Apple Seed & American Family Recipients 2020-2021

Congratulations to all of the deserving Apple Seed Grant winners! The St. Joseph School District Foundation awards the grants, ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. The Foundation is a local non-profit foundation that supports learning in the SJSD. Funding is provided entirely through community donations. The Apple Seed Grants are awarded to teachers and staff who have innovative ideas that would directly affect students. The grants give schools the opportunity to explore new ideas in the classroom. We would like to extend a big thank you once again this year to American Family Insurance, who provides a large amount of the funding, which has greatly increased the number and amount of funds awarded.

  • John Casey (Virtual Academy): Cockroaches in Space

  • Mary Cobb (Keatly): Science in the Sun

  • Melissa Corey (Robidoux): Teen Take Outs

  • Heidi DeSchepper (Edison): Paint it Positive

  • Kim Fischer (Lindbergh): Kinder “Nation” Innovation Robotics

  • Lindsey Holland (Spring Garden): SGMS “Real Talk”

  • Kaleb Johnson (Hyde): Breakout EDU

  • Ashley Kempt (Coleman): Flip it: Reorder Edition

  • Jennifer Lewandowski (Pershing): Self-Regulation Strategies

  • Susan Meyer (Oak Grove): Early Diversity

  • Madison Michalski (Field): iWrite

  • Jessica Mulroni (Mark Twain): Digital Artwork

  • Danitra Roberts (Pickett): Does the Sun grow Animals

  • Tina Shaginaw (Virtual Academy): Lights, Camera, Action

  • Joyce Stohr (Robidoux): Climate Investigators

  • Charity Strauch (Benton, Central): “Mission: Translation Efficiency

  • Tyler Uptegrove (Lafayette): 21st Century Literacies in the ELA Classroom

  • Rick Weise (Hillyard): Light Board

View the highlights on how the Apple Seed Grant funding is being used.