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Heights Schools Foundation Awards Nearly $9,000 in Grants

March 12, 2019 -- The Heights Schools Foundation has awarded a total of $8,947 in grants to CH-UH teachers in this year's Shark Tank 2.0.
 
The Foundation funds Opportunity Grants of up to $500 that can be used to pay for a number of educational initiatives, including classroom materials, equipment, guest speakers, incentives and more. Last year, teachers appeared before a panel of "sharks" to give a short proposal about the project they wished to fund. This year, the educators submitted their pitches via 30-second videos.
 
The applicants and their projects funded through Shark Tank 2.0:
 
Shu Hui Lin, Heights High School: Promoting Chinese language and culture through research projects, art, martial arts and dance
Jessica Valentino-Artman, Canterbury Elementary: iPads/cases for students to record audio/video, create projects and explore around the world
Sara Friedel, Noble: Programming for the entire school by Cleveland-Upcycle on how to create art from recyclables
Cindy Rakow, Esther Graber, Paula Lucas; Rox El, Fairfax, Oxford, Gearity, and Canterbury: Purchasing fine motor tools/toys for all OT kindergarten classrooms to support development of fine motor control and coordination
Sarah Parker, Heights High School: For two students who are attending the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, to attend DECA Day at the water park
Jennifer Thomas, Roxboro Elementary: Funding for 'Children's Ink' which showcases students poetry with guest speakers and musical performances
Julie Walker, Boulevard: Provide supplies for enrichment clubs in all 4th grade classrooms
Sherri Bellini, Boulevard Elementary: Materials for an Entrepreneur Fair for students to budget, make, market and sell products
Laura Preston, Boulevard: Provide all 4th graders with a copy of The Wild Robot Escapes, a sequel to The Wild Robot
Abi Adeyemon, Heights High: Funding for several students to study abroad in Guatemala
Mark Dougherty, Heights Middle School: Take Back the Night rally & march to educate about and provide a voice for the survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
Doug Reble, Heights High: Expand the cooking program to include more complex recipes
Angelique Troy, Monticello: Art supplies for students to design signage that informs and creates an aesthtic upgrade for the urban demonstration farm
Sarah Schlafer, Oxford Elementary: 11 Remo Rhythm drum lids with buckets to enhance a wide variety of educational needs
Karly Bowman, Canterbury Elementary: 3 tubano drums for educational enrichment 
Tamara Heldman, Noble and Gearity: Lego Mindstorm EV3 kit and software program to promote logical thinking and math skills
Sarah Adair, Oxford Elementary: Trip to Lake Metropark Environmental Learning Center to learn about force and motion
Brian Stern, Gearity Elementary: Materials to create Starry Night Cleveland, a STEM circuit lesson uitlizing LED lights, circuits and batteries
 
Oxford Music Class
 
Canterbury Spanish Class 

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