Desert Sands's Goldfish Bowl

Goldfish Bowl

The DSUSD Goldfish Bowl affords students and staff the opportunity to pitch their innovative ideas for education to local business people and entrepreneurs. All applications are screened using stated evaluation criteria by members of cabinet. Five teams advance to The BOWL. There are two official BOWLS per academic year; one in the fall and one in the spring. Funding amounts, not to exceed $4,000.00 per project, will vary as awarded by the judges (AKA the goldfish). 

Submissions are evaluated using these criteria: Innovation, Student Voice, Potential Benefit, Sustainable, Replicable

Goldfish Bowl Finalists and Judges

SPRING 2020 FINALISTS: (Virtual Event)
Carter Elementary - Into the Wild with the Carter Cubs  ($4,000)
Jefferson Middle - RESET Garden & Stations  ($2,000)
La Quinta High - Technical Theatre Digital Recording  ($4,000)
La Quinta Middle - MTSS: Public Art for Change  ($3,000)
Monroe Elementary - WIN Zone  ($2,000)

FALL 2019 FINALISTS:
Glenn Middle - SpEd Coffee Cart  ($2,000)
Ford Elementary - Operation Safe Space  ($4,000)
John Glenn Middle & Palm Desert High - Salton Sea Crisis  ($1,000)
La Quinta Middle - STEM Garden  ($4,000)
La Quinta High - Robotics Club  ($4,000)

SPRING 2019 FINALISTS:
Earhart Elementary - K-2 Coding Club  ($3,207)
La Quinta High - Digital Journalism  ($4,000)
La Quinta Middle - GPS Cane Invention / LQMS STEM program  ($2,000)
Palm Desert High - Office Hours  ($4,000)
Truman Elementary - Virtual Reality Goggles  ($4,000)

FALL 2018 FINALISTS:
Amistad High - Eagles SOAR  ($4,000)
Amistad High - Mindfulness Project  ($4,000)
Carreon Elementary - Picture Perfect  ($4,000)
Lincoln Elementary - Sphero Project  ($4,000)
La Quinta High - ALERTech Learning Indicator  ($300)

SPRING 2018 FINALISTS:
Adams ECLC - Sensory STEM Playground  ($4,000)
Amistad High - Making College Familiar  ($4,000)
Ford Elementary - Operation Alternative Recess  ($4,000)
Indio High - Fashion Forward  ($4,000)
La Quinta High - Soothing Hearts  (Mentorship)

FALL 2017 FINALISTS:
Carreon Academy - Emergency Cooler  ($1,000)
Carreon Academy - Google Expeditions  ($4,000)
Carreon Academy - Virtual Fieldtrip  ($4,000)
Ford Elementary - Operation Emotional Intelligence  ($4,000)
La Quinta High - Pen Invention  ($250)

Meet the DSUSD Goldfish Bowl Judges

2017-18 JUDGES

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