IPEI has announced 10 new Red and Gold Grants

February 21, 2015
IPEI has announced 10 new Red and Gold Grants awarded in Round 3 totaling $4331.
Four grants were made to Ithaca High School staff and students, two for Boynton and DeWitt Middle Schools, and four for elementary school projects at Caroline, Fall Creek and South Hill. Applications for the fourth and final round for the 2014-15 school year are due April 6.
Louisa Sandvik                                   Boynton                                  
Students in Boynton Middle School’s 7th grade art class, will learn to translate their scientific illustration of a food rich in nutrients done in 7th grade science class, into line drawings and make fired tiles that will be placed into the second wall installment of the 1st Street Mosaic Mural Project, located adjacent to the Sciencenter parking lot at the end of First St. in Ithaca, NY.
Common Strength   
Furaha Shululu                                    Boynton/DeWitt                      
The Common Strength mentor program uses strength and conditioning exercise training to build both the inner and outer strength to meet the challenges youth face.
Introduction to Sculpture Tools & Imaginary Worlds.
Kathleen Downes and Ann Reichlin   Caroline                      
A sculpture-based workshop, Imaginary Worlds will introduce the Pre-K children at Caroline Elementary School to tools and materials used in making sculpture and provide them with the opportunity to create a fantasy world inside of a box.
Fall Creek First Grade Core Knowledge Enhancement.  
Susie Gutenberger and Catherine Hart          Fall Creek                   
Purchase of supplemental materials to enhance and enrich core knowledge for all Fall Creek First grade students, this year and for years to come.
The Human Body Book       
Patrick O’Neill and Chris Bell             Fall Creek                   
First graders at Fall Creek Elementary School will be writing and illustrating short books to demonstrate what they have learned from the Human Body Engage NY module.
“IHS Model UN Participation in UNAR Conference in Rochester NY”           
Bella Culotta and Jeffrey Miller                       Ithaca High                 
IHS Model UN Participation in UNAR Conference in Rochester NY.
Equipment for Food Science Course
Andrew Lesser                                                Ithaca High                 
Burners and pans will be essential to give students to chance to test and experience the content in the course.
Fun and Games in the IHS Library
Armin Heurich                                     Ithaca High     
Fridays are game days in the IHS Library, in which we promote cooperative game play, and it is my hope to be able to improve our collection and replace games with missing pieces.
Improvisation and Process in Sculpture   
Jackie Richardson and Ann Reichlin  Ithaca High     
A sculptor will visit the Ithaca High School sculpture class and will give a talk about her work followed by a sculpture workshop.
Building and Construction enhances learning in Kindergarten Classroom
Lita Remsen                                        South Hill       
The materials will be used to supplement first instruction through Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions.  Materials will target specific reading and writing skills that students need, based on district and formative assessment information.

Spell-Bound! It’s time for spellers and sponsors to sign up!IPEI’s 17th Annual Adult Spelling Bee is Sunday, March 1