With colorful balloons and congratulatory posters in hand, the Chillicothe Education Foundation’s “prize patrol” surprised several Chillicothe R-II staff members this (Wednesday) morning with the happy news that they had been awarded mini-grants up to $500.
Winners of the fall mini grants were:
- Brooke Wolf, Chillicothe Elementary School – “Publish Books for a Lifetime”
- Jaryn Schneider, Chillicothe Elementary School – “Empower Learners Through Active Engagement and Leadership”
- Kerrie Campbell and Mandy James, Early Childhood Professions – “Infant-ly Learning Library”
- Carla Williams, preschool – “Little Hands’ Learning in Action”
- Lynette Cowherd, Dewey and Field Schools – “Using Doodling to Enhance Communication Skills”
- Andrea Beck, Sophie Chambers, Ellen Gott, Ashley Hawkins, Libby Howe, Mindy Kincade, Amanda Williams – “One World, Many Stories (Pt 2)”
- Shaylee Rademacher-"Robotics in the STEM Classroom"
- Holly Thompson, Chillicothe Middle School – “Robotics in the STEM Classroom”
- Ellen Duckworth, CHS Spanish/Student Council – “If they Hear it, They will Come”
- Tammy Price and Diana Holcer, Transition to Life Center – “North by Night *Just Tickets
“Competition for a mini-grant was tough this year,” according to Superintendent Dan Wiebers. He noted that there were a total of nineteen applications for mini-grants submitted by the September 30 deadline this fall.
Teachers and staff who submitted applications and were not selected this time around can try again in the spring when more Chillicothe Education Foundation mini-grants will be awarded.
“This is a fantastic program and we certainly are grateful to the Chillicothe Education Foundation for supporting our staff in this way as they find new and innovative way to teach our students,” Mr. Wiebers said.