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November 12, 2019
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Foundation awards $30,600 in mini grants La Fundación otorga $30,600 en mini subvenciones

The Aurora East Educational Foundation (AEEF) has awarded $30,600 in grants to staff who applied for funding through the AEEF Educational Grants Program.

The purpose of the AEEF Educational Grants Program is to allow innovative ideas to be tested and the education of our youth to be enriched through these ideas.  Past activities have been very successful and have made the educational experience of our students even more rewarding. 

“The Aurora East Educational Foundation is humbled by the overwhelming response from the teachers and staff to this year’s request for mini-grants. Forty applications were received and slightly over $30,600 was distributed – Thank you very much to all for their applications and congratulations to the recipients. Continued success to our dedicated staff members as they implement their programs and enrich our students’ educational opportunities both in and out of the classroom.” said Bill Deligiannis, Chairman.

The following are the projects that were funded for this cycle of the AEEF Educational Grants Program:

Project Title School Teacher
Waldo’s Great Escape Waldo Stacey Martin, Connie Burback,

Amber O’Mary

Waldo Word World Waldo Stacey Martin & Brenda Denovellis
Kids Design Engineering  – Childrens Museum Gates Susan Cunningham
Project iPads! – Band Krug Amy Kastel
Excellence Overall East High Lisa Dioro
Cartoonist in Training Waldo Megan Cholewa
Community Based Instructional Trips for Life Skills Krug Aisha Jefferson
Foundations in Personal Finance Cowherd Samantha Baker
East Aurora Tomcat Ambassador Program East High Teresa Rosa-Jackson
Fine Motor Enhancement ECC Dina Piwowarczyk
Enhancing Musical Achievement -Concert Band East High Joe Kulick
Yearbook Club Rollins Robert T Savoie
Illinois Historical Educational Adventure to Springfield Gates Lynn Muckerheide
Moving w/ Technology Towards a  Healthier Lifestyle Simmons Jay Cherwin
Special Olympics Peer Buddy Program East High Shelly Krueger
Adoptive PE Brady Brian Hendricks
Drama Club Allen Kathleen Hayes
Coding Game for STEM Experience Simmons Leslie Ward
Drama Club Krug Alma Colton
Life Skills Cooking Krug Alma Colton
Expanding Creative Artists w/ Visiting Artists Extension Julie Gervais
G Force Adaptive Swing Set Krug Jacquelyn Cudebec
Reading is Fun Krug Jaime Calvo
Tell Your Story Waldo Donna Los
Non-fiction to Promote Reading O’Donnell Jillian Lentz
SEL Library Krug Elizabeth Elsbree & Mary Hataburda
Cultivating Young Readers Beaupre Elizabeth Elsbree & Tracey Klinsky
Book Bridge to Life Long Learning Brady Heather Hook & Elizabeth Elsbree
Leaning Labs at Museum of Science and Industry Magnet Megan Savoie & Grade 7 Team
Peace Jam Magnet Melinda Adams
Don’t be Insance – Come Run the Candy Cane Magnet Michael Swanson
Waldo Spreads Peace – Peace jam Waldo Amber O’Mary
Spanish Book in a Bag Benavides STEAM Academy Joseph Bastian
Tech. in the Real World Brady/Gates Rebecca Zielinski

La Fundación Educativa del Este de Aurora (AEEF Aurora East Educational Foundation por sus siglas en inglés) ha otorgado $ 30,600 en subvenciones al personal que solicitó fondos a través del Programa de Becas Educativas AEEF.

El propósito del Programa de Becas Educativas AEEF es permitir que se prueben ideas innovadoras y que la educación de nuestros jóvenes se enriquezca a través de estas ideas. Las actividades pasadas han sido muy exitosas y han hecho que la experiencia educativa de nuestros estudiantes sea aún más gratificante.

“La Fundación Educativa del Este de Aurora se siente honrada por la abrumadora respuesta de los maestros y el personal a la solicitud de este año de mini subsidios. Se recibieron cuarenta solicitudes y se distribuyeron poco más de $30,600. Muchas gracias a todos por sus solicitudes y felicitaciones a los destinatarios. Éxito continuo para nuestros miembros del personal dedicados a medida que implementan sus programas y enriquecen las oportunidades educativas de nuestros estudiantes tanto dentro como fuera del aula,” dijo Bill Deligiannis, presidente.

Los siguientes son los proyectos que fueron financiados para este ciclo del Programa de Becas Educativas AEEF:

Project Title School Teacher
Waldo’s Great Escape Waldo Stacey Martin, Connie Burback,

Amber O’Mary

Waldo Word World Waldo Stacey Martin & Brenda Denovellis
Kids Design Engineering  – Childrens Museum Gates Susan Cunningham
Project iPads! – Band Krug Amy Kastel
Excellence Overall East High Lisa Dioro
Cartoonist in Training Waldo Megan Cholewa
Community Based Instructional Trips for Life Skills Krug Aisha Jefferson
Foundations in Personal Finance Cowherd Samantha Baker
East Aurora Tomcat Ambassador Program East High Teresa Rosa-Jackson
Fine Motor Enhancement ECC Dina Piwowarczyk
Enhancing Musical Achievement -Concert Band East High Joe Kulick
Yearbook Club Rollins Robert T Savoie
Illinois Historical Educational Adventure to Springfield Gates Lynn Muckerheide
Moving w/ Technology Towards a  Healthier Lifestyle Simmons Jay Cherwin
Special Olympics Peer Buddy Program East High Shelly Krueger
Adoptive PE Brady Brian Hendricks
Drama Club Allen Kathleen Hayes
Coding Game for STEM Experience Simmons Leslie Ward
Drama Club Krug Alma Colton
Life Skills Cooking Krug Alma Colton
Expanding Creative Artists w/ Visiting Artists Extension Julie Gervais
G Force Adaptive Swing Set Krug Jacquelyn Cudebec
Reading is Fun Krug Jaime Calvo
Tell Your Story Waldo Donna Los
Non-fiction to Promote Reading O’Donnell Jillian Lentz
SEL Library Krug Elizabeth Elsbree & Mary Hataburda
Cultivating Young Readers Beaupre Elizabeth Elsbree & Tracey Klinsky
Book Bridge to Life Long Learning Brady Heather Hook & Elizabeth Elsbree
Leaning Labs at Museum of Science and Industry Magnet Megan Savoie & Grade 7 Team
Peace Jam Magnet Melinda Adams
Don’t be Insance – Come Run the Candy Cane Magnet Michael Swanson
Waldo Spreads Peace – Peace jam Waldo Amber O’Mary
Spanish Book in a Bag Benavides STEAM Academy Joseph Bastian
Tech. in the Real World Brady/Gates Rebecca Zielinski