INNOVATIVE PROPOSAL AWARD
The Corvallis Schools Foundation Board has initiated the Innovative Proposal Award celebrating one prior grant recipient as having
the most innovative idea.
In determining this award, the foundation evaluates the grant recipients on these criteria:
~Originality - Grant submission showcased unique qualities not present in the District
~Advances - Grant submission moves an idea or program to a new level
~Transformative - Grant submission provides for transformative student experiences
~Risk Taking - “outside the box;” asserts reasonable, productive stressors producing new experiences/programs/products
2021 INNOVATIVE PROPOSAL AWARD WINNER
Amy Richardson is the winner of the 2021 Innovative Proposal Award. The award provides $250 for the recipient to use for classroom needs. Amy received the award for her Cooking in the Early Readiness Program. Amy is the Special Education Teacher of the Early Readiness program.
The Cooking in Early Readiness program increases student problem-solving skills, fine motor and eye-hand coordination, counting skills, ability to follow directions, language development and many more learning experiences.
2020 INNOVATIVE PROPOSAL AWARD WINNER
Jeff Kaiser is the winner of the 2020 Innovative Proposal Award. The award provides $250 for the recipient to use for classroom needs. Jeff received the award for his grant proposal requesting funding for the 2021 Classroom Without Walls Summer Trip.
The 10-day trip included backpacking on the American Prairie Reserve and a float trip through the Missouri River Breaks, following a portion of the route traveled by Lewis and Clark. On this trip students carried out scientific studies that will be used to educate the community through written reports, videos, posters, presentations, and other means the students may devise.
2019 INNOVATIVE PROPOSAL AWARD WINNER
Brock Hammill, Tracy Dickerson, and Jeff Kaiser were awarded an INNOVATION PROPOSAL prize of $250 for their High School STEM Sensor project on June 5, 2020.
Their High School STEM Sensor project grant provided the tools to take science, physics, and anatomy experiments from students observing the teacher to a student hands-on experience.
2017 INNOVATIVE PROPOSAL AWARD WINNER
Jorden Lawyer and Brooke Kimzey were awarded an INNOVATION prize of $150 for the Primary School SPED Coffee Cart at the CSF Spring Fundraiser on March 6th.
The SPED Coffee Cart will provide some “real life” applications in running their own business. The SPED Coffee Cart will provide students with learning targets in appropriate social interactions, completing a simple job, functional math skills, problem solving and more.
Jorden and Brook with the award.
2018 INNOVATIVE PROPOSAL AWARD WINNER
Jennifer Powell was awarded an INNOVATION prize of $150 for her Language Arts Kindle and Audio Book Program at the CSF Fundraiser on March 19th.
The Language Arts Kindle & Audio Book Program increase student engagement and understanding in 8th grade novel studies for those that struggle with reading decoding and comprehension.