May 232019

This year, the PTEF awarded more than $21,000 to Pike educators for classroom supplies, innovative programs, musical instruments, study trips, and more!
Congratulations to:

  1. Drew Bradley – Lincoln Middle School – $250 for “Real World Orthotic” which will provide materials to build an orthotic for a cerebral palsy patient with his Project Lead the Way class.
  2. Chad Heck and Shelly Smith – Pike High School – $500 for “RosieCon Author Visit” which allowed PHS to host 2 authors in conjunction RosieCon.
  3. Douglas Coates – Pike Career and STEM Center – $1,500.00 to provide financial support for students needing assistance with fees associated with PHS Career and STEM Center programs.
  4. Lena Darnay – district tech specialist – $300 to provide treats for Pike teachers as they learn how to integrate new technology into their classrooms.
  5. $1,050.00 to provide all new MSD Pike hires with a 1-year membership to Teachers’ Treasures, where they can get classroom supplies at no cost.
  6. Chris Ludy – PHS – $2,019.98 to purchase VEX Robotics sets for the expansion of the VEX Robotics program at PHS.
  7. Christina Mitchell – PHS – $868.98 for “Power to Watts” which will purchase materials for her unit on energy.
  8. Amy Kamwendo – GCMS – $966 for “Literacy in Musical Theatre” to purchase scripts to “Aladdin” for their musical.
  9. Kestrel Jones – CES – $699.78 for “Happy, Healthy, Listening Ears” which will purchase headphones and earbuds for her students.
  10. Deb Hornaday – LMS – $1,825.86 for “You and Your Uke”. She will be using these funds to start a ukulele club at Lincoln.
  11. Kristin Morris – FCPA – $1,600.00 for “Wee Deliver” which will be used to start a school-wide post office.
  12. Audrey Cope – CES – $1,715 for “A World of Coding at Our Fingers” to purchase Ozbots to teach coding to students at Central.
  13. Debbie Huffine – GCMS – $5,728.62 for “Engineering Success!” which will put VEX Robotics sets in all Pike elementary and middle schools.
  14. Deborah Calhoun – PHS – $318.16 for “Mental Minds” to purchase materials to give students brain breaks during class.
  15. Norm Leonard – PHS – $716.05 for “Pike Township Fishing Club” for supplies to start a Pike Fishing Club.
  16. Aaron Burkhart – PHS – $2000 for “Purdue Partners in Music Education” which provided transportation for band students to Purdue for a day of musical workshops.
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May 032018

Congratulations to all of our Spring 2018 Grant recipients:

Brian Grismore – PHS – $556.97 for flexible seating options for PHS students.

Karin Stratton, Ali Renalto, and Mary Sims – PHS – $500.00 to take PHS students to see “Hamilton” in Chicago.

Christina Owens – ECES – $700.00 for classroom novel sets.

Julie Daly and Joanna Miller – PHS – $790.00 for a Google Home and community based instruction trips.

Staycie Lievens, Currie Gibson, and Sara Rogers – NAPA – South – $2,000.00 to stage a “Kindy 500”

Chad Heck – PHS – $800.00 to purchase books for a student led book club.

Peggy Owens – SCES – $1,560.00 for robotics kits to start an in-school robotics club.

Curtis Wright – NAPA – North – $1,000.00 to purchase banners to inspire New Augusta North students to excellence.

Katherine Essig – GCMS – $1,500.00 to take 7th graders to an Indianapolis Indians game.

Gabriella Villimil – FCPA – $880.00 for flexible seating options for first graders.

Laura Kruse-Phillips – $2,306.00 for assessment kits for speech language testing.

Lena Darnay – $300 for snacks for teacher technology training.

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Oct 022017

Congratulations to the following teachers who were awarded PTEF classroom grants in 2017

Erin Neumann – $1,898.69 for “This Is My Voice, Hear Me Speak” which will provide iPads to assist with communication in the developmental preschool at Snack Crossing Elementary.

Deborah Calhoun – $497.06 for “STEM Stations” which will provide games and supplies to create quiet stations around the room for students to utilize when they are done with their work at PHS.

Audrey Cope – $870.00 for “Rolling into STEM at Central” which will provide games and supplies to create a cart with STEM activities at Central Elementary.

Mary Nolan – $400.00 for “Pictures are Worth” to purchase graphic novels for English Language Learners at Deer Run Elementary.

Kevin Self – $1,200 for “Let’s Build Some STEAM” to provide Chrome Books and engineering software at PHS.

Lena Darnay – $2,000 for “Innovation Station in the Main Campus Library” to purchase flexible collaboration furniture for a Tinker Station at PHS.

Christina Mitchell – $1,955.20 for “Native Butterfly Plants Reading Garden” to purchase the materials to build a butterfly garden in the outdoor lab at PHS.

Debbie Huffine – $2,000.00 for “Snapping Together Success” to purchase VEX Robotics supplies for a summer camp at Guion Creek Middle

Stacie Dalton and Richard Wells – $2,000 for “Deer Run Needs Shade” to buy materials to construct shade sails for the Deer Run Elementary playground.

Christina Mitchell – $980.00 for “Growing the Pike Environment” to purchase native trees for the outdoor lab at PHS for Earth Day.

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Mar 202016

The following teachers were awarded grants this spring. Congratulations to: Deanna Allen – Lincoln Middle School. $956.00 for “Increasing Student Literacy Rates Using Flipped Classroom Model Approach” – technology for her classroom to utilize the Flipped Classroom Model. Christina Mitchell – Pike High School. $2,000.00 for “Bring the Lorax to the Outdoor Lab” for supplies […]

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May 262015

Congratulations to all our 2014/15 grant recipients! Fall 2014/15 Grants Awarded ($11,472.46 awarded) A Little Recycling Goes a Long Way Recipient: Aaron Botsford Building: CPES Amount Awarded: $993.96 S.T.Y.L.E. Recipient: Kurt Benjamin and Randi Ciadella Building: PHS Amount Awarded: $1046.50 Photography Backdrops: Promoting Pike Recipient: Myron Cochran Building: PHS Amount Awarded: $569.70 GCMS Pre-AP Learning […]

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Mar 232014

Congratulations to all our 2013/14 grant recipients!

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