“Titan Climbers” CBCS Climbing Wall / Crested Butte Community School
Teacher(s): Chip Wiegand, David White
The CBCS elementary gym has an amazing climbing wall which goes unused on most days. In order to invigorate and utilize this wasted resource, our school needs ropes, harnesses, shoes, belay devices, and climbing holds. Also, GHS has a thriving rock climbing team who competes across the state.
Djembe Drums of Africa / Gunnison Elementary School
Teacher(s): Laura Schliesman, Matt Harris, Elizabeth Wallin, Amanda Allen
The grant funds awarded will allow the current West African unit to expand with additional teacher collaboration in art, music, social studies, and health. The teachers will provide an African Unit that expands Guinea’s dance and drums to the continent of Africa’s culture of music, art, food, and dance.
Fostering a Love of Reading / Marble Charter School
Teacher(s): Alana Houseman
I would like to incorporate project based learning as a means for teaching my ELA and Social Studies Classes. I know that with the right resources, I can implement this methodology and truly engage my students to share, “Forgotten Stories from Around the World” with their community.
In order to integrate ELA and Social Studies through project based learning, I need a variety of texts for my students to read on their levels. I also need funding to help create final projects that my students can present to the community or put on display. I intend to purchase books, on various levels, so all my students have access to the same material that are centered around this particular theme/ project.
Full STEAM Ahead for 2021! – GES STEAM LAB 2 / Gunnison Elementary School
Teacher(s): Rain Bodine, Emily Kowal, Katie Gallagher, Marin Eberly, Rhonda Wenum, Mary Nordberg
This upcoming year we will convert the GES computer lab to be a functional Maker’s Space where students create and explore multiple topics and develop hands-on solutions. Our STEAM team will collaboratively configure and enhance the program that was established this year with the 4th grade pilot STEAM class.
LINK Crew 2.0 / Gunnison High School
Teacher(s): Jeanene Nelson, Lisa Danos, Krystal Brown, Cristian Aguilar
We are looking to bring a new face to a foundational program that has been offered at GHS since 2001. The GHS LINK Crew program has successfully transitioned classes of students from 8th grade to high school with small group team-building exercises and large group introductory activities.
Zero Water Day Interpretive Signs / Gunnison Middle School
Teacher(s): Renee Brekke-Ebbott, Krystal Brown
Students will create 6 interpretive signs about water. This project expands awareness of water-related issues in the Upper Gunnison River basin. It will be enjoyed by all experiencing the Van Tuyl trails. The development of an interpretive sign walk will enhance the outdoor classroom space accessible to all Gunnison Schools.
Life in rural Guinea vs. Life in Crested Butte / Crested Butte Elementary School
Teacher(s): Amy Debnam, Sue Wilson, Brynn O’Connell, Molly Frame, Kelly Piccaro, Erica Young
Students will explore how the life of a child in Crested Butte is different from the life of a child in rural Guinea. Students will discover the importance of rhythm and dance for children (all people) in Guinea. Angie Carroll and Fara Tolno will lead the rhythm and dance instruction.
Take a seat or not…it’s up to you! / Gunnison Elementary School
Teacher(s): Susan Barrett, Katy Dye, Leia Henaghan, Erin Moran Shields, Heather Trezise, Lindsey Kemmerling
We serve students with varied needs to access their learning environments. Flexible seating can go a long way to help ALL our students be successful. We need a place to try seats both to use daily and also somewhere to try targeted seats out first and find what works best.
The Playful Pod / Gunnison Elementary School
Teacher(s): Bre Lassiter, Jill Murphy, Alyssa Geist, Tracy Archuleta, Cara Yow
The ‘Cubby Courtyard’ is ready for a makeover to match our students’ evolving needs. Our pod space is all set to transform to the ‘Playful Pod’ where students can learn through meaningful play. The pod will focus on creating a space for social emotional learning and for self regulation.