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Glendale River Hills School District Foundation Requests for Funding

The Foundation encourages teachers, administrators, parents, and other stakeholders to become involved in researching, developing and proposing educational initiatives. The grant requests will be reviewed and evaluated by the Grant Allocation Committee of the Foundation Board. The Committee will include Foundation members, administrators, and community members.

This process helps ensure that:
  • Teachers and administrators, who ultimately will be involved in implementation, will be involved in the evaluation and feasibility of the requests.
  • The goals of the proposed initiative are not already being accomplished by some other means.
  • Other funding sources are being considered before submitting the proposed initiative to the Foundation.
Requests for funding must be submitted in writing, using the grant request package. Hard copy requests will be submitted to the Chairperson of the Grant Allocation Committee for consideration. The purpose of the form is to make sure that all relevant information is collected at the time the request is submitted, as well as help ensure that all requests are evaluated equally. Verbal or incomplete requests will not be considered.

Evaluation
All requests for funding will be submitted to the Grant Allocation Committee of the Board of Trustees. The Committee will make a recommendation to the full board once in the spring and once in the fall. Requests will be reviewed using the following criteria.
Does the proposed initiative:
  1. Improve the educational opportunities and/or academic performance of the  students in the district?
  2. Benefit a sufficiently broad cross-section of the student body?
  3. Offer benefits to students not currently being met through other means, or that normally would be met through other means?
  4. Conform to the laws, rules, procedures and generally accepted standards of the community and school district?
  5. Offer some type of measurable outcomes?
  6. The criteria are general guidelines. All requests for grants will be considered on their merits on a case-by-case basis.
Notification
Individuals requesting a grant will be notified, in writing, whether or not the Board of Trustees has granted their request. This written notification will be made within two weeks of the full board’s decision.

Funds raised from various annual events

Year Total Raised 
Event(s)
 2013  $48,326 Run / Walk, Annual Campaign, Spring Fling, Band Together
 2012  $53,451 Run / Walk, Annual Campaign, Band Together
 2011  $50,052 Run / Walk, Annual Campaign, Spring Fling, Band Together
 2010  $38,300 Run / Walk, Annual Campaign, Band Together
 2009  $44,900 Run / Walk, Annual Campaign, Spring Fling
 2008  $80,000 Run / Walk, Annual Campaign, Spring Fling with special emphasis on "Education in Action"
 2007  $82,500 Run / Walk, Annual Campaign, Spring Fling, Golf Outing, Instructional Media Center special fundraising
 2006  $39,000 Run / Walk, Annual Campaign, Spring Fling, Golf Outing
 2005  $35,000 Run / Walk, Annual Campaign, Spring Fling
 2004  $29,000 Run / Walk, Annual Campaign
 2003  $12,000 Run / Walk
2002 $9,000 Run /  Walk
2001
$7,000 Run / Walk

Your donations have helped fund the following projects:

2012 - 2013
$87,208
  • Parkway Gymnasium renovation
2011 - 2012
$2,882
  • Laminator
  • iPad
  • Fifth grade science equipment

2010 - 2011
$81,769
  • Reconfiguring computer lab at Parkway School
  • TeacherMate handheld computers for first grade
  • Listening centers for senior kindergarten classrooms
  • DynEd for ESL (English as a second language) software
  • Ten ActiveBoards and training NEO2 computer lab for fourth grade

2008 - 2009
$94,302

  • Renovation of the Instructional Media Center at Glen Hills School

2007 - 2008
$910

  • Website hosting, software and consulting

2006 - 2007
$24,273

  • Playaways MP3 players for the Instructional Media Center at Glen Hills School
  • Gymnastics mats for both schools
  • Smartboards for Parkway School
  • Art / Tech Ed Lab computers for Glen Hills School

2005 - 2006
$11,563

  • Junior Kindergarten equipment at Parkway School
  • In-focus machine with installation at Parkway School
  • Wireless microphones for teachers / students at both schools
  • Scholastic reading inventory software for both schools
  • Art / Tech Ed Lab computers for Glen Hills School

2004 - 2005
$23,820

  • $13,000 seed money to start the Endowment Fund
  • Software for new computer lab at Parkway School
  • Computers for Art / Tech Ed Lab at Glen Hills School
  • Landscaping project for Parkway School
  • Heart monitor for physical ed for both schools
  • Garage band software for Glen Hills School
  • Art / Tech Ed Lab software for Glen Hills School
  • Scholastic reading inventory software