Grants Projects
 
Grant Money Distributed by the Mount Vernon Public Schools Foundation
2008 through 2013 
2013-01
Centennial Elementary                                                     
Mountain School
 
5th grade students will attend and participate in Mountain School at the North Cascades Institute.  An environmentally based 3 day, 2 night field trip to study the ecosystems, geology and natural and cultural history of the mountains. 
 
2013-02
Lincoln Elementary  
Mountain School
 
5th grade students will attend and participate in Mountain School at the North Cascades Institute.  An environmentally based 3 day, 2 night field trip to study the ecosystems, geology and natural and cultural history of the mountains.
 
Total for 2013 
                                                              
2012-01
 
Washington Elementary 
Mountain School 
 
5th grade students will attend and participate in Mountain School at the North Cascades Institute.  An environmentally based 3 day, 2 night field trip to study the ecosystems, geology and natural and cultural history of the mountains.
 
2012-02
Centennial Elementary   
Mountain School
 
5th grade students will attend and participate in Mountain School at the North Cascades Institute.  An environmentally based 3 day, 2 night field trip to study the ecosystems, geology and natural and cultural history of the mountains.
 
2012-03
Lincoln Elementary
 
6th grade scientists will use triple-beam balances to enrich the science curriculum, understand the concept of mass, and engage with advanced scientific equipment.
 
2012-04
Mount Baker Middle School
 
DSLR camera allows students to learn how to control the variables affecting exposure, focus and special affects to create effect images.  Very few students have access to cameras that allow the control of a DSLR.
 
2012-05
Mount Vernon High School
 
Host keynote speaker Huston Kraft to speak at the annual MLK Day assembly.   

2012-06
Madison Elementary
 
A set of headphones for 30 IPOD's purchased for second grade academic use.               

Total for 2012
 
2011-01
Centennial Elementary
Mountain School
 
5th grade students will attend and participate in Mountain School at the North Cascades Institute.  An environmentally based 3 day, 2 night field trip to study the ecosystems, geology and natural and cultural history of the mountains.
 
2011-02
Lincoln Elementary
Mountain School
 
5th grade students will attend and participate in Mountain School at the North Cascades Institute.  An environmentally based 3 day, 2 night field trip to study the ecosystems, geology and natural and cultural history of the mountains.
 
2011-03
Little Mountain Elementary
Mountain School
 
5th grade students will attend and participate in Mountain School at the North Cascades Institute.  An environmentally based 3 day, 2 night field trip to study the ecosystems, geology and natural and cultural history of the mountains.
 
2011-04
Madison Elementary
Dual Language Students Perform Dances of Nicaragua
 
Students are learning about native culture and dancing from Nicaragua.  Purchased authentic dance costumes for performing dances.
 
2011-05
Mount Vernon High School
DYI Language Lab
 
Purchased 4 8GB ipod touch devices, the World Language Department will construct a mini language lab that will increase fluency in reading, writing and speaking.
 
2011-06
Mount Baker Middle School
Video Equipment
 
Video equipment to be used to produce daily and weekly news bulletins as well as a movie with students at Mount Baker.

2011-07
La Venture Middle School
Avid
 
Transportation for La Venture Middle School Avid students to visit Western Washington University, includes campus tour, dinner and possibly WWU basketball game.
 
Total for 2011
 
2010-01
Centennial Elementary
Mountain School
 
5th grade students will attend and participate in Mountain School at the North Cascades Institute.  An environmentally based 3 day, 2 night field trip to study the ecosystems, geology and natural and cultural history of the mountains.
 
2010-02
Mount Baker Middle School
Textile Wall Hanging
 
A 20 foot x 12 foot textile wall hanging will be created jointly by Mount Baker Middle School and Little Mountain Elementary for their shard library.
 
2010-03
Mount Baker Middle School
Science Olympiad Team
 
Contribution towards materials, registration fees and competition expenses.
 
Total for 2010
 
2009-01
La Venture Middle School  
Reader board at the school entrance

Reader board services as a key communication tool for the school. It allows the school to publicize school events to be seen by the community at large
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$1,000 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$1,000
 



$2,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$1,000 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$1,000 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$300 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$387.87 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$500 
 
 
 
 
 
$500 
 
 
$3,687.87
 
 
 
 
$1,000 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$1,000 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$1,000 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$915 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$1,000 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$1,000 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$468.16 
 
 
 
$6,383.16
 
 
 
 
 
 
$1,000 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$1,000
 
 
 
 
$1,000 
 
 
$3,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
$500 
 
 
 
 
 
2009-02
Madison Elementary
Flower Power Project

Hands on bilingual community service project where students enrolled in the K-2nd grade language program work together in multi-age groups to grow plants and create garden art to be sold at a plant sale in which the proceeds are donated to charity
 
$250.00
2009-03
Lincoln Elementary PTA   
Auditorium Curtain

A project to replace the auditorium curtain for the stage; Student’s goal was $1,500 as well as the PTA pledged $2,000
 
$500.00
2009-04
Jefferson Elementary
Picture worth a Thousand Words

Provides students with materials to increase vocabulary context, fluency and comprehension so they can become better readers
 
$1,000.00
2008-01
Mount Vernon High School Science Department
2 chairs donated for the Planetarium
 
 $950
2008-02
Mount Vernon Band Booster Club
Toward purchase of new Uniforms
 
$1,000.00
Total for 2008 – 2009
 
Grand Total                  
$4,200.00
$19,271.03