2015 Initiative Grants

The following Initiative Grants were funded by Winnetka Public Schools Foundation (Effective 2015-16 school year)!

  • First graders in all buildings (including those First graders receiving RtI services) will build on specific phonics skills with “Decodable Books for Beginning Readers.”
  • Third and Fourth graders in all buildings will be challenged to create powerful, sophisticated electronic projects through the purchase of “littleBits: Full Steam Ahead” materials.
  • Fifth graders will build and program temperature probes.  These machines can be programmed to transmit information digitally.
  • Seventh graders will receive targeted materials to enhance the “Cell Model” project — currently an integral part of the Science curriculum. Universal Design for Learning Cell Model kits will be purchased to enable students to explore classifications of a wide range of organisms.

Return to main Grants page, or Past Grants page, or for Foundation-initiated programs that have become integral to the curriculum, see the Programs page.