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Foundation Wish List Program


The Foundation invites DCPS teachers and administrators to submit projects for our Wish List Program.


The Foundation's Wish List Program provides an opportunity for investors to assist schools in funding these projects and improving the learning community for our 11,500+ students.


Simply select the WISH you would like to GRANT and either call Vicki Quisenberry at (270) 231-5583 or click on the corresponding link and you will go immediately to our secure on-line giving portal. Please take note of the Project Number and Name associated with the project in which you wish to invest as you will be given an opportunity to specify a project in the giving portal.


Click to see FUNDED Wish List Projects.


To learn more about the Foundation's Wish List, watch this Wish List Video


To insure continued financial sustainability of the Foundation, a 10% sustainability fee is added to Wish List projects submitted after November 1, 2012.


As a 501(c)3 organization, your investment in our DCPS chidlren is tax deductible. Please be aware of the following:

Your check mailed directly to the Foundation costs you a stamp. (Mailing address here)

Your EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer) costs the Foundation $0.45.

Your debit or credit card charge costs the Foundation 2-3% of the donation total.


Wish List Projects




$600 - Project #1 - Beacon iPad


Beacon CentralBeacon Central High School would like to purchase an iPad for 2 purposes:

(1) for the instructor - portability of IEP's for parental involvement off site and increased ability to differentiate student learning plans

(2) to increase student engagement to build reading fluency and comprehension skills by increasing access to fiction and non-fiction literature in appropriate lexile ranges


Click to invest in Project #1 - Beacon iPad




$150 - Project #2 - Deer Park Kindergarten


Deer Park kindergarten teachers would like to implement Strategies for Building Fluency. Project includes fluency building materials and supplemental supplies. Deer Park currently has students who speak 11 different non-English languages at home. This program will help improve literacy and comprehension rates for native English-speaking students and non-English-speaking students.


Click to invest $150 in Project #2 - Strategies for Building Fluency - Deer Park Kindergarten




Deer Park Fluency First Grade

$150 - Project #3 - Deer Park 1st Grade


Deer Park first grade teachers would like to implement Strategies for Building Fluency. Project includes fluency building materials and supplemental supplies. Deer Park currently has students who speak 11 different non-English languages at home. This program will help improve literacy and comprehension rates for native English-speaking students and non-English-speaking students.



Click to invest $150 in Project #3 - Strategies for Building Fluency - Deer Park 1st Grade


Deer Park Fluency Second Grade

$150 - Project #4 - Deer Park 2nd Grade


Deer Park second grade teachers would like to implement Strategies for Building Fluency. Project includes fluency building materials and supplemental supplies. Deer Park currently has students who speak 11 different non-English languages at home. This program will help improve literacy and comprehension rates for native English-speaking students and non-English-speaking students.



Click to invest $150 in Project #4 - Strategies for Building Fluency - Deer Park 2nd Grade



Deer Park Fluence Third Grade

$150 - Project #5 - Deer Park 3rd Grade


Deer Park third grade teachers would like to implement Strategies for Building Fluency. Project includes fluency building materials and supplemental supplies. Deer Park currently has students who speak 11 different non-English languages at home. This program will help improve literacy and comprehension rates for native English-speaking students and non-English-speaking students.



Click to invest $150 in Project #5 - Strategies for Building Fluency - Deer Park 3rd Grade




Deer Park Fluence Fourth Grade

$150 - Project #6 - Deer Park 4th Grade


Deer Park fourth grade teachers would like to implement Strategies for Building Fluency. Project includes fluency building materials and supplemental supplies. Deer Park currently has students who speak 11 different non-English languages at home. This program will help improve literacy and comprehension rates for native English-speaking students and non-English-speaking students as well as assisting struggling readers move toward achieving grade-level proficiency.



Click to invest $150 in Project #6 - Strategies for Building Fluency - Deer Park 4th Grade



Deer Park Fluency Fifth Grade

$150 - Project #7 - Deer Park 5th Grade


Deer Park fifth grade teachers would like to implement Strategies for Building Fluency. Project includes fluency building materials and supplemental supplies. Deer Park currently has students who speak 11 different non-English languages at home. This program will help improve literacy and comprehension rates for native English-speaking students and non-English-speaking students as well as assisting struggling readers move toward achieving grade-level proficiency.


Click to invest $150 in Project #7 - Strategies for Building Fluency - Deer Park 5th Grade


WLES Camera

$500 - Project #8 - West Louisville Elementary School Video Camera


West Louisville Elementary School prides itself on quality video productions both for shared experiences within the school community and as a skills unit for its students. Unfortunately, the microphone is missing from a worn-out and outdated camera. By assisting WLES in purchasing this equipment you are impacting every student in the school as each student plays a part in at least one video taped production each year. Funding will also provide for enhanced school events as video tapes productions will be displayed on large screens for better viewing.


Click here to invest in Project #8 - WLES Video Camera




WLES Backdrops and equipment

$500 - Project #9 - West Louisville Elementary - Lexile Appropriate Books


West Louisville's student population has increased and they are in need of books within specific Lexile ranges. WLES would like to purchase chapter books for beginning readers in the kindergarten, first and second grades and advanced books for gifted 4th and 5th graders.


Click here to invest in Project #9 - WLES - Lexile Appropriate Books




Highland Book Request

$500 - Project #10 - Highland Elementary - Library Books (Informational Texts)


New assessement standards require that students read more 'informational' texts and become prepared to respond appropriately as it relates to the 21st century learner.


Click here to invest in Project #10 - Highland Books




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$177 - Project #12 - Audubon Elementary School - Lowry Books


Kids love to read these Lowry books. Put a set in their deserving little hands. For just $177, you can fund an entire set of books kids love to read!


Click to invest in Project #12 - AES Lowry Books



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$35 - Project #13 - Audubon Elementary School - Books by Banks


For just $35, you can place a set of books by Banks in the hands of Audubon primary grade students.


Click to invest in Project #13 - AES Banks Books



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$96 - Project #19 - Audubon 4th Grade - The Lightning Thief


This fantasy-adventure novel is a modern-day take on Greek mythology, following the adventures of Percy Jackson, the son of a mortal woman and the Greek god Poseidon. Your generosity furnishes a class room set of this fascinating book.


Click to invest in Project #19 - The Lightning Thief




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$161 - Project #20 - Audubon Elementary 3rd Grade - Julian Tells Books


Julian learns a valuable lesson that all children need to be aware of . . . mistakes happen and can be repaired. Help Audubon third graders experience this well-told and much loved story.


Click to invest in Wish #20 - AES Julian Books



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$90 - Project #21 - Audubon Elementary School - 3rd Grade - Storm & Kate Books


Thrid graders love the stories of Cowgirl Kate and will be awed by The Storm. Help Audubon purchase these book sets for third graders to read.


Click to invest in Project #21 - Storm and Kate Books



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$168 - Project #22 - Audubon Elementary School - Snowy Evening Books


Help another generation of students enjoy this simple, yet tought-provoking book.


Click to invest in Project #22 - Snowy Books




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$48 - Project #23 - Audubon Elementary School - Polar Bears Books


What kid doesn't want to know all about polar bears? This book will open the door to understanding one of the worlds largest, yet loveable, creatures, the polar bear.


Click to invest in Project #48 - AES Polar Bear Books


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$72 - Project #24 - Audubon Elementary - 1st Grade - Frog & Toad Books


Children love reading when they have adventurous characters like Frog and Toad to follow! Help AES first graders experience the adventures of this lively duo.


Click to invest in Project #24 - AES Frog & Toad Books




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$72 - Project #25 - Audubon Elementary School - Kindergarten & 1st Grade - Hi Fly Guy Books


Kindergarteners and first graders are mesmerized by creative characters like Fly Guy. Hope these young readers emerse themselves in the adventures of Fly Guy!


Click to invest in Project #25 - AES Fly Guy Books


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$96 - Project #26 - Audubon Elementary - K/1st Grade - Five Senses Books


Little ones are always entertained learning about their five senses.


Click to invest in Project #26 - AES 5 Senses Books




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$24 - Project #27 - Audobon Elementary School - Little Bear Books


Everyone loves the Little Bear series! Help these early learners experience the adventures of Little Bear by providing a classroom set of these books for Audubon.


Click to invest in Project #27 - AES Little Bear Books


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$64 - Project #28 - Audubon Elementary - K/1st Grade - Family Pictures Books


Early learners need a wide variety of books to read. A classroom set of Family Pictures will encourage our little readers to read, read, read!


Click to invest in Project #28 - AES Family Pictures Books



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$75 - Project #29 - Audubon Elementary - 1st Grade - G. W. Carver Books


Kids love learning about interesting people; George Washington Carver was just such a person. Help AES 1st graders learn about this inspiring man.


Click to invest in Project #29 AES Carver Books


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$750 - Project #30 - East View Elementary Wildlife Garden


The East View Elementary science department has put together the beginnings of a wildlife garden as an outdoor classroom for students and teachers. Providing the funding for this project will provide the remaining elements for this adventerous East View project.


Click to invest in Project #30 - EVES Wildlife Garden




East View Lab Animals

$500 - Project #31 - East View Elementary Science Lab Animals


East View Elementary would like to purchase several classroom animals so children can learn first-hand about creatures that might not be common house hold pets. The Science Department would like to purchase birds, reptiles and other critters to teach the children about lifecycles, habitats, care and feeding of our animal world.


Click to invest in Project #31 - EVES Science Animals




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$100 - Project #32 - West Louisville Elementary Video Production Backdrops


West Louisville has a brand new building, but funding to provide proper instructional materials to support the high educational expectations of the staff is lacking. Each WLES student participates in at least one recorded production each year. Backdrops would be utilized during school productions.


Click to invest in Project #32 - WLES Backdrops




West Louisville Microphones

$300 - Project #33 - West Louisville Microphones


West Louisville loves a production! Administrators and staff at WLES make sure that each student in the school is in at least one video production each year; many students are in multiple productions, particularly the 4th and 5th graders. Microphones are imperative to making a good production great. Help provide WLES provide with the most up-to-date equipment to improve the learning environment for all of its students.


Click to invest in Project #33 - WLES Microphones


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$300 - Project #34 - West Louisville DVD's


West Louisville is in need of instructional DVD's to enhance classroom learning.


Click to invest in Project #34 - WLES DVD




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$500 - Project #44 - Highland Elementary School Informational Texts


New state-mandated assessments require students to read more informational texts and respond appropriately to information as it relates to the 21st century learner. Highland is requesting funding to purchase 30 informational texts to prepare students for these assessments.


Click to invest in Project #44 - Highland Informational Texts




Valley Lap Boards

$290 - Project #45 - Valley School Lapboards


Valley School teacher have been trained through the Gates Foundation to utilize individual 'White Boards'in the classroom. Great! Except . . . they have no white board in their rooms to use! Funding this project will put lapboards in the hands of students and improve the learning environment at Valley School.


Click to invest in Project #45 - Valley School Lapboards



Valley School CD Players

$350 - Project #46 - Valley School K-12 - CD Players


Improve the capability to utilize music and pre-recorded learning materials in Valley School classrooms by purchasing 7 CD players for teachers and staff.


Click to invest in Project #46 - Valley School CD Players




Meadow Lands Core Books

$500 - Project #48 - Meadow Lands Core Books



The Library Media Center at Meadow Lands Elementary is seeking funds to purchase library-bound titles that will support the new Core Content standards in our primary classrooms. Kindergarten through second-grade text exemplars have been provided in several areas of literacy, including numerous informational texts, poetry, and fiction texts. These funds will meet a specific Core Content goal and will help meet the literacy needs for a rapidly-increasing population of students at MLES.

Click to invest in Project #48 - Meadow Lands Core Books

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$350 - Project #49 - Meadow Lands- High Interest Books



Meadow Lands has a large population of emerging readers that need an infusion of low-level, high interest beginning texts and chapter books. We have 55 students that receive regular reading intervention, but the entire population of 568 students in grades P-5 will ultimately be served by these new library-bound titles once they are placed in the media center.

Click to invest in Project #49 - Meadow Lands - High Interest Books





Meadow Lands Info Texts

$1000 - Project #50 - Meadow Lands Informational Texts



The latest assessment standards promote the use of more informational texts with student readers. Many of our informational texts are outdated and need to be aligned with our core curriculum and meet the needs of a new work-force in the 21st century.


Click to invest in Project #50 - Meadow Lands Informational Texts


Whitesville iPad and books

$700 - Project #52 - Whitesville Elementary School - Bookstudy Project


Whitesville teacher is requesting an iPad and to provide critical thinking opportunities for students by creating videos, book trailers and other projects using technology. This project will impact learning for 50-70 students per year over the life of the equipment. Critical thinking skills developed in elementary school improve learning opportunities for students as they move on to middle and high school.


Click to invest in project #52 - Bookstudy Project




Whitesville Headphones

$300 - Project #53 - Whitesville Elementary - Lab Headphones


Whitesville needs new headphones for labs. Headphones are used to individualize student learning with computer application software. Individualized learning improves 21st century learning skills.


Click to invest in Project #53 - Whitesville Lab Headphones




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$1000 - Project #54 - Whitesville Elementary - Books and Math Manipulatives for 1st Grade


Whitesville 1st grade teacher is requesting updated fiction and non-fiction books and math manipulatives to use in small group and center activities. Funding will impact more than 20 students each year over the life of the items. Common core standards require information text reading to better prepare students for real world activities and future learning.


Click to invest in Project #54 - Whitesville 1st Grade

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$1000 - Project #55 - Whitesville Elementary School - Non-Fiction Common Core


Whitesville has requested required non-fiction books to fulfill Kentucky Core Content requirements.


Click to invest in Project #55 - Whitesville Non-Fiction Books




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$1000 - Project #56 - Whitesville Elementary School - Tech/Lit with Lockhart


Whitesville Elementary would like to improve the technical and literary resources for Whitesville students.


Click to invest in Project #56 - WES Lockhart



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$1,000 - Project #57 - Whitesville Elementary School - iPad & Apps


There are hundreds of educational apps for the iPad - unfortunately, unless you have an iPad, those apps are useless. Help Whitesville students gear up for 21st Century learning by purchasing an iPad for WES students!


Click to invest in Project #57 - WES iPad





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$230 - Project #61 - Tamarack Elementary School - PreSchool SPARK

Invest in Tamarack pre-school students by helping fund a SPARK program.



Click to Invest in Project #61 TES Preschool SPARK



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$275 - Project #62 - Tamarack Elementary - Beginning Readers

Ms. Tipmore, Tamarack Kindergarten teacher, would like to put more beginning readers in her classroom.



Click to Invest in Project #62 TES Kindergarten Readers


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$110 - Project #64- Tamarack Elementary - Literacy Binders

Tamarack teacher Elizabeth Bowen wishes to add literacy binders to her classroom.

Click to Invest in Project #64 TES Literacy Binders

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$995 - Project #65 - Tamarack Elementary - Music Technology

Tamarack teacher Anna Sparks would like to incorporate music technology into the school's curriculum.

Click to invest in Project #65 - TES Music Tech

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$500 - Project #77 - Daviess County High School - iPad with Apps


DCHS English Deparment is requesting an iPad and educational writing and reading applications.


Click to invest in Project #77 - DCHS iPad and Apps



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$600 - Project #80 - Country Heights Elementary School - iPad for Kindergarten


Country Heights Kintergarten teacher wants to introduce her students to the world of technology through an iPad. She will use the iPad for special projects, in centers and as a reward for goal achievement.


Click here to invest in Project #80 - Country Heights Kindergarten iPad




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$1,000 - Project #82 - Tamarack Elementary - Read Naturally Phonics Program

Since 1991, Read Naturally has helped thousands of students become better readers. Our industry-leading programs develop and support the five essential components of reading, identified by the National Reading Panel: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Read Naturally's selection of reading-intervention programs can help you address the needs of a broad range of at-risk readers.



Click here to invest in Project #82 - Tamarack Phonics


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$715 - Project #83 - Burns Middle School - iPad and Headphones

1. Annette Sapp (6th grade math teacher) would like an iPad & headphones for classroom use. She is currently using her personal iPad for students to use in various classroom activities.


Click here to invest in Project #83 - BMS iPad


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$440 - Project #84 - Sorgho Elementary - Leader In Me Rewards

Sorgho Elementary became a Leader in Me school this year. Part of the Leader in Me philosophy encourages enrichment activities for successful completion of the weekly work and behavior requirements. These enrichment activities are called "Sharpening the Saw". Sorgho would like your help in providing "Sharpening the Saw" enrichment activities for successful students.


Click to invest in Project #84 - SES Rewards


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$972 - Project #85 - Daviess County Middle School - Grades 6, 7 & 8 - Graphing Calculators


These will be used in science to support STEM teaching. Training received this summer through the LTF has shown us how graphing calculators can be used to support science labs; plotting graphs, analyzing graphs and calculating data such as slope and the equation of a line etc.

These calculators will also be used with our data logging probes, which will connect directly into the calculators.


We intend to use these across all 3 grades in science lessons, while increasing the complexity of data, in line with math core content at each grade level.

Click here to fund Project #85 - DCMS Graphing Calculators

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$330 - Project #86 - Burns Middle School - 6th Grade Scholastic Magazines

1. Burns Middle School is wishing for classroom sets of the Scholastic Social Studies magazine to supplement and enhanse literacy emphasis and heighten interest in the global perspective for 6th graders. BMS currently has one classroom set per grade level and by adding the four additional sets, each classroom would have access to this remarkably enlightening view of the world's various cultures.

Click here to invest in Project #86 - BMS Magazines


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$330 - Project #87 - Burns Middle School - 6th Grade Scholastic Magazines

1. Burns Middle School is wishing for classroom sets of the Scholastic Social Studies magazine to supplement and enhanse literacy emphasis and heighten interest in the global perspective for 6th graders. BMS currently has one classroom set per grade level and by adding the four additional sets, each classroom would have access to this remarkably enlightening view of the world's various cultures.

Click here to invest in Project #87 - BMS Magazines

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$330 - Project #88 - Burns Middle School - 6th Grade Scholastic Magazines

1. Burns Middle School is wishing for classroom sets of the Scholastic Social Studies magazine to supplement and enhanse literacy emphasis and heighten interest in the global perspective for 6th graders. BMS currently has one classroom set per grade level and by adding the four additional sets, each classroom would have access to this remarkably enlightening view of the world's various cultures.

Click here to invest in Project #88 - BMS Magazines

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$330 - Project #89 - Burns Middle School - 6th Grade Scholastic Magazines

1. Burns Middle School is wishing for classroom sets of the Scholastic Social Studies magazine to supplement and enhanse literacy emphasis and heighten interest in the global perspective for 6th graders. BMS currently has one classroom set per grade level and by adding the four additional sets, each classroom would have access to this remarkably enlightening view of the world's various cultures.

Click here to invest in Project #89 - BMS Magazines

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$440 - Project #90 - East View Elementary - Non Fiction Class Room Books


Classroom sets of books include the following titles:


If You Lived at the time of Martin Luther King

If You Lived with the Sioux Indians

And Then What Happened, Paul Revere

If You Lived at the Time of the American Revolution

If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad


Click to fund Project #90 - EVES Books

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$106 - Project #91 - East View Elementary School - Non Fiction Class Room Books

Classroom sets of books include the following titles:

Just A Few Words, Mr. Lincoln

Now & Ben

Trail of Tears

Click to fund Project #91 - EVES Books


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$200 - Project #92 - East View Elementary School - Non Fiction Class Room Books

Classroom sets of books include the following titles:

One Day in the Desert

One Day on the Prairie

Click to fund Project #92 - EVES Books

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$286 - Project #93 - East View Elementary School - Non Fiction Books

Classroom sets of books include the following titles:

What is the Animal Kingdom

Where was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?

Elizabeth Leads the Way

Click to fund Project #93 - EVES Books

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$400 - Project #94 - East View Elementary School - Non Fiction Books

Classroom sets include the following titles:

How Do Apples Grow

How Do You Lift a Lion?

If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon

Pablo Picasso

Pink Snow and Other Weird Weather

Click to fund Project #94 - East View Books

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$236 - Project #95 - East View Elementary - Non Fiction Lower Level Books

Classroom sets of books for lower level elementary school children include the following titles:

Honey Makers

I Want to be a Veterinarian

Pink Snow and Other Weird Weather

The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto

Click to fund Project #95 - EVES Books

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$100 - Project #96 - East View Elementary - Non Fiction Lower Level Books

East View is requesting a classroom set of the lower level non-fiction book What is a Bird.


Click to fund Project #96 - EVES Bird

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$100 - Project #97 - East View Elementary - Non Fiction Books

East View is requesting a classroom set of What is a Living Thing?

Click to fund Project #97 - EVES Living


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$100 - Project #98 - East View - Non Fiction Books

EVES is requesting a classroom set of What is a Mammal?

Click to fund Project #98 - EVES Mammal

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$150 - Project #99 - East View Elementary - Non Fiction Books

East View is requesting classroom sets of What is a Reptile and Where are the Night Animals?

Click to fund Project #99 - EVES Reptile and Night

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$100 - Project #100 - East View Elementary - Non Fiction Books

East View is requesting a classroom set of What is Hibernation?

Click to fund Project #100 - EVES Hibernation

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$100 - Project #101 - East View Elementary - Non Fiction Books

East View is requesting a classroom set of Will We Miss Them?

Click to fund Project #101 - EVES Miss

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$242 - Project #102 - East View Elementary - Nonfiction Books

Common Core requires children be tested over nonfiction texts. The best way to prepare children for state testing it for them to practice reading and comprehending nonfiction. Help East View purchase more nonfiction books.

Click here to fund Project #102 - EVES Nonfiction Books

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$315 - #103 - Audubon Elementary - Wax Museum Biographies



Second graders participate yearly in Audubon's Living Wax Museum in March. Students select and research a famous historical figure. They complete several tasks such as writing a speech, poem, timeline and create display boards.


Students dress as their character and recite their speeches during both a school-wide and community showcase.


Second grade students, especially boys are interested in reading about sports and current athletes.


Newly published sports biographies written at second grade appropriate reading levels will inspire many reluctant readers to explore the world of nonfiction, specifically biographies.


Hooking kids with high-interest reading material is key and these books are sure to engage those readers. They would supplement the existing biographies we have and help offer more choice for our Living Wax Museum researchers.


Approximately 85-90 students per year can benefit from these books.


Click here to access the secure on-line payment or mail your check to:


Make sure to put the school and Wish List number on your check!


Click to fund Project #103 Audubon Wax Museum Biographies

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#104 - $500 - Heidi Givens Hearing Aid Supplies


DCPS Teacher of the Year, Heidi Givens, needs supplies to test and replace hearing aid batteries for deaf and hard of hearing students.


Donate today to help this exceptional teacher!


Click here to fund #104 - Heidi Givens Hearing Aid Supplies



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$330 - Burns Middle School Band Flute


Burns Middle school is taking a bold step forward in providing an opportunity for seventh grade students who didn't start band in the sixth grade to learn to play a band instrument. Help these seventh graders learn how to play band instruments by purchasing an instrument.


Mail your check to: Foundation for DCPS / Attn: Shelly Glenn, Treasurer / P.O. Box 21510 / Owensboro, KY 42304 or pay online by clicking the link below.


Click here to purchase a flute for BMS