopes for the high school science department
  • $2948 for a 6th grade field trip to the State Capitol, Science Museum and History Museum
  • $8400 for four sound shells for the Kennedy Secondary School auditorium
  • $10,000 for a ChromeCart for the 6th grade at Kennedy Secondary School
  • $15,264 for six mini iPads for each first and second grade classroom at McKinley Elementary School and Adams Elementary School

Grand Total – $48,392.40

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