The Plymouth Education Foundation has awarded four grants totaling $11,922 to Plymouth School District teachers and staff for the 2017-18 school year.
Thanks to funding from foundation donors, the following grants will be awarded:
- Becoming Innovative Resourceful Designing Students (BIRDS) Projects: $2, 531 to applicants Fairview teachers Chris Helmer and Brenda Schwaller to benefit all elementary schools.
- One Book, Many Families, One Community: $1,160 to Horizon teachers Lori Brown, Judy Woelfel, Kaitlyn Beck and Jackie Murphy and Horizon media specialist Melissa Costello to benefit all elementary schools and the community.
- Personalized Learning Flipped Classroom: $3,750 to sixth-grade teacher Bradley Mey and fifth-grade teacher Kelly Lugonjic to benefit the fifth and sixth grades.
- Imagination Building a STEAM Curriculum: $4,481 to gifted and talented coordinator Jennifer Marten to benefit gifted and talented students in grades 1-4 and Parkview students in grades 2-4.
The Foundation established the grant program in 2016 to provide seed money to fund innovative initiatives that enhance the educational experience for students in the Plymouth School District. The 2016-17 grants funded:
- Improved Recycling Attitudes and Practices to PHS science teacher Tina Henriksen and PHS head custodian Bob Mueller
- Theater Technology and Design Course Professional Support to PHS drama Janet DeJean Newton
- One Book One Community: Plymouth Chapter to Community Education & Recreation director Kathryn Murray and library director Martha Rosche
- Visiting Artists and Art Enrichment Series to PHS art teacher Lisa Keys-Dulmes
• Visit the Plymouth Education Foundation grants page.