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VEPGrants - Enriching education, one classroom at a time

In order to broaden the support of the Ventura Unified School District, VEP provides grants for teachers and staff. This enrichment grant program, which encourages the development of creative, educational projects that stimulate learning by students, has been one of the central functions of VEP since the partnership’s inception.


Each year, numerous teachers and staff from many schools and district programs submit short grant proposals which are reviewed and evaluated by a diverse group of volunteers from VEP, its partners, and the school community. Grants of up to $1,000 each are awarded twice a year for projects and activities that supplement core curricula in kindergarten through high school. In the last year, VEP has distributed more than $130,000 in grants, and we hope to increase that amount significantly in coming years with your help and the help of our partners.

 

Spring 2016 VEPGrant Recipients:

FUNDING CATEGORY First Name Last Name Amount Project Site
Art Kevin Downey 1000 Making Records in the Digital Age: Recording and Sharing Student Voices Buena HS
Art Amanda Graves 1000 Flip Your Perspective Buena HS
Art Christa Bandringa 1000 Capturing Art Around Campus DATA MS
Art Henory Manriquez 740 Discovery Through Dance DATA MS
Art Paul Browne 610 Feel the Rhythm ESC
Art Heidi House 1000 Sing, Sing, Sing ESC
Art Gina Wolowicz 1000 The Performing Chorus Juanamaria
Art Alicia Peak 1000 Art By Artists Sunset 6-8
Art Linda Ulfers 1000 Scroll, Shape and Sculpt for AP 3-D Art Ventura HS
Community Memorial Health Systems Cody Foster 2500 Biotechnology Lab Stations Buena HS
General Kristie Steinlicht 1000 Bridging Math & Engineering Anacapa MS
General Therese Palmisano 1000 Simple Machines ATLAS
General Jason McDuffee 750 Pleae Make a Seat, Class is About to Begin Day Road Campus
General Joel Levin 1000 Arguing About History in the 21st Century: Using eBooks to Craft “Historical Argument” Research Papers Buena HS
General Michael Tzipori 500 BATTLE OF THE BOOKS 2017 Cabrillo MS
General Laurel Davidson 1000 For the Love of Reading DATA MS
General Maklynn St.Clare 1000 Rhetoric in Politics Project DATA MS
General Carrie Jekogian 400 Autism Speaks Elmhurst
General Michael Adame 420 Gateway to A Better Understanding Anacapa MS
General Jenee Wilcox 980 Let's Play a Game! Balboa MS
General Heather Carr 1000 Teens Read Anacapa MS
General Jennifer Willis 1000 WHAT’S IN MY LUNCH?! TESTING FOODS FOR GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (GMOs). DATA MS
General Alex Wulff 1000 Laser Focused Learning DATA MS
General Allyson Trigo 950 Breathing Life Into Habitats Junipero Serra
General Petra McCullough 1000 Global Changes/Weather and Human Impact Sunset 6-8
Health & Wellness Amanda Lynch 660 Bending for Better Health DATA MS
Health & Wellness Natalie Spevak 540 Ready, Stretch, Breathe DATA MS
Health & Wellness Leah Kahler 900 We Think Better on Our Feet Junipero Serra
Health & Wellness Michelle Johnston 910 Let's Keep Moving Cart Portola
Health & Wellness Chelsea Quam 1000 Kindergarten Sensory Toolkit: Meeting Sensory and Movement Needs of All Students Sunset K-5
Health & Wellness Lynn Bova 450 Growing our Learning with Stacking Juanamaria
Health & Wellness Karen Senesac 700 Running for Life Lincoln

Fall 2015 VEPGrant Recipients:

General VEPGrant

 

 

 

 

Engineering

Tracie Fickenscher

ESC

Cubelets and Computational Thinking For All!

$1,000

Engineering

Therese Palmisano

ATLAS

Simple Machines

$1,000

Engineering

Kristie Steinlicht

Anacapa MS

Students Creating School Solutions

$920

Engineering

Alex Wulff

DATA MS

STEAM Boxes

$1,000

Health & Well.

Pavel Escobedo Garcia

Anacapa MS

Staying in School One Goal at a Time

$1,000

Health & Well.

Tomas Gaeta

DATA MS

Pinning Down Success

$1,000

Health & Well.

Karin Just

ATLAS

Buddy Bench

$880

Health & Well.

Kathy Lewis

Juanamaria

Let's Hear It for Local-vores!!

$600

Health & Well.

Colleen Miller

EIC at ATLAS

Fine Motor Manipulatives

$550

Health & Well.

Susan Sheydayi

Project Secure

From the Ground Up

$1,000

Health & Well.

Lisa Wofford

Montalvo

Intervention to Increase Self-Regulation Skills

$860

Mathematics

Michelle Hillberry

Foothill Tech. HS

GeoBoards: Transformations in Action

$680

Physical Ed.

Mike Gennaro

DATA MS

Basic Gear for Girls Hoops Team

$810

Physical Ed.

Gerry Ornelas

DATA MS

SERVING FOR SUCCESS!

$1,000

Science

Stephanie Aguilar

DATA MS

An Adventure Into the Community: Exploring Science

$820

Science

Beth Martinez

E.P. Foster

Budding Enviromentalists

$870

Science

Francine Mossman

Mound

Learning with Legos

$900

Science

Karen Reynosa

Ventura HS

Engineering the Scientific Method Via Science Fair Projects

$1,000

Science

Gary Sullivan

DATA MS

Ships in the Santa Barbara Channel

$1,000

Science

Donna Wojtak

DATA MS

Greenhouse Effect on Greens

$740

Tech.- Hardware

Martha Etchart

Lincoln

Hey! Listen to Me Read!

$1,000

Vis. & Perf. Arts

Amanda Graves

Buena HS

Visions of Light

$1,000

Vis. & Perf. Arts

Lindsay Guzik

Sunset 6-8

Characters Inc.

$1,000

Vis. & Perf. Arts

Paul Hunt

Ventura HS

Grand National Music Festival

$1,000

Vis. & Perf. Arts

Dawn Maloney

Buena HS

Picture This!

$970

Vis. & Perf. Arts

Marlene McMullen

Loma Vista

Passport to Music

$1,000

Vis. & Perf. Arts

Nancy Reynolds

Citrus Glen

Celebration of the Arts

$1,000

Vis. & Perf. Arts

Karen Senesac

Lincoln

Music to Our Ears

$1,000

Vis. & Perf. Arts

Petra Somar

Sunset 6-8

Our Own Creations

$1,000

Vis. & Perf. Arts

Bambi Steinhoff

Elmhurst

Focus on the Masters Creative Art Experience

$450

 

 

 

 

 

Science/Technology

 

 

 

 

Sci/Tech

Cody Foster

Buena HS

iPhone Microscopes

$800

Sci/Tech

Russell Helmstedter

DATA MS

Robovention

$1,700

Sci/Tech

Lorilee Johnson

Ventura HS

Bee Species Signature

$2,500

Sci/Tech

Kristie Steinlicht

Anacapa MS

Engineering Problem Solvers through Robotics

$2,500

Sci/Tech

Jenee Wilcox

Balboa MS

Explore, Create, Collaborate!

$2,500

 

 

 

 

 

SummerFest Health & Wellness

 

 

 

 

SummerFest

Maria Geib

Junipero Serra

Building Core Strength and Balance

$3,000

SummerFest

Mary Jones

DATA MS

Three, Two, Run!

$3,000

SummerFest

Pearl Malos

Early Intervention Program

Active Play for Preschool

$990

SummerFest

Deidre Monarres

Pacific HS

Therapeutic Art & Mindful Meditation

$3,000

SummerFest

Stephen Rowley

Mound

OTG---Off the Grid

$3,000

 

 

 

 

 

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