The Rush City Education Foundation is pleased to announce the awards for the Fall 2016 Grant round
Mr. Erdman- Pedal Power- $1908.00.00
Second grade students will be able to have physical activity while in class. Keeping their minds and bodies fit using a pedal power at their station. This will help with attention span while learning.
Mr. Bakken- T.E.A.M Mentorship Program- $750.00
T.E.A.M Mentorship will be a new program between CE Jacobson Elementary School students and Rush City High School students. High School Students, in good standing, are going to be partnered with elementary school students who are at-risk academically, socially or emotionally. This partnership will continually build relationships between the two and will build a support system for the focus areas of the elementary school students. T.E.A.M Mentorship program will begin 2nd quarter and hopefully grow each year.
Lori Nelson- STEM $ 1,000
The 5th grade science is using the STEM curriculum which is student centered learning environment. The students will engage in questioning, problem solving, collaboration, and hands on activities that address real-life problems. the STEM curriculum helps students become logical thinkers, effective communicators, and scientifically/mathematically literate. The grant will help purchase equipment, which will allow them to have accurate measurements, and provide us with the ability to see the effects of using non-renewable resources on our environment etc. This equipment will be used each year impacting all 5th graders.
Mrs. Gunderson- Listening Center- $778
Beginning this year the kindergarten adopted a new Elementary Reading Curriculum as well as a new literacy management system the daily 5. The daily 5 offers students independent literacy choices, one of the choices is “listen to Reading”. The grant will help fund the cd players and headphones for this station. The goal is for children to have the opportunity to choose “listen to reading” during independent choice time which occurs during the 90 minute reading block.