Foundation

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The Sauk Rapids-Rice Education Foundation provides opportunities for all students to excel by funding educational opportunities, special projects and engaging ideas that go beyond the district’s operating budget. The foundation enriches the communities of Sauk Rapids and Rice by uniting the generosity of those who care deeply about enhancing education with the students, staff and the Sauk Rapids-Rice School District.

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Rememberance Douglas, Music Teacher, receives grant dollars from MHES Principal and three SRREF board members

Rememberance Douglas excepts a grant for additional Xylophones for K-5 Music Classes at Mississippi Heights - 2021

 Xylophones provide excellent opportunities for students to practice rhythm, steady beat, note reading, melody, harmony, songwriting, improvisation, and independent and group playing. Students develop skills in playing with and listening to others while also learning to independently play their own parts within a group.

Tara Prom, MHES Staff, receives grant dollars from MHES Principal and three SRREF board members

Tara Prom excepts a grant for diversity books at Mississippi Heights - 2021

Books will support students in grades K-5 at Mississippi Heights

The books will be highlighted on our daily morning broadcasts and made available for students to check out. Teachers will also be able to utilize the diversity books for read-aloud and healthy conversations on inclusion, diversity, and equity. The SRR public school's mission includes promoting and celebrating high achievement and equal access for all students. This initiative is one way to ensure that ALL students are included and feel a sense of belonging.

Sarah Tabatt, PhyEd teacher, receives grant dollars from PVES Principal and three SRREF board members

Sarah Tabatt excepts at grant for Physical Education equipment at Pleasantview - 2021

Mini Golf safe T putters and six dozen matching colorful golf balls will support students in K-5 at all three elementary schools in the district.

Students in 5th grade will design, in STEAM class, a mini-golf hole using PE equipment that we have in our equipment room. Students in K-5 will then get the opportunity to play mini-golf in the gym! This will be a brand new experience for the majority of the students. Mini golf is not only fun but it teaches students to be patient, use control, take turns, have coordination and use fine motor skills.

Erika Berger, Music Teacher receives grant dollars from PVES Principal and three SRREF board members

Ericka Berger excepts a grant for additional Xylophones for K-5 Music Classes at Pleasantview. - 2021

Xylophones provide excellent opportunities for students to practice rhythm, steady beat, note reading, melody, harmony, songwriting, improvisation, and independent and group playing. Students develop skills in playing with and listening to others while also learning to independently play their own parts within a group.

Carmen Olmscheld, MS Staff, receives grant dollars from MS Principal and three SRREF board members

Carmen Olmscheid accepts a grant for Middle School Physical Education - 2021

Spike Ball will support students in grades 6–8 at the Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School

Fifteen Spikeball nets would currently be enough for every student to warm up and practice skills with a partner (class size permitting). This would provide students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of strategies and tactics related to movement and performance (national standard two), as well as improve their enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction (national standard five).

Erin Thompson accepts a grant for Empowering Young Writers

Erin Thompson accepts a grant for Empowering Young Writers - 2020

Providing students with access to iPad keyboards

This grant gives seventh grade students the opportunity to check out keyboards from the school to take home for the projects that require more typing. These keyboards will help students with writing projects that take a lot of typing time.

Crystal Davidson accepts a grant for Literacy for Littles

Crystal Davidson accepts a grant for Literacy for Littles - 2020

Literacy for Littles benefits 3- and 4-year-olds in the Sauk Rapids-Rice Early Childhood ECFE program at Rice Elementary

Growing the number of book titles in the preschool collection expands not only choices, but gives students a voice and a chance to share a good story with a caring grown-up. This sets the stage for a lifelong love of reading. 

Steven Mick accepts a grant for music technology grades 6-12 choirs' Sight Reading Factory.

Steven Mick accepts a grant for Sight Reading Factory music technology - 2020

Music technology for the sixth- through twelfth-grade choirs

Sight Reading Factory is an online subscription tool that helps students develop in-person and large group music literacy skills both in distance learning or individual settings. 

Steven Mick accepts a grant for music technology grades 6-12 choirs' Sight Reading Factory.

Steven Mick accepts a grant for Sight Reading Factory music technology - 2020

Jenny Bushman accepts a grant for Apple Pencils

Jenny Bushman accepts a grant for Apple Pencils - 2020

The Apple Pencil allows teachers to provide feedback to students in a more efficient and effective matter, especially important in these unprecedented times. 

Foundation Grant April 2018

Past grant winner at Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School, 2018

Foundation Grants 2018

Past grant winner at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School, 2018

Foundation Grant April 2018

Past grant winner at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School, 2018

Foundation Grants 2017

Past grant winner at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School, 2017

Foundation Grants 2017

Past grant winner at Pleasantview Elementary, 2017

Foundation Grants 2017

Past grant winner at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School, 2017

Foundation Grants 2017

Past grant winner at Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School, 2017

Mrs. Johnson 3rd grade Rice 2017 Grant winner for 3D printer

Mrs. Johnson's third graders at Rice Elementary explored 3D printing, thanks to a grant by the foundation in 2017

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