2016–2017 Grant Recipients

Simply Smart 2016–2017 Grant Recipients

Blount County

Alcoa High School

Alcoa High School used the grant funds to teach life skills to CDC Special Education students such as grocery shopping, cooking and money management. Students learned how to navigate grocery stores, compare prices, purchase items for cooking recipes and more.

Heritage High School

Heritage High School used the grant funds to update classroom technology by purchasing a power light projector and interactive whiteboard. The upgrade allows students to showcase multimedia presentations and create interactive learning experiences.

Check presentation to Heritage High School by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union

Hamblen County

Morristown East High School

Morristown East High School purchased personal dry erase grid boards for students. Students gain a better understanding of graphing using their personal dry erase boards in class.

Morristown East High School students with dry erase boards purchased with grant money

Jefferson County

Jefferson County High School

Jefferson County High School used the grant funds to purchase library books to develop a higher interest of reading in students.

Knox County

Bearden High School

Bearden High School used the grant funds to pay student registration fees for trade shows. These trade shows allowed students to apply what they learned in the classroom in real-world settings. In these particular trade shows, students experienced how to run a company!

Career Magnet Academy

Career Magnet Academy used the grant funds to purchase CERT bags, triage tape kits, form books and lanyards for students completing FEMA Community Emergency Response Team class. Students learned how to be prepared for times of disaster and help the school with drills in case of disaster.

Farragut High School

Farragut High School purchased books to better serve students with learning disabilities and limited English proficiency.

Farragut High School books purchased for students with learning disabilities and limit English proficiency

Gibbs High School

Gibbs High School used the grant funds to purchase Dell laptops for students to design and build robots and software to solve problems.

Check presentation to Gibbs High School by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union

Hardin Valley Academy

Hardin Valley Academy used the grant funds to purchase 550 freshman class t-shirts for the TALONS program. The TALONS program mentors all incoming freshman and helps students feel welcome!

Check presentation to Hardin Valley Academy by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union

Karns High School

Karns High School purchased miniature human muscular figures, ATP muscle kit and pulse oximeter. Students learned how muscles work together and how to measure heart rate and blood oxygen levels.

Karns High School students with miniature human muscular figures, part of a purchase made with grant money

L&N STEM Academy

L&N Stem Academy purchased an LED TV and wall mount to display student work, special announcements and video broadcasts for the school.

L&N STEM Academy hallway with LED TV and wall mount purchased with grant money

Powell High School

Powell High School used the grant funds to purchase equipment and supplies for the Nutrition Science & Diet Therapy class. Students learned the direct correlation between diet and overall health. A "Knowledge Matters Virtual Business Simulation" will give students real world knowledge about the field of business.

Powell High School purchases for Nutrition Science and Diet Therapy class. Items purchased with grant money.

Loudon County

Lenoir City High School

Lenoir City High School used the grant funds to purchase microscopes and slides to enhance student learning and growth when studying cell structure and function.

Check presentation to Lenoir City High School by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union

Roane County

Midway High School

Midway High School purchased probes for pH, temperature, conductivity, light and gas sensors. Probes are attached to Chromebooks on which students create graphs to chart and draw conclusions.

Roane County High School

Roane County High School used their grant funds to purchase chemistry lab equipment such as stirrer/hot plate, digital balances and pH probes. These tools enhance classroom experiences for students!

Sevier County

Gatlinburg-Pittman High School

Gatlinburg-Pittman High School used the grant funds to purchase a laser printer, scanner, copier, toner, camera and tripod for journalism class. Students increase literacy and exposure to good writing through The Plaid Press.

Check presentation to Gatlinburg-Pittman High School by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union

Northview Academy

Northview Academy purchased 30 of each of the following books: Things Fall Apart, Night, A Separate Peace, Mythology. These books enhance their English and reading endeavors.

Check presentation to Northview Academy by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union

Pigeon Forge High School

Pigeon Forge High School used the grant funds to pay registration fees for annual NCSS Conference, AP Exam Prep books, a classroom projector and mounting kit.

Check presentation to Pigeon Forge High School by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union

Sevier County High School

Sevier County High School used their grant funds to purchase force and motion hands-on active learning equipment including speed and acceleration cars, air puck physics sets, stunt car labs, rotational inertia demonstration unit and pulleys.

Sevier County High School students with force and motion hands-on learning equipment purchased with grant money

Sullivan County

Dobyns-Bennett High School

Dobyns-Bennett High School used the grant funds to purchase three battery charging stations, raw materials and dolly for robotics competitions. Robot competitions allow students to learn skills such as problem-solving, data entry, marketing and engineering.

Dobyns-Bennett High School equipment and supplies for robotics competitions purchased with grant money.

Sullivan Central High School

Sullivan Central High School used the grant funds to purchase three Apple iPad minis, protective gear and headphones for Special Education students.  Students use iPads for math and reading intervention.

Check presentation to Sullivan Central High School by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union

Sullivan East High School

Sullivan East High School used the grant funds to purchase non-perishable groceries and cookware for special needs students. Students learned to make independent decisions through daily living activities.

Check presentation to Sullivan East High School by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union

Sullivan South High School

Sullivan South High School used the grant funds to upgrade classroom technology. With the purchase of a Microsoft Surface 4 and Windows display adapter, students are more engaged throughout interactive learning.

Sullivan South High School students in classroom with upgraded technology purchased with grant money

Tennessee High School

Tennessee High School used the grant funds for project-based video equipment. Students use video equipment to deliver projects to the class.

Exterior of Tennessee High School where the school purchased video equipment with grant money