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Eden Prairie Schools classrooms receive $33,000 in grants

Eden Prairie Schools’ teachers will see some of their classroom ideas come to life thanks to the Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools (FEPS). This year, FEPS has awarded $33,000 to fund nine grant proposals that will impact students in all grade levels. The grants support innovative programs within Eden Prairie Schools that enhance and further student learning. Since its inception in 1998, FEPS has provided more than $770,000 to schools, teachers and students.
Congratulations to the 2017 grant recipients:
  • EP Noon Rotary (community partner): $5,000 grant for first grade My Book Day
  • PROP (community partner): $2,800 grant for backpacks and school supplies
  • Crime Prevention Fund (community partner): $2,400 grant for the fifth grade CounterAct Program
  • Lindsay Klaverkamp (Central Middle School): $10,000 grant for Google Expedition kits for seventh and eighth graders
  • Mark Brown and John Clay (Eden Lake): $1,100 grant to purchase Spheros for Eden Lake third and fourth graders
  • Tina Hering (EPHS teacher): $5,000 grant for 3D models and equipment for chemistry.
  • Julie Paoli-Stern, John Clay, Brian Gunderson, Yen Nguyen, Bailey Ganske (Eden Lake): $3,750 grant for Tower Gardens for Eden Lake third graders
  • Tobi Tombers (Community Ed): $1,200 for STEM Materials for Community Education youth programs
  • Lindsay Welch (Central Middle School): $1,392.77 grant for Creative Corner for seventh and eighth graders
FEPS is a nonprofit established to support and enhance the excellence of Eden Prairie Schools. Since 2006, funding has been awarded to programs at all grade levels and buildings in the district. Grants are made possible by donations to FEPS and through fundraising events. For additional information, contact Sarah Cheesman at or 952-975-7205.