GRANT INFORMATION

In these times of decreased funding and tightening school budgets, SHEF's goal is to provide teachers with a way to supplement current curriculum with new equipment and materials that would otherwise be beyond the school district's budget.  

Thanks to the generosity of our district families, teachers, staff, local residents and businesses, SHEF awarded over $562,000 in grants since our inception in 2006. This past school year alone, SHEF awarded $94,000 in grants to teachers and a large technology grant to fund three mobile tablet labs, located at Hilda Walker and Summit Hill Jr. High, a project that will benefit all of the Summit Hill District 161 students.

Projects Funded for 2015-16


  • E/LA Core Reading Teaching Units



  • Pianos in the Classroom



  • Journeys Ebooks for elementary students and staff



  • Addition and Subtraction Computation Mats



  • Sight Word Improvements



  • Base 10 Magnetic Giant Foam Set



  • Science Instant Learning Centers



  • Titlewave (ebooks)



  • Reading Recovery Informational Narratives



  • Gallopade Common Core Lessons and Activities



  • Library - Ebooks to comp Journeys Reading Program



  • Time for Kids subscriptions



  • Library - Ebooks Across the Curriculum



  • IXL Math/English Membership



  • Social Thinking



  • Electronic Eggspert-Quiz Show



  • Gizmos Interactive Lab Simulations/Reflex Math



  • Camera's in the classroom



  • Scholastic Magazines



  • ELA Common Core Support Bundle



  • Common Core Leveled Book Collection/Nonfiction Focus



  • Flocabulary



  • Garden Collection for Guided Reading Lessons



  • Common Core Math Manipulatives



  • Common Core Daily Comprehension Journals



  • Easy Readers Biographies



  • Pebblego.com



  • Science Club Materials



  • Storyworks by Scholastic



  • 3rd grade Common Core Instuctional Resources



  • Scholastic News/Science Spin/Georaphy Spin



  • Supplemental Equipment Project



  • Eggspert Game Show Replacement Buzzers



  • Wildcat Cardio Project



  • Enriching materials for Second graders



  • Fitness Enhancement Take 3 (strength equipment)



  • Using CD Players with Headsets



  • ELA Fractured Fairy Tail Unit: Point of View



  • Author Visit from Candace Fleming



  • Mentor Text Unit



  • Accelerated Reader Books for Struggling Readers



  • Algebra Tiles



  • Differentiated Novel Study



  • World in Motion: Primary Challenge (Rolling Things)



  • Hands-On Geometry



  • Math Activity Stations



  • Words I Use When I Write



  • Hilda Walker Video Camera



  • Connecting Reading & Science



  • Therapuetic fidgets/stress relievers to help focus/concentration



  • Double the Class, Double the Fitness, Double the Fun in PE



  • Indoor Recess Equipment



  • Executive Functioning Tools-Special Ed Students



  • Differentiated Math & Reading Centers



  • Turnitin.com



  • Comparing Text Centers



  • Guided Reading Plus



  • Common Core Math Centers



  • Recess Roundup



  • E-Books for all (Raz-Kids.com)



  • EET-Expanding Expression Tool (writing/language)



  • 2nd grade Mighty Math Centers



  • Classroom Management Book Study-Teachers



  • Literacy Wings Reading Kits



  • Printables Online Subscription-Scholastic Books



  • Actiotec Screen Beam USB Transmitter



  • Kids Discover Cross Curricular Magazines



  • Literacy Centers



  • Reading and Math resources



  • IL Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award (2016)



  • Writing Center Materials and Organization



  • Scholastic Art Magazine



  • Rockin Out with Rescources



  • Books



  • 3rd Grade is POPIN' with Awesome Resources



  • Factions Hands-On Kits



  • Applied Behavior Analysis Materials for Individual Instruction



  • Math/ELA Common Core Tools w/a side of Geometry