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FEF Awards Over $23,000 In Mini Grants

Teachers and staff were awarded over $23,000 in mini-grants from the Falcon Education Foundation Nov. 12 during a Board of Education Meeting in District 49.

The foundation, a nonprofit organization, funds innovative,“outside of the box” projects for teachers and administrators that go beyond the traditional school budget.

Staff submitted applications in September and October, with ideas ranging from rubiks cube mosaics to podcasting stations. Twenty-seven winners were recognized during the “Fantastic 49” portion of the BOE meeting.

The foundation hosts an annual awards dinner and silent auction to raise money for scholarships and special projects. The 2016 dinner is scheduled for April 22 at the Colorado Springs Marriot. To learn more visit
 Name School
 Application Title
Amount Awarded
Andrea Aragon
Ridgeview Elementary School
Ridgeview Has That Boom, Boom, Pow!
Paul Austin
Patriot Learning Center
Quadcopters (Drone) and 3-D Printing
Paul Austin
Patriot Learning Center
Gayle Bowyer
Springs Ranch Elementary School
Centers and Circuits
Tom Bruszweski
Vista Ridge High School
Music Recording System
Dr. Gary Butcher
Falcon High School
Robotics and Programming Club
Maria Luisa Conover
Skyview Middle School
Stand on Learning
Lisa Cross      
Sand Creek High School
Rubik's Cube Seating
Lori Hall & Emy Newman
Springs Studio for Academic Excellence
City X Project Workshop
Melanie Hawthorne
Horizon Middle School
Finding the Beat - A New (and First!) Concert Bass Drum for the HMS Band  $889.99
Heather Kramme
Falcon Homeschool Program
To Infinity, and Beyond
Dave Kranz
Falcon High School
Agricultural Electrician
Todd Matia
Sand Creek High School
Drone On!
Heather Mavel
Central Office
Seeing is Believing
Julia McCullough
Evans International Elementary School
Digitally Enhanced Learning
Matt Monfre
Stetson Elementary
Turn The Page - Make Your Move
Bianca Rimbach
Evans International Elementary School
Vandalized HERB-Y
Patricia Riner
Horizon Middle School
Forensic Files: Murder Mystery  $418
Thomas Russel
Falcon Middle School
SEMTech Technology Boot Camp
Tim Scheck  
Falcon Middle School
 Electricity Is a Snap
Amy Seigel
Falcon Elementary School of Technology
Play It Again PLAYAWAYS!
Christine Thiele
Falcon Elementary School of Technology Christine Thiele
S. Cory Thompson
Vista Ridge High School
Rubik's Cube Mosaic
Victoria Villescas
Ridgeview Elementary School  
Attack of The Podcasting People!
Amy Willis
Odyssey Elementary School
Standing Up For Students
Marvra Winner
Ridgeview Elementary School
Wobble Into Academic Success
Rik Yantis
Horizon Middle School
Caps For Good - Save The Children!
William Yerger
Horizon Middle School Biosphere 3
William Yerger
Horizon Middle School A Historical Moment in Time

Teachers and staff were awarded over $23,000 in mini-grants from the Falcon Education Foundation...
Kayla Maldonado