Cabarrus County Education Foundation

 
In2Books - Christina Hartzell

In2Books - Christina Hartzell

Students connect with adult penpals, read five books and exchange six to ten online letters with their adult eMentor. Teacher reinforces and extends the learning with in-class discussions and related instruction in genre and literacy skills while aligning with the CCS standards.

Plant a Thought, Grow a Mind - Dana Ramseur

Plant a Thought, Grow a Mind - Dana Ramseur

The 'Plant a Thought, Grow a Mind' reading garden offers students a tranquil, comfortable place to read and relax. This updated courtyard area helps develop and maintain lifelong reading skills. The garden is available to students and staff through the library doors into the open atrium.

Student Broadcast Studio - Erica Willard

Student Broadcast Studio - Erica Willard

The project updates the student broadcast to be streamed over the network using the projectors in each 21st century classroom rather than through a channel filter on the TV. The software allows students to learn, utilize, and teach others about Chroma key technologies.

Superhero Books - Faith Donkor

Superhero Books - Faith Donkor

Expanding the library at Wolf Meadow Elementary School with additions not covered by system expenditures.

Edible Gardens - Howard Blackwelder

Edible Gardens - Howard Blackwelder

The Edible Garden is an outdoor classroom where students learn the life sciences involving the plant cycle, insects, niches, garden ecosystems and soil quality. The focus for this year is on different technologies like hydroponics and vertical gardening in combination with vermicompost to increase the yield of plant production.

Science in the 21st Century - Jessica Enlow

Science in the 21st Century - Jessica Enlow

Gives students the opportunity to optimize time for data analysis/interpretation with software that decreases the time to complete technical labs. Thus allowing additional time for students to learn from trial and error, to communicate and collaborate about results and the big picture of not only WHAT, but WHY.

Career and College Ready Scientists - Kate Honan

Career and College Ready Scientists - Kate Honan

Student teams build a variety of working robots, circuits and C-programmable microcontrollers demonstrating technology useful in applications across industries. Students innovate and create new iterations of technology learned in guided processes, addressing team-identified application potentialities.

Musicians in the Classroom - Laura Shepherd

Musicians in the Classroom - Laura Shepherd

Outside, professionaly led master classes provide students with quality examples of the instrument they are playing. Students learn how music reaches outside the classroom into everyday life till it becomes a lifelong hobby and/or profession.

Shakespeare Recitation Competition - Marnie Stoker

Shakespeare Recitation Competition - Marnie Stoker

Students memorize and perform a monologue and sonnet by William Shakespeare. Students compete against other middle school students in the Charlotte region at Wingate University.

Girls in Engineering - Mary Phillips

Girls in Engineering - Mary Phillips

A project to inspire girls to consider engineering as a field of interest. With 89% of the engineers in the world being males, this project introduces engineering to girls at the earliest opportunity using building kits geared towards girls.

Robotics Club - Paula Shrum

Robotics Club - Paula Shrum

This grant allows the purchase of two more robot kits to expand the size of the club. Student learn programming language for their robots using NXT software.

Home Reading Program - Sarah Collins

Home Reading Program - Sarah Collins

This is a Home Reading Program for Kindgarten ESL students. 'Keep Books' are read in class and taken home to add to personal libraries. ESL teacher, Sarah Collins, held a parent night to model how to read with their own children and care for the books purchased.

High/Low Reader Social Book Clubs - Michelle Hagle

High/Low Reader Social Book Clubs - Michelle Hagle

This series of lessons incorporates a wide range of reading leveled books centered around one theme -students with disabilities- into social book clubs.

Sow the Seeds for Science - Jennifer Wallace

Sow the Seeds for Science - Jennifer Wallace

A.T. Allen uses a grow light and stand in their newly formed Science Lab. Students will grow, observe and collect data on various plants and herbs creating a video diary to learn the life process, structure, and needs of a plant thereby enabling the study of plants throughout the year.

Mounds of Manipulatives - Melanie Searl

Mounds of Manipulatives - Melanie Searl

A project providing a variety of math manipulatives for students where meaningful, real world, authentic and performance-based tasks are practiced.

Instrument Project - Brandi Gray

Instrument Project - Brandi Gray

The Instrument project entails the purchase of additional Orff instruments to enhance the music program at Wolf Meadow Elementary School. This boosts the quality and number of instruments needed to create and perform a wide range of music.

NC History Mural Tile Project - Aimee Mills

NC History Mural Tile Project - Aimee Mills

Students worked with a local artist to create handmade tiles that depict important historical events and/or geography from North Carolina. Students learn more about North Carolina's geography and history by incorporating hands-on learning. Students retain much more by researching something that interests them and by learning kinesthetically. An additional outcome is that students will show great pride in their artistic accomplishment that will be on permanent display.

White Water Rafting & Zipline Adventure - Kelly Mavropolous

White Water Rafting & Zipline Adventure - Kelly Mavropolous

A drop-out prevention incentive at Northwest Cabarrus High School...students enrolled in NCHS's Mentor Program were able to increase self confidence and team building skills while rafting and ziplining at the US National Whitewater Center.

STEM Summer Camps - Jessica Parker

STEM Summer Camps - Jessica Parker

The objective for these camps is to provide hands-on experiences to keep students' minds engaged without the framework of traditional classroom nuances. These camps should challenge and engage students in a low-stakes, non-traditional environment. The camps cover topics such as Forensics, Bridge Building and Robotics in order to focus on STEM initiatives to support their learning and development.

Sensory Room Make Over - Mary Darby & Darcy Eichman

Sensory Room Make Over - Mary Darby & Darcy Eichman

Through the use of structured sensory-motor activities children develop a sense of self-awareness and self-regulatory strategies that increase focus and completion of learning tasks. Our goal for this project is to obtain materials which will allow students the opportunity to participate in a variety of sensory-motor activities that stimulate all senses to enhance meaningful learning. This type of organized movement and brain involvement assists students in accessing a greater level of focus, calming and participation.

Permanent Pit Fire Structure - Lindsey Landers

Permanent Pit Fire Structure - Lindsey Landers

Ceramics students at Central Cabarrus High School will collaborate with masonry students to construct a permanent pit firing kiln structure on campus, constructed with a concrete base and brick walls. This project provides a unique experience to students of differing ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Because all ceramic students participate in this traditional primitive firing method, students in grades 9-12 will be served by the construction and use of the above ground kiln structure.

Educational Disc Golf Experience - Virginia Velez

Educational Disc Golf Experience - Virginia Velez

This is the beginning of a disc golf program at Harris Road Middle School and includes the purchase of a 9 hole portable course. The course will be implemented in all physical education classes as well as serve as the start of a disc golf after school club.

Tumbling Readers - Hettie Kenny

Tumbling Readers - Hettie Kenny

Tumblebooks is an online database which takes already written books and gives them sound, music and animation. Books can also be read aloud by the computer and it makes learning fun! The entire school will have access to this program as well as exceptional children self contained classrooms, hearing impaired students and inclusion students!

Lichen and Air Quality - Brandon Wilson

Lichen and Air Quality - Brandon Wilson

Students study the effects of air pollution on living organisms, more specifically lichen. Students research lichen and how they are bioindicators of poor/great air quality. This is a research based field observation on schoolyard trees. Data is collected and sent to environmental management associations.

 
 
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Please support the Cabarrus County Education Foundation. To donate, contact Amy Gough at Amy.Gough@Cabarrus.K12.nc.us.