Total Grants Funded = $1,024,767
At the WICSD Board meeting on September 16, 2021, West Irondequoit Foundation Vice President Mr. John Loury presented its annual grant check to Superintendent Dr. Aaron Johnson, and Board of Education President Mrs. Ann Cunningham.
GAMES FOR DECODABLE TEXTS TO SUPPORT THE SCIENCE OF READING
Decodable texts for K-6 students will help them practice phonics and phonemic awareness skills and help foster a love for reading. Games will be available via a shared space/library at each building.
Grant authors: Liz Lawson, Lori May, Katie Plukas, teachers
DIVERSE TOYS FOR KINDERGARTEN
From dolls to food items, these toys will be representative of the diverse people in our community. They will help students build social skills in a supportive environment where they can ask questions and explore different perspectives and cultures.
Grant authors: Julie Pfenninger, Sara Trost, Meaghan Yeatts, teachers
WORLD MUSIC DRUMMING
Teachers and students sit in circles with each student making music using Guiro, Cabasa, Shekere, Kokoriko, and a variety of other percussion instruments. These lessons support our district initiatives for social-emotional learning and culturally relevant pedagogy. They’ll teach teamwork, listening and sharing skills, and much more.
Grant authors: Anna Conti and Kelly Petro, music teachers
IHS FITNESS CENTER REFRESH
This renovation/redesign transformed the existing space to provide a more open, modern area to promote lifetime health and wellness for our students, athletic teams and community. The redesigned space created separate areas for more supervised, functional training and machine-based circuits, allowing activities to happen simultaneously. Physical Ed. classes and Community Education will have increased opportunities to provide a variety of classes.
Grant author: Kim Schon, WICSD Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics