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2015 Red Apple Grant Recipients


The January 2015 grant recipients include seven teachers representing five different schools who have been awarded a total of $6,681.64 and the June 2015 grant recipients include nine teachers representing six different schools who have been awarded a total of $8,058.02 for projects to encourage academic growth and exploration with their students. 


Seated L-R: Michelle Little, Brock Rhodes, Wendy Kovach
Standing L-R:  Jamie Varvel, Karen Sproul, Joshua Wall, Courtney Thrasher, Barb Smolen WEF Executive Director


Michelle Little & Brock Rhodes, Claypool Elementary School - $1,404.00
iPad Minis Extend Learning to Make a BIG Impact on Student Growth
This grant was matched dollar for dollar by Louis Dreyfus Commodities for a total of $2,808.00 which enabled the purchase of 12 iPad Minis.

Wendy Kovach, Gateway Education Center - $1,413.03
Hearing LIterature to See it:  Audiobooks and eBooks for Non-traditional Students

Jamie Varvel, Harrison Elementary School - $1,434.75
X-ploring with Xylophones

Karen Sproul, Leesburg Elementary School - $1,267.87
Look What I Can Do!

Joshua Wall, Washington STEM Academy - $704.99
Coral Reef Sustainability Project

Courtney Thrasher, Washington STEM Academy - $457.00
What's Learned in Play is There to Stay!



Front L-R: Jodi Leek, Stacey Mehlberg, Amanda Esterline, Barb Smolen WEF Executive Director
Back L-R:  Jason Culver, Julie Bishopp, Nicole Baird
Not pictured:  Sarah Freehauf, Marc Huffer


Amanda Esterline, Claypool Elementary School - $502.90
Literature for Learners

Jodi Leek, Harrison Elementary School - $1,331.76
Bee-Bots Bring STEM to Kindergarten

Stacey Mehlberg, Harrison Elementary School - $272.47
Minds in Motion

Julie Bishopp and Jason Culver, Leesburg Elementary School - $1,500.00
Fragging a Coral Reef

Marc Huffer, Warsaw Area Career Center - $1,500.00
Fire Rescue Helmets

Sarah Freehauf, Warsaw Community High School - $1,500.00
Creative Writing Literary Review

Nicole Baird, WCS Instructional Coach - $1,450.89
Eye Opening Observations

Thank you to our 2015 Red Apple Grant sponsors who have contributed a minumum of $1,000 toward our Red Apple Grant program:

Louis Dreyfus Commodities

Would you or your business like to support the Warsaw Education Foundation's Red Apple Grant Program?  Do you have a special interest in math, science, history, art, music, or any other field of study?  If so, we'd like to talk to you about the opportunities available.  Please contact the Executive Director, at 574-371-5098 X2410 or Edfoundation@warsawschools.org.