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News from the Foundation

Posted: October 28, 2019

More than $228,000 Awarded to Support Innovative Teaching

The APS Education Foundation selected 57 projects to receive grants this fall.

Grant recipients from Sandia High School

Grant recipients from Sandia High School

Thanks to the generous support of individuals, corporations, and donors throughout the community, the Albuquerque Public Schools Education Foundation was able to award nearly $228,500 to APS teachers, staff, and district departments this fall. Funds will help enhance and enrich the learning experience of our students.

Foundation award winners were invited to attend an Award Meeting and share their innovative ideas, along with receiving a big award check! The grant money will be used for classroom projects and schoolwide programs ranging from creating a news broadcast studio at a local middle school to elementary students making knitted baby and toddler hats to donate to New Future's High School and local hospitals for the NICU.

The Foundation received 102 applications with requests totaling over $648,000. Its Board Review Committee selected 57 projects to receive an award. 

Fall Grant Award Winners 


Project Title 

Award Amount 

7 Bar Elementary Language Arts through cultural diversity in and out of the classroom
Adobe Acres Elementary Project Tote $2,001
Albuquerque High Jazz Orchestra Initiative $3,000
Albuquerque High Martineztown Mural Phase 2 $2,700
Albuquerque High Built to Last: Storage for a Flourishing Music Community $4,709.23
APS Department APS Esports Scholarship $12,000
Arroyo Del Oso Elementary Building Digital Literacy $4,049.70
Atrisco Heritage Academy Cultural Expression Multi-Media Production $4,750
Career Enrichment Center & Early College Academy Magnet Before/After School Clubs $5,225
Chelwood Elementary Mobile VR Learning Lab $21,000
Cleveland Middle Building Better Students $331.80
Del Norte High  #inspireGR8ness $2,771.85
Desert Ridge Middle  Scholastic Choices magazines for health students  $334.05
Double Eagle Elementary  Coding with Connective Devices  $6,683.90
eCademy Magnet  eCademy BlendEd Program  $7,920
eCademy Magnet High  eSports  $3,600
eCademy Magnet High  Inquiry & Computer Science Problem-Solving through Sphero RVR Robot  $1,249.95
Eisenhower Middle First Star Show Choir $3,500
Eisenhower Middle Model UN $1,316.29
Eisenhower Middle First Tech Robotics Challenge-Collaborative Classroom  $4,095.70
Eisenhower Middle Algebra TI-Nspire  $1,479
Emerson Elementary  Double Eagle ARt Bomb After School Explosion  $2,750
Garfield STEM Magnet Middle  Middle School Biotechnology  $1,450
Hoover Middle  The Garden Project  $4,014.19
Inez Science and Technology Magnet Elementary  STEAM Studio-Makerspace  $1,500
James Monroe Middle  Raiding Raptors Esports Club $2,240
James Monroe Middle  TV/Film Production Course Start-Up $1,250
Jimmy Carter Middle  JC Magic Club  $700
Jimmy Carter Middle  Technology in the Instrumental Music Classroom  $5,000
La Cueva High  La Cueva VEX Robotics  $5,083
Lew Wallace Elementary  Learning through Osmo-sis! STEM Interactives  $1,218
Madison Middle  Let's Keep Albuquerque Singing - The Adventure Continues  $1,500
Madison Middle  Balloon Mapping and Atmospheric Data Collection Project  $1,268
Manzano High  String renewal  $1,500
Marie H. Hughes Elementary  Bon Appetit! Building Creativity and Community through Cooking  $2,262.22
Matheson Park Elementary  Knitting Club  $450
Nex+Gen Academy Magnet  Blended Reading & Writing Workshop  $950
North Star Elementary  STEM & 4-H Fridays  $4,954.62
North Star Elementary  Computer Science Lending Library  $25,000
Osuna Elementary  Tester-rific Club  $385
Osuna Elementary  From Tech-Savvy to Text Savvy  $4,875.80
Osuna Elementary  Coding with Robotics  $800
Painted Sky Elementary Music is Life  $3,500
Petroglyph Elementary  Vex Robotics IQ Team  $2,514.85
Roosevelt Middle  It's Showtime - A student-directed musical  $1,496.30
Roosevelt Middle  Let's Get Drumming - World Music Drummin for All  $3,875
S.R. Marmon Elementary  Culture in Clay  $3,706.06
Sandia High  TI Nspire Navigator System  $3,000
Taylor Middle  After-School Archery Program  $3,200
Tres Volcanes Community Collaborative  If you teach a Kindergartener to code... 318.44
Truman Middle  Coding and Integrated STEM Projects within Special Education Classrooms through the use of Robots  $1,261.50
Van Buren Middle  Books I Wish the Librarian Would Buy  $5,000
Volcano Vista High  Technology-assisted Writing Process and Research Lab  $15,209
West Mesa High  Band Music Performance Assessment Preparation  $1,500
Wherry Elementary  Rocket to Reading  $19,656