Hills Foundation Grant Winners

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Hills Foundation Grant Winners2017-11-05T11:37:21-05:00

The Hills Foundation is a not-for-profit organization of community members whose goal is to provide additional financial support independent of the Half Hollow Hills Schools District. The Foundation intends to raise funds and develop resources for educational items, which are not normally part of the school budget, such as: cultural arts projects, capital projects available for use by the general community, general scholastic enrichment and teacher/student exchange programs. Its objective is to enhance cooperation and understanding while encouraging innovation and creativity in meeting the challenges facing the public education system.

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Stefanie Deringer – "Buzz In"

As an ICT Teacher, I am always looking for strategies to help my special education kids. Last year, I received a Smart Board and have discovered a vast array techniques for infusing technology in the classroom. I have taken lesson plans I have used for many years and converted them to be interactive on the [...]

Tara Pinzino and Diane Ihne "We Are Growing Together"

The proposal is to help Signal Hill welcome new students into its home. After last year's success with the garden, students developed a deeper understanding for growing living plants and horticulture. However, over the summer, the garden was damaged due to uncontrollable circumstances. The proposal is to build bigger and better. Utilizing the garden is [...]

Christyann Parisi -“360-degree math”

The grant I received will now enable me to purchase white boards, as well as markers and erasers, for my math classroom. These white boards will be used to implement the “360-degree math” program. This program allows every student to stand up, at the same time, and show their math work up on the white [...]

Peggy Grodin – Document Cameras Enhance Student Learning.

My grant was for a document camera. The document camera can enhance students learning in all content areas by displaying several resources through the classroom projector onto a large screen. These resources can be colorful photographs, charts, review worksheets and primary documents for class discussions and reference. The documents can be enlarges to view specific [...]

Becky Merejo- Virtual Field Trips

My Project is for students to take pictures/or videos to create virtual field trips, projects, etc. that aid in the learning of the Hispanic culture and Spanish language. I was awarded a Cannon camera and a green screen. Becky Merejo HS East World Languages