At the December 7, 2012 meeting of the Rochester Community Schools Foundation Board of Directors, over $19,000 in grants were approved to support teaching and learning for Rochester Community Schools students. The Rochester Community Schools Foundation raises funds to support and advance learning for all students by obtaining contributions for academics, arts, and athletics. Since its inception in 1995, the Foundation has raised over $8.4 million. Twice a year, grants are awarded by the Foundation. Grant applications are available on the Rochester Community Schools Foundation page of the Rochester Community Schools web site. Please visit www.rochester.k12.mi.us for specific information or call 248.726.3190. Recipients of funds for this cycle of grant distributions include:

ROCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL

Charles Rowland

Funding for replacement risers/platforms for auditorium - $5,000

STONEY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

Daniel Jaffee

Funding for replacement lighting console for auditorium - $4,283

Tara Cromell Dodge

Purchase library of reading materials of high interest and readability for students in the Autism Spectrum Disorder program at Stoney Creek - $331

BROOKLANDS ELEMENTARY

Teresa Simonetti

Funding for Reading Egg program to support learning by offering individualized instruction - $749

NORTH HILL ELEMENTARY

Stacey Andrieux and Barbara Poelman

Funding for a sustainable school garden program - $1,327

Julie Monroe

Funding for articulation card set for students with articulation problems - $125

HART MIDDLE SCHOOL

Carol Pellafone and Shannon Spach

Funding for iPads to provide an interactive technology language arts experience for 6th grade students - $6,515

REUTHER MIDDLE SCHOOL

Deanna Knox

Funding for a Smart Document camera for use in a language arts classroom - $620

VAN HOOSEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

Michael Behrmann

Funding for a "Kids Empowered" program - $500

CURRICULUM DEPARTMENT

Sheila Scovic

Funding for Air Zookas for each kindergarten earth science class - $208