Sycamore Education Foundation

GRANTS

The SEF grant process provides an opportunity for all Sycamore CUSD #427 teachers, administrators, and students to apply for SEF funds to enhance learning.

To apply for a grant, please fill out the downloadable form and return the completed grant application to Kathy Sloniker following the FY18 dates below.

Your grant application will be reviewed by the SEF Grants committee and added to the agenda of the next grant review night. Grant review nights are held every 4 months. If your grant request exceeds $1,000, you are required to attend the next scheduled grant review night and present your application to the board for discussion and any questions for clarification. If your grant is below $1,000 you are not required to present, but are welcome to if desired.

All grant recipients are required to report back in a timely manner to the SEF Grant committee to provide an update on results and impact on students.

Upcoming Grant opportunities

February

  • Deadline for Submitting Proposal to Principal’s Office: Monday, February 12, 2018
  • Deadline for submitting proposal to Supt’s Office: Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Present grant to SEF Board: Monday, February 26, 2018

April

  • Deadline for Submitting Proposal to Principal’s Office: Monday, April 2, 2018
  • Deadline for submitting proposal to Supt’s Office: Thursday, April 5, 2018
  • Present grant to SEF Board: Monday, April 16, 2018

View previous SEF Grants:

Row the Boat
2017

Sycamore Middle School

Fiber Installation for Education and Government Channel
2017

Sycamore High School

Collaboration Carpet
2017

Southeast Elementary

The Active Classroom
2017

Southeast Elementary

Providing adjustable height open front desks with swinging foot rest to meet the needs of student with active learning styles.

Poster Maker Machine
2017

District-wide

Little Spartans Wheeled Outdoor Equipment
2017

South Prairie Elementary

Providing Specialized bikes and safety equipment that is easily customized for each child and provides optimal learning and motor skills development.

One District, One Book
2017

All Elementary Schools

Grant by Barresi Family- in honor of Victor, former SEF board member. victorA generous donation from the Barresi family to honor Victor. One District, One Book – This year all five elementary schools are participating in the second One District, One Book in which all families will receive the same book during the first week in March. The schools have organized events including book fairs, daily trivia, and community participation.

Blink Arm Bands in PE
2017

Sycamore Middle School

Utilizing wearable heart rate monitor technology to provide instant feedback to students regarding their heart rate zone and perceived exertion in activity.

Building Reading Fluency
2017

Southeast Elementary

Improving reading skill and fluency for first and second grade students. This is accomplished by providing high quality take home books that can be taught in the class and brought home for repeated readings to build fluency.

“Put It on the Booooard, Yes!”
2017

Sycamore High School

Mobile art displays for the entire district to utilize. Initial use was the 2017 Conference Art Contest hosted by Sycamore.

Cardio Center AV Upgrade, Polar GoFit Heart Rate Monitoring
2016

Sycamore High School

Problem Based Learning Design Institute
2016

District-wide

21st Century Library Media Center
2016

Sycamore High School

Standing to Learn
2016

North Elementary

NIU STEM Reads Experience
2016

Sycamore Middle School

Elementary Books
2016

All Elementary Schools

Elementary Online Learning
2016

All Elementary Schools

PASCO Interfaces
2016

Sycamore High School

Infrared Imaging of Watersheds and their Surrounding Areas
2016

Sycamore High School

Southeast Mustang News (SMN)
2016

Southeast Elementary

Enhancing Tech
2016

South Prairie Elementary

Books!
2016

West Elementary

Modernization to the Welding Shop
2016

Sycamore High School

Orchesis Technology Items
2016

Sycamore High School

English Laptop Cart
2015

Sycamore High School

Spartan TV Broadcast Trailer
2015

Sycamore High School

Mass Customized Learning
2015

Sycamore Middle School

21st Century Library: The Library Commons
2015

Southeast Elementary

LEAF – MCL
2015

Sycamore Middle School

Heart Adventure Course
2015

All Elementary Schools

Technology & Fitness PE/Health
2015

Sycamore Middle School

Fieldhouse Cardio Room
2015

Sycamore High School

Auditorium Communication System
2015

Sycamore High School

Community Garden Compost Project
2015

All Elementary Schools

Class Set of Non-graphing Scientific Calculators
2015

Sycamore High School

iPad Air 2
2015

Southeast Elementary

Flight Control Station
2015

Sycamore High School

Plenty of Plein Air
2015

Sycamore High School

SSD #427 Summer fitness challenge
2015

Southeast and North Elementary Schools

3D Printers
2015

Sycamore Middle School

iPads and accessories for PE Technology
2015

Sycamore High School

Book Mobile
2015

South Prairie Elementary

Women’s Grant – Dumbbells
2015

Sycamore High School

Orchesis Drive-A-Thon Fundraiser for Warm-Ups
2015

Sycamore High School

Caring for the Courtyard
2014

West Elementary

Create authentic writing experiences using technology
2014

Sycamore High School

IXL Learning
2014

Southeast Elementary

Upgrading HS Light Board & Stage Fixtures
2014

Sycamore High School

Yoga mats & resistance bands
2014

Sycamore High School

Enhancing Spartan TV to Multiple HD Cameras
2014

Sycamore High School

SMART Response XE System w/Receiver
2014

Sycamore Middle School

Graphing Calculators
2014

Sycamore Middle School

Graphing Calculator Check-out for Low Income Students
2014

Sycamore High School

Jump Start – The Abe Project Reading Incentive Program
2014

Sycamore High School

SMART Response XE System w/receiver
2013

Sycamore High School

Building Community Through Books
2013

North Elementary

Creating a College/Career Exploration Rm
2013

Sycamore High School

Community Gardens
2013

All Elmentary Schools

iPads for Double-Block Algebra
2013

Sycamore High School

BOSU Trainers, BOSU Storage Rack, and Aerobic Steps
2013

Sycamore High School

SMART response Clickers-Science Dept
2013

Sycamore High School

School Nurse Training Manikin
2013

All Elmentary Schools

School Nurse iPads
2013

Sycamore Middle School

Greenhouse Renovation and Maintenance
2013

Sycamore High School

Using MP3 Video Player during Reading
2013

South Prairie Elementary

The College Solution
2013

Sycamore High School

Replacement of Kiln
2012

West Elementary

Marching Percussion/String Instruments
2012

Sycamore Middle & High Schools

Jolly Phonics Interactive Smartboard Software
2012

Southeast Elementary

IPADs
2012

Sycamore High School

Front Row Sound System
2012

Sycamore High School

Ballet Barres
2012

Sycamore High School

Reading Inst. Utilizing Technology-IPADS
2012

All Elementary Schools

Early Bird Readers
2012

South Prairie Elementary

Going Paperless-The 1 to 1 classroom
2012

West Elementary

OSCAR Assistance Fund
2011

District-wide

SMARTtable
2011

South Prairie Elementary

Keyboards
2011

Sycamore Middle School

SMARTtable Interactive Learning Center
2011

Southeast Elementary

Infusing Technology in the Elementary Classrm
2011

North Grove/Southeast/North

Literacy in the Library
2011

Sycamore Middle School

Stability Balls
2011

Southeast Elementary

iPads
2011

Sycamore Middle School

Math Technology Grant
2011

Sycamore High School

Reading Take-Home Books
2011

All Elementary Schools

Library Cards for Low Income Students
2011

District-wide

Touching Spirit Bear Literature Unit
2011

Sycamore Middle School

Bullying Presentation
2011

Sycamore Middle & High Schools

Learning by Leaps and Bounces
2010

West Elementary

Readpalooza Author Visit
2010

Sycamore Middle School

Library Cards for Low Income Students
2010

District-wide

FASTTMATH
2010

North Elementary

Polar Heart Rate Monitors
2010

Sycamore High School

Books for Boys
2010

Southeast Elementary

North Grove Library
2010

North Grove Elementary

Reading Zone
2010

North Grove Elementary

Service Learning
2010

Sycamore High School

Advancing Math Department Technology
2010

Sycamore High School