Teacher Tributes

Recognize your favorite teacher with a donation in his/her name!

$67,459 Awarded in 2013 for all WGSD Schools

Enriching the Classroom Experience

Recent Mini-Grant Winners

$10,885 awarded in Mini Grants For 2013-14

March  2014
Patrick Dempsey/Rob Rambach - Hixson

We are Makers - Science  and Art  $996

Deborah Genovese  - WGHS Art
Zentangles  $400

Shawn Creccilus, Herr - Bristol

Discover Giving  $315

Februrary  2014
Betsy Guthrey  - Edgar

Taking Chess to New Heights $747

January 2014
Paul Fredstrom -  Oasis Tutors All WG Elementary, Steger, Hixson

Spring Program Plus/Tutor Training $800

Aimee Vogt - Hixson Reading
Literacy Coaching and Reading Reform $800

December 2013
Cici Faucher -  WGHS

Watching the Weather $622

Groene, Hayes, Hill, McGinnis- Hixson Synergy Team
Discovery Book Clubs:  Creating a Community of Readers $500

Brian Moeckel -  Edgar
DisAbility Awareness $500

November 2013
Jon Petter -  WGHS Psychology, Science

Measuring the Mind with EEGs $480

Nicholas Kirschman  - WGHS Robotics
Robot Vision II, Visible and Remote $900

Special Class of 58’ Mini Grant 
Dawn Meyer -  Hixson Science  $958

Hixson Weather Station – Middle School Meteorologists

October  2013
Nicholas Kirschman-- WGHS Science

Ardino and Rasberry Pi: If it can be imagined, it can be made-  $857

Don Ekert Melissa Hellwig—Hixson
Smart Pens Making Smart Classes $500

September 2013
Tony Arnold-- Avery, and All Elementary Schools, Steger, and Hixson

Visitor and Volunteer Software $1000

Herr, Blumenkemper, Muldrow-- Bristol
Citiblocs $510

2013-2014 Alumni and Major Grant Winners

Award Totaling  $67,459 for all WGSD Schools

How to Get to Carnegie Hall by Jackie Stilwell for WGHS, Hixson and Steger                 
Band and chorus students will learn and practice with new practice software.  $12,000
The Fluency Project by Andrea Aughinbaugh, Debbie Grubbs, Jill Wilson and Liz Majino for Hudson Elementary.  Students practice reading with Senior Citizens and document by summarizing the project with a video.  $9,000
Chess for All by all the principals for each WGSD                       
Chess clubs at each school will learn from Chess experts at Webster University and coordinate district tournaments            $6,000
Making It Electronic by John Simpson, Kris Denbow and Linda Holliday for District Schools’ Professional Development.  A new online teacher evaluation tool for district use and day with a professional development consultant.  $5,000
Fostering Leadership for Alliance for Interracial Dignity by Dr. Peter Wilson, Dr. Riss, John E Thomas, Shiree Yeggins and Cindy Neu. Continuing the community wide conversations on social justice. $5,000
Media Production in the Gifted Classrooms by Brenda Wright for District Gifted programs                              
Working with technology to write and create videos, newscasts and other multimedia productions.  $4,824
Finding the Musician in our Students: One Garage Band at a Time by Heather Mosley and Sara Wichard for Hudson and Bristol. Students compose music with iPad mini technology. $4,527
WGHS Becomes More Sensitive and More Accurate at the Same Time by David Schuster for WGHS                
Modern lab equipment to utilize in the new addition.  $4,000
Science to the Nth Degree by Terrie Hobold, Eric Hayes, Patrick Dempsey, and Rob Rambach for Hixson
Lab quest portable science monitors with accessories.  $4,000
Empowering Young Filmmakers by Brian Ackley for Avery Adventure Club
Students direct and produce public service announcements with new technology.  $4,000
Weather Hawk Weather Station by Cici Faucher for WGHS.
Students learn meteorology in real time from Webster Groves.  $3,358
Going from Neighbors to Collaborators by Dr. John Simpson, Dr. Diane Moore and Karen Verstraete for WGSD.  Administrators and staff learn from Dr. Thomas Poetter and Webster University.  $3,000
Teaching American History Through Graphic Novels by Sherri Evans, Gail Tumminello, Tim McGinnis, and Nancy Hansbrough for Hixson.  $2,000

Jr. Journalism Broadcast News by Brian Hill for Ambrose Family Center and Clark. Adventure club students learn and report with a teleprompter and technology.  $750

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