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Laingsburg Students, Teachers to Benefit from New Grants

Laingsburg Educational Advancement Foundation Announces Donations

Posted by Perry Pulse at 11:31pm 2/3/19

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School and LEAF Board Member Patrick Dolan accepts the $24,463.84 check from LEAF Board Member Carrie Rathbun Hawks at the Jan. 16 Laingsburg Community Schools' Board meeting./Courtesy photo

The Laingsburg Educational Advancement Foundation is excited to announce that several teachers and hundreds of students from Laingsburg’s elementary, middle and high schools will find teaching and learning a little more fun and interesting this year, thanks to more than $24,000 in new monies recently granted.

This year’s gifts bring the organization’s 27-year history of giving to more than $360,000. LEAF makes the annual awards to teachers who apply for innovative funding for items not covered in the school system’s general budget. Grantees are as follows:

Annual Sponsorship, Desserts with Young Artist $500
Andrea Green, SWIVL Robot Instructional Devices $2,254
Rhonda Rhine, PACK Enrichment $232
Steven Easterling, LINK UP and Ukuleles $761
Kristy Hagerty, Archery in School $1,051
Dean Meyer, Girls in STEAM 3.0 $500
Dean Meyer, BIG History Lesson $1,050
Amy Elliott, Impression 5 Trip $920
Rachel Hooper, Historical Village Learning Journey $1,530
Chris Samson, Annie’s Big Nature Lesson $1,519
Rebecca Malaski, Science Escape Room Activities $311
Rebecca Malaski, Science Olympiad Funding $946
Sara Kurka, Inspirational Murals $550
Kelsey Jones, Assistive Technology in Resource Room $813
Terra Tomlinson, Triple Beam Balances $832
Hanna Nest, Going Pro in the Burg Broadcast $290
Beth Eggleston, Career & Tech Skills $1,200
Andy Barrus, Graphing Calculators $2,000
Paul Garrett, FIRST Robotics Teams FRC #7166 $5,000
Paul Garrett, Visual Communications $410
Tracey Salinas, A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words $1,796

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LEAF uses three main criteria when evaluating the grant applications: Is the program innovative? Does it create a new program that’s of value to the district and that will impact a maximum number of students? Is it something already covered by the school budget?  

If chosen, the recipients are asked to measure the impact of the initiative and provide a final report with their evaluation to the LEAF board at the end of the school year. Grant winners are also asked to promote their grant program within the community so parents, grandparents, business owners, community leaders and others can see the unique things going on right here in Laingsburg.

“Our teachers and students are truly talented and deserve every chance to showcase that talent,” explained LEAF Grants Committee Chair Dane Nickols. “Thanks to the generosity of individual donors, memorial gifts and events like the annual Reverse Raffle, LEAF can provide a funding source that allows for materials and programs that truly enhance the quality of education in our local schools.”

Founded in 1992, LEAF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations are accepted throughout the year by mail at 205 S. Woodhull Street or through its Web site, leaf4kids.com.

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