Grants Awarded

During the 2012-2013 school year, the Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools awarded 52 grants for educational projects in 23 MCCSC schools. The awards represented five different Foundation grant programs:

  • Classroom & Small Project Mini Grants                    14 Grants
  • Multi-Classroom, School & System Grants               14 Grants
  • Elementary Library Grants                                     13 Grants
  • Duke Energy STEM Grants                                     7 Grants
  • IU Center for the Study of Global Change Grants     4 Grants

All grant programs funded by the Foundation are made possible by generous donations from individuals, organizations, and businesses in our community.  The grant process is competitive, and the selection committee is comprised of teacher representatives from MCCSC schools, FMCCS Board members, and donors. 

2012-2013 Elementary Library Grants

  • Favorite Authors: Fantastic Readers - Arlington Heights Elementary School
  • Reading Informational Texts - Binford Elementary School
  • Nonfiction Matters - Childs Elementary School
  • High Interest/Low Vocab Nonfiction - Clear Creek Elementary School
  • Encouraging Reluctant Readers - Fairview Elementary School
  • Ready for a Scavenger Hunt – aka The Inquiry Process - Highland Park Elementary School
  • Students Read Everyday - Lakeview Elementary School
  • Notable & Award Winning Children’s Books - Marlin Elementary School
  • Fabulous Fairy Tales and Folk Tales - Rogers Elementary School
  • Readying Readers - Summit Elementary School
  • Find Me a Good Fit! - Templeton Elementary School
  • Graphic Novels: Always Off the Shelf! - Unionville Elementary School
  • Nonfiction to the Core - University Elementary School

2012-2013 IU Center for the Study of Global Change Grants

  • Curriculum Trip to China – MCCSC Administration
  • Expressions of the Middle East - University Elementary
  • International Inquiry - University Elementary School
  • World Religions - Batchelor Middle School

2012-2013 Duke Energy STEM Grants

  • Canstruction – Key Club - Bloomington HS South
  • Field Trip – Blue Springs Cavern - Jackson Creek
  • Hobart Welding (DVD) Library - Hoosier Hills Career Center
  • Mass and Weight Exploration - Fairview Elementary School
  • Remote Control Car Project - Bloomington HS North, Hoosier Hills Career Center
  • Science Exploration - Highland Park Elementary School
  • TEAMS 2013 - Bloomington HS South

Classroom & Small Project Mini-Grants
These grants range in amount from $250 to $1,000.

  • Become and Upstander Professional Development - Administration Building
  • Bringing Wildcare to the ESL Classroom - Broadview Learning Center
  • Classroom Gathering Rug - Grandview Elementary School
  • Community Building through Play - Bloomington Graduation School
  • Comprehension Focus Groups Mentor Texts - Templeton Elementary School
  • Curriculum Access - Grandview Elementary School
  • Early Intervention for Reading Difficulties Bookset - Templeton Elementary School
  • Enhancing the Acquisition of Spanish Language and Culture - Bloomington HS North
  • First Grade Calendar and Word Work - Summit Elementary School
  • Jump into Fitness - Binford Elementary School
  • Literacy in the Japanese Classroom - Bloomington HS North
  • Student Leaders: A Day at the Legislature - Batchelor Middle School
  • Supplies for Expanding and Updating BHSN German Program - Bloomington HS North
  • Word Work Stations and Daily Calendar - Summit Elementary School

Multi-Classroom, School & System Grant Awards
These grants range in amount from $1,000 to $5,000.

  • All the World’s A Stage - Bloomington New Tech HS
  • Author Visit: Amy Krouse Rosenthal - Childs, Clear Creek, Highland Park, Rogers, Summit, and University Elementary Schools
  • Brain Breaks and the Great Outdoors: Movement Matters - Childs Elementary School
  • Bridges to Success - University Elementary School
  • Empowering our Parents - Broadview Learning Center
  • Get Moving in Preschool - Templeton Elementary School
  • In a Pickle - Binford Elementary School
  • Lakeview Music Education - Lakeview Elementary School
  • Let’s Go Bowling! - All Elementary Schools
  • Let’s Keep Reading!  Books to Meet the Needs of Higher Level Reading Students - Highland Park Elementary School
  • Room Dividers - Clear Creek, Fairview, Grandview, Highland Park, Lakeview, Summit, Templeton, & University Elementary Schools
  • Safe Landing - Templeton Elementary School
  • So Many Kids, So Little English! - Binford Elementary School
  • We (Wii) Workout - Marlin Elementary School