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Education Fund Grant

The purpose of the Education Fund Grant is to fund new and improved educational opportunities, innovative learning programs, pilot projects, and equipment which is not part of the standard school budget.

What will be funded?

  • Creative and imaginative teaching projects
  • Enrichment materials
  • Technology linked to projects

Maquoketa Schools Education Fund Grant Application

Membership

Donations and memberships are made by individuals and organizations to a component fund of the Community Foundation of Jackson County. Contributions can be sent to the Maquoketa Schools Education Fund at one of the following addresses.

Community Foundation of Jackson County
Maquoketa Schools Education Fund
120 ½ South Main Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060

Maquoketa Schools Education Fund
Maquoketa Community School District
612 South Vermont Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060

Membership Levels

  • Bronze $25-$99 one year commitment
  • Silver $100-$199 one year commitment
  • Gold $200-$299 five year commitment

Total Pledge: $1000

  • Platinum $300 or more five year commitment

Total Pledge: $1500

* Gold and Platinum members are recognized on a plaque at the high school by the gym doors.

Awarded Grants

Grants are awarded in the spring after applications have been submitted by educators in the Maquoketa Community School District. Educators give a detailed description of how they intend to use the requested materials in their classrooms. The total amount awarded each year is dependent upon contributions received from members, organizations, and other promotional activities.

Total grants awarded from 2004 – 2016 is nearly $198,000.

$    530.25  |  Cardinal Elementary
$    960.42  |  Briggs Elementary
$ 8,425.00  |  Middle School
$        0.00  |  High School
$ 9,915.67  |  Total

Grants Awarded 2019-2020

  • Turing Tumble: Problem-Solving Success (used at multiple schools)
  • Global Issues Unit Books
  • The Natural Classroom Outdoor Experience
  • *Flex Seating

$   1,939.00  |  Cardinal Elementary
$   1,688.44  |  Briggs Elementary
$ 11,767.00  |  Middle School
$   8,441.50  |  High School
$ 23,835.94  |  Total

Grants Awarded 2018-2019

  • Drums Alive Fitness Experience
  • Round Table Reading for Running Records
  • Expanding Gel Electrophoresis Labs
  • Creative and Imaginative Teaching Projects/Technology Linked to Projects that Demonstrate Success
  • MakerSpace
  • CarveWright CNC Router for C02 Dragsters: Dragster Lab
  • Enrichment Through AR/VR Experiences
  • Free Voluntary Reading Library for Spanish 1,2,3,4
  • Enrichment Equipment for Graphic Design and Digital Photography: Epson SureColor P8000 Standard Edition Printer
  • Student Health: DC Adview 2 Modular Diagnostic Station with Teaching Element

$      790.45  |  Cardinal Elementary
$   1,512.48  |  Briggs Elementary
$   5,385.58  |  Middle School
$   6,884.08  |  High School
$ 14,572.59  |  Total

Grants Awarded in 2017-2018

  • Creative and Imaginative Teaching Projects: Lego WeDo
  • Journalism Podcaster
  • Coding Jam: Addition to Osmos Kit
  • Calming Kits
  • Science Equipment
  • Can You Hear Me Now phonics tools
  • Rocking into Reading
  • Fidgeting to Help Focus
  • Gel Electrophoresis Labs
  • Reality Works RealCare Infant
  • Swivl to Success
  • Interactive Software (Boardmaker Studio)

$      637.22  |  Cardinal Elementary
$   5,442.75  |  Briggs Elementary
$   4,026.35  |  Middle School
$   3,006.62  |  High School
$ 13,112.94  |  Total

Grants Awarded in 2016

  • MAC Cafe’-Kitchen Items
  • Panel Display Walls-Art
  • STEAM Materials
  • Novels: Watsons to Birmingham
  • Microscopes/Balances-Science
  • Osmos-Technology
  • STEM Materials
  • Ukuleles
  • Math Materials-1st grade

$ 1,143.00  |  Cardinal Elementary
$        0.00  |  Briggs Elementary
$ 4,420.27  |  Middle School
$ 4,219.94  |  High School
$ 9,783.21  |  Total

Grant Awarded in 2015

  • Dynamics System, Probes, Cables
  • Multimadic 210 Mig/Stick Machine
  • Ipad, Case, Drama Materials
  • Mat Cutter
  • Populations/Ecosystem Kit
  • “I Won’t Grow Up” Peter Pan
  • Experanza Rings/Misfit Books

$   5,101.75  |  Cardinal Elementary
$   2,181.71  |  Briggs Elementary
$   5,280.87  |  Middle School
$   5,870.85  |  High School
$ 18,435.18  |  Total

Grants Awarded in 2014

  • Microscopes
  • eBooks
  • Globes
  • iPads and iPods
  • Whiteboard Tables
  • Science Kits
  • Maps
  • Interactive Language Arts Project Materials
  • Lego Materials for TAG
  • Manikins

$   2,288.09  |  Cardinal Elementary
$   1,512.50  |  Briggs Elementary
$   3,568.48  |  Middle School
$   7,505.66  |  High School
$ 14,874.73  |  Total

Grants Awarded in 2013

  • Smart Phonics Materials
  • Novel Books
  • Electronic Keyboards
  • Art Kiln
  • Adaptive PE Equipment
  • Science Supplies
  • Literacy Book Renovations
  • Bridge Building Materials

$   2,546.73  |  Cardinal Elementary
$   3,470.00  |  Briggs Elementary
$   5,934.26  |  Middle School
$   8,114.87  |  High School
$ 20,065.86  |  Total

Grants Awarded in 2010

  • Exploring History Through Novels
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Pre-Reading Skills
  • Math Centers
  • Transitioning from High School
  • Creative Thinking
  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Calculators
  • Tools for Student Involvement (Individual Marker Boards)
  • Printing Presses and Easels
  • Lit Book for Second Chance
  • Expanded Welding
  • Digital Cameras
  • Adaptive PE Equipment
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