2011/2012 Grant Recipients

Venture Grants 2011-2012

HD Video Conferencing for Elementary Classrooms
Grant Writer:  Ken Zimmerman
This grant will provide video conferencing programs and virtual field trips for the Elementary classrooms.

HD Video Conferencing for Middle School Classrooms
Grant Writer:  Ken Zimmerman
This grant will provide video conferencing programs and virtual field trips for the Middle School classrooms.

HD Video Conferencing for High School Classrooms
Grant Writer:  Ken Zimmerman
This grant will provide video conferencing programs and virtual field trips for the High School classrooms.

Stiegel Author Day
Grant Writers:  Cathy Gust, Linda DePatto, Joyce Krolikowski, Sandy Farmer
This grant will bring Lindsay Barrett George to Stiegel Elementary to share the process of writing and illustrating her books with K – 4 students.

All Pro Dads
Grant Writers:  Lynn Paine, Cathy Gust, Duane Foltz, Melissa Bankert
This grant will sponsor four breakfast programs for Stiegel students and their dads that include a 45-minute program of tips and resources to help dads be the best Dad they can be.

eBooks for the Students and Teachers for Stiegel Elementary 
Grant Writers:  Jennifer Myers and Sandra Farmer
This grant will purchase a core collection of ebooks for Stiegel Elementary School library.

Electronic Gadget Lab
Grant Writers:  Matt Huber, Jon Clausen, Christian Brooks
This grant will purchase math manipulatives for use in probability lessons for all fifth grade students.

eBooks for the Students and Teachers for Doe Run Elementary 
Grant Writers:  Jennifer Myers and Sandra Farmer
This grant will purchase a core collection of ebooks for Doe Run Elementary School library.

eBooks for the Students and Teachers for H.C. Burgard Elementary 
Grant Writers:  Jennifer Myers and Sandra Farmer
This grant will purchase a core collection of ebooks for H. C. Burgard Elementary School library.

100 Hungry Ants March into Math
Grant Writers:  Cathy Gust, Linda DePatto, Melissa Bankert
This grant will provide an onsite program from Hands on House called “Math is a Picnic” for the kindergarten students at Steigel Elementary.

Kindergarten Goes Maple Sugaring
Grant Writers:  Sarah Summers and Jo Vargo
This grant will provide the opportunity for all kindergarten students to visit Lancaster County Park and participate in the process of making maple syrup with the park naturalists.

The Stiegel Glass Works Experience
Grant Writer:  Greg Ressler
This grant will provide the opportunity for high school students to participate in demonstrations of the historical craft of glass blowing as part of Manheim’s 250th anniversary.

Cuisenaire Roddles Kits to Develop Problem Solving Skills
Grant Writers:  Matt Huber, Jon Clausen, Christian Brooks
This grant will purchase Cuisenaire Roddles Kits for use in differentiating instruction in math for all fifth grade students.

Energy Car Physics
Grant Writers:  Renee Kowalchik, Keith Myer, Peter Winkler
This grant will purchase “Energy cars” and tracks to investigate the concepts of speed, friction and acceleration in physical science classes at the high school.

Rainforest  Math
Grant Writers:  Cathy Gust and Melissa Bankert
This grant will provide an interactive computer program that focuses on math skills for the kindergarten students at Steigel Elementary.

Flip Cameras for Science and Social Studies
Grant Writers:  Erin Kahler, Deb Weidler, Michelle Achey
This grant will purchase flip cameras to enhance the sixth grade science and social studies curriculum.

Mr. Bill Scepansky, Smart-Partner, Enterprising Food Solutions
Grant Writers:  Debra Strickler, Susan Anderson
This grant will bring a professional chef to do a presentation on fresh fruits and vegetables for students in nutrition/food classes at the high school.

Eighth Grade Trip to Gettysburg National Military Park 
Grant Writers:  8 A and 8 B teachers
This grant will sponsor a trip for all eighth grade students to tour the Gettysburg Battlefield by bus accompanied by a licensed tour guide and then visit the renovated Gettysburg Cyclorama.

Grade 5 Literacy and Math Game Night
Grant Writers:  Pam Cragle and Deb Snavely
This grant will provide for a Literacy and Math Game Night for fifth grade students and their parents.

Grade 6 Literacy and Math Game Night
Grant Writers:  Pam Cragle and Deb Snavely
This grant will provide for a Literacy and Math Game Night for sixth grade students and their parents.

Manheim Central Fourth Grade Wetlands and Watershed Day
Grant Writers: Deb Seibert and Cheryl Burke
High School Honors Agriculture Science students help to plan and present a day of wetland and watershed activities for all fourth graders.

Keeping Current with iPads and eSubscriptions
Grant Writer: Elaine Spencer
This grant will allow the High School Media Center to pilot the purchase and promotion of electronic subscriptions of current events resources to be downloaded and delivered via an eReader.

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