Berea City School District employees generously contribute money to this grant program through payroll deduction and participate in the selection of recipients. Payroll Deduction Grant Applications are available through the Education Foundation twice a year in September and March. The Fall 2015 Payroll Deduction Grant awards are as follows:
Recipients: Carrie Rice, Jim Bycznski & Susan Kelley Award: $1000.00
Berea-Midpark High School impacts 1,600 students
The Mural Project is a student-based project involving all students and curricular disciplines. The mural includes students and staff painting the walls above the lockers throughout the building with formulas, pictures, diagrams, etc. to represent each department. In addition, positive expressions for students would be painted to enhance learning and behavior. Plans also include “Go Titans” like phrases to increase school spirit. The funds will be used to purchase supplies.
Recipients: Melissa Cubbison & Tracey Krueger Award: $300.00
Brookview Elementary School impacts 75 students
StoryWorks is a magazine that students would use as a supplement to our Language Arts. Students would be provided opportunities to use critical thinking skills as well as build on reading skills. Funds from this grant would be used to purchase subscriptions to StoryWorks by Scholastic.
Realizing Your Potential (RYP)
Recipient: Susan Malone Award: $500.00
Berea Midpark High School impacts 30 students
RYP is designed to address specific challenges encountered by the District's underrepresented male students. The objectives are to increase self-confidence, improve resiliency skills, develop healthy relationships, and improve academic motivation and attendance. This grant will fund etiquette training workshops. An understanding that proper behavior can make a profound difference and that proper use of etiquette and protocol provides a distinct advantage in everyday interactions. Subject matter will include proper introductions, public speaking, dining skills, rules of proper dress, self-presentation, phone etiquette, email/social network etiquette, proper correspondences, etc.
Berea Elementary Parent Academy
Recipient: Jason Niedermeyer Award: $1500.00
Department of Academic Affairs impacts 900 student directly
possible impact - 2000+ students
The Berea Elementary Parent Academy is designed to educate and involve parents in issues related to their children. Internet Safety Expert, Jesse Weinberger will spend a day at the four elementary buildings and facilitating conversations with our students related to their digital/online behaviors. While conducting these conversations in an assembly-like format, she collects data from the students. This information is used in an evening presentation with parents about internet safety. The goal of this program is to reduce the risk of our students being victims of cyberbullies and sexual predators. The funds will help to defray the speaker fee.