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December 2017
Balfour Elementary

Emily Cappello, Balfour Elementary

Help Make Balfour’s Makerspace – $194

Grant funding will incorporate various STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) projects, which will help students become innovative engineers.

Robbins Elementary

Kim Collazo, Robbins Elementary

Project RED (Reading and Engineering with Drones) – $1,412

This project will combine the fascination of a good story with engineering technology associated with drones. Students will use STEM skills to solve real world problems relayed through picture books as they design and program solutions with teammates’ ideas and drones.

North Moore High

Johnna Davis, North Moore High

Building Smart Mirrors – $795

Students will create Smart Mirrors using discarded LCD monitors from computer labs across the district, and then build even “smarter” mirrors using HDMI monitors.

Westmoore Elementary

Amanda Deaton, Westmoore Elementary

Breakout of Boring Lessons – $670

Through grant funding for Breakout EDU kits, students will be working collaboratively and independently to solve problems, puzzles, and other challenges through various technologies.

West End Elementary

Mary Kathryn Doll, West End Elementary

Communication for All – $1,299

The use of tactile symbols combined with voice output will allow students with developmental disabilities to communicate and develop critical literacy skills that will enhance participation in school.

Randolph County Early College High

Kathy Fleetwood, Randolph County Early College High

Operation Footlocker – $150

Students will explore the history and lessons of World War II by analyzing actual artifacts such as ration books and V-mail letters shipped in a traveling trunk from the National WWII Museum.

Southwestern Randolph High

Kristin Jones, Southwestern Randolph High

Vinyl Cuttin’ Cougars – $1,600

Students will create and design crafts to sell, which will teach them important business and collaboration skills with teachers and fellow students.

Randolph County Early College High

Angela Mroczkowski, Randolph County Early College High

It’s Time to Break Out of the Norm – $500

Each Breakout EDU kit allows for the facilitation of games, where students will use teamwork and critical thinking skills to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open locked boxes.

West Pine Elementary

Kelly Priest, West Pine Elementary

Global Learning & Engineering- $2,000

Students will be able to connect with students from another country to examine the global water program and then design and print 3D water filtration devices.

Montgomery County Early College High

Deborah Robins, Montgomery County Early College High

Full STEAM Ahead – $780

The School Science club will become STEAM Team Ambassadors to middle school students in the county. Grant funding will provide students with a digital gallery of skits and demonstrations and offer them the opportunity to participate in a Spring STEAM Festival.

West End Elementary

Brad Thomson, West End Elementary

Augmented Reality Sandbox – $2,000

Funding will allow implementation of an Augmented Reality Sandbox to be used by the entire student body. Students will be able to create virtual landforms, and create a large interactive projectable screen that promotes kinesthetic learning.

Southwestern Randolph Middle

Deborah Wainwright, Southwestern Randolph Middle

A Pollinator Picnic – $600

With grant funding, the school’s Nature Club will be able to start a pollinator garden. They will be able to purchase raised beds, seeds, soil and garden supplies.

Learn more about the Bright Ideas Education Grant Program

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