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Posted: April 14, 2021

APS Education Foundation Announces Spring 2021 Grant Award Winners

A place for teachers and students to find resources and support for 3D printing.

Special education itinerant preschool teachers and social workers will create kits to help preschool students self-regulate in their general education preschool setting.

An out of school time club aimed at helping students prepare skills for work/life balance.

A classroom where students create digital photography and 3D images become real artifacts through modeling and scanning.  

A community wide book club that encourages social emotional learning and cultivates a love of learning.

These are just some of the ideas that will come to life thanks to donors who contributed to the grant programs of the APS Education Foundation.

This spring, the Foundation received 72 grant applications from educators across the district, and was able to fund 43 programs, projects and critical needs. Just this semester alone, the Foundation disbursed $165,765.

Classroom & Grade Level Learning grant award winners and Clubs & Activities grant award winners were selected by panels of community grant readers.  Schoolwide Impact award winners were chosen by the APS Education Board of Directors' Disbursement Committee.

Among those chosen for the larger Schoolwide Impact award, was the APS Fine Arts Department who requested funding for basic supplies to fuel the most creative and innovative projects in arts classes.

"Since students will not be able to share visual art supplies in the coming months and leading into the next school year, and lab fees were an impossible resource to collect this year, secondary teachers are desperately in need of assistance with purchasing enough supplies for their classes in order to provide quality art instruction," wrote Denise Rudd, APS Visual Arts Manager for Zones 2 & 3. 

On Monday, March 29th, as administrators, teachers and school staff were preparing for in-person learning, some also kicked off their week by stopping to pick up their award so they can further support their students and families.  

Spring 2021 Grant Award Winners 

School or Department Name Project Title
Adobe Acres Elementary School  Bilingual Seal Project for Elementary School
Albuquerque High School  Community Garden
APS Fine Arts Department Secondary Visual Arts Supply Assistance 
APS Special Education  "My Too Cool Tool Kit" 
APS Special Education Department  Communicating for Independence
Bandelier Elementary School  Promoting Social Emotional Learning through a School Community Book Club
Career Enrichment Center & Early College Academy Magnet  ECA Dream Team
Cleveland Middle School  Hats for the Homeless
Dennis Chavez Elementary School  Learning STEAM with an Aeroponic Garden Tower 
Desert Ridge Middle School  Literacy and Science, It's a Thing!
E. G. Ross Elementary School  Micro:Bits = Macro:Learning
eCADEMY Magnet K-8 Virtual Classroom Storytime 
Eisenhower Middle School  WEB: Where Everybody Belongs
Eldorado High School  Photography Maker Space
Eldorado High School  Virtual Business Simulations (Accounting, Finance, Retail)
Garfield STEM Magnet & Community School  Crochet Club 
Garfield STEM Magnet & Community School  Grey Wolf Esports Program
Garfield STEM Magnet & Community School  Let It Grow!
Highland High School  Student Leadership
Hoover Middle School  Engagement, Participation and Social Opportunities Through Assistive Technology
Jefferson Middle School  Bringing the Artistic Community to the Classroom
John Adams Middle School  Club Name: Dorm Life
L.B. Johnson Middle School  Interacting with New Mexican Author Alexandra Diaz
L.B. Johnson Middle School  LBJ ESports Club
Lew Wallace Elementary School Art Appreciation? What Do I Have Toulouse?
Lew Wallace Elementary School I Don't Always Make Decisions But Venn I Do...
Lew Wallace Elementary School Let's Give It The Old Collage Try!
Lew Wallace Elementary School  Long Time No Sea, Hope You're Fine And Sandy
Lew Wallace Elementary School  Raisin a Grape Bunch of Kids to Take Learning Whisks!
Manzano Mesa Elementary School  Loom Knitting and Crochet Club
Manzano High School  MHS Peer Sponsorship Club
Manzano High School  The Outdoor Club
Marie M. Hughes Elementary School  Celebrating Togetherness While Being Apart
McKinley Middle School  Community Building through Experiential Learning Opportunities
Montezuma Elementary School  APS eSports
Mountain View Elementary School  Remote Friendship Club
New Futures High School  LapTime Reading Club
Nex+Gen Academy  Vex Robotics Team
San Antonito STEM Magnet School  Additive Manufacturing Training and Resource Pilot Program
Sandia Base Elementary School  The Gingerbread Kid Caper by Ms. Gurule's Class
Volcano Vista High School  This Hawk Soars



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