Educational Mini-Grant Program
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Carolinas Cement Company is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Spring Educational Instruction Mini-grant Program
In December 2008, Carolinas Cement launched a mini-grant program to reward innovative and creative programs and projects that encourages student learning. We received more than 20 applications requesting approximately $17,000.00. The following school programs were selected as winners:
Anderson Elementary: Principal Ms. Vicki Hayes
Applicant: Ms. Deborah Bernhard
3rd Grade Novel Set
Third Grade Novel Studies which allows students to incorporate writing, reading, social studies, science, and math lessons with twenty five copies of seven selected novels.
Blair Elementary: Principal Ms. Margaret Dickens
Applicant: Ms. Amy Coderre
Alphabet Boards for Kindergarten Learning
Insta-Learn Blue Alphabet Boards for kindergarten class promoting “Blue Board Fun.”
Bradley Creek Elementary: Principal Ms. Sherry Pinto
Applicant: Ms. Anne Scott Lineberry
“An Adventure from the Past”
“An Adventure from the Past” is an extensive fossil-collecting program using hands-on teaching and supplies for students of Bradley Creek and Wrightsville Beach Elementary schools.
DC Virgo Middle School: Principal Ms. Megan Silvey
Applicant: Mr. Daniel Drake
Worms Eat School Lunch
“Worms Eat School Lunch” introduces all students in grades 6-8 to the world of hydroponics gardening and vermiculture. Purchase Ebb and Gro 12 Grow Pot System for hands-on involvement by students from collecting cafeteria scraps to using the compost in school landscape beds while applying math, science, and language arts.
Murrayville Elementary: Principal Dr. Julie Duclos
Applicant: Dr. Julie Duclos
Dropout Prevention After-School Funding
School to purchase Activboard technology accessories and/or teacher laptop for “Power Up” after-school program which will enrich student achievement and motivate them to monitor their own academic performances.
Snipes Elementary: Principal Ms. Allison Ward
Applicant: Mr. David DiMuro
History of Jazz Learning and Assembly Program
This is an interactive presentation for students K-5 which includes an assembly presented by Lee Vinters of The Music Academy of Wilmington. Before assembly, students will learn about jazz and its role and impact throughout American history by reading, singing, drawing, researching, and creating presentations using technology.
Winter Park Elementary: Principal Ms. Lynn Fulton
Applicant: Ms. Nancy Smyth
Strengthening Families Program
Fourteen week program in collaboration with Coastal Horizons for parents and children as together they learn how to reduce problem behaviors and improve social competencies and school performance.
Wrightsboro Elementary: Principal Ms. Boni Hall
Applicant: Ms. Debi Pruitt
Empowering English as a Second Language Parents to be Homework Helpers
Bilingual dictionaries for parental involvement so parents can be Homework Helpers with their children.
Carolinas Cement wishes to thank and acknowledge all the schools and teachers for their participation and hopes to offer this grant opportunity again in the fall of 2009.