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Teachers apply for mini-grants through a grant proposal distributed each year by the district office. Applications are reviewed each fall by the CEF Mini-Grant Committee. Those awarded mini grants are then able to use those funds toward the cost of materials and items necessary to complete each project.

2017 Mini-Grants

Education Foundation Visits Schools, Distributes Funds for Learning Projects
By JAIME SAUCEDO
C-T 10 05 17

The Chillicothe Education Foundation awarded its fall mini-grants on Wednesday and toured the district's schools to present checks to the winning applicants. There were nine grants in all, totaling $4,148.87. The Education Foundation expects to award a second round of mini-grants in the spring.

C-T Photos by Jaime Saucedo - October 5, 2017 C-T Edition

Margie Albertson of Garrison School was awarded $484.91 for Enhancing Learning Through STEAM/STEM. Alberston submitted the grant request to acquire some constructive play items, such as a Kodokids balance, Create a path magnetic center, magnetic pattern blocks, a Stay and Play firehouse and a Bluebook.

Shelby Ward of Dewey School was awarded $427.98. The money will go toward HP printer ink cartridges for Ward Readers Publishing Company. The company is used as a platform for these first-graders to publish works written during their writer's workshops.

Stephanie Baldwin was awarded $400 for materials for MATHThe Universal Language. MATH-The Universal Language is a variety of hands-on activities that correlate with the Missouri Learning Standards for sixth-grade math as well as the STEM curriculum.

Dr. Jill Watkins was awarded $493.76 for her high school Composition and Research class to purchase paired text for the secondary classroom which combines contemporary literature and classical literature to increase student engagement.

Amy Peoples was awarded $349.22 for Optimizing Communication in the Science Classroom in her sixth-grade science class. The class will benefit from voice projection for students during presentations and recordings and small detail projector.

Lee Rucker was awarded $500 for a band saw for his seventh- and eighth-grade Industrial Technology class. The band saw will cost $1,600; and Rucker plans to pay the balance from his classroom budget.

Ellen Duckworth was awarded $498 to purchase a Visio SmartCast 50" M50-F1 Ultra HD TV for "Seein' is Believin'" in her high school Spanish class. This TV will allow students to easily share in their presentation project, "La Vida Real" - Real Life Assignments.

Amanda Marsh and Keri Keller were awarded $500 for the life skills class. The funds will be used for various food and products for the Hornet Cafe at the high school.

Melissa Englert was awarded $495 for a Ricoh Theta V 360 Spherical Camera and accessories for Building an International Perspective to be used for sixth, seventh, and eighth grades at the middle school. The equipment will be used to capture and highlight the culture of Chillicothe through a student-developed website. (NO PHOTO)

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