R-III Foundation awards grants totaling $77,916

Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 9:15 am

Pictured (in no order): Kerry Klump, Brandon Franck, Kris Moesch, Doyle Justus,  Casey Hopkins, Tara Cox, Whitney Cox (red hair front), Robb Krieg, Gwen Sickels (back), Stephanie Fansin, Lori Horner, Kim Shocklee, Lisa Larson, Tracie Hulbert,  Heather Price, Lisa Hoffman, Stephanie Paasch Peggy Leicht, Vicki Hubbard, and Lauren Fast. These people are either grant recipients or members of the Education Foundation.

Pictured (in no order): Kerry Klump, Brandon Franck, Kris Moesch, Doyle Justus, Casey Hopkins, Tara Cox, Whitney Cox (red hair front), Robb Krieg, Gwen Sickels (back), Stephanie Fansin, Lori Horner, Kim Shocklee, Lisa Larson, Tracie Hulbert, Heather Price, Lisa Hoffman, Stephanie Paasch Peggy Leicht, Vicki Hubbard, and Lauren Fast. These people are either grant recipients or members of the Education Foundation.

In their second year of providing grants, the Lincoln County R-III Education Foundation awarded nine grants in the amount of $77,916.88 The presentation occurred at the district wide staff meeting held Aug. 11 at Troy Buchanan High School gym. Lauren Fast and Robb Krieg presented the grants on behalf of the foundation. Teachers had to submit applications and go through a review process. The foundation had more applications to consider than the previous year. The following is a short description of the approved grants.

Student Enrichment

Department Grant

Understanding that Science Technology Engineering and Math jobs are predicted to grow between now and 2018 this grant is designed to develop a VEX Robotics extracurricular and competitive program that will run as a wintertime activity. The grant amount was $4,845.88 and presented to Brandon Franck, Troy Middle School.

Departmental Grant

in the area of

Student Enrichment

The purpose of this project is to expose Agricultural students to the numerous career opportunities – specifically near this area. This three day program will consist of touring six international agricultural businesses. The program will highlight a variety of careers located in the St. Louis area and teach students how successful agri- businesses function. The amount was $5,000 and presented to Doyle Justus, Troy Buchanan High Ag Department

Instructional Initiative

Department Grant

Cost should never be a limitation to receive your education. This grant will cover the cost for students to take their high school equivalency exam.

The award of $2,000 will allow more than 20 students to take their exam.

Presented to Whitney Cox for advocating for New Horizons’ High School Seniors.

Instructional

Initiatives and

Technology Grant

Supporting growth and varied needs of students in the newly created Ninth Grade Center high-needs classroom, this grant will allow students opportunities for unique ways of learning. This will provide specialized sensory equipment and two iPads in the amount of $6,827.25; presented to Tara Cox, Ninth Grade Center Special Education Department.

Instructional Initiative

Department Grant

It is well documented that students that fail to read adequately by the end of the first grade have a 90 percent probability of remaining poor readers by the fourth grade. 70 percent of those readers will continue struggling throughout high school. Grant of $2,500 to William Cappel Elementary Title I Team to implement a leveled literacy intervention program. Accepting were Stephanie Fansin, Kim Schocklee and Lisa Larson.

Technology

Department Grant

In the areas of students procedural skills, conceptual skills, combined skills and skills retention, students using graphing calculators out perform students who do not have access to these tools. The entire Troy Buchanan math department currently operates with 30 graphing calculators that are 20 years old. This $10,000 grant will enable the purchase of 100 algebraic graphing calculators. Accepting was Lisa Hoffman.

Technology

Department Grant

iPads allow teachers to create collaborative small group activities that engage all the senses. Young children need practice and repetition with many concepts that are part of pre-reading and early math learning.

The Cuivre Park Elementary Kindergarten Dept was awarded $14,000 for 25 iPads and a charging station. It was presented to Heather Price.

Technology

Department Grant

This next project prepares teachers and students for an information-based technological society where they will develop team skills and learning strategies for the future. Using Android tablets and differentiated instruction, students and teachers will be well-equipped for our technological society. Accepting this $14,370 grant was Lori Horner, Cuivre Park Elementary.

Technology

Department Grant

Special education students who struggle with written expression become easily frustrated with the task of communicating in written form. Despite their disabilities, these students know exponentially more than they are able to write down. This program will bridge the gap between what these students know and how they express it in written form. This grant in the amount of $18,372 was accepted by Gwen Sickles of the Troy Middle School Special Education Department.

The Lincoln County R-III Education Foundation works to provide the resources students need now and in the future. The Foundation offers

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