OPSF Delivers Over $50,000 in Classroom Grants

Steel Drums - classroom grant

Over $50,000 in Foundation grants were distributed to Olathe classroom Monday, March 26. This was the third and final cycle in the Foundation’s 2017-18 grant program. These grants focused on a variety of areas including science, art, construction and horticulture - everything from steel drums to spectrophotometers. The Olathe Public Schools Foundation is happy to annually support Olathe schools with over $100,000 in classroom grants. If you know a teacher who has a great idea for their classroom and needs funding to make it happen, encourage them to apply for a Foundation grant! Watch a video of the day's excitement.

2017-2018 Cycle III – Grant Recipients

  • Library STEM Labs, Jennifer Bell, Black Bob Elementary
  • Ecology Encounters, Whitney Overman, Fairview Elementary
  • Gator Innovators, Dr. Todd Wheat and Lauranne Hess, Green Springs Elementary
  • HC Can Help Billy and Annie, Angie Dorrell, Leslie McKinley, Kelly Burnham, Aaron Miller, Havencroft Elementary
  • 7th Grade Career Pathways Fair, Angie Salava, IRC
  • Building a Career, David Pfortmiller, OATC
  • Olathe East Gardening Initiative, Jacob Sawyer, Olathe East High School
  • 21st Century Technology for Future Filmmakers of Tomorrow, Kathleen Smith, Olathe Northwest High School
  • Breakout EDU Kits, Lorranda Baldridge, Olathe Northwest High School
  • Digital Spectrophotometers for Biology, Chuck Lunney, Olathe Northwest High School
  • Fairview Community Garden Project, Tim Oberhelman , Olathe Northwest High School
  • Olathe South Cross-Country Library, Zach Pope, Olathe South High School
  • Olathe West Writing Center and Literay Hub, Peter Mishler, Olathe West High School
  • Wise Owls Book Club, Abigail Crane, Olathe West High School
  • SOAR Theatre Outreach, Alisha Morris, Olathe West High School & SOAR
  • Sculpting the Future, Amber Dalzell, Prairie Learning Center
  • Steely Jam!, Kody Willnauer, Regency Place, Scarborough, Arbor Creek, and Madison Place
  • Creating a Passion for Reading, Susan Kempin and Maggie Richardson, Ridgeview Elementary
  • Summer Learning at Ridgeview, Kim Thorup, Ridgeview Elementary
  • Targeting Math at RR, Amanda Adee, Rolling Ridge Elementary
  • SFT Block Party, Terri Thomas and Zach Pope, Santa Fe Trail Middle School
  • Promoting Functional/Expressive Language Through Sensory, Play, Movement, and Fine Motor Activities, Shanna Swan and Jennifer Helverson, Tomahawk Elementary


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