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.

$36,135 for the 2018-2019 school year

Courtney Allison, Lincoln and Woodbridge

Dash Robots

$1,500 

Danielle Stafford-Ash, Roosevelt 

Social Thinking Curriculum

$ 365

Wendy Vander Veen, ECC

KEVA Planks

$ 275

Mary DeMey, Speech Therapy 

Speech Corner's Spot on Pens

$ 1,870

Aaron Chew, Megan Holman, Jennifer Meyering, Ana Oshnock, New Groningen

STEM Boxes

$1,138

Jessica Klap, Jessica Foster, Jill Landes, Bruce VanderKolk, Cityside and Creekside

Novels

$2,500

Chad Lloyd/Jennifer Soukhome, West

Bee Hives

$11,349

Maggie DeYoung and Lauren Johnson, New Groningen 

Signing Time

$ 600 

Karel Webster, Lincoln

Morning Work Materials

$185

Joe Grit, East

Steroscopes/Magnify Glass

$ 2,960

Michael Costello, East/West

Professional Video Camera

$ 2,000

Deb Serba, Special Education 

ASD Gross Motor Activities

$ 1,038

Lani Dohrmann, West

Cooking materials

$ 1,590

Ruby Boyden, Woodbridge

Rhythmic Drumming

$ 1,375

Debra Kemppainen, West

Portable Screen Partitions

$ 3,531

Scott Westhouse, Quincy

Heart Rate Monitors (10)

$ 850 

Stephanie Inman and Lori DeVisser, Lincoln 

Problem Solving Materials

$ 522 

Ryan McCarty, Rachael Geerlings, Lauri Bright, Woodbridge

Center Learning Materials

$ 1,769

Joelee Sizemore, Woodbridge 

Genius Kits Plus

$ 716

$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 Fuller/ZHS - 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 FrisGames  - 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

 

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

Congratulations to the 2014 grantees

The Education Foundation is excited to announce our 2014 grant award winners. They were all recognized at our first ever grantee breakfast and are beginning to put together their new programs so they are up and ready to impact our students this fall.

  • Sherry Schrotenboer - Quincy Lego table
  • New Groningen Special Ed team - New Groningen Apple TV
  • Marnie Assink - High School art 3 D printer
  • Angela Lloyd/Megan Holman - New Groningen Sensory Integration therapy room
  • Emily DeKock - Spanish Immersion Bilingual leveled books
  • Marie Ten - Elshof Orchestra Electric instruments
  • Jennifer Russel/Ruby Boyden - elementary music Ukuleles
  • Pete Goers/Jessica Kiwiet Quincy/Cityside - Flexible classroom environment
  • Debra Kemppainen - High school art Interactive Wacom tablets
  • Amy Zuidema - Adams Upper el non fiction texts
  • Jill VanEck - Woodbridge Classroom audio system
  • Jennifer Meyering - New Groningen Therapeutic tools for fine motor development

$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