2014-2017 Funded Staff Grants:
Since the founding of the Gresham Middle School Foundation in 2014, the GMSF
has raised approximately $170,000 from our generous sponsors
and from proceeds from our annual Silent Auction Gala each Spring.
GMS Staff present grant applications for needed classroom items
to our Board of Directors for approval each Fall.
2017-2018 Funded Staff Grants:
I am so grateful for the funds to purchase a yearly subscription to the website “Typing Club”. This program allows me to monitor my students’ progress through charts and reports. I am able to adjust for individual needs, both those who are soaring and those who need a little extra practice. I am also able to see the amount of time spent on task and I like to reward students who have put forth a best effort.
The program provides students’ with helpful instructions to guide them through the levels every step of the way. They are provided with continuous feedback on their progress and the program has recently added “badges” to award them for reaching certain milestones.
I have taught this class for three years and I have seen so much growth in my students! The sixth graders find learning how to type a little challenging, but they soon find that they are capable of completing the program successfully. As 8th graders, I am able to see how much their hard work and practice impacts their learning through their faster speeds and accurate typing. I feel that this will have a very positive impact on their learning as they go to high school with the skills they need to type papers, reports, and notes.
--Cricket Prentiss, GMS Teacher
Thank you so much for the large television, iPad, and Apple TV. Because of this new technology, students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade health classes are able to provide feedback for their classmates on assignments. I can now take a picture of student work and instantly stream it to the TV in the classroom for students. The students are able to have meaningful dialogue in an effort to grow and help others grow as well.
--Ani Roma, GMS Teacher
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