Parsons Educational Foundation Mini Grant Awards
Garfield Elementary, 1st grade. Robin Rea and Kyra McGuire. $200.
“Memory Books.” Included film processing and camera battery.
Parsons Middle School, 6th grade. Peggy Brecheisen. $349.
Purchase of a reflector telescope and funding for Astronomy Club activities.
Garfield, Guthridge and Lincoln Elementary school, Grades K-5. Mike Krull. $175.
Four sets of 6” play ball/handballs.
Lincoln Elementary, 5th grade. Susan Gilbert and Abby Thompson. $325.
Supplies for “Gilbert Town” and “Thompson Town” stores and culminating auction.
Lincoln Elementary, 4TH grade. Sherri Spare. $250.
“Let’s Eat Out” project to understand the local economy and make choices on a budget.
Guthridge Elementary, Pre K – 5th Grade. Rebecca Monihan. $500
“Butterfly Garden” Create garden and observe life cycle of butterflies.
Middle School, Reading/Language Arts, Grades 6 – 8. Jan Grady. $750
“High-Interest/Low Level Non-Fiction Reading” to encourage low level readers
Parsons High School, Grade 9-12. Robie Martin. $1100
“Outstanding Books for the College Bound”
Garfield/Guthridge Elementary, Pre K – 5th Grade. $400
“Speed Stacks” to help with hand eye co-ordination and improve dexterity.
Guthridge Elementary, 5th Grade. Mary Colvin. $475
Field Trip to Topeka for Kansas Day Celebrations
Middle School, Grades 6-8. Brenda Butler. $525
Provide books that will engage our Diverse Student population.
High School/Middle School. 6th thru 12th. Jim Kindall $1000
Recording-Playback System for Music Classroom
Guthridge Elementary, 2nd Grade. Debbie Hanigan. $80
“Respecting Our Elders – Making a Difference”
Middle School, 6th – 8th Grades. Barbara Benavides. $500
“Safe Places” Provide materials for quilt blocks done by the students as well as
High School, 9th – 12th Grade. Robie Martin. $500
“Outstanding Books for the College Bound.
Students in USD 503, Dianna Brenn and Sherry Bowin. $920
“Podcasting in the Classroom.”
High School, Grades 11 & 12. Paul Duroni. $262.57
“Alternative Energy, HydroCar Education Kit, and Trebuchet Design Kits.”
Guthridge Elementary, All Grades. Joan Thompson. $950
“Literacy Through Storytelling” Each grade level meet with a professional storyteller to
provide an interactive program and an evening performance for the public as well.
Parsons High School, Grades 10 – 12. Rhonda Baggs. $400
Graphing Calculators for the Classroom
Guthridge Elementary, All Students. Debbie Hanigan. $400
“Maintaining the Butterfly Garden”
Middle School, Grades 6-8. Eddie Kearns. $1000
“Smart Boards.” Allows students access to graphics, movies and factual history for projects.
High School, Grade 10, Lisa Kemp. $340.46
Literature Focus/ Huck Finn- Students participate in guided read and analysis of the book.
Middle School, 8th Grade and AVID. Debbie Alvord. $306.85
Tickets to “Eureka” a math oriented theatre production at ORU in Tulsa
High School, Grades 9 – 12. Sherri Bowen. $2070
Purchase of cameras for Communications Dept.
Garfield Elementary, 2nd Grade. Jannette Luthi $280.90
“Little House on the Prairie Excursion” Reading Little House on the Prairie books then
going to Independence to tour Little House and its history.
High School, 10th Grade. Jane Good. $161.83
Purchase of a set of books for readers to read with guided support.
High School, Grades 10-12. Bill Wolf and Chris Durkin. $220
Enhance students understanding of World War I with a field trip to the National WWI
Museum at Liberty Memorial.
Middle School. 8th Grade AVID Students. Debbie Alvord. $231.
Ticket to Eureka a math oriented theatre production at ORU in Tulsa.
Lincoln Elementary. Kindergarten. Elizabeth Merrell, Jamie Newcomb, Elisabeth Renfro,
Kim Spielbusch, and Brenda Winder. $728
Purchase of digital cameras to enhance classroom projects and add to the buildings
Guthridge Elementary. 4th Grade. Christy Armstrong, Holly McKenzie, Kala Robinson, and
Hope Smith. $850
Tulsa Zoo field trip will provide a science lesson, to view and report on animals and plant
life in natural habitat.
High School, Grades 9-12. Roger Daniels, David Ferguson $2000
The purchase of electrical tool and modules to study electrical components and circuits.
High School, Grades 10-12. Rhonda Baggs. $568.70
Purchase additional graphing calculators.
High School, Grades 1-12. Paul Duroni. $301.74
Laser and Light Beams Exploration Lab/Kit.
Lincoln Elementary, Preschool, Melissa Peak, Dena O’Connor, Susan Fogleman, and Mari
Anne Hanson. $495.52 Preschool Digital Cameras
Garfield Elementary, 2nd Grade. Sherri Spare, Debbie Hanigan, Kaci Wright, and Penny
Jacquinot. $616.30 A day on the town. Math calculations while budgeting and a trip to the
Children’s Museum and Carnegie Library.
Guthridge Elementary, 5th Grade. Dru Parlett, Liz Phillips, Debbie Shaffer and Sarah Son.
$681.08 Field trip to the George Washington Carver Monument.