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2022 Spring Grants
$32,017.23 approved​

Dexter Schools Music Therapy Grant

Ashleigh Bunten

Music Therapy for High Needs Special Education Students in multiple Dexter Community Schools

Students impacted:

42

$8,820.00

Funds:

School:

Bates, Anchor, Beacon, Wylie, Creekside, Mill Creek, Dexter High School

Youth Fiddle Group Performance

Allison Campbell/Matt Deloria/Melanie Dever

Bring the Saline Fiddlers, a youth fiddle club, to perform for 5th-8th grade orchestras and to share their love of fun and challenging string music.

Students impacted:

200

$500.00

Funds:

School:

Creekside, Mill Creek

MakerSpace Band Saw

Annette Jones

A portable tabletop band saw for MakerSpace and Science department STEM projects. The band saw will allow students and teachers to cut wood, metal, and 3-D-printed plastics in multiple ways.

Students impacted:

1000+

$579.61

Funds:

School:

Dexter High School

Large Format Laminator

Dennis Stockwell

A large-scale laminator to be used primarily by the GraphX Class and taught to Graphic Arts I and II, as a production tool that all of the District will have access to for their laminated needs.

Students impacted:

130

$3,500.00

Funds:

School:

Dexter High School

In-School Bowling

Ryan Maki

This grant will provide School Bowling Kits for Wylie Elementary. With the 6 kits, it will allow ALL students that go through Wylie Elementary to participate in our bowling unit.

Students impacted:

500

$2,069.94

Funds:

School:

Wylie

Detroit Institute of Art Virtual Visit

Christie Newsome

DIA virtual tour participation cost for all 6th-grade students to explore artifacts from ancient civilizations.

Students impacted:

246

$1,230.00

Funds:

School:

Creekside

Peardeck Subscription

Maika Vazquez-Brieva

Peardeck Annual Premium Subscription for four teachers for the 2022-2023 academic year

Students impacted:

600+

$600.00

Funds:

School:

Dexter High School

Mircropipettes for Biology

Ruth Hamilton/Dan Witte/Wilbur Tong

A variety of micropipettes to accurately measure and dispense microliters of biological solutions (DNA, protein solutions, antibiotics, etc.) for lab use in IB & AP Biology, as well as for Internal Assessments in IB Biology, Extended Essays in IB Biology, and for Forensic Science labs involving DNA analysis.

Students impacted:

200

$494.00

Funds:

School:

Dexter High School

Carbon Dioxide Gas Sensors

Wilbur Tong

Carbon dioxide gas sensors can be used to monitor gaseous CO2 levels in a variety of biology and chemistry experiments while collecting and displaying real-time data on a computer.

Students impacted:

175

$2,310.20

Funds:

School:

Dexter High School

Making an Impact

Kylie Benson/Susan Karsch/Natalie Hanlon

Books for 4th grade students to research about activists and learn about making an impact.

Students impacted:

500

$1,948.44

Funds:

School:

Wylie

Math Games & Manipulatives

Denise Dutcher

Games and hands-on tools to make math more engaging and fun.

Students impacted:

480

$873.74

Funds:

School:

Creekside

Making Art Real Life

Krickett Chamberlain

3D Printer for Foundations of Art, Illustration, and Jewelry to use to bring their 2-dimensional designs to life as well as learn about the digital to 3D cross over, to further help Students in an ever-changing and advancing technological world.

Students impacted:

200+

$2,500.00

Funds:

School:

Dexter High School

Aquarium & Terrariums

Lesley Tracy

The aquariums/terrariums plus supplies will be used by five courses at Dexter High School to explore the behaviors of various organisms and environments.

Students impacted:

375

$339.40

Funds:

School:

Dexter High School

Setting The Foundation For Success In Fitness

Katherine Kuzma/Ann Pregont

We are asking for funds to acquire a class set of dumbbells, a dumbbell rack, and 3 moveable benches. Over the next few years, we plan to transform the Mill Creek fitness room into an area better suited for equipping our students and athletes to become more confident and knowledgeable in the fitness environment.

Students impacted:

550

$5,700.00

Funds:

School:

Mill Creek

WWII Historical Fiction Book Sets

Kris Bowman/Anouk Weiss

WWII historical fiction book sets for students to read in book clubs/partnerships while exploring the historical fiction genre during reading workshop. The books will enable students to make connections to the genre’s mentor texts while also deepening their knowledge of WWII.

Students impacted:

240

$1,237.46

Funds:

School:

Wylie