Dr. Roger Barnes
Superintendent of Schools
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James L. Ruse
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Chillicothe, MO 64601
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Grant Information

Grant Expectations for Teachers


Current Grants Awards

Garrison
Childcare Development Fund by Pam Miller
The goal of this grant is to increase early childhood child care programs and quality in public schools and colleges/universities. Missouri Preschool Project programs can use these funds to enhance infant/toddler programs. We are using this grant to improve our outdoor environment, replace worn and broken toys and equipment, and to install concrete ballards around the parking lot that is adjacent to our playground.
30 students were impacted by this grant award of $2,000 funded by DESE

Missouri Preschool Project by Pam Miller
Missouri Preschool Project is sponsored by DESE and is used to promote high quality early care and education in programs with children 1-2 years from kindergarten eligibility. Our grant money is used to fund a lead teacher in the preschool classroom. Part of the money (10%) is to be used on the community. We provide scholarships to people in our area in licensed child care facilities and some child care students who work inlicensed child care facilities to go to Conference on the Young Years.
24 students were impacted by this grant award of $50,000, funded by DESE



Dewey 2009-2010

MPER Grants June 2010
Growing Strategic Writers was accepted for study group funding by the MU Partnership for Educational Renewal (MPER) in the amount of $1500.
The goal is to provide funds to CSD in collaboration with the MU Partnership for Educational Renewal's Beliefs Statement and Goals to facilitate teachers' learning and enhance instructional practices by working with Marty Hawkins, MU Direct and Billie McGraw, MU Mentor Teacher. The MU partnership for Educational Renewal seeks to provide opportunities for university and school-based educators to engage in ongoing research related to student learning.
600 students were impacted by this grant.

Invention Connection by Melissa Englert
Invention Convention gives students the opportunity to study inventors, inventions, and robotics. Students will brainstorm problems in everyday life, and think of inventions that could be created as solutions to those problems. During this process, each student will identify one specific problem which they could design and invent a workable solution. They will then develop a prototype of their idea, conduct a patent search, and develop an advertising campaign for their invention.
55 students impacted at a grant award of $400, funded by Chllicothe R-II Education Foundation

Mentor Texts for Classroom Teachers by Shelly Turner
I requested the grant to purchase mentor texts for each of the comprehension strategies for each classroom teacher. The focus of our professional development at the elementary level is reader's workshop and the comprehension strategies and the mentor texts will be used to support the professional development. The grant is for Dewey, Field and Central classroom teachers.
All elementary students were impacted by this grant award of $3,000, funded by the Lambert Foundation

Flipping Out for Reading by Billie McGraw and Shelly Turner
This grant will allow for the purchase of 3 Flip Video Cameras, one for each of our elementary buildings. Building literacy coaches will use the cameras to record model lessons and then use these model lessons to guide teachers in teaching the strategies and processes of Reading Workshop during early out professional development. Classroom teachers will benefit from Flip cameras by recording their own lessons to reflect upon. Students will use the Flip cameras to record their reading. These recordings will then be used to show parents how their child has grown as a reader throughout the year.
900 students will be impacted by this grant award of $500, funded by the Chillicothe R-II Education Foundation



Field

Flipping Out for Reading by Billie McGraw and Shelly Turner
This grant will allow for the purchase of 3 Flip Video Cameras, one for each of our elementary buildings. Building literacy coaches will use the cameras to record model lessons and then use these model lessons to guide teachers in teaching the strategies and processes of Reading Workshop during early out professional development. Classroom teachers will benefit from Flip cameras by recording their own lessons to reflect upon. Students will use the Flip cameras to record their reading. These recordings will then be used to show parents how their child has grown as a reader throughout the year.
900 students will be impacted by this grant award of $500, funded by the Chillicothe R-II Education Foundation

Mentor Texts for Classroom Teachers by Shelly Turner
I requested the grant to purchase mentor texts for each of the comprehension strategies for each classroom teacher. The focus of our professional development at the elementary level is reader's workshop and the comprehension strategies and the mentor texts will be used to support the professional development. The grant is for Dewey, Field and Central classroom teachers.
All elementary students were impacted by this grant award of $3,000, funded by the Lambert Foundation


Central
Bringing PFA to Your Community
We create exemplary schools of fitness in education. The total funding required to sponsor a pilot and model school program is $17,800. This is inclusive of the entire two-year program with absolutely no hidden or additional costs. Our goal and driving purpose is to create new opportunities for kids to be active, fit and healthy as part of the everyday school experience. This is accomplished through educational programs and equipment, that will allow the school to successfully teach fitness education year after year.

Missouri Marathon by 4th Grade Teachers
In conjunction with our famous Missourian research during the spring of 2010, the 4th grade students will use their map skills to determine the distance between Chillicothe and their famous Missourian's hometown. Starting in late February, students will begin to log their miles walked or jogged at gym, recess or other available times established in an effort to reach their marathon mark of 26.2 miles. We will combine our class mileage to get a realistic picture of the distance to each student’s chosen city and to see how many cities in Missouri we could of actually visited. To culminate the school year, we will conduct an awards ceremony. Each student, completing the 26.2 miles, will receive a Missouri Marathon medal and official race tee shirt designed by the students. The last .2 miles will be ran in front of Central School with the finish line at the front entrance.
120 students were impacted by this grant award of $500, funded by the Education Foundation

Mentor Texts for Classroom Teachers by Shelly Turner
I requested the grant to purchase mentor texts for each of the comprehension strategies for each classroom teacher. The focus of our professional development at the elementary level is reader's workshop and the comprehension strategies and the mentor texts will be used to support the professional development. The grant is for Dewey, Field and Central classroom teachers.
All elementary students were impacted by this grant award of $3,000, funded by the Lambert Foundation

Flipping Out for Reading by Billie McGraw and Shelly Turner
This grant will allow for the purchase of 3 Flip Video Cameras, one for each of our elementary buildings. Building literacy coaches will use the cameras to record model lessons and then use these model lessons to guide teachers in teaching the strategies and processes of Reading Workshop during early out professional development. Classroom teachers will benefit from Flip cameras by recording their own lessons to reflect upon. Students will use the Flip cameras to record their reading. These recordings will then be used to show parents how their child has grown as a reader throughout the year.
900 students will be impacted by this grant award of $500, funded by the Chillicothe R-II Education Foundation

Service Learning by Ellen Gott
This grant will furhter the strides started in previous years with CMS Cares Day and Central School Hornet Helpers. It will also allow for teachers to apply for funds if they have service learning projects they would like to complete.
District wide students can be impacted by this grant award of $12,000, funded by
Learn and Serve Missouri/DESE



CMS

E3 =Energy x Ecology x Economy by Christine Jones
E3 =Energy x Ecology x Economy is an environmental project for Chillicothe Middle School 8th grade students to explore aspects of green design and green careers. Students will research aspects of LEED certified building that result in a smaller ecological footprint on the earth. Students will learn about alternative energy, materials and site selection and architectural design to lower energy needs, reduce waste and conserve water. Students will tour Greensburg, Kansas, a town that rebuilt after a devastating tornado, incorporating elements of green design into their new structures. The members of their community will host our students as we tour the newly opened high school and many other buildings that are rebuilt with sustainability in mind.
80 students were impacted by this grant award of $5776, funded by the EPA

Service Learning by Ellen Gott
This grant will furhter the strides started in previous years with CMS Cares Day and Central School Hornet Helpers. It will also allow for teachers to apply for funds if they have service learning projects they would like to complete.
District wide students can be impacted by this grant award of $12,000, funded by
Learn and Serve Missouri/DESE

Picture Perfect by Kristy Clampitt
This grant will be used to help get students excited about writing. They will write close to 30 writings this year. They will take each those writings through the writing process. Then the writings will be sent off to a publishing company. After getting the books back we will have a Young Authors' Night, where parents will come and see all of the hard work we have put into our books.
130 students were impacted by this grant award of $500, funded by the Chillicothe R-II Education Foundation

Open Mic Poetry Night by Ashley Hawkins
During the second quarter, the 7th grade students at the Chillicothe Middle School will begin a unit study on figurative language. During this unit, the students will explore and discover the many types of figurative language, such as simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, and hyperbole. The students will read, discuss, and compose each type of figurative language in a poetry notebook as part of their communication arts curriculum in their reading and language arts classes.
At the end of the unit of study the students will celebrate their accomplishments with an “Open Mic Poetry Night” to be held at the Chillicothe Middle School Commons. At this event the students will have the opportunity to share their poems with members of the community, their parents, other middle school students, and staff.
150 students were impacted by this grant award of $500, funded by the Chillicothe Education Foundation


CHS

Never Miss a Word by Kim Kieffer and Angela Peterson
Never Miss a Word is a project to use electronic pens in classrooms meeting the needs of special education students. These “LiveScribe” pens allow students to capture notes and audio from class. The Livescribe smartpens provide all students with unlimited access to teacher instruction any time, anywhere and provides specific student populations and educational programs with a more customized learning experience.
120 students are impacted by this grant award of $500, funded by the Chillicothe R-II Education Foundation

Play - a - Ways: Promoting Reading Proficiency by Mary Pat Whiteside
Play-A-Ways are books that are digitally recorded on MP3-like devices. Students listen to the Play-A-Way while they are reading the text. By utilizing Play-A-Way recordings, students improve reading proficiency while gaining assistance in reaching reading goals and meeting curricular requirements for their high school English classes.
300 students were impacted by this grant award of $500, funded by the Chillicothe Education Foundation