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November 13, 2014 Innovative programs are continuing to be a part of the curriculum for Tri-Creek area students, thanks to the support of the Tri-Creek Education Foundation, Inc.
The Foundation’s thirteenth annual $10,000.00 competitive grant opportunity was increased this year to almost $16,000.00 due to past generous donations from the community and their successful annual Labor Day 5K run/walk.
The 2014 recipients of seventeen grants were introduced at the Tri-Creek School Corporation Board of School Trustees’ meeting held Thursday, November 13, 2014.
The teachers who were awarded grants that will impact Three Creeks students are:
Three Creeks Student Support Advisor Christa Werling ($250.00) “TC B.E.A.R.S. ‘Paws’ for Positive Character.” This grant supports Three Creeks’ school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support plan. It includes methods to increase academic performance, decrease problem behavior, and create a positive school culture.
Three Creeks teachers Mary Stinnett, Janet Bailey, D’Ann Habas, and Sarah Taylor ($1,250) “4th Grade Study Trip to Indianapolis.” This is a culminating Indiana History activity that allows students to experience the Indiana State Museum and the Indiana State Capital.
Three Creeks teachers Karen Robison, Amanda Cataldo and Kim Summers ($140.00) “One More Story.” This web based project allows kindergarten students to listen to high quality literature using computer pods and I-pads.
Three Creeks teachers Joanna Tinich, Karen Darnell, Michelle Hubbard ($360.00) “Sumdog Math and Reading.” This grant pays for ninety paid subscriptions for first grade students. This online program encourages learning while applying technology in math and literacy.
Lowell High School teacher Amanda Czyszczon($1,765.00) “Steelee’s Turtle Cam.” This is a cross curricular and grade level project that will increase student engagement through science and writing. Live streaming video feed to Steelee the turtle’s underwater and basking areas will allow teachers to have an educational recourse for their students.
According to Lynn Bochart, Foundation Director and the Chairperson of the Foundation’s Grant Committee, “The Grant Committee had the difficult task of reviewing grant applications totaling over $28,000. Every application we received highlighted wonderful projects that would bring excellence and innovation into classrooms and we were excited that we were able to increase our grant funding this year.”
Gifts in any amount are appreciated and can be made in the donor’s name or in the name of a loved one. Since the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are qualified to be tax deductible.
For more information about the Foundation, please contact:
Mrs. Luan Brown, President