Classroom Grants


Each year the Lincoln County Area Retired School Personnel sponsors classroom grants for our four county school districts.  These $200 grants are designed to give some financial assistance to teachers for needed classroom items not provided in classroom budgets. They are made available each year.  Please encourage our local teachers to apply.


                                                                                    
Click here to download an application.  
         



Don't forget about the Missouri Retired Teacher Foundation Grants, too. Download the information HERE.  These are due April 15th of each year and awarded in September.  Each are $500 grants.  Lincoln County has had several winners over the last few years. 


2016 Classroom Grant Winners
Each year the Lincoln County Area Retired School Personnel (LCARSP) sponsors classroom grants for our four county school districts.  These $200 grants are designed to give some financial assistance to teachers for needed classroom items, not provided in classroom budgets.  Each year, one teacher from each of the four county school districts is awarded one of these $200 grants.  In December of 2016, these four teachers were awarded a $200 classroom grant:  Jill Calvin, First Grade Teacher, Boone Elementary, Lincoln County R-III, Troy; Ariel Dahlia, Special Education Teacher, Middle and High School, Lincoln County R-IV, Winfield; Jeanne Ogden, Fifth Grade Teacher, Ida Cannon Middle School, Lincoln county R-II, Elsberry; and Cat Van Horn, Kindergarten Teacher, Lincoln County R-I School District, Silex.

Ariel Dahlia
Winfield
   Ariel Dahlia is one of the Special Education teachers of the Winfield R-IV School District and has been since December of 2015.  This is her first teaching position and absolutely loves her job.  She earned her Bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, along with a minor in Autism Studies.  She is a native of St. Louis and attended the Affton School District.

Mrs. Jill Calvin
Troy
Mrs. Calvin also taught at Troy Primary School from 1998-2003.

Jeanne Ogden
Elsberry
   Jeanne Odgen received the grant for the Lincoln County R-II School District.  She plans to share it with the other fifth grade teachers from Ida Cannon Middle School.  Jeanne graduated from Missouri Baptist University in 2005, Megan graduated from Lindenwood University in 2015 and Becky graduated from Truman State University in 2013.  
   They plan to use the grant money for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities.  The STEM activities involve collaborative, reading, watching videos, making a plan, building houses, making a pipeline, creative a toy, spider webs, having a budget, persuasive writing and more.

Mrs. Cat Van Horn
Silex
   Cat Van Horn and her family (Gary, husband; Austyn, daughter; Anderson, son) live in Silex.  Cat is a Silex High School graduate and received her BA of Education at Lindenwood University and completed her Masters degree from William Woods.  She taught for ten years in the Troy School District and is now "back home" teaching for her 11th year as a Silex Owl!  
   Her classroom grant will be used to support technology-based lessons in her kindergarten classroom.  Since students are motivated by their innate abilities to research and engineer, the purchased technology devices will allow them to further their exploration and to answer questions to enhance their knowledge base.


2015 Classroom Grant Winners
Three $200 grants were awarded recently to several local teachers.  These funds will enable them to purchase supplies that will enhance their classroom instruction.       

Classroom Grant Applications were distributed to each of the four county public school districts (Silex, Elsberry, Troy and Winfield) and were open to those teaching Pre-K through 12th grade.  Teachers were asked to describe their class and how the funds would be used.  Applications were submitted by teachers from three of the four districts.

Heather Bauer, K-12 Art Teacher at Silex, plans to use her funds to help pay for supplies to hook up new technology in her classroom.
Katie Maixner, ‘Class within a Class’ teacher at the Troy Ninth Grade Center, Troy, will use her funds to purchase Interactive Notebook resources to enhance the learning for her Algebra 1 students.

Heather Dahm, Fourth Grade Teacher at Winfield Intermediate, will be using her funds to build her classroom environment with resources for reading and math.  A first year teacher, Heather would like to create a learning environment where her students are excited to come each day.


The Lincoln County Area School Personnel make these Classroom Grants available each year to our four local school districts.  Members feel it is a great way to thank our local teachers for encouraging a new generation of lifelong learners.


2014 Grant Winners
Lincoln County Area Retired School Personnel Award Classroom Grants


Three $200 grants were awarded recently to several local teachers.  These funds will enable them to purchase supplies that will enhance their classroom instruction.       

Classroom Grant Applications were distributed to each of the four county public school districts (Silex, Elsberry, Troy and Winfield) and were open to those teaching Pre-K through 12th grade.  Teachers were asked to describe their class and how the funds would be used.  Applications were submitted by teachers from three of the four districts.

Jill Kinion, Silex Kindergarten teacher, plans to use her grant to purchase a document camera for classroom instruction.

Sherry Hollenbeck, Special Education, Algebra 1 and Physical Science teacher at Troy Ninth Grade Center, will use her grant money to buy two triple beam balances and 12 calculators so the students in her class do not have to share equipment to complete assignments.  This will allow for more student engagement and interest.


Courtney Kirwan, Art Teacher at Winfield Middle school, shared that last year, the department’s kiln (pottery oven) was repaired and instruction in clay art could again be offered.  Currently, students are using pencils and paperclips to do their sculpting.  Ms. Kirwan plans to purchase the appropriate supplies to correctly teach her class.



The Lincoln County Area School Personnel plan to make these Classroom Grants available each year to our local school districts.  Members feel it is a great way to thank our local teachers for encouraging a new generation of lifelong learners.

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