HCCSC teachers receive community foundation grants

HCCSC teachers receive community foundation grants
Posted on 02/05/2021
The Huntington County Community Foundation awarded grants to 40 HCCSC teachersA total of 40 HCCSC teachers in 23 different classrooms across all nine schools within the district have been awarded grants by the Huntington County Community Foundation’s Classroom Education Grant program.

According to Huntington County Community Foundation Executive Director Matt Ditzler, the Classroom Education Grant program has been supporting local teachers since 2006.

In all, $13,262.93 was awarded to the teachers receiving the grants.

“This investment into our local classrooms is a direct result of the tireless efforts our teachers make day in and day out to improve the lives and educations of their students,” Ditzler said. “We look forward to seeing each of these projects play out this spring semester and into the future.”

The grants will be used to purchase a wide variety of educational tools and upgrades within the selected classrooms. Below is a complete list of the grant recipients and the items being purchased with the grant awards.

Andrews Elementary School
Jody Schroeder — Puzzles and games to improve cognitive, fine motor and emotional skills in kindergarten students

Crestview Middle School
Holly Harris — Books that are high-interest (middle school interests), low-reader (first and second grade readability) book sets
Liesl Haupert — Art of Calligraphy: Sixth through eighth graders will learn a new skill that challenges and confirms the belief they have the ability to overcome difficulties

Flint Springs Elementary School
Lauren Davis — Fountas and Pinnell's Word Study System to help students develop their reading skills
Amber Hackworth — Hands-on math manipulatives
Diana Miller — Build Book Club library for students to be used for comprehension and discussion skills
Kate Thirkettle — Kidney table with a set of five stools and IPEVO VZR Dual Mode document camera

Horace Mann Elementary School
Jennifer Herrberg and Stanley Sands — Science concept leveled readers to integrate science and literacy
Darla Kingrey, Lauryn Shelly and Roxanne Stouder — Orton-Gillingham training for a multi-sensory education intervention program

Huntington North High School
Stefanie Crawford and Michele Santa — Podcast materials to use in business communications class, specifically microphones that connect to computers
Aimee Morton — Books for classroom library

Lincoln Elementary School
Janelle Buzzard, Heather Fields and Jodi Mook — Personalized literacy and math tool kits that will be able to be utilized for a variety of learning settings
Cari Neal and Bridget Powell — High-interest, low-level readability books to use with struggling readers
Dawne Pearson and Jill Slagel — Books that will be used to teach struggling readers how to read

Riverview Middle School
Heather Hiple, Mark Manganiello, Cyndi Niswander and Adreana Spohn — Incorporate occupational therapy interventions through evidence-based techniques to a middle school environment
Marta Waldfogel — Audiobooks that provide consistency in the classroom to a variety of learners and learning environments

Roanoke Elementary School
Kimberly Becker, Mary Gradeless, Jamilyn PeGan, Isaac Smith and Erin Toll — "Literacy Station Rotation" project designed to offer students classroom-accessible, hands-on learning opportunities with a focus on literacy
Megan Eller — Benefit the social and emotional learning of high-needs students

Salamonie School
Lisa Brewer — iPad, Osmo kit and case for classroom
Marie DeWeese and Kathy Salzmann — Materials to use with small groups for math and language arts
Leah Long — Hands-on learning resources and differentiated instruction that will improve reading skills and comprehension
Heather Moore and Nicole Warpup — Three Osmo kits, bases and cases along with books for classroom book boxes
Christy Neuenschwander — Magnifying glasses, quarter-inch scale rulers and barometers to enable students to grasp math and science concepts
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