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Veterans' Day at Cappel Elementary
Several LCARSP members helped make the Veterans' Day celebration at Wm. Cappel Elementary a success Friday, November 11, 2016.  They arrived at school early in the morning and helped filled hundreds of balloons with helium for the annual Veterans' Balloon Launch.  

After the program honoring our local veterans, the students took to the outdoors and released the balloons, each containing the school's contact information.  It is hoped some of the balloons will be found in the days and weeks ahead and those finding them will write back to the school to let the students know how far their balloons traveled.  

Here are a few photos of this special day.



2015 LCARSP Classroom Grant Recipients

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.
    

**Save the date!**
    

       The Lincoln County Area
      Retired School Personnel
          will be hosting the

MRTA REGION 13 ANNUAL
FALL MEETING & LUNCHEON
When:  TUES, OCT 27, 2015, 10:00 am
Where: First Christian Church
  1302 Boone Street
  Troy, MO  63379

General Agenda:
1)      Mid-morning coffee & chow (9:30 am) & time to talk amongst yourselves with other MRTA members
2)      Region 13 business & Leaders’ reportin’
3)      Chuck Wagon Luncheon                         
4)      Local entertainment

Also providin’:
1) Raffle Baskets to benefit MRTF
2) Pick-a-Book door prizes
3) Bag o’ surprises for everyone!
4) Just good ol’ Fun!

Mark your calendar now for this important meeting!  AND the opportunity to become acquainted and converse with fellow members of Region 13 and MRTA leaders! 

Additional information will be sent to Unit Presidents as it becomes available.  Also, check the LCARSP website for updates at:


lcarsp.blogspot.com





The Lincoln County Unit of MRTA was award the Unit of Excellent Award at the MRTA Annual Meeting 
September 16-17.
The MRTA Unit of Excellence program is a voluntary program that is designed to help guide and direct local unit leaders, as well as, recognizing MRTA units that are the best in the state. Through the years, local unit leaders have found the guidelines to be a valuable tool in the management of their unit. To receive this award, a local unit must answer, “yes” to 25 of 28 questions. 
Unit president, Diana Gough, accepted the award for the group.

The LCARSP Unit boasts nearly 90 members. They are an active group sharing information about educational and legislative issues.  They sponsor classroom grants for the county's four school districts and volunteer many hours within the community.  LCARSP members also enjoy traveling together including trips to Amish Country, Old Town St. Charles and Branson. Recently, a walking group, book club and crafting group have been formed. 





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.  

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.

         



                  


















Grant recipients:  Jill Kinion, First Grade Teacher at Silex  R-I (top photo), Sherry Hollenbeck, a teacher at the Ninth Grade Center of Troy R-III (middle photo), and Courtney Kirwan, Art Teacher at Winfield R-IV (left in bottom photo), Scholarship committee member, Barb Gorski, is on the right.


(This information appeared in THE LINCOLN COUNTY JOURNAL,  Tuesday, January 6, 2015, pg. 11b)



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