Grants for the Media Center

History as Literature: Using literature to teach American History

2016-2017 ~ Our project will use a historical literature book to teach American history We have selected the novel, "My Brother Sam is Dead" for all 8th-grade students. The novel is based on the American Revolution and students will be reading it during Social Studies class and SRT. A book kickoff will take place for each class during the week of October 17th in the media center. Follow @CMS_SStudies on Twitter to see what the students are doing.

Digital Learning Lab

2015-2016 ~ CMS received the Lowe's Toolbox for education. These funds allowed us to create a Digital Learning Lab, where students can explore and learn to use technology tools. We received tech chairs, Lego Mindstorms, and BB8 programmable robots.

Reading, Writing, & Research

2014-2015 ~ CMS Middle School Media Center received a Library Service & Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services. Funds were used to purchase Kindle Fires, audio/visual production station, and movie making enhancements.

Digital Story-Telling in the Classroom

2015-2016 ~ CMS Middle School Media Center received a Library Service & Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services. Grant was used to purchase iPads, green screen, lights, and microphones.


Duneland Foundation - Acorn Grant

2013-2014 ~ Let’s play Scrabble! Quixotic could be worth 356 points in a game of Scrabble; depending on where you put your tiles. We may be quixotic (exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical) but we believe playing Scrabble is a great way to build vocabulary, word knowledge, game strategy and math skills. Students will also practice social skills of cooperative play, good sportsmanship and have fun too!