LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A Literacy Luau and Temporary Tattoo U got some financial help getting off the ground Tuesday.
The Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County awarded more than $15,000 of grants to 11 teachers at various schools. Funded projects include a 3D printer for the Harrison High School math and science departments as well as painting murals at Battle Ground and Mayflower Mill Elementary Schools that both honor the heritage and get students to think about their dreams for the future.
"We think that will be something that will be on our building for many years to come and that people are really going to just cherish it," says project director Jeannine Jervis, a counselor at Mayflower Mill Elementary. "With the way funds have been cut lately, it's just been a blessing. If we didn't have the grants or the grant foundation there's a lot that we wouldn't be able to do. It's wonderful."
The Foundation has awarded more than $581,000 of grant money since 1987.
A grant writing workshop for teachers is scheduled for Aug. 24.
Here's the full list of awards, along with the project directors, school location and amount of the award:
- Let's Play Math - Justin Notoras, Wyandotte Elementary, $1,958
- Playaway - Scott Peters, Klondike Elementary, $1,864
- Kickoff to Kindergarten - Kara Meyer, Burnett Creek Elementary, $1,295
- Temporary Tattoo U - Lora Merkel-Alkarajeh, Murdock Elementary, $517
- Print the World Around You - Matt Carlson, Harrison High School, $1,850
- These Books are Made for Talking - Amanda Bean, Cumberland Elementary, $1,053
- Deck the Walls with Words of Wisdom - Jeannine Jervis, Mayflower Mill Elementary, $1,022
- Literacy Luau - Kelly Schetzsle, Burnett Creek Elementary, $2,000
- Just Right, Just Write, Just Right - Cindy Yeater, Hershey Elementary, $1,000
- Singing our Way to Reading - Lisa Lane, Hershey Elementary, $356
- A Smart Response to Tech Savvy Students - Lindsey Sickler, Murdock Elementary, $2,000
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