The Cambridge Academic Foundation has funded several items for the schools in Cambridge.



They purchased 10 classroom projectors, a request from Shelly Logston, Cambridge Elementary School principal.



“The reading and math series has amazing online resources to use,” said Logston. “We were not able to use technology fully because we did not have projectors so everyone can see the screen. Now we can use our resources to the fullest.”


The Cambridge Academic Foundation has funded several items for the schools in Cambridge.

They purchased 10 classroom projectors, a request from Shelly Logston, Cambridge Elementary School principal.

“The reading and math series has amazing online resources to use,” said Logston. “We were not able to use technology fully because we did not have projectors so everyone can see the screen. Now we can use our resources to the fullest.”

They purchased an Alpha Better Desk and Book Box and an Alpha Better Adjustable Stool, a request from Debra Schumaker, junior high school special education teacher.

“This desk helps give children the flexibility they need to expand energy, and at the same time, focus on their work rather than how to sit still,” said Schumaker. “Many professionals advocate these desks to help students with greater attentiveness, fewer behavioral problems and more enthusiasm.”

The foundation purchased four Babycake machines, one for each kitchen, along with some cake mixes, chocolate bark, sprinkles and sticks, per request from Marsha Storm, Cambridge High School home economic teacher.

“Baby cakes are the new rave in baking,” said Storm. “Students learn how to make baby cakes and use their talents to come up with new ideas. Students will gain a lifelong desire to bake and create at home.”

They purchased a counseling curriculum per request from Lisa Miller, junior and senior high school counselor.

“The curriculum will help facilitate programs designed to enhance the social emotional learning of students,” said Miller. “It will develop self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve school and life success, maintain positive relationships and demonstrate decision making skills, as well as responsible behaviors in personal, school and community contexts.”

They bought information reading, a request from Sara Solberg and Kim Jansen.

The objective of the project was to provide reading options for students during SSR when visits to the library were not possible. A variety of magazines provides options to meet the students’ varied interests.

The Academic Foundation also approved a request from Sara Conner for Parliamentary Procedure package.

The object of the request was to encourage student participation in organized meetings, both in FFA and beyond.

“This will help them to be able to clearly and properly communicate with others,” said Conner.

They purchased a basic world history mapset on a multi-roller and a basic United States history mapset on a multi-roller, a request from Jay Weichmann for students in 10th and 11th.

“This will help update classroom resources and materials, and help visual and map reading skill,” said Weichmann. “The old maps were over 20 years old.”

The Academic Foundation approved purchasing an ELMO TT-02RX and a wireless tablet for Dawn Lewis, junior high teacher; Sunny Letterle, junior high teacher, and Lora Fielding, high school science teacher.

“The ELMO projects any image, not just transparencies to provide learning from any source,” said Lewis. “This will engage students to use technology and will extend and enrich hands on lessons.