Announcing our CCUEF 2013 Grant Recipients

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Announcing our CCUEF 2013 Grant Recipients

This year marks the first year the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation (CCUEF) has accepted grant applications from teachers and administrators throughout the Cave Creek Unified School District. Maximum grant request was $2,500, or $5,000 if a matching grant source had been secured.

Applications were accepted according to our four foundation pillars, and evaluated for merit and number of students impacted. Our four pillars are:

  • Classroom Resources, including technology
  • International Learning
  • Music and the Arts
  • Health and Wellness

 

On behalf of the Board of Trustees for CCUEF, we are proud to announce the following 2013 grant awards, totaling over $25,000 and positively impacting over 3,000 CCUSD students:

35 Guitars
requested by: Katherine Gibbs
Lone Mountain Elementary, positively impacting 90 Students annually


3 iPads with Video Studio Equipment/Furniture – for future A+ program
requested by: Janiene Marlow
Horseshoe Trails Elementary, positively impacting 665 Students annually


24 iPads total: (4 iPads each for the following purposes)

requested by: Julie Urban & Traci Gellman
District-wide Grant for Special Ed/Hearing and Vision Impaired, positively impacting 70 Students annually

requested by: Craig Cencer
Horseshoe Trails Elementary Special Education, positively impacting 33 Students annually

requested by: Kimberly Blackert
Horseshoe Trails Elementary, positively impacting 108 Students annually

requested by: Emily Hill
Horseshoe Trails Elementary, positively impacting 120 Students annually

requested by: Linda Wilson
Horseshoe Trails Elementary, positively impacting 120 Students annually

requested by: Sandra Borth
Horseshoe Trails Elementary, positively impacting 120 Students annually


1 Document Camera
requested by: Kent Taylor
Horseshoe Trails Elementary, positively impacting 120 Students annually


10 Themed Sets of Printed Kids Discover Magazine plus 10 iPad Subscriptions to same
requested by: Aaron Pettinato
Horseshoe Trails Elementary, positively impacting 81 Students annually


$2,500 Materials Grant to the Sci-Tech Action Lab
requested by: Angie Braude and Bill Dolezal
Sonoran Trails Middle School, positively impacting 480 Students annually


$2,500 Classroom Library fund for non-fiction texts
requested by Lisa Schwartzstein
Black Mountain Elementary, positively impacting 300 Students annually


$2,000 PE Equipment
requested by: Lesley Pletnick
Horseshoe Trails Elementary, positively impacting 667 Students annually


$2,500 Artist-in-Residence + Materials Grant
requested by: Leih Cooper
Desert Willow Elementary, positively impacting 116 Students now and creating a legacy art piece

As the board of trustees for CCUEF, we are so pleased and honored to be able to bring these resources to our classrooms to be utilized by students for years to come.

The absolute best aspect of this announcement is to realize that ALL GRANTS have been made possible through the amazing talent and dedication of our very own students, primarily through our annual ROCK THE DISTRICT concert. Thanks SO MUCH to our Rock the District performers, student promoters and fans as well as our corporate sponsors, raffle donors and business partners who have supported the CCUEF mission since 2009.

Due to the growth of Rock the District, we are also happy to announce we have moved the event to a new venue this year.

Our FIFTH ANNUAL Rock the District concert will be held at the at the Carefree Conference Resort on November 23rd. Mark your calendars and visit RockTheDistrict.NET for tickets and details as the date draws closer.

Please help us continue the legacy of Rock the District, started by our own Cactus Shadows student Melissa Nelson as a freshman 4 years ago, to do something great for others we could never do on our own.

You can help by attending our annual Rock the District concert, by sponsoring the event or making a direct donation to the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation.

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Melissa Nelson, founder of Rock the District, performing at the 2012 show. All funds raised benefit the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation (CCUEF.ORG)

 

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The Kards, four young men that share their passion for music and education, performed at the 2012 Rock the District. All funds raised benefit the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation (CCUEF.ORG)

Congratulations to our 2013 grant recipients, we are SO PROUD of you, our students, and all CCUSD teachers and staff. We look forward to supporting your future endeavors.

We hope to see everyone who reads this message at the show on November 23rd!

Sincerely, on behalf of the entire CCUEF Board of Trustees,

Tammy Baker, Chair
Casey Hargett, Vice-Chair
Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation

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