2011 Fall Grant Recipients

• Renata Booth, Mossy Oaks Elementary, K-5 ($343.62) – Purchase picnic tables and an aluminum wall-mounted hose reel. Students will be able to read, write, and learn in an outdoor setting.

• Veronica Chisholm, H.E. McCracken Middle School, Grade 8 ($481.88) – Purchase sets of storage boxes, brushes, mortar mix, play sand, and plastics buckets for excavation kits used to study fossils.

• Sandy Courtney, Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts, Grade 4 ($281.00) – Purchase six book sets by the author Andrew Clements to be used for a book club project.

• Amy Fallon, Port Royal Elementary, Grade 5 ($464.19) – Purchase three electronic microscopes with LED lights that allow students to transfer pictures and videos to a computer, allowing students to compare cells side by side. One microscope will be purchased for teacher use that will allow slides to be viewed on an interactive whiteboard.

• Mindy Farris, Broad River Elementary, Grade 1 ($365.99) – Purchase four CD players and a Listening Library with fluency CDs to help students improve their listening, fluency and comprehension skills.

• Eve Heaton, Jamey Porter and Marsha Browder, Beaufort Elementary, Grade 4 ($495.00) -- Purchase two composting tumblers. Students will maintain the tumblers and record the decomposition of plants. The compost will be used in planting beds at school, allowing students to observe how trash can be changed into something useful.

• Heidi McAllister, Hilton Head Middle, Grade 7 Science ($355.95) – Purchase a class set of Rachel Carlson’s book “Silent Spring.” The book will be used to study ecology with a cross-curriculum approach that includes English language arts, reading and science.

• Andrea Riley, Mossy Oaks Elementary, Grade 4 ELA ($500.00) – Purchase a document camera that connects to a computer and projects images to an interactive whiteboard. Students will be able to see small items, text, or demonstrations that allow them be more actively engaged.

• Yvonne Smalls, Pritchardville Elementary, Grade K-1 ELA ($500) – Purchase rhyming Big Books to use in a variety of literature activities.

• Bradley Smith, Beaufort High School, Grade 10-12 ($315.85) – Purchase a set of “Taber’s” medical dictionaries for the Health Science Technology classroom. Taber’s is the most commonly used standard medical dictionary in medical, nursing and allied health training programs. One dictionary includes a DVD/CD version that will be loaded on classroom computers.

• Irma Rameizl, Hilton Head Island Middle, Grade 6-8 ($396.00) – Purchase a class set of the Cervantes novel “Don Quixote” for use by gifted and talented students.

• John Quindlen, Hilton Head High School, Robotics ($500.00) – Develop a test procedure and protocol that will evaluate how various gear ratios improve the efficiency of electronic motors with varying torque capabilities. This will allow the school’s robotics team to optimize available power allowed in this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition.