2017 Mini-Grants Awarded to Teachers, Staff

The JY Joyner PTA–funded Mini-Grant Program allows teachers and specialists to implement ideas that might not otherwise become part of the classroom environment. Mini-grants have helped to fund many significant achievements at our school including: the Reading Rainbow series, campus and grounds improvements, class sets of books, special Spanish language programs, updated counseling technology, and equipment for teachers and specialists. The PTA is committed to supporting this outstanding program that promotes creativity among the education staff and adds interesting elements to the curriculum.

The next funding period for mini-grants will be fall of 2018. The Mini-Grants Committee will post information and applications in September. Contact Arinn Widmayer if you have questions about the Mini-Grant Program.

Congratulations to our fall 2017 mini-grant recipients!

  • Christina Bell, Spanish: Spanish Literacy, Math and Sequence Flashcards and Games
  • Andrea Burston, Counseling: JYJ Counselor Technology Update…with iPad and software
  • Fran Cameron, 3rd grade: Document Cameras for each grade-level teacher
  • Whitney Carroll, 2nd grade: Document Cameras for each grade-level teacher
  • Emily Dawson, Kindergarten: Second Step Emotional Learning Curriculum for K students
  • Adriana Duncan, Spanish: Spanish Lessons on Money and Currency
  • Natasha Durrette, Spanish: Timers and White Boards for use in Spanish Classrooms
  • Ryan Fotta, ArtL Art Library for Art Room
  • Amy Gourley, Spanish: Novels for 5th Grade
  • Denise Hale, Media Center: Diversity Literature for Beginning Readers and Graphic Novel collection
  • Katherine Johnson, Kindergarten: Classroom Rugs for Grade-Level Team
  • Charles Jones, 4th grade: Classroom Books – Inventors Galore
  • Brittany Kelly, EBS I (K-2): Cultural Leveled Books with Cart
  • Kim Millsaps, 3rd Grade: Classroom Books – Frogs Leap Into Reading
  • Laura Munster, 1st Grade: Document Cameras for each grade-level teacher
  • Monica Normark, 2nd Grade: Letterland Sound Mini Cards
  • Lourdes Onate, Spanish: Spanish Math Resources
  • Stefanie Piner, Kindergarten: Culturally Diverse Classroom Books
  • Susan Serenari, Instructional Resources Teacher: Leadership Curriculum for PTLs
  • Jennifer Smythe, 3rd Grade: ELA Recommended Texts
  • Ann Truax, Intervention: Intervention Games and Materials
  • Anna Young, AIG: Science Olympiad materials

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