• 2018 Mini Grant Winners

     

    2018 Mini Grant Winners

    Digital Storytelling: The Stories We Tell, Kristy Linton and Whitney Howard.  Petal Primary students will create a musical story using a set of images and their own imaginations. Students will record their own narration, and create a soundtrack to accompany the story on the 4 iPads that will be purchased.

    iCreate by Anna Henderson.  Anna plans to enrich her creativity lab experience by providing 4 iPads so students can mesh hands-on artwork with digital enhancements.  They will be able to create an online art portfolio whereby additional funds could be generated for art through Artsonia.

     Andrea Picket will Keep Book Bowl Rolling—this grant will allow PES students to continue the opportunity to participate in the fun, quiz show type competition that encourages students to read award winning, high interest books.  Challenging puzzles and solving clue mysteries help to reveal the books.  The Book Bowl Game Championship completes the 10 week experience.  

     Calling All Travelers from Wondering to Wandering (Part 2), by Cathy Lee and Melinda Moore, Using Nearpod technology and VR headsets, teachers can link places and videos for a virtual visit to places across the globe. With the purchase of a 360 degree camera, students will be encouraged to create their own VR lessons as they travel to historical places. 

     Microcontrollers for Middle Schoolers by Tracy Mosley.  A possible 120-130 students will be part of a pilot program to implement Cyber Foundations I, Cyber Foundations II, and a Computer Science and Engineering class.  Students will be taught to explore problem solving create Apps, and intro to HTML, coding, algorithms and programming.

     Shannon Rehm wrote the proposal, Robo Panthers.  Shannon plans to start a robotics team at the Petal Middle School and to continue the robotics programs from the elementary schools.  This STEM program will allow students to continue the data analysis, critical thinking, and data collection, for each competition.

     Panthers Printing 3-D by Kathy Townsend will allow for the purchase of two 3-D printers and filament.  The 3-D printers will “unlock the potential in every student to create, innovate and fabricate.”  Middle school students will be subject to 21st Century skills.

     Lindsey Iosty’s grant proposal--CS4MS@PMS  This project will benefit students by providing a hands-on experience to assemble robots and collaborate with classmates to construct and/or program the robots to perform actions.

     World Language Learning Lab Stations- Laura Lee Moore.  Three unique learning stations in her World Language classroom will allow for integration of technology so lessons can be designed to support language acquisition for interpretive, interpersonal and presentational skills.  Students will receive continuous and rapid feedback that is critical in the acquisition, maintenence, and generalization of foreign language learned skills

    Missy Hamilton –Young Einsteins’ Discovery Lab—A room at the Coleman Center for Families and Children will be repurposed as a math and science lab for use by preschools, primary school classes, private tutoring sessions, and families in the community who which to enhance or reinforce learning in the subject areas of both math and science.  A learning lab stocked with materials, manipulatives and furniture appropriate for younger learners will fully benefit the young Einstein

     Dr. James Hutto Social Studies Grant—  Cathy Lee, History Alive   7th grade students will be assigned to research a historical figure, create an oral presentation and an artifact for the Traveling Trunk Show.  Students are then connected to Professional interpreters that portray their chosen historical figures.  These special guests are nationally renowned interpreters that will visit the PMS history classes and bring history alive for the students.

     

    2017 Mini Grant Winners

     

    Calling All Travelers from Wondering to Wandering, by Cathy Lee and Melinda Moore, Using Nearpod technology and VR headsets, teachers can link places and videos for a virtual visit to places across the globe. With the purchase of a 360 degree camera, students will be encouraged to create their own VR lessons as they travel to historical places. 

    Lisa Holmes’ grant,  Body Walk will allow Health Science I, high school students to research, create, and prepare a life-sized interactive body system model  and guide Petal Elementary 4th grade students through each system.  High schoolers will explain structures, functions, health maintenance and disease prevention of each system.  

     The AIM Experience was submitted by Angelia ClineThe mission of this club type AIM Experience will utilize literacy-based areas like Digital Media, Drama, and Debate to offer a project-based learning aspect of ELA and to motivate students academically and increase attendance. 

    Adam Reynolds-- Interactive Learning Experiences:  Mississippi Armed Forces Museum.  In Adam Reynolds World History class students will have the opportunity to tour the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby.  They will be exposed to military history and prominent wars.  A class set of globes will be purchased and utilized to examine and analyze the regions geographically, that are being studied.

    Missy Hamilton -Investigation Station:  Preschool STEM Integration.  Interactive STEM materials will be purchased to set up  learning centers to provide investigating, building, problem-solving, role-playing and observation at both at the center and on the Backyard Bus. 

     Maker Space Classroom :  STEM Projects by Jill Tryner,  Students will be able to program robots to follow commands, set up a coding system using an Osmo and iPad, build models with electrical circuits, design mazes and print 3 objects. 

     Courtney Phillips, BAM Time:  Books and Motivation:  Motivating Students to Become ReadersThe grant will purchase book sets that sixth grade ELA students are interested in reading.  Group reading and discussions with peers as well as writing blurbs and book reviews to publish in Scholastic and local newspapers will be encouraged.

     Bird, Bee and Butterfly Gardens by Mary Cirino and Missy Hamilton… The goal of the project is to engage pre-school age children in learning about habitat, pollination, life cycle and the environment through the development of an outdoor classroom.  The bird, bee and butterfly garden will provide for a ‘hands-on approach’ to discover nature. 

     Wiggle While You Work by Jennifer Delatte.  Funds from this grant will purchase kinesthetic tools to allow students the vehicle to release pent-up energy as they focus their attention to learn through a variety of alternate seating options.

     Tina Holmes—Exploring Historical ArtifactsPHS Social Studies students will be given the opportunity to explore historical artifacts that correspond with units of study.  Some items include a piece of the Berlin Wall, gas mask, flags, ration book, music and audio files.

     Dr. James Hutto Social Studies Grant— Cathy Lee, History Alive   7th grade students will be assigned to research a historical figure, create an oral presentation and an artifact for the Traveling Trunk Show.  Students are then connected to Professional interpreters that portray their chosen historical figures.  These special guests are nationally renowned interpreters that will visit the PMS history classes and bring history alive for the students.

Last Modified on February 26, 2019