Teacher Star Grants

The Harrison Elementary PTA is excited to offer the Star Grant program again this year. We invite all Harrison staff, especially those who have not applied before, to apply for a Star Grant.

Proposals may be academic or co-curricular programs, activities or projects. This is an opportunity to be creative! The primary funding criteria will be the extent to which Harrison students will benefit from the proposed project. Requests could include bus fares or field trip admissions (please remember PTA does routinely pay for bus fare for one field trip per year per grade level – with no request needed).

All applications must be turned into Dr. Haynes for approval and submitted to the PTA mailbox by September 29, 2017. The grant committee will convene the first week in October to review the proposals and award funds to those projects with the greatest merit. We will seek to fund as many worthwhile projects as we can. This year, we have $2,000 allocated toward Star Grant projects. Grant recipients may be asked to discuss their projects at a PTA meeting. If funding is still available, we will have a second cycle in the spring of 2018.

Please note, this is a separate process than the Teacher Fund Reimbursement process.

Download a fillable application here.


2017/2018 Recipients

Trout Aquarium: A partnership with Nebraska Game and Parks to bring trout into the classroom to learn about the process from eggs to fish. Mrs. Copenharve & Ms. Goodrich
Mindfulness Curriculum: 12 weeks of 1 hour sessions of classes taught by a certified yoga instructor. Mrs. Portis & Mrs. Lenz
Dancing Classrooms: DC is a 10 week in school ballroom dance program provided by Arts in Motion. Ms. Owen
Brain Pop / Brain Pop Jr.: Education websites with over 1,000 short movies that cover science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, art, and music. Miss Prieksat
Campfire Rug: Used to create a warm environment for the guidance classrooms to be able to gather around together to do lessons. Mrs. Herzog
RAZ Kids: Interactive digital resource with over 400 ebooks, eQuizzes which test comprehension to provide teachers with a skills report. Mrs. Behrens
Growth Mindset Materials: Games and materials that will help support classroom in incorporating an emphasis on growth mindset. Mrs. Quackenbush
Math Materials: Specific materials to enhance, extend, and supplement math concepts and skills. Mrs. Barsness