As part of the PTSA's annual budget, we designate funds for a limited number of grants of up to $300 each which teachers/staff and formal student organizations with a sponsor may apply for. The funds can be used in support of projects, activities, events, and the purchase of supplies that enhance our students' classroom and co-curricular experience. Please note that some requests for funds will be filled by ongoing fundraising activities.
**Applications for the Fall 2023 grant cycle are due by 5pm on October 13th.**
Click here for the Fall 2023 Application Form.
National English Honor Society: Pay for dues to create equal opportunities for students of all backgrounds to join. New member fee: $15 for new members and $5 for those on FARMS. Currently 30 active members. Sponsor: Abigail Holtz
Raider Review Newspaper: 1000 copies of a six page spread newspaper with student written stories to be distributed to students and the community. Additional funding will be raised through Ad sales. Sponsor: Heather Seyler
Chemistry Classes: Purchase Flinn Scientific lab kits and Flinn 360 Science. The lab kits contain traditional and non-traditional items to use in scientific experiments, allowing Chemistry students to conduct real experiments with safe and appropriately scaled equipment. The Flinn 360 Science provides support needed to make real-world connections to key scientific principles and help make those abstract concepts concrete. Sponsor: Ronald Ramos
Debate Team: Pay $200 dues to WACFL for membership. This membership will guarantee unlimited entries to any debate or speech events that WACFL hosts at no additional cost to our members. In addition, NSDA registration costs $25 per student. Sponsor: Michael Shader
ERHS VEX Robotics Team: Funding for competition fees for five squads. This funding will support three squads for a particular tournament that we could not otherwise afford to attend. Sponsor: Karen Bogoski
PBIS: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support is a framework that teaches behavioral expectations and rewards students and staff. This is a mandated program from PGCPS. Funding to purchase gift cards from local businesses and vendors to reward students and staff. Sponsor: Cazie Todd
The PTSA applied for 3 ACE grants in November, 2020:
Grants awarded for: Butterfly Garden, ERHS Bring Change to Roose Club, Garden Club, Ms Short & Ms Yearwood National council of Teachers Convention
6 grants awarded - for English books, art drying racks, drama festival, college summit, career day, frames for artwork
Grants awarded spring 2017
Social Studies books, National Geographic series called Brain Games for psychology classes, host sightseeing trip to Washington D.C. for Japanese exchange students, an illustrated lexicon for Latin classes, materials to help with SADD Shines Day, including sharpies, ribbons and post its.
Diverse Voices in Literature books, ROTC flight simulator, College Summit, Career Day food
Technology Education Dept. $300.00 for Finch robots
National Society of Black Engineers $300.00 to offset cost of NSBE convention.
Chemistry Department for $271.51 for magnetic boards for AP chemistry and honors.
Afro Sync Dance $125.00 to help with cost of dance uniforms.
Grants awarded in spring 2014
Pop-up tent for girls' rugby team - Ms Beers
Oboe repair - Ms Wagner
Buzzer system for It's Academic Team - Mr Miller
Music Theory Program for the guitar/piano classes - Mr Hawk
Parts, tools and equipment for the robotics club (see photo) - Ms Moore
Books to help teach algebra-based AP Physics - Yau-Jong Twu