Each year the Corvallis Schools Foundation selects one grant recipient to receive the Innovative Proposal Award, celebrating that year’s most innovative idea.
In selecting the recipient the following criteria are considered:
Grant submission showcased unique qualities not present in the District
Grant submission moves an idea or program to a new level
Grant submission provides for transformative student experiences
“outside the box;” asserts reasonable, productive stressors producing new experiences/programs/products
2022 Innovative Proposal Award Winner
With this kiln and chemicals students will be able to create professional looking results. They will also learn about and test various chemical formulations, learn chemistry safety, replicate crystals grown in nature, and engage in problem solving .
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.
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.
2017 Innovative Proposal Award Winner