2017-2018 Grant Awards
The Ankeny School Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the Foundation grants the 2017-2018 school year. This year the foundation provided 60 grants totaling $47,837.63.
Since its inception in 2000, the Foundation has awarded more than $400,000 to teachers, clubs, students, and parents for use in educational endeavors that benefit students in Ankeny and reach beyond the regular budget limitations of the school system.
|Ankeny Centennial Garden||Chad Fickbohm||Ankeny Centennial High School||$1,000|
|Ankeny Centennial Phase Robotics||Karen O'Louglin||Ankeny Centennial High School||$1,000|
|Digital Link Over Amateur Radio||Mike Miller||Ankeny Centennial High School||$1,000|
|PEOPLE PE Moving||Renata Eustice||Ankeny Centennial High School||$1,000|
|ACHS/AHS Art Clubs||Holland Evermore||ACHS/AHS||$1,000|
|Calculus the Musical Comes to AHS||Angela Hanson||Ankeny High School||$1,000|
|Model UN||Meaghan Dowdle||Ankeny High School||$407.50|
|Raspberry Pi Computer Science Principles Project||Steve VanGundy||Ankeny High School||$1,000|
|Challenging Gifted Readers||Linette Mace||Ashland Ridge Elementary||$850|
|Virtual Reality Field Trip||Amy Halstead||Ashland Ridge Elementary||$1,000|
|Songtales for Crocker Library||Holly Varner||Crocker Elementary||$200|
|Project Fresh Start||Dave Kissinger||District Office||$1,000|
|Breakout EDU Kids - Kindergarten||Carrie Braden||East Elementary||$500|
|Building STEAM in the Classroom||Kristin Melcher, Jessie Purviance||Northeast Elementary||$966.41|
|Leveled Literacy Library||Sara Muller||Northeast Elementary||$1,000|
|Makerspaces in the Library||Kristen Brunelle||Northeast Elementary||$1,000|
|Middle School Mock Trial||Kathryn Cooper||Northview Middle School||$1,000|
|Northview Quiz Team||Kathryn Cooper||Northview Middle School||$500|
|PE Uniforms||Mary Snyder||Northview Middle School||$400|
|Veterans Day Breakfast||Kim Meller-Angus||Northview Middle School||$650|
|Ankeny Instrument in Every Hand Program||Dave Brown||Northwest Elementary||$1,000|
|Fifth Grade||Emily Hodson||Northwest Elementary||$600|
|Northwest STEAM Bins||Lori Reha, Caitlin Bauerly, Molly Fox, Hailey Haight||Northwest Elementary||$1,000|
|Sixth Grade Audiobooks||Brooke Johnson||Parkview Middle School||$979|
|Alternative Seating||Sarah Ostrem||Parkview Middle School||$985.44|
About the Ankeny Schools Foundation
The Ankeny Community School District Foundation is an independent non-profit organization operated by community volunteers dedicated to motivating and inspiring high quality education in Ankeny, both today and into the future. Established in October 2000, the Foundation supports and enhances educational opportunities in the school district. The Foundation is the only community volunteer organization that serves all schools in the District and provides a way for the community to support all educators, volunteers, and students.
Through the yearly grant program, funds are available to students, teachers and organizations to provide educational opportunities that are not funded from the school district budget. The Foundation Awards Committee determines the distribution of awards, based on academic quality and need.
Annual scholarships for Ankeny students are also supported by the Foundation. Scholarships are administered by the local Dollars for Scholars group, as directed by the donor or memorial established.
The non-profit status of the foundation offers tax benefits to donors such as alumni, individuals interested in tax-deductible donations, estates, and memorials. The Foundation is funded solely by private grants, endowments, and donations.