School Foundation Awards Mini-Grants to Teachers

The Reeds Spring R-IV School Foundation recently awarded grants to teachers. The eight grants range in value from $300-$500. Teachers submitted applications for the grants, explaining how the money would lead to student enrichment. Here are the winning projects:

Sara Criger, a kindergarten teacher at Reeds Spring Primary School, plans to buy Osmo kits. These combine iPad use with hands-on activities.

Warren Soper, a fourth-grade teacher at Reeds Spring Elementary School, plans to buy snap-circuit electricity kits and solar mini-car kits. These lessons are outlined in the new state science standards.

Sid Pierce, a sixth-grade teacher at Reeds Spring Intermediate School, plans to buy video editing software for his students.

Kim Howard, a teacher at Reeds Spring Middle School, will use grant money for character education materials and student leadership projects.

Justin Drane and Tonya Lewis, science teachers at Reeds Spring High School, plan to buy robot kits that will allow students to learn about electricity, circuits, and coding.

John Kessinger of Reeds Spring High School will use his grant to support the building's greenhouse and plant sale.

Chris Jenkins, the marine tech teacher at Gibson Technical Center, will buy new software that will better prepare his students for the workforce.

This annual grant distribution fulfills part of the school foundation's mission to promote and enhance excellence by providing financial support for innovative educational projects.
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