Grants Awarded in 2015-16

Three times per year the Sparta Education Foundation reviews grants submitted by teachers and staff at Sparta Area Schools.  Here is a list of the grants awarded helping to improve learning and provide "the extras for education" totaling $20,000.

Ridgeview Elementary

  • Adventure Fitness (videos to supplement health curriculum) **
  • Using Video Cameras to Enhance Classroom (instructional improvement)
  • Learning Adventures on a Magic Carpet (resources for reading area) *

Ridgeview & Appleview Elementary

  • Watch Dogs (male role models)

Appleview Elementary

  • Third Grade Trip to Camp Henry (team-building activities)
  • Showing What We Know in a Wireless World (computers to promote literacy and technology) *
  • Let's Learn English Together (reading resources for monolingual students) *
  • Nash Creek Streambank Restoration ***
  • KIDZ Have Rights Program (abuse prevention program)
  • Club Awe-SUM (math enrichment for 5th grade) ***
  • Sprucing up the Lobby (frames for student artwork) **
  • Double Your STEM ***

High School

  • Bair Lake Camp Experience (Career Academy team-building activities)
  • Flags for SHS Media Center/Library

Type of Grant

  • Literacy *
  • AMPE (Art, Music, Physical Education) **
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) ***

Designated Gifts/Grants

  • Health Center Fund provided scholarships for student trips to Frauenthal Music Hall and 4th grade to Sparta Senior Neighbors at Meadowlark Retirement Community, plus “Learning Kits” for all K-5 students totaling $4,000.
  • Garlund-Schut Foundation grant for High School English Department.


SEF has awarded over $425,000 in grants to Sparta teachers throughout the last 25 years!!