SMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Library Books

The current book offering at Saline Middle School is lacking in the areas of diversity, immigration, African-American, Hispanic, LGBTQ and special needs students. We would like to strengthen this offering by acquiring additional books to appeal to all SMS students.

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Sphero SPRK+ robots for Innovation Labs

This project is for Sphero SPRK+ robots and introduces coding to the elementary students. Through play, these robots empower students to embrace challenge, enjoy their efforts, shine with resiliency and value the opportunity to fail and then make improvements. Students take ownership of their learning by creating their own fun […]

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Learning Kit Opportunities

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion library will be housed in the Diverse Equity and Inclusion space at the High School. This space will be available to all students and staff, and the space will be filled with books/resources centered around diverse issues such as: LGBT+, Racism, Xenophobia, Religion, Sexism, Body […]

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Broadway in Detroit: Students and Senior Citizens Book Club Extension for Dear Evan Hansen

While reading the book Dear Evan Hansen as a novel study class and a partnership with senior citizens at Brecon Village, we would like to take students and any willing Brecon Village friends to Fisher Theatre in Detroit, to experience a live Broadway show together. This would be a culminating […]

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SMS Reflection Center

Historically, the room, Jake Fosdick’s office, has been used for in-school suspension and small group testing. Now, the room is also used for lunch groups and individual student reflection. We want to extend the use of the space for restorative justice sessions and as a calming center for students experiencing […]

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How Are You Feeling?

Mindful Practices (MP, Provider) will partner with Heritage School (Purchaser) to empower educators and students with Social-Emotional Learning strategies and tools, including the tech platform Class Catalyst, to create the optimal learning environment. Additional key program objectives include strengthening student self-awareness, self-regulation and interpersonal skills to help promote positive, respectful […]

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Woof Woof Finn the Therapy Dog (Training)

The emotional well being of students significantly impacts success and achievement. We must be creative in supporting student mental and emotional health given fixed numbers of trained mental health professionals and finite student resources in the district. Training Finn to be a therapy dog is an additional avenue we can […]

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The Leader in Me Year 2

This request is for year 2 of a 3-year rollover grant for $10,500 each year. Our grant request of $10,500 was approved last year, and will be followed by a subsequent 2020/21 to fund the implementation of The Leader in Me at Woodland Meadows Elementary School. The Leader in Me […]

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The SMS Podcast/Radio Center

It has been many years since the physical plant of Saline Middle School has had a radio station type program where students from the various aspects of school life could be interviewed and share their backgrounds, ideas, and accomplishments with their classmates specifically and the larger school community (parents, surrounding […]

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Saline Kiwanis / Heritage Elementary Kids Against Hunger Coalition Grant

In 4 sentences or less, briefly explain your project We want to teach our students that they can make a difference in the world. The program allows us to cycle 730 fourth and fifth grade Heritage students through an assembly line to produce food for starving children. The goal is […]

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