Grants

The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation awarded a record amount of $79,047 in PRIME Grants (Promoting Rock Island Milan Education) throughout the Rock Island-Milan School District at the Opening Day Ceremony on August 1, 2016. The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation provides grants to teachers, schools and District #41 to improve the quality of education for students in the Rock Island-Milan School District.

Grants awarded for the 2016-2017 school year:

Teacher Grants

  • Jim Adams (Rock Island High School) $999.88
  • Lindsay Anderson (Edison Jr. High) $977.50
  • Cindy Arkebauer (Eugene Field Elementary) $999.50
  • Ron Boardman (Rock Island High School) $996.43
  • Andrew Campbell (Rock Island High School) $1,000
  • Mara Goodvin (Ridgewood Elementary) $798.17
  • Henry Hall (Earl Hanson Elementary) $1,000
  • Kris Hays (Rock Island Center for Math & Science ) $996.68
  • Kate Lievens (Earl Hanson Elementary) $972
  • Christine MacDonald (Thomas Jefferson) $999.65
  • Valerie Matson (Frances Willard Elementary) $969.70
  • Crystal McCaw (Eugen Field Elementary) $650
  • Emily Petersen (Edison Jr. High) $1,000
  • Katie Pokrajac (Rock Island High School) $559.65
  • Amanda Puebla (Rock Island High School) $1,000
  • Leah Quintana (Frances Willard Elementary) $960
  • Shaya Smith (Rock Island Center for Math & Science) $1,000
  • Kayla Ulfig (Edison Jr. High) $1,000
  • Bailie Vandygriff (Earl Hanson Elementary) $1,000
  • Laura Vroman (Rock Island High School) $818.78
  • Wade Weber (Rock Island High School) $1,000
  • Chad Wickard (Rock Island Center for Math & Science) $978.54

School Department Grants

  • Sarah Andrus (Rock Island Center for Math & Science) $2,353,57
  • Gina Cox (Eugene Field Elementary) $2,995
  • Edison Special Education Department (Edison Jr. High) $2,841.61
  • Rita Entsminger (Rock Island Center for Math & Science) $2,890
  • Michelle Greenwood & Connie Hayek (Rock Island High School) $2,996.56
  • Reshanda Johnson (Rock Island High School) $3,024
  • Dave Knuckey (Longfellow Elementary) $2,963.56
  • Angela Loebach (Rock Island High School) $2,909.49
  • Jeff Martin (Denkmann Elementary) $2,988.16
  • Jean Mercer (Earl Hanson Elementary) $2,993.40
  • Molly Nelson (Frances Willard Elementary) $1,682.55
  • Science Department (Rock Island High School) $3,000
  • Joann Stribling (Rock Island High School) $2,564.10

District Grants

  • Carmine Draude (District #41) $2,500
  • Virginia Jarrett (District #41) $4,000
  • Matthew Manweiler & Katie Benson (District #41) $3,997.99
  • Lisa Martens (District #41) $1,000
  • Karen Neder (District #41) $4,000
  • Michael Tollenaer (District #41) 2,699.32
  • Scott Voigt (District #41) $3,971.48

All teachers and schools in the district have a chance to apply annually for funding from the Education Foundation. Each teacher can apply for a $1,000 grant; school/department grants are available for up to $3,000; and district grants where multiple schools will be affected are available for $4,000. In cases where the Education Foundation cannot fund an application, the organization works with the school district’s Teaching and Learning Department to find other sources of grant funding for projects.

2016 PRIME Grant Application

Sample completed application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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