Cheyenne Schools Foundation Grant Recipients

The Cheyenne Schools Foundation (CSF) announced the recipients of the 2017 Excellence in Education and Student Enrichment grants at the LCSD1 Board of Trustees Meeting held on October 2nd.

Classroom teachers in Laramie County School District #1 (LCSD1) will receive $33,322 for twenty-one grants in fifteen schools. Eight schools will also receive $4,100 for their participation in the Run for #1 held on September 16th.

Funding for the grants came from local businesses, LCSD1 employees, participants in the Run for #1 along with generous gifts from the Carlton and Wheeler families. The Run for #1 set a record this year with over 400 participants raising nearly $9,000. District employees contributed over $9,000 through their payroll deduction program.

Local businesses that donated $3,000 or more were Kohls, First Education Federal Credit Union and Taco John’s International. Local businesses that donated $1,000 were McGee, Hearne & Paiz, Hickey
& Evans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming and Blue Federal Credit Union.

Contributions from other local businesses helped fund the record amount of grants for the 2017-2018 school year.

2017 Excellence in Education Grants ($3,000 maximum)

Visiting Abstract Native American Artist – James Temte Freedom Elementary $3,000.00
Sponsor: Kohls Abigayle Paytoe Gbayee

Promoting 21st Thinking Skills Through Robotics Goins Elementary $2,941.91
Sponsor: First Education Federal Credit Union Katie Dijkstal

SNAP 2 IT (Students Need Access 2 Projects in Integrated Technology) Lebhart Elementary $1,117.00
Sponsor: Enterprise Holdings Foundation Angela Kinsolving

Coding Our Way into the Future Sunrise Elementary $3,000.00
Sponsor: The Carlton Family Kathleen Schwab

Project Spark – Creating a STEM Lab and Library Anderson Elementary $3,000.00
Sponsor: LCSD1 Employees Rachael Crawford

Shoot the COSMOS with OSMOS – Photography & Video Projects East High School $2,895.00
Sponsor: LCSD1 Employees Terri Brantz

Coding with Legos Pioneer Park Elementary $3,000.00
Sponsor: Taco John’s International Amber Dent

Revolving Veteran’s Day Painting South High School $2,600.00
Sponsor: LCSD1 Employees Kerri Gentry

2017 Student Enrichment Grants (maximum $1,000)
Interactive Mathematics East High School $1,000.00
Sponsor: Blue Federal Credit Union Amy Kassel

Continuing Community Connections for Environmental Literacy Central High School $737.00
Sponsor: Hickey & Evans Kim Parfitt

Library for Language Learners and Literacy Carey Junior High $1,000.00
Sponsor: Cheyenne Schools Foundation Board Kelly Vazis

Reading with Understanding in the World Language Classroom Central High School $1,000.00
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming Katy Brammer

Programming Fashion Meadowlark Elementary $1,000.00
Sponsor: McGee, Hearne & Paiz Kirsten Rief

Multicultural Library Henderson Elementary $900.00
Sponsor: The Carlton Family Lydia Bustos

Digital Portfolios Meadowlark Elementary $1,000.00
Sponsor: The Carlton Family Heather Norgauer

Literature for Life South High School $1,000.00
Sponsor: Cheyenne Area Businesses Suzanne Skaar

Leveled Book Sets Deming Elementary $1,000.00
Sponsor: Cheyenne Area Businesses Reana Pacheco

Math is Everywhere Anderson Elementary $1,000.00
Sponsor: Run for #1 Participants Rachel Crawford

Listening is Learning Alta Vista Elementary $1,000.00
Sponsor: Run for #1 Participants Brandie Barkee-Gay

The Day the Crayons Quit Collaboration Buffalo Ridge Elementary $631.02
Sponsor: Run for #1 Team Captains Kayla Horning

Coffee Cart Café Alta Vista Elementary $500.00
Sponsor: Cheyenne Schools Foundation Board Alison Paniagua

Run for #1 Participation Awards
The schools with the highest percentage of student participation were Deming/Miller Elementary, McCormick Junior High and Triumph High. The schools that raised the most money were Dildine Elementary, Johnson Junior High and East High. They will receive $500 each for these accomplishments.

Groups providing services for the Run for #1
East High and Central High ROTC, East High, Central High and South High Cheer Squads and the Central High Drumline will receive a total of $1,100 for services they provided during the Run for #1.

The CSF Board thanks everyone that helped make this a record year for attendance at the Run for #1 and for grants awarded. It could not have been done without the support of our community.