2019-2020 Grants ($2900 awarded)
Academic Coaching: Incentives for at risk students. (Requested $2000, Received $1000)
The Shorecrest School Improvement Plan this year is focused specifically on improving our on-time graduation rate by focusing on culturally responsive teaching and scaffolding strategies. One of the interventions for at risk students is academic coaching. Struggling 9th and 10th grade students are coached on how to stay organized, use a planner effectively, prioritize work, stay accountable, and to communicate effectively with their teachers. These students have not felt successful at school and need to have their successes recognized and celebrated. The academic coaches believe that students would do exponentially better if they were able to offer incentives for success. They would like to offer various levels of incentives that range from small motivators (Deca Dollars for use at Scotte Shoppe) to larger items (Shorecrest swag). PTSA funds will be used to purchase these incentives.
Astronomy Night. (Requested $600, Received $600)
Astronomy Night is a family and community event designed to spread an interest in the science of astronomy and showcase the work of our students. The event is planned and produced by the SC astronomy class students along with our science club. Among the highlights are student produced exhibits and hands-on activities for all ages, a portable planetarium from the UW, telescopes from the Seattle and Everett Astronomical Societies, astronomers from the UW, Everett College and Bellevue College. PTSA funds will be used for the purchase of supplies and materials used for the hands-on activities and displays created by SC Students. This grant will allow students to design and create without restricting resources.
Comparative Anatomy Labs. (Requested $936.45, Received $0)
Students in Biology classes will dissect various organisms (earthworm, sea star, squid, sheep brain, fetal pig) to study their anatomy and physiology and compare each organism’s body systems (function/complexity/evolution). PTSA funds will be used to help purchase the organisms for dissection.
Math Night Help Sessions. (Requested $1911.60, Received $0)
There are students in math classes who are struggling and need additional help. Sometimes they may simply need a calm place to do homework; sometimes they need more intensive one-on-one help. The math departments would like to maintain the tradition of hosting, weekly “Math Night” sessions, staffed by a rotating set of teachers and possibly community volunteers, to provide this space and help for students. PTSA funds will be used to provide payment to math teachers to facilitate math night each week at math night.
The ArtReach Project at Shorecrest. (Requested up to $3000, Received $0)
The ArtReach Project focuses on visual art that sparks thinking and dialogue about relevant and timely subject matter. Each semester 30 SC Student Educators are trained to develop and lead discussion-based sessions to their peers and to a community group of their choice. Additionally, HS Student Educators will facilitate art-making sessions with 5th graders at local schools. PTSA funds will be used to pay for transportation and curriculum materials.
UW Conservation Canines Guest Speaker. (Requested $450, Received $300)
The University of Washington Center for Conservation Biology conducts important research on the population health of large animal species around the world. To do this, they analyze scat samples from species like orcas, bears, and elephants. To find samples, the researchers train rescued dogs to smell the samples. The PTSA grant would fund the Conservation Canines speaking fee for 3, 1-hour interactive talks for Environmental Science classes and club.
UW Math Day. (Requested $780, Received $0)
Approximately 50 students will visit the UW Seattle Campus for UW Math Day where they will uncover the exciting, practical and rewarding world of mathematics. They will choose from a variety of sessions throughout the day that cover diverse applications of math such as climate, origami, mobile phones, and many other topics. PTSA funds would help pay for transportation, student fees and substitute teachers.
Valve Index Virtual Reality Headset and 3D Printer. (Requested $1300, Received $1000)
Valve Index VR headset and controllers can be used with an existing VR system in the ceramics classroom along with a 3D printer to improve the design and creation experience of ceramics students. It will help students envision object making without the expense or need for additional storage space for 3D products.
Grants Application Form
The Grant Application has been emailed to all Shorecrest Staff Members. To download the Grant Application, click the link below.
Grant Evaluation Form
The Grant Evaluation form is to be completed by teachers once the grant is used. To download the Grant Evaluation, click the link below.
For more information about SCHS PTSA grants and the application process, please read the guidelines below:
Shorecrest PTSA Grant Guidelines - Fall 2019
Shorecrest PTSA Enrichment Grants provide Funding for innovative programs and materials that improve and enhance the student learning experience at SCHS.
Application / Disbursal Schedule
- Application Deadline - October 1, 2019
- Disbursal - As soon as possible
Examples of past enrichment grants include:
- Field Trips to Plays
- Community Outings for Directed Studies
- Visits to local two-year colleges
- Sensory Gear for Psychology Classes
- iPad holders for Special Needs Students
- Electronic Scales for Science Classes
- Hot Air Balloon Materials
Factors that are considered:
- Does the project benefit the largest possible number of students within its scope?
- What is the project’s academic impact or enhancement?
- Are the benefits of the project experienced on an ongoing or one-time basis?
This is not intended to be a complete list of criteria for evaluation of requests. Staff is encouraged to submit all proposals that meet the fundamental standard of academic enhancement and support.
Note: all grants, and items purchased with grants remain the property of Shorecrest High School. All grant funds must be used by June 30th of the current school year. All funds granted must be used for the purpose for which they were approved.