LEF grants purchase supplies, equipment, technology, and support initiatives that are above and beyond what the school system provides.
Lanier Education Foundation Grants $50,000 to Schools
The Lanier Education Foundation awarded $46,800 in grants at the Lanier Cluster Breakfast held on August 5th at Lanier High. Approximately 460 teachers and administrators from Lanier High, Lanier Middle, Sugar Hill Elementary, Sycamore Elementary, and White Oak Elementary attended the annual event. The Foundation’s president, Amy Ballar, presented thirty-seven grants on behalf of the Foundation. An additional $3,000+ was awarded to the schools in the form of matching grants for teacher participation in Blue Jean Days.
The majority of the grants awarded focus on endeavors related to Project Based Learning as well as the Cluster’s highly regarded STEM program. Three cluster-wide grants were presented to principals: the Lanier Leadership Conference, the Half Hour Heroes School Based Mentoring Program, and the Project Based Vertical Team. These grants are funded by profits from the Foundation’s two fundraisers during the 2015-16 school year, Tannery on the Green, held at the Sugar Hill Golf Club and the Hook‘em and Hold‘em Casino Night which was held at Tannery Row Ale House.
Lanier Education Foundation Grants $56,000 to Lanier Teachers for the 2015-16 School Year
Principals Chris Godfrey, Crystal Thompson, Reuben Gresham, Jean Loethen-Payne
and Todd Hamilton
The Lanier Education Foundation awarded $56,000 in grants at the Lanier Cluster Breakfast on Friday, August 7, 2015, at Lanier High. Approximately 460 teachers and administrators from Lanier High, Lanier Middle, Sugar Hill Elementary, Sycamore Elementary, and White Oak Elementary attended the annual event. The Foundation’s newly appointed president, Amy Ballar, presented the grants on behalf of the Foundation. The majority of the grants focus on endeavors related to project based learning as well as the Cluster’s highly regarded STEM program. Three cluster-wide grants were presented to principals Ms. Chris Godfrey, Dr. Reuben Gresham, Mr. Todd Hamilton, Ms. Jean Loethen-Payne, and Ms. Crystal Thompson: the Lanier Leadership Conference, the Half Hour Heroes School Based Mentoring Program, and the Project Based Vertical Team. Grants are funded by profits from the Foundation’s primary fundraiser during the 2014-15 school year, the Blue Jean Ball, which was held on February 28, 2015, at Lake Lanier Islands Resort. The Foundation has given over $155,000 to the Cluster schools in the last four years in the form of grants and scholarships.
Grant Application for 2015-16 Available Now Applications must be submitted to your principal on or before May 8, 2015. Applicants are required to include anticipated expenses and are permitted to submit one additional page of supporting documentation. Grants will be awarded at the Cluster Breakfast before the start of the 2015-16 school year.
Lanier Education Foundation Grants $50,000 to Lanier Cluster Teachers in August 2014
The Lanier Education Foundation awarded fifty thousand dollars in teacher-requested grants at the Lanier Cluster Breakfast on Friday, August 1, 2014. Approximately 460 teachers and administrators from Lanier High, Lanier Middle, Sugar Hill Elementary, Sycamore Elementary, White Oak Elementary, and the T. Carl Buice School attended the fourth annual event. Foundation President D. Allen Smith was one of the speakers and he presented the Foundation's grants to the teachers and principals. Teachers submitted grant applications to the Foundation in May. Some of the grants funded support the purchase of Mimeo Teach white
boards, laptops, tablets, and eInstruction Classroom Response Devices, the
creation of a College/Career Readiness Lab and Media Center enhancements. In addition, each school was awarded a grant that will allow principals to direct funding to programs they are supporting. Grants were funded by proceeds from the 2014 Blue Jean Ball, the Foundation’s major fundraiser.
Thanks To Sugar Hill Elementary for submitting a picture of their 2014-15 Grant Recipients!
LANIER EDUCATION FOUNDATION AWARDS $25,000 IN GRANTS
The Lanier Education Foundation awarded $25,000 in grants to teachers at the Cluster Breakfast on August 2, 2013. We are pleased to announce that this is a forty percent increase in funding from 2012. The Blue Jean Ball serves as the primary vehicle for grant funding. Grants awarded include:
Literacy Vertical Teaming Program presented to Jean Loethen-Payne on behalf of the entire Cluster
Literature, Inquiry and Technology Program presented to Karen Willingham, Jill Coyle and Virginia Manfree of the Buice School
Science Habitat Center presented to Robin Anderson of the Buice School
Building Math Skills program presented to Kelly Schaaf of the Buice School
Building Fluency & Comprehension through Reader's Theater presented to Dr. Julie Treadwell of Sugar Hill Elementary
PLEASE Program (Professional Literature Enhances All Students' Education) presented to Allison Callahan of Sugar Hill Elementary
IMPACT Technology Program (Inquiry, Mastery, Performance, Achievement, & Competency through Technology) presented to Chris Wood of Sugar Hill Elementary
FLIP Program (project-based learning with Fostering Learning Through Inquiry Projects) presented to Stephanie Buchanan of Sycamore Elementary
Fifth Grade Inquiry Learning Lab , a continuation of the InTECC lab presented to Jennifer Smith of White Oak Elementary
TWIST (Teamwork With Innovative Skills and Technology) presented to Janelle Wilson, Daphney Grant, Katheryn Holden, and Michelle Langhans of Lanier Middle
Smart Boards to be used in Algebra 1 and Alegbra 2 Resource classes presented to Tamika Barnes and Kimberly O'Connell of Lanier High
Smart Response System to increase student engagement during class presented to Randy Crutchfield of Lanier High