2020-2021 Mini-Grants

FES - Summer Reading Celebration

Due to the unique circumstances of starting remotely this school year, Fairview Elementary School was unable to celebrate the summer readers in a school-wide assembly like is usually done each year.  Thanks to the Fairview School Foundation, FES was able to host Doctor Sparks, a professional storyteller, who led a virtual celebration for the entire school.  Doctor Sparks interacted with six students (Hailey Bridgen (K), Sephina Snoke (1st) Lucy Mondy (1st), Carter Snoke (2nd), Trey Mondy (3rd), & Gavin Bridgen (4th)) and led them through a 30 minute livestream, using his typewriter to write a spooky story that they collaborated on together.  A professional illustrator, Cecilia Olivera-Hillway, drew illustrations to match these stories during this live chat as well.  This entire experience was the perfect tie-in to our summer reading theme, which was “Imagine Your Story”.  Being that the entire event was live-streamed, all students could enjoy the experience at home with their families in a safe environment. It was a fun and memorable experience for all!

The Foundation funded this project with EITC donations.

Students on Zoom w/Dr. SparksDr. Sparks on Zoom

 

Speech and Debate Team - Extemp Genie

Extemp Genie is a subscription software program that gathers research on many subject areas and organizes them in a way that facilitates speech preparation for students competing in current events competitions such as Extemporaneous Speaking, Debate and Student Congress.  At some tournaments, internet access is not permitted.  Extemp Genie will be especially helpful at such tournaments.  The Foundation is glad to be able to help the Speech and Debate students prepare effectively for their competitions.



All-Grade Levels - Touchless Spot Vision Screener

The Fairview School Foundation, along with the District and a grant from the Lions Club, were able to purchase a Welch Allyn Spot-Vision Screener.  This device besides being touchless, will enhance the nurse's ability to screen student's vision and determine deficiencies that they were unable to before.  This device will be shared between all three buildings so that we can screen all of our students with this updated technology.

 Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener - Optics Incorporated



FES - Kindergarten Readiness Kits


The Foundation is proud once again to be able to purchase Kindergarten readiness kits for all of our new “Tigers” that will be starting school in the fall. These kits have great information and skill-building tools that students and parents can work on together to ensure a successful start to their career at Fairview.  The kits include a usable draw-string bag, magnetic numbers and letters, scissors, a book about Kindergarten, crayons, a book of construction paper, and useful information about the Kindergarten teachers and other staff, as well as policies, procedures, and expectations at Fairview Elementary School.

The Foundation funded this project through EITC donations.


K-Readiness Kits




FHS - Digital Artist's Toolbox

With our continuous movement toward providing students with the most relevant tools to give them an advantage in their future careers, the Apple pencil has been introduced into our art curriculum.  The Apple pencil is used in fundamentals of art, drawing and painting, digital art, animation, and photography classes. Providing a second classroom set of pencils allows more students the opportunity to use this tool. We are continuously adding more iPad creations into our curriculum, and having the pencil enhances the artistic experience in each class - the pencil has taken working on the iPads to a new level and allows our students to create more professional work.  The introduction of the Apple pencil allows our students to turn their iPad into a digital canvas. With the enhanced pressure sensitivity and pinpoint accuracy, drawing with the pencil on the glass of the iPad offers the student a relevant experience in digital art that will allow them to successfully translate the skills to any career in art or a life-long hobby that relates to art.

The Foundation funded this project through EITC donations.

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