Galileo PTSA Education and Enrichment Grant Awards 2012-13

This year we  awarded 8 grants totaling $4,150.


Allison Wagner: English Teacher

2 class sets of The Alchemist  – $500

This grant will help towards funding the purchase of two class sets of The Alchemist by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho for Ms. Wagner’s 10th grade World Literature classes. The books will be used for two classes for several years.


Daniel Grimm: Chemistry Teacher Lab supplies

Chemistry  Lab Supplies – $500

This grant will help towards the purchase of Chemistry Lab supplies as there was no budget for any lab supplies in the 2012-2013 school budget.


Bai Zhen: College Counselor

Road to College Workshop, February 2013 – $300

This grant will be used to buy the food for the dinner provided during this evening college workshop. Information is provided for seniors and their parents in one session and all other grades in another. This workshop has become an essential part of the Galileo College Counseling program. Many parents would be deterred from coming to a 2.5 hour workshop after work, if food were not provided.


Robotics Club/David Barrios: Physics teacher/Sponsor

Robotics Club participation in the FIRST Robotics competition – $500

This grant was to be used towards the purchase of supplies for the competition and for some of the hotel and food costs for the approximately 30 Robotics Club student members who will be attending the event held at UC Davis.


Lillian Giles: English Teacher

Class Set of The Wild Seed – $500

The grant will help purchase a class set of  The Wild Seed by Octavia Butler to be used by 2 sections of 11th Grade American Literature for several years.


Cassandra Gamm: Physics Teacher

7 Vernier Labquests – $1286  (as approved by the PTSA at a General meeting)

This grant was matched by the Galileo Alumni Committee and aided in the purchase of 7 Labquest sensors and a charger for the Science department.  Currently adopted by the Physics teachers, these instruments help take/make measurements of many kinds and are useful not only in teaching the material of the course but in preparing students to use such equipment when they go on to college. This will make it possible for more than one teacher to use a set at a time and the possibility of more availability for students to use first hand and not only in large groups. The sensors will be used for many classes for many years.


Eugene Wing: ASB Advisor

Student Handbook Folders – $500

This grant will help towards funding the printing of the Galileo student handbook/folder which provides information about graduation requirements, attendance policy, citizenship policy, directory, clubs, school song and yells and campus map.


Curtis Chinn: Biology Teacher

USA Biology Olympiad – $75

This grant will help pay for the registration fee for 11th and 12th grader’s to participate in the initial rounds of the Olympiad held on campus. Eventual winners would continue on to the national competition at Purdue University.