Outdoor Activities for Alternative Education Students

Outdoor activities for alternative education students who are in a one room building all day long.

Shelley Rychener/Katie Heikkila/Jessica Baese

Alternative Education High School

Students impacted:

15

$1,253.59

Funds:

Enhanced Music Experience for Students with Special Needs

The goal of this program is to allow full, active participation in a specially designed music program tailored to the developmental and physical capabilities of our students with special needs. Sessions focus on fostering communication skills ,meeting sensory integration needs and providing a sense of belonging.

Ashleigh Bunten/Kalli Nowitzke/Lindsey Babicki/Kimberly Samson

Bates, Wylie, Mill Creek, Dexter High School

Students impacted:

28

$7,290.00

Funds:

Advanced Biology – Zoology Detroit Zoo Field Trip

Detroit Zoo admission for four classes of Zoology from Dexter High School.

Lesley Tracy

Dexter High School

Students impacted:

132

$1595.00

Funds:

Classroom Library Books

Funding for classroom library books for high school students at the young adult level.

Alli Mattson (Barthol)

Dexter High School

Students impacted:

175

$300.00

Funds:

Supplementary Decodable Books

Express Readers with simple sentences, introducing phonics patterns in a systematic order. These decodable books begin with skills such as consonant-vowel-consonant words, blends, digraphs and vowel teams up to increasingly more complex multisyllabic words.

Megan Hendricks

Anchor

Students impacted:

150

$895.16

Funds:

Sensory Support

Special education staff requesting calming sensory seating option. This support will be used to support regulation and attention for special education students

Kim Evanski/Karly Smith/Anne Nakon

Beacon

Students impacted:

30

$237.98

Funds:

Gel Electrophoresis Systems

The purchase of electrophoresis equipment that will allow students of all abilities to examine DNA samples using cutting edge technology that permits them to pour the gels, load the gels, actually visualize the movement of the DNA in real-time, and then analyze the results all within one 90 minute block schedule class period.

Ruth Hamilton/Wilbur Tong/Dan Witte

Dexter High School

Students impacted:

80+

$2,500.00

Funds:

Brewing Independence

Funds to create a small coffee business run by Dexter High School High Needs Resource Room and Vocational Training Students that teaches job skills, financial literacy, and independence.

Mary Visel/Kimberly Samson

Dexter High School

Students impacted:

10

$450.00

Funds:

The Road to Regulation

The Zones of Regulation 2-book set and corresponding Tools To Try Cards will enhance the current Anchor and Beacon social and emotional learning initiatives. Currently, teachers in both buildings are implementing The Zones of Regulation language, strategies, and methodology in their classrooms.

Tricia Winder/Sarah Fisk

Anchor, Beacon

Students impacted:

742

$1,039.68

Funds:

SNAP Zoo Trip

Admission costs for 20 members of the high school SNAP Club to attend the Detroit Zoo. Allowing students to explore, build relationships and practice life skills in a community based setting.

Erica Ehinger

Dexter High School

Students impacted:

20

$600.00

Funds:

DHS Kiln Furniture Kit

New furniture for the DHS art department kiln is being requested to allow for student ceramic artwork to survive the firing (baking) process.

Roger Sprau

Dexter High School

Students impacted:

80

$500.99

Funds:

Textbooks for the DHS National Ocean Science Bowl (NOSB) Quiz Team

The acquisition of current, up to date oceanography textbooks for the DHS National Ocean Science Bowl (NOSB) Quiz Team to help compete in the regional Great Lakes Bowl competition held in February each year.

Wilbur Tong

Dexter High School

Students impacted:

14

$944.40

Funds:

2021 FALL Grants
$34,503.16​ approved