ISD 197 Foundation awards 2017 grants
ISD 197 Education Foundation awards grants for 2017-18
Posted on 05/10/2017

The ISD197 Education Foundation has announced its grant recipients for Summer 2017 and the 2017-18 School Year:

Raising Readers - ECFE: For board books to promote parent-child interaction during read-a-long portion of class – a strategy for developing a love for reading.

Summer Music Tour & Beyond - School Age Care (SAC): To partner with COMPAS who will teach Latin American culture through the lens of music and for instruments to offer more consistent musical opportunities throughout the year.

Brewing Independence – Henry Sibley: For an on-campus coffee shop run by special education staff and students to teach customer service and business skills.

Latino Family Literacy Project - Heritage E-STEM: To support Latino families and our student body through literacy workshops outside of the school day.

Playaways for Reading Intervention - Heritage E-STEM: For audio and matching print books for students in reading intervention to create access to current popular teen books and increase reading fluency.

Microscopes and cameras compatible with iPads - Heritage E-STEM: To facilitate inquiry-based research through models focusing on toxins in the environment, factors impacting hydroponics, and water quality issues.

PBIS Program - Heritage E-STEM: A proven, on-going program that helps students set goals for themselves both behaviorally and academically, resulting in more time in the classroom and less time out of the room for negative behavior reasons.

Updated Globes - Mendota Elementary: To replace an out-of-date globes and enhance Social Studies and Geography lessons.

Capstone Play – Moreland Arts & Health Sciences Magnet: For partnership with Stages Theatre Company to produce high quality capstone play as culmination of student education.

Learning Trunks – Garlough Environmental Magnet: To provide interactive artifacts and hands-on learning tools to enhance instruction of MN Native American Social Studies and Science & Engineering Standards.

Native Language Literacy Class - Garlough Environmental Magnet: To develop Spanish speaking, reading, writing, and math skills that enhance the bridge to English skills and increase parent involvement among Spanish-speaking families.

The ISD 197 Education Foundation is an independent organization of parents and community members. Their mission is to support academic opportunities for District 197 students in grades E-12 through supplemental funding. Each year the Foundation asks educators to apply for grants that will fund new or extended learning opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable through the district’s regular operating budget. The ISD 197 Educational Foundation supports the efforts of School District 197, but is governed by an independent board and makes grants independently. Learn more at