The Education Foundation for Berea School District is proud to announce the October 2014 Payroll Deduction Grant awards. Berea School District employees generously contribute money to this fund through payroll deduction and participate in the selection of recipients. Congratulations to the following recipients:
Third Grade Social Studies – Ohio Community Studies Weekly
Recipient: Lori Gulley, Brook Park Memorial Elementary Amount: $200
This grant will fund the Ohio Community Social Studies Weekly is a 24-week newspaper supplement for her third-grade students. This publication is written specifically for 3rd graders in Ohio and directly correlates to the new Social Studies learning standards.
Recipient: Christina Hardwick, Ford ExtendEd Care program Amount: $450
This grant will fund the purchase of LEGO sets designed to challenge students, improve focus, provides opportunities for the exploration of how things work and storytelling. Activity sheets and lessons are included in the kit(s).
Veggie U A+
Recipient: Christa Holt, Ford Intermediate School CC Unit Amount: $450
Veggie U A+ introduces students to the process of growing herbs and vegetables. Students also learn about the scientific process of how to produce their own natural food and gain knowledge about nutrition and agriculture. The grant will fund a Veggie U Garden kit.
Eurhythmics in the Choir Classroom with Dr. Butke
Recipient: Tracy Gabrielsen, Ford Intermediate School Amount: $400
Dr. Marla Butke, Associate Professor of Music at Ashland University will spend a day with fifth and sixth grade students doing a workshop about Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Dalcroze Eurhythmics is a method of teaching rhythm, structure, and musical expression through music. The grant will fund the cost of the workshop fee.
Recipient: Sherri Fox, Berea-Midpark High School Amount: $400
A group of fifty students involved in the Titan PRIDE (Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence) leadership program has planned a variety of activities to promote the PRIDE ideals throughout the school year. Some of these activities include: Unidad Latino Fest, National Mix it Up Day, Interfaith Celebration, Café Harambee, and Challenge Day. The grant will fund portions of these events.
Realizing Your Potential – Real Men/Real Talk
Recipient: Susan Malone, Berea-Midpark High School Amount: $400
The Realizing Your Potential Real Men/Real Talk Forums are candid talks about issues that afflict African American men and boys. There are three Real Men/Real Talk sessions throughout the 2014-15 academic year. The grant will help to fund the forums.
Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Store (PBIS)
Patricia Kukura and Meg Verba, Big Creek Elementary Amount: $450
This grant will help fund the start-up of a PBIS Store at Big Creek. Students will earn PBIS bucks for demonstrating positive behaviors and then use the “bucks” to purchase items at the store.