Since 2008, the Foundation has awarded $125,000 in Classroom Grant funding to Bennington teachers and administrators.
Each spring, the Classroom Grants Program provides grants to teachers and administrators for programs and activities that go beyond the school district’s limited budget. The program’s focus is to enhance student learning by providing new and innovative educational experiences for our children within all of the enriching activities our students are exposed to. By putting resources directly into the hands of teachers, they are able to go above and beyond their standard classroom curriculum.
Below are a few highlights of the 2017 Spring Classroom Grant Awards
Middle & High School – Chaz Neuvirth: Intonation & Counting Accuracy Program purchase enough digital tuner/metronomes for each section of the band or for classroom settings to allow band members to play a tuning pitch and match frequencies.
Middle School – 6th , 7th & 8th grades: Literature Circles purchase books to expand the current novel collections to accommodate literature circles as the district grows so students can practice and develop skills and strategies of a good reader.
High School – Tom Schumacher and Larry Klaus: Laser Engraver assist with funding the purchase of a laser engraver for the skilled and technical sciences program.
Bennington Elementary – Barb Knott: Comprehension Connection, Linking School and Home purchase We Both Read books for students and parents to read together along with comprehension games and carry home book bags.
Heritage Elementary – Brittany Kramer: Flexible Seating in the Classroom purchase flexible seating in the classroom to allow students the freedom to find comfortable spaces to do their best work.
Pine Creek Elementary – Sherri Sowers: Lego Learning, the Engineering Design Process Legos to supplement science curriculum to enhance student learning.
All Elementary Buildings – Read Naturally Cloud based reading intervention to accelerate reading achievement