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Board Member - President
Teresa is a parent of elementary & middle school students in the Swanville School District. Teresa has been on the ISP Board since it's inception in 2019.
Board Member - Secretary
Mandy is a parent of 2 high school students in the Swanville School District. Mandy has been on the ISP Board since it's inception in 2019.
Bill is a parent of 2 high school students in the Swanville School District. Bill has been on the ISP Board since it's inception in 2019.
Royal is a community member & former parent of students in the Swanville School District.
Board Member - Treasurer
Brittney is a community member and parent of a future Swanville School student.
Board Member - Vice President
Brittany has 3 students in the Swanville School District, 2 in elementary and 1 in junior high.
Travis is the Superintendent at Swanville School. He and his wife have two grown children.
Michaela is a local community member within the Swanville School District. Michaela joined the ISP Board in 2023.
Stacy is a parent of a current and a former student of the Swanvile School District. Stacy joined the ISP Board in 2023.
4 Macbook Pros & Photoshop software for the Graphic Design class in the High School. Students will be able to learn how to use photoshop, design electronically, work on the yearbook, and be on the same track as students from other schools.
We have funded several grant requests for Dyslexia learning software to help our students with learning challenges be able to succeed and excel with their reading programs. This includes headphones with smart pens, vocabulary enhancer programs, etc.
Students were struggling writing on the iPads so several classrooms have requested grants to have stylus pens to help students be able to write as they would on paper with their iPads.
Some of our High School & Elementary classrooms have requested flexible seating desks so students can stand, move, fidget, etc. while in class, helping with their concentration and being able to move while still staying focused.
This Interactive Smartboard was purchased to be able to do interactive learning where students can actually write on the board as they are learning/completing the learning session
In the Spring 2023 a new CAD class will be introduced in the Swanville School so that students can learn CAD software, how to design 3D images, and build off the designs they create.
We have funded numerous requests for microphones and speakers for classrooms to assist students being able to hear teachers when providing lessons and also for students to be able to speak in front of their peers loudly enough for all to hear.
Many sensory tools have been supplied for the elementary classes to help students be engaged.
Swanville ISP has helped fund an 18 hole disc golf course on the Swanville School property. Construction of this project will start in Spring 2023 with the help of other generous grants.
Our weight room appeared to be behind on items needed to help students reach their full potential when learning about their health and how to achieve a healthy lifestyle so funding was provided to help achieve this goal.
Several classrooms needed funding to help bring organization into their classrooms to help students succeed. Along with bringing in more math & social studies curriculum.
All of our students need to feel they have what they need to succeed. With this comes the care closet where students can get some of the hygiene products needed as one less thing they need to worry about. This is an awesome addition to our school & for our students success.
Our Special Education program is introducing a coffee cart program in Swanville. Our Special Education students will sell products to our faculty to learn the skills of navigating the workforce once they graduate. This will help them to gain stronger people skills, business skills, and overall communication skills to excel at whatever they choose to pursue.
Students in special education in Swanville currently have limited resources in regards to special education curriculums and these devices would be used in a way that would allow students to work on basic reading, math, and writing skills in a engaging way.
Having a STEM classroom is new to Swanville this year. Funding is helping to bring STEM curriculum to the classroom for our elementary students.
Funding is bringing innovative/fun Math/Literacy/Science projects/curriculum into our classrooms in the elementary school.
Our digital art/graphic design students do not currently have access to the relevant digital art equipment to achieve their desired outcome.
Hi - just a quick update that the sensory room is in the process of being updated right now thanks to the innovative funds. A “non speaking” student came into the space this morning and repeatedly said “wow, wow!” The lighting and sensory objects are already proving themselves to be beneficial and rewarding. The LED clouds are getting students attention and are relaxing. Two students with autism have already shown great excitement in their own way. I plan to hang the LED rope lights after the room is paintedJack Peterson: Special Education
The STEM curriculum has been very helpful when it comes to planning lessons for myself. The lessons/curriculum that came from the funding have been great. It does a great job of laying out lessons and giving key vocab words that the students can learn, along with a hand on activity for each lesson and reflection. One example is in the 4th and 5th grade classes we all learned about catapults in one of the lessons. After we learned about the lesson, I had the students get into groups and make their own catapults and we had a little challenge for them to complete. After we were done creating the catapults, we had a little review time to see what we could have done differently and how we could/would have changed our catapults to make them even better. It was a fun lesson for both classes that I will definitely use in the future again!Jordan Sales: STEM
Hello! Thank you again for approving my application for funding for the School Social Work Program! The items purchased have definitely impacted students. Students are learning skills to help improve social emotional learning and behaviors. The resources are addressing different learning styles and are keeping students more engaged. I am excited to continue to see positive results from these new resources. Thanks again!Kari Prokott: School Social Work
I started using the Osmo kits immediately after receiving them. I use them in my classroom on a daily basis as a supplemental activity for a variety of different students. I use it with a nonverbal kiddo with autism to teach counting, fine motor skills, letter recognition, and so much more. I use it with a 9th grade boy with autism to teach him how to follow directions. I use it with 3rd grade boys to teach them how to make change and how to spell sight words. It has brought many different activities into my room and has been a huge help for me this school year. It’s one of those interactive activities that I can grab off the shelf and have a student working in a game within 30 seconds after they finish their activity for the day. I plan to buy more of the games for the Osmo devices and I was able to purchase a ton of learning kits that should last me a few years. My favorite game is the pizza making game where the kids need to make pizzas for customers and then make change for the customer at the end. It is a great way to distract the kids into learning something beneficial!! My goal is to add more games as the years go on using coffee cart money or special education dollars. Each student benefits from a different program offered by Osmo so it has been a great help. The Disney learning kits I ordered have been a great tool for my nonverbal girl with Autism. I can see me sharing these programs with other teachers as well, especially when I feel like my caseload doesn’t fit a certain game or activity that well. I am excited to keep using them and have used them everyday since day 1. It’s now expected in my classroom…Jack Peterson: Special Education
Thank you so much for funding the supplies/manipulatives for my classroom. The order came at a really good time. The plastic coins are being used for our money section and absolutely love that they are the exact size of real coins! We have also been using the playing cards for math activities in class. They add in addition and subtraction. The stylus pens have been a huge asset since we use Seesaw on our devices four times a week. They help keep the 1st graders writing more neat.Mrs. Wimmer
The grant that I got for Mystery Science I have used for multiple lessons for multiple grades. In 1st and 2nd grade, we did a lesson where we learned about spiders, and how different spider species get food. After we listened to the lesson provided by mystery science, we did a hands on project where we made a spider that "ran" away from us towards another student. The students loved making their own spiders. I'm excited to use mystery science even more throughout the year as their are a lot of different lessons that I can do for grades K-5.Jordan Sales: STEM
The grant money received from the Innovative Schools Project was used to purchase four (4) MacBook Pro’s and four (4) subscriptions to Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes the graphic design programs Photoshop and Illustrator. This addition to the classroom will benefit classes such as, Digital Art (Yearbook) and Graphic Design by giving them the opportunity to create digital works of art. In the fall of 2022, the high school computer lab was dismantled. (There was a need for more classroom space and the iMac desktop computers were extremely out of date.) The digital art class that I teach, which is responsible for creating both the elementary and high school yearbooks, used this lab to design the yearbooks online. Hence, three of the old computers were moved to my classroom which was awkward and inconvenient. The purchase of the four computers and the software allowed for the students to work on the yearbook in my classroom. The digital art class is usually a small group of students (8-12), so I had the students rotate the use of the laptops in order to give everyone the opportunity to work on the yearbook. In addition, I was able to teach the students an introduction to Photoshop and Illustrator. I was able to assign extra assignments that the students were able to work on if there was not any work needed to be done on the yearbook. The addition of the new laptop computers is allowing the students to have greater access to several design applications that can be used both inside and outside the classroom. Photoshop and Illustrator will be the main focus of my instruction, and I will be teaching a Graphic Design class in the fall of 2023. The course will include projects such as: logo design, product and packaging design, identity systems, along with graphic signage and possibly website design. Finally, the project funding allowed for my students to participate in the Swanville Carnival design contest. It was fun to see the different designs that my students came up with, and for one of my most talented students, Courtney Och, to win the competition! I cannot express enough to the committee how much this addition to the classroom has enhanced my teaching!Ms. Osberg: Tearcher
The Swanville Bulldog Coffee Cart is now rolling through the hallways. The students have delivered more than 15 cups of coffee, hot chocolate, and tea each week since starting in November! The students are utilizing the Keurig coffee makers and are learning how to read order forms and create individual coffee orders. They are also beginning to use the Ninja appliances to create basic doughs and baked goods, which may eventually be sold on the cart in the future. The project has given three young male students an opportunity to take part in something inside the school. Teacher participation has been a big success, with 16-20 school staff ordering from the cart on a regular basis. The program is off to a great start, and I look forward to seeing what it can grow into in the years to come. Thank you for the funding,Mr. Peterson
Once again I would like to say "Thank You" for the grant. We have been using Big Word Club in our EL classroom for 10 weeks. We have learned a lot of new words and meanings. Students enjoy the cartoon characters along with the book, song, and dance! Some comments from students: Kindergartener: "big words with lots of letters" First grader: "I like the songs" Second grader: "love Friday because we review words and dance" Fourth grader: "the book is funny and I like learning new words"Ms. Casillas
I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for the generosity and support for my third grade classroom with the flexible seating and maps. I was thrilled to learn of my selection and very excited when items started coming in! My goal of offering flexible seating and visual support of our world and the United States are in motion! Seeing the excitement on the students faces as they use the wobble chairs and wobble cushions are priceless. Here are quotes from the students: “I usually move around in a chair, but I can move around without standing up.” “I can have fun in these chairs and still learn.” “While working we can get our wiggles out.” “I can concentrate.” “They're fun, comfortable, and good.” The chair bands, wobble cushions, and wobble chairs offer a variety of seating options for the students in the afternoon when they are in my room and attention spans may be short but still need them to focus on learning. As a first year teacher and teaching social studies and not having any maps or globes have been challenging. Now that we have the gigantic United States, world map, and globe up in the classroom, there has not been one day that we have not referenced and used them. My goal by spring is for students to be able to name the seven continents, oceans, and regions in the United States. The students enjoy looking at the globe and are grasping the concept that the world is round. When we reference locations from our readings, the students take turns finding it on the maps. We look forward to using the multiplication wipes boards in the winter. I am glad that I ordered extra as two new students joined us. The magna tiles are hit among all as their engineering minds are in play. As a new employee in the district , I am in awe of the support and dedication for the Swanville School. Again, I am grateful for this grant and feel blessed to be able to teach and be part of Swanville Community!Sara Schultz
My second grade students and I want to thank you for granting our wobble stools and standing desks. They are a huge asset to our classroom for flexible seating. The students are less fidgety and the standing desks allow them time out of their chairs. They are used daily by many students! Once again thank you for giving us this wonderful gift to our classroom to better our learning experience.Mrs. Wimmer: 2nd Grade
As the year is coming to an end, I wanted to give you a huge thank you for the grant to purchase EL curriculum materials. It felt good to know that our students were given the opportunity to work with a series that was meeting the standards for English Language Development. I found the real-life topics to be interesting and engaging for our students. THANK YOU!Ms. Sebek
The microphone system has made a HUGE positive impact in my classroom since receiving this item last spring. Not only does it save my voice, kids can hear me easily with very little effort. When students can hear clearly, things are accomplished quicker and more time can be spent learning.Ms. Andres
Classroom book project. This was an awesome project. The students each had their own page to write about their dinosaur. They also had to illustrate their writing. It is a great keep sake for the kindergartners. I had several parents comment about how cool the book was.Mrs. Schleicher
The scanner/reader that was purchased has been an effective tool for my dyslexic student. He often uses it (with earbuds) during silent reading time and other times students are asked to read silently. He is very comfortable using it. I anticipate this tool will make any silent reading time going forward much more meaningful and enjoyable for him.Mr. Swisher
Thank you so much for the math tools and games! We have already put some to great use! These tools are helping students become fluent in addition and subtraction facts. We are very thankful for this great program that our school has been offered.Mrs. Waltman
My students LOVE these books (Kevin Lovegreen book set). The boys in particular are constantly reading them, but the girls enjoy them as well! I have noticed that they have been appealing to many of the students who typically don't enjoy reading, so it's been a great way to get those kids reading books they enjoy.Ms. Andres
I am happy to say that I was able to work with the janitorial staff over the summer to get the sensory movement pathway put on the floor. They should be set for about 5 years. It looks great!Ms. Brateng