2016 Teacher Creativity Mini-Grants Awarded
The Board of Trustees of The Portland Foundation has approved Teacher Creativity Mini-Grants totaling $2,991.00 for 10 projects for the second half of 2016.
Teacher Creativity Mini-Grants are to help cover the costs ($300 or less) of learning experiences which teachers feel are important to their students, yet are outside the budget of their school. This program is funded by the Virgil and Josephine Thomas Educational Fund, a component fund of The Portland Foundation, as a way to increase funding for educational projects and programs.
This program funds grants for field trips, classroom supplies, class projects, programs, music or art instruction, speakers, educational materials and seminars. The purpose is to allow teachers to become more creative in their teaching styles and methods, without being hindered by cost.
The grants awarded are as follows:
Ms. Kemper Amstutz- East Jay Middle School 8th Grade- $300 to fund the purchase of booklets and drawstring bags for the 8th grade Washington DC trip
Ms. Tavia Boolman- East Jay Middle School 8th Grade- $300 to fund the purchase of an Egghead Flexible Gooseneck Document Camera
8th Grade Team Leaders- East Jay Middle School- $300 to fund the STARS Student incentive program
Ms. Cathy Fugiett- Redkey Elementary School Grades K and 1- $300 to fund the purchase of Makers Space activity/learning centers
Ms. Cathy Fugiett- Westlawn Elementary School Grades K and 1- $300 to fund the purchase of Makers Space activity/learning centers
Ms. LaVetha Loucks – Redkey Elementary School Music - $300 to fund the purchase of rhythmic streamers and scarves
Ms. LaVetha Loucks – Westlawm Elementary School Music - $300 to fund the purchase of rhythmic streamers and scarves
Ms. Beth Mathewson – Jay School Corporation Speech and Language - $291 to fund the purchase of a HOKKI stool
Ms. Kris Wolford- Pennville Elementary School Grade 4 - $300 to fund the purchase of a Chromebook
Mr. Rod Wolford – General Shanks Elementary School 5th Grade - $300 funding for a computer learning program
The next grant application deadline will be in January 2017