Grant Distribution to Teachers 2011
Chickasha Public School Foundation Presents Grants to Teachers
Chickasha Public School teachers and students were visited by Board members of the Chickasha Public School Foundation (CPSF) on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. BWECC, Southwest, Grand, Lincoln & CMS locations had recipients where the grants were presented before the entire school body. CHS Grants will be distributed on Friday.
CPSF board member and grants & scholarships chairman, Joyce Black, stated, “It is an honor to be able to distribute approximately $36,000 in grants to the teachers. Every child deserves a great foundation and we are here to help.” 70 Grants were given out and this year some partial funding was provided. Over $136,000 with 98 applications were received by the Foundation for consideration.
Teachers receiving grants for the 2011 – 2012 school year today are:
BILL WALLACE EARLY CHILD CENTER: Jan Bohn, Renee Gunter, Nancy Jarvis, Lela Rainer, Vicki Boiles, Kim Cox, Amber Walsh, Charity Guinn, Kent Reed, & Krista Cochran.
CHICKASHA MIDDLE SCHOOL: Shannon Gibson, Tammy Wilson, Peggy Leonard, Kathyrn Russell, Tammy Shutler & Kevin Wilda.
GRAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Dereth Harrison, Julie Young, Tyanne Taylor, Jennifer Phillips, Kathy Wenzel, Yvonne Kennedy, Sandy Crowder, Susan Bogle, Cathy Simer & Robin Smith.
LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Donya Charlson, Laura Wray, Donna Rolland, Marilyn Holt, Katherine Jacobson, Helen Osborne, Ali Oberlender, LaDeane Howell, Cindy Turner, Erica Cossey, Tamra Bickerstaff, Mary Jeffries, Carolyn Grass, Debra Warden, Angie Morgan, Jennifer Blalock, Joanie McDonald, & Carol Pearce.
SOUTHWEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Jeanie Snow, Jennifer Ravan, Kay Gerdts, Tabitha Moon, Mary Morris, Sallie Pittman & Tressia Meeks.
CHS Grants will be distributed on Friday during their staff meeting. It was noted that the grants have evolved as technology has evolved in the classroom. Funded grant items included focus on strengthening the core courses. Some grant items to be purchased with the proceeds are classroom manipulatives, digital microscope for SMART Board use, science materials, math, history and reading materials and many other items to ensure the continued advancement of education in our school system.
In the 25 year history of the Foundation over $600,000 has been given to teachers for items in the classroom to engage our students in the learning process. Joyce said “We would have loved to fund 100% of the requests. Every project is worthy but funding was not possible for 28 of the grant applications.” She went on to say, “We simply did not have enough funds for all the grant requests and we encourage those teachers who did not get funding this year to continue to apply next year. Grants are not possible without the continued support of our donors, members, sponsors and partners in this community. We thank them for valuing education and their generosity.”
The Chickasha Public School Foundation is making a difference for Chickasha students. Your support to the Foundation can be made online at www.chickash4kids.com or mail to P.O. Box 2443, Chickasha, Oklahoma 73018. For more information call Lou Christian, Executive Director at (405) 222-6506 extension 1009. The Chickasha Public School Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.