Cascade Education Foundation

2019-2020 Grant Cycle

For the 2019-2020 school year, the Cascade Education Foundation will continue with One Big Grant Cycle. We hope that this will provide teachers with the opportunity to apply for grants (big and small) that will have the highest impact in their classrooms.

GRANT APPLICATIONS WILL BE DUE:

January 30th, 2020

For questions or other information, please contact CEF at cef@cascadesd.org

Grant Cycle Details

Grant request applications will be due January 30th, 2020 at the District Office or mailed directly to CEF.

  • Grant applications can be written for the remaining 2019-2020 school year or early Fall 2020.
  • The grant application will be reviewed by the grant committee and voted on at the February 2020 board meeting.
  • Checks will be issued in early March 2020.
No ask is too small or too large.

Mailing Address
Cascade Education Foundation
P.O. BOX 683, Leavenworth, WA 98826

Drop off location
Cascade School District Office
330 Evans Street, Leavenworth, WA 98826

MONEY WELL SPENT

Cascade Education Foundation has awarded:

grants

totaling

in the year

These projects and more have been made possible by CEF Grants awarded to teachers to enhance their classrooms and learning opportunities for our students:

Kodiak Cubs Pre-School

Eighth Grade University Visits

Sixth Grade Team Video Equipment

Seventh Grade Team Space Project

Breakout EDU Kits for Library’s

Science Field Trips

World’s End Supplemental Novels

Attendance Incentive Program

AVID Program Support

Drama Department Set Equipment

Special Ed Life Skills Equipment

ELL Program Field Trips

Science Meters

Totaling: $90,000 +

IRMS, AVID Training Program – Awarded $960 | Spring 2016

All 8th-grade teachers will be trained in AVID strategies & will be able to use these strategies in content area classes.  AVID is a nationally recognized program to help close the achievement gap for students.  All 8th-grade teachers will be trained in AVID strategies & will be able to use these strategies in content area classes.

Osborn, Field Days at Wenatchee River Institute – Awarded $4000 | Spring 2016

During their visits, students enjoy direct, hands-on learning experiences outdoors in the natural environment of Barn Beach Reserve a 9-acre nature preserve that features a rich diversity of plant and animal species.  Students also utilize WRI’s state-of-the-art green classroom which is equipped with microscopes, snowshoes, kick nets, live animals, and much more!

IRMS, 8th graders prepare for college! Transportation fees to CWU – Awarded $610 | Spring 2016

“By continuing to visit a university campus during their 8th-grade year, we hope to inspire and encourage our students to begin making plans for post-secondary education.”

-Jodie Tremberth, IRMS

Beaver Valley, Theater Supplies – Awarded $470 | Spring 2016

“Research reveals the positive impact of drama on a student’s physical, emotional, social and cognitive development.”

~Kim Miller, School Secretary

Lifetime Sports: Replacing equipment like snowshoes & Nordic ski boots; purchasing scooters for teaching safety on wheels. | Spring 2016

  • Snowshoe Replacement, Osborn Elementary – Awarded $1,000
  • Nordic Ski Boot Replacement, Peshastin Dryden – Awarded $5,000
  • Razor Scooter, Peshastin Dryden, and Osborn Elementary – Awarded $3,500

Icicle River Middle, WOW dream – Awarded $25,000 | Fall 2016

Kinesthetic Learning Environment in all classrooms. Stand up desks, exercise balls, stability-t stools, peddlers and more because:  “Movement stimulates the brain”.

Osborn, Remote Response Technology – Awarded $1985 | Fall 2015

Quizdom Clickers are designed to inspire, empower and motivate all learners through real-time presentations, feedback and games to engage all students.

Cascade Highschool, AVID Training Program – Awarded $13,313 | Fall 2015

“This project impacts the entire student body of CHS. The use of AVID teaching strategies schoolwide supports a shift in expectations for all students. AVID sets a high bar for what all students are expected to accomplish and provides the necessary support for both students and teachers.”

~Malia Renner-Singer, Social Studies Teacher

Kodiak Cubs Preschool WOW! – Awarded $2,000 | Fall 2015

Did you know our Kodiak Cubs Preschool didn’t  have a library? There are currently 50+ kids that attend the preschool that loves to check out books—building a lifelong connection to literacy & a love for books.

Fall 2015 – Small grants can make a big difference

  • Lego Robotics Team T-shirts for Beaver Valley, Peshastin Dryden & Osborn Elementary – $500
  • IRMS, Bike Racks – $1500
  • Peshastin Dryden, Buddy Bench – $900
  • Osborn, bike rack –  $1500

Osborn and Peshastin Dryden, STEM Learning | Spring 2015

STEM learning provides educational gear like snap circuit sets, Lego robotics kits, iPads & more to enrich maker spaces & group learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

  • Osborn Elementary received Snap Circuit & iPad Minis. Awarded $1,052
  • Peshatin Dryden received Lego Education Kits.  Awarded $1,910

Peshastin-Dryden Elementary 

Listening Center, Clay Duck Programs, Mobi Clickers, Books for “Ready for Kindergarten” program, Pulldown maps, Kindergarten hands-on math manipulatives, Brain Pop, New headphones for the computer lab, Kindergarten writing

Osborn Elementary

Brain Pop (multiple years), Elementary Art Appreciation Program (K-5), Hand/Eye Coordination Equipment (K-5), Wild Horse wind solar energy field-trip, Learning puzzles and sound system for PE, After school program, Barn Beach program, Swim program

Beaver Valley Elementary – Winton workshop

Icicle River Middle School

Drill Team uniforms, Trip to the trades rodeo (multiple years), Afterschool ski program, Field trip to Central Washington University (multiple years), Reader Board, Anti-Bullying programs

Cascade High School

Dance Team, Air Compressors for shop classes, After school guitar program, International Night, Select Choir, Grinders and parts for the vocational shop, Student Magnetic Cards, Scholarships for graduating seniors

Discovery School – Chess club

District Wide – Library Funding, Drama Microphones, Video Recorder

Students preparing for Swim Lessons- Partially funded by CEF

Life Guard providing swim lessons to an Osborn Student.

Learning to identify local vegetation- Barn Beach Reserve.