Foundation Sponsored Grants
Proceeds from the Foundation’s fundraising efforts benefit CMHS students, teachers, and staff with their educational goals. Teachers and students may apply for up to $500 twice a year for projects addressing Catalina strategic goals.
Grants are available to provide assistance to CMHS students, faculty, and staff through financial support of classroom innovation, funding of extracurricular activities, clubs and sports, and sponsorship of student participation in special activities when activity funding is not available.
Grants are solely funded through Foundation membership fees and donations. Grant applications will next be accepted in the Fall with deadlines of August 20 and November 1, 2012. Applications are available in the School Office from the Foundation mailbox.
$364 Elliott Price – for 35 quality compasses for geometry class
$250 Stephen Murray – Mac software and 6 optical mice
$100 Mary Cassidy – set of 25 headphones for ELL class
$475 William Abate – new dissection tools for anatomy and physiology class
$300 Natasha Escalada-Westland, Alicia Lara, and Joseph Cyr – 7 PC camera webcams and 7 USB PC Microphones with headphones
$110 Mark Hanna – entrance fee for the U of A’s Women in Science and Engineering day-long conference
$500 Jama Dluehosh – for re-establishment of Catalina Choir and Glee Club
$500 Marge Gould – to assist with expenses for 25th anniversary of LEARN Center celebration
$150 Lisa Richardson – to take students to see The Hunger Games movie after they read the book in class
$500 Student Dhan Ghalley – to support a Cultural Fair for refugees held at the Boys and Girls Club
$300 Student Joseph Leonidas – airfare toDallasfor Global Youth Peace Conference
$500 Raul Berrellez - mariachi musicians for trumpet and violin instruction to students in the Mariachi Club
$300 Elizabeth McLeod National Teacher Certification training
$80 UA W.I.S.E. (Women in Science and Engineering) science camp scholarships
$400 Ken Harcus, CHMS Athletic Director, Soccer team socks
$500 Mark Hanna Counselor’s College Corner Furniture
$340 Alicia Lara - AP Spanish exam celebration or 34 students
$200 Jama Dhuehosh graduation cords for Honors students
$300 Joseph Leonides – Global Youth Peace Summit airline fare to Austin Texas
$600 Bill Abate Fetal Pig Dissection Kits for three health science anatomy and physiology classes
$300 Kyle Pawlowski intramural soccer club organization and equipment
$60 April Conway Classroom Library of 60 classic books
$470 April Conway and Ms. Dolnick Eng/ELD for audio recorder for recording stories
$525 Susan Curtis Every Day Every Class On Time! Attendance Magnets to encourage students to report absences
$300 August De Rosa Field Raytheon, Pima Air & Space, and Davis Monthan field trips for aerospace students
$400 Julie Kasper Finding Voice Project digital recorder equipment for English Language Learners to create digital stories and photo-essays about social issues affecting their lives
$200 Alicia Lara Enhanced Voice Amplification for Foreign Language Classes wireless microphone for language teachers so that students can hear pronunciation more distinctly
$455 Elizabeth McLeod Arizona Theatre Company A Raisin in the Sun performances for Junior class English students
$450 Brenda Lundt Astronomy in Action field trip for eight science classes to Kitt Peak National Observatoryand three hands-on classes taught by Kitt Peak educational outreach staff
$400 Kate Knochel State Entrance Fees for CHMS Girls’ Cross Country Team
$450 Meg Riley English Language Learners (ELL) 15 CD players to improve listening comprehension skills
Mini-Grant Application Guidelines
The Catalina High School Foundation (CHSF) is a supportive entity, created and dedicated solely to promote and maintain the traditional, historical, educational and cultural activities of students and alumni of Catalina Magnet High School.
Catalina Magnet High School students, teachers, and staff are encouraged to apply for mini-grants. Mini-grants will be awarded among four broad areas:
1. to support student achievement with mini-grants for extracurricular activities in academics, the
arts, and athletics.
2. to encourage student preparation for careers and postsecondary education;
3. to support school readiness with general economic assistance improving students’ health and
4. to support District curriculum and classroom innovations.
The Catalina High School Foundation seeks to award mini-grants that will challenge our students to be productive, successful and well-rounded by improving academic performance, increasing opportunities for extracurricular activity, and improving the graduation rate. We expect our youth to be prepared for the high-tech demands of college, work, and international competition.
The CHSF will direct its support to those activities that reach the largest number of students, will have a greater impact on the school’s community, or that demonstrate true innovation. Funding will be sent directly to the sponsoring organization or the sponsoring teacher’s funds.
The efforts and achievements of many student groups and teams are frequently rewarded by eligibility or invitation to participate in events or activities “away from home.” We realize that this can represent a great opportunity for a variety of reasons. However, due to limitations in funding, priority will be given to student activities and sports events that are nationally-sanctioned.
Application Deadlines. Applications will be accepted year-round. Although mini-grant proposals may be submitted early, applications must be received by the following deadlines to be considered:
Projects beginning after October 10 application due September 8
Projects beginning after January 1 application due November 1
A post-grant report detailing how the project met its objectives, along with receipts or proof of expenditures, will be required. Successful applicants will receive a post-grant report form with their award letter. Completion of the post-grant report is required prior to receiving additional funds from the Foundation. The Catalina High School Foundation will withhold or recover misused grant funds.