ZPS Staff Grants Awarded

 

Thanks to your generous donations, the following grants were approved by the Zeeland Education Foundation and used to advance academic excellence in our district.

$40,592 for the 2017-2018 school year

    • Deb Kemppainen                         Intous Tablets for Graphic Arts class – ZHS
    • David Miller/ZHS                          Robotic Lighting for Theater class – ZHS
    • Michelle FullerZHS                       Portable display walls for Art – ZHS
    • Keith Walker/ZHS                         Solo & Ensemble band music/literature – ZHS
    • Joe Grit                                         Heliocentris Alternative Energy kits – ZEast
    • Sherrie Stefan/Chad Lloyd           Kitchen equipment for Special Education – ZWest
    • Rachel Aupperlee                        Classroom library books for ELA – ZEast
    • Laurie Jonkman                           Tennis racquets for Physical Education – ZWest
    • Becky Purnell                               Novels and videos for Spanish – ZEast
    • John Shillito                                 Badminton equipment for Physical Education – ZWest
    • Shawn Wyckhoff                          Breakout EDU Kits – ZEast
    • Steve Hall                                    Digital measuring tools for science – Cityside
    • Amy Sluiter/John Hann                Kitchen appliances for LifeSkills room (Sp. Ed.) – Cityside
    • Kylee LaDuke                              Sensory room tools for ASD room – Creekside
    • Elementary Art teachers              Art tools for all elementary art classes – K-5 district wide
    • Jessica Tyner                               Dash Robots for technology – Adams/Roosevelt
    • Holly Arens                                  Heavy duty drying rack for Art – Quincy/New Groningen
    • Sandy Sanchez/Meredith Sybsema       Games for Speech Pathology – New Groningen/ECC
    • Brad Van Hoven                          Differentiated math sets – New Groningen
    • Pete Goers                                “Old school” handsets/wooden stool materials – Quincy
    • Beth Zuwerink                             Spanish classroom library books – Lincoln/Spanish Immersion
    • Jennifer Cousins                         Math workshop materials storage – New Groningen
    • Maggie DeYoung/Allyson Fris    Games for the “Buddy Recreation” project – New Groningen
    • Ellen Kontowicz                          Activity kits for literacy centers – ECC
    • Beth Yesseldyk                          Site word books/hands-on letter manipulatives – ECC
    • Linda Parham                            Classroom library books – ECC
    • Robin Rietsma                          Classroom library books – ECC
    • Karen Deines                            Classroom library books – ECC
    • Magan Stadfield                        Classroom library books – ECC
    • Becky Karner                            Classroom library books – ECC
    • Jamie DeVries                           Classroom library books – ECC
    • Keshia Roberts                         Classroom library books – ECC

$29,741 for the 2016-2017 school year

      • Just Right Level Books        Kari Lacny/Quincy     $2,000
      • Human to Human Interface        Tim Minnear, Ross Vredevoogd/West     $320
      • Tools for differentiated Writing and Literacy learning        Maggie DeYoung/New Groningen     $325
      • Solo and Ensemble Music        Jonathan Van Eck/East     $1,500
      • Video Flex Camera        Mary Elhart/Cityside     $593
      • 3D Printer        Kevin Crinion/West     $3,000
      • Ukuleles        Heather Loock, Holly Balcer, Lea Anne Steenwyk/Roosevelt, New Groningen, Lincoln     $5,220
      • Hand Pedal Bicycle        Biz Geertman, Ruth Miller, Joe Davelaar, Sara DeWeerdt/All elementary buildings     $1,800
      • Sound Board        Dave Miller/East     $2,400
      • Cooking Supplies        John Hann, Amy Sluiter/Cityside     $1,630
      • Student Viewing and Collecting Platform        Jen Soukhome/West     $2,517
      • Games for Language Development        Sarah VanFarowe/Cityside     $1035
      • Headphones        Angela Lloyd/New Groningen     $400
      • Equipment for Forensics Labs        Joe Grit/East     $1500
      • Headphones        Tracey Willemstien/Jaime Gibbons/Roosevelt     $300
      • Veescope Live App        Heather Remy/Creekside     $778
      • App ByDolnk        Lesa Johnson/ Quincy and New Groningen     $245
      • Interactive Vinyl Cutting Plotter        Deb Kemppainen/West     $4178

$26,962 for the 2015-2016 school year

      • Chad Boorsma/Adams     Fraction tools     $450
      • Missy Lambers/Quincy     Sensory tools     $600
      • Lisa Shears/Elementary technology     Makey Makey     $1,000
      • Roosevelt 2nd-5th grade teachers     Stand2Learn desks     $3230
      • Yesenia Lazo & Dayana Kaboos/ New Groningen Spanish Immersion     Spanish books on CD     $300
      • Stacey VanPortfleet & Brynne Dika/Adams     Tower Garden System     $875
      • Sarah VanFarow/Cityside     Cricket cutter/magnetic walls     $1460
      • Alesha Parnacott/New Groningen     Currriculum and activities for Special Education     $750
      • Woodbridge Kindergarten teachers     WilBooks     $2660
      • Maggie DeYoung/New Groningen     Portable Kitchen     $650
      • Nichole Bier & Aaron Good/Middle School bands    Commissioned work/composer     $1500
      • Ellen Kontowicz/ECC     WilBooks     $3125
      • Amy VanZetten/Woodbridge     REDMIKE audio system     $670
      • Brad Stevens/Creekside     WeatherBug     $3000
      • ZPS speech/language pathologists     Speech Buddies     $2450
      • Jenni La Porta/Lincoln     Lending Library of fine motor interventions     $800
      • Michael Fenlon/High Schools     Project Based Learning supplies     $3000
      • Heather Remy/Creekside     Portable Green Screen     $220
      • Mike Reynolds/High Schools     Pulse Oximeters     $225

$19,400 for the 2014-2015 school year

  • Lego Table for Quincy Young 5′s Program
  • Apple TV for New Groningen Special Education
  • 3D Printer for High School art
  • Sensory Integration Therapy room for Quincy
  • Bilingual Leveled Books for New Groningen
  • Electric Instruments for middle school and high school orchestra
  • Ukuleles for music program at Quincy
  • Flexible classroom environment for Quincy
  • Interactive Wacom tablets for high school graphic arts class
  • Non-fiction books for Just Right Library at Adams
  • Classroom Audio system at Woodbridge
  • Therapeutic tools for fine motor development at New Groningen
  • Ukuleles for music program at Woodbridge
  • Flexible classroom environment at Cityside
  • To read more about the 2014 – 2015 grant cycle, click here.

 

$19,100 for the 2013-2014 school year
  • ABC picture rug for early childhood, New Groningen Elementary
  • Commissioned music for band, Cityside/Creekside Middle
  • Wireless Keyboards for iPads, Cityside/Creekside Middle
  • Complete Speech Smart Palate pilot program, All Schools
  • Video/production equipment, ZEHS/ZEWS
  • Manipulative play items for early childhood, Woodbridge Elementary
  • Science fair and STEM kits, Adams Elementary
  • 3D printer for technology education, ZEHS/ZWHS
  • Wii and Xbox for special needs students, ZEHS
  • Art tools, New Groningen Elementary
$30,271 for the 2012-2013 school year
  • iPads, Early Childhood Center
  • Smart Board, New Groningen Elementary
  • iPad external keyboards, ZEHS/ZWHS
  • Nonfiction texts for reading program, Woodbridge Elementary
  • Fitness and nutrition items, ZWHS
  • Math Manipulatives, Cityside Middle
  • Just Right Library, Adams Elementary
  • Summber Stretch, All elementaries
  • Artprize replica mobile, ZEHS/ZWHS
  • Visiting Artists, middle & high schools
  • Exercise balls for classroom seats, New Groningen Elementary
  • Popcorn machine for special needs students, ZEHS
$21,244 for the 2011-2012 school year
  • Nonfiction books to support the science curriculum, Quincy Elementary
  • Books for the Roosevelt Just Right Library, Roosevelt Elementary
  • Nonfiction books to support the science curriculum, Woodbridge Elementary
  • Nonfiction books to support science and social studies, Lincoln Elementary
  • Books to expand the ECC book room, Early Childhood Center
  • Nonfiction books to support lower elementary curriculum areas, New Groningen Elementary
  • Applications for student iPads for improving math skills, Cityside Middle
  • eBooks collections for ZEHS and ZWHS
  • Webcams to connect students to classrooms worldwide, Cityside Middle
  • Read Naturally lab, New Groningen Elementary
  • Math Manipulatives for special needs students, Cityside Middle
  • Watershed flood simulator, ZEHS/ZWHS
  • Yoga mats for PE classes, ZEHS
  • Yu-do printing machines for advanced art classes, ZEHS/ZWHS
  • Supplies for a Native American art unit, Cityside/Creekside Middle
  • Snow shoes for outdoor adventure days for special needs clasess, middle & high schools
  • Fossil reproduction kits, Cityside Middle
  • Updated exterior graphics, ZeeBus
$16,344 for the 2010-2011 school year
  • Picnic tables for outdoor classroom, Woodbridge Elementary
  • Motor Moms and Dads curriculum & equipment, Early Childhood Center
  • Dimensional pattern tool, Creekside Middle
  • Fitness Equipment, Cityside Middle
  • Literacy support in Just Right Library, Roosevelt Elementary
  • MP3/reading fluency, Quincy Elementary
  • Daily Five reading strategies, Roosevelt Elementary
  • Jukebox Jingles/sheet music for orchestra, middle & high schools
  • Dialect training CDs/DVD Camera, ZEHS/ZWHS
  • Disaster Simulation kit, ZEHS/ZWHS
  • Book room literacy support, Early Childhood Center
  • Cooking tools for special needs class, ZEHS/ZWHS
  • Non-fiction literature to enhance science curriculum, Woodbridge/New Groningen Elementary
  • Literacy support, Quincy/Lincoln Elementary
$11,302 for the 2009-2010 school year
  • Sensory diet equipment, Woodbridge Elementary
  • Geocaching equipment, Woodbridge/Quincy/Roosevelt Elementary
  • Fitness equipment, Creekside Middle
  • Palm sanders for woods class, Creekside Middle
  • Algebra tiles, Cityside/Creekside Middle
  • Bal-A-Vis-X program, Cityside Middle
  • Smart Board audio equipment, New Groningen Elementary
  • Seating balls, New Groningen Elementary
  • Orchestra recording equipment, middle & high schools
  • Sensory motor room, Cityside Middle
  • Reading A to Z program, New Groningen Elementary
  • Fraction Tower Equivalency Cubes, Cityside Middle
  • Data Based Question Project, ZEHS/ZWHS
  • Multicultural art addition, Creekside Middle
  • Shaken Baby Simulator, ZWHS
$18,554 for the 2008-2009 school year
  • Why Try program, Summit School
  • LCD microscopes, Cityside Middle
  • Video yearbook, Cityside Middle
  • Quilting, Early Childhood Center
  • Elementary book study, district-wide
  • Digital cameras for science, Cityside Middle
  • Rocking chair, Early Childhood Center
  • Dance costumes, ZEHS
  • Kill-A-Watt program, Cityside Middle
  • Cases/specimen plates for scopes, Quincy Elementary
  • Algebra tiles, Cityside Middle
  • LCD projector, ZWHS
  • Seating balls, Creekside Middle
  • Weather data equipment, Cityside Middle
  • Vermiculture bins, Cityside Middle
  • Data collection instruments, ZEHS
  • NBC News archives, ZEHS/ZWHS
  • After school programs, New Groningen, Quincy Elementary
  • Video camera/digital camera for orchestra program
  • Large calculators, Quincy Elementary
  • TI-nspire graphing calculators, ZEHS
$19,964 for the 2007-2008 school year
  • Bal-A-Vis X rhythmic exercises; Quincy Elementary
  • Behaving brain model, ZWHS
  • Camcorder for Flashback presentations, Creekside Middle
  • Digital storytelling and podcasting equipment, Cityside Middle
  • Multi-media learning modules, Cityside Middle
  • Freshwater aquarium, reptile habitat, ZEHS
  • Gardening for special needs, Cityside Middle
  • Guest artist music series, ZEHS/ZWHS
  • Guitar exploratory class, Creekside Middle
  • High rez digital camera for art classes, ZWHS
  • K-nex roller coaster for physics, Cityside/Creekside Middle
  • Invasive species study equipment, Cityside Middle\
  • Laptop for FIRST Robotics Team, ZWHS
  • Magiscopes for Science Plus adapters, Quincy Elementary
  • Materials for reality store, ZEHS/ZWHS
  • Podcasting equiplment, Roosevelt Elementary
  • Popcorn machine, Creekside Middle
  • Start-up funds for student-run store, Woodbridge
  • Start-up for puppet theater, Cityside
  • Teens reading to preschoolers, ZWHS
  • Yearbook camera equipment, ZEHS