Grant Making – 2022
Because of tremendous support from community members, the foundation was able to award over $10,000 in grants in its fourth year of grant making. Our goal, as always, is to create unforgettable learning experiences for our students.
Jennifer Hiltner (High School) – Digital Art, Graphic Design, and Publication – St. Cloud Toyota Grant
This grant funded an iPad Pro, Apple pencil, and the Procreate App to allow Yearbook and PR Media students
to create digital paintings for inclusion and publication in our graphic design programs.
Duane Lichy – Getting Torqued with Diesel
Students in the Large Engines course will be able to work on a heavy diesel engine that is traditionally
limited to students attending technical college programs.
Peter Mass – Greenhouse (Albany Chrysler Grant)
Funds provided supplies for hands-on projects growing food and raising fish and opportunities to plan and carry out long term experiments that involve the biology of plants and fish as well as the chemistry of water and ecosystems.
Amy Schnieder – Growing Healthy Plants with Meters
Growing healthy plants with meters is a project that will allow students to not just grow plants with soil and
water but enhance the life of the plant by getting down to the details of water pH, salinity of soil, light,
temperature, CO2 levels and much more.
Grant Johnson – Interval Timers (Albany Jaycees Grant)
The grant funded interval timers that allow the students in our PE class to continue to stay interested in running and walking on a daily basis and will be an integral part of the 100 Mile Club.
Krista Schmitz – Social Emotional Learning with MTSS
Multi Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) works to create experiences that foster social and emotional growth through the use of alternative tools, seating, focus groups, and experiences in and out of the school setting. MTSS hopes to increase this
population of students’ ability to regulate themselves so they can be successful independent learners and members of the community.
Samantha Tate/English Department – Collaboration Space
As Albany High School teachers implement more personalized learning experiences, we have an increased
need for flexible, collaborative, small group learning spaces to facilitate students learning from one another.
Leanne Stephens – Multisensory and Game Based Learning
Multisensory based learning and game based learning are an essential way to teach learners who identify
or may identify with learning difficulties. This approach allows students opportunities to participate in
engaging learning opportunities that are not only fun and enjoyable but also effective.
John Kleppe – Music Department Computer Project
The project is centered around the purchase of an iMac desktop computer. This computer will be placed
in the music wing, outside the two main classrooms, and will house four primary programs; SmartMusic,
Finale, Logic Pro X, and Final Cut Pro.
Zachary Dingmann – Middle School Science Advanced Hot Plate Stirrer
The grant dollars will be used for the purchase of Dyla-Dual Hot Plate Stirrer from Ward’s Science. These tools will help students to heat and stir different solutions in our labs in a safer environment.