Warren schools receive grants

The Warren County Educational Endowment awarded 10 grants totaling $37,650 to the Warren County Public School System for the following projects:

• Love and Logic Facilitator Curriculum: Lesley Detweiler, A.S. Rhodes Elementary, $700, for a program to help parents teach their children personal responsibility and respect.

• The Second Story: Jessica Dandridge, WCPS Special Services, $2,000, to fund the purchase of used books for more than 40 percent of school children living in low-income households.

• MobyMax: Online English Resource, Linda Fall, Skyline High School, $600, to provide access to an online resource that will help boost language arts skills among eighth-grade students of diverse abilities.

• IXL Mathematical and Language Arts Program: Amy Williams, Hilda J. Barbour Elementary, $1,396, to purchase class licenses for four fourth-grade classes to help improve math and language arts achievement at local, state and national levels.

• 3D Design-ify: Allison Cusato, Warren County High, $1,644, to purchase a 3D printer, scanner and software for the visual arts classroom where students will learn to integrate traditional sculpture methods and materials with new technology.

• High Interest/Low Readability Books for struggling middle-school readers: Danelle Sperling, Warren County Middle, $4,100, to purchase the books.

• Differentiated Literacy Stations: Learning for All, Jenny Stanley, Warren County Middle, $4,989, to purchase 10 iPads along with a storage/charging station that will allow students to use iPads daily.

• Differentiating Learning with Literacy Stations and Google Classroom: Rebecca Webster, Warren County Middle, $4,700, to fund the purchase of 10 iPads.

• Using Simulation in the Nurse Aide Station: Samantha Baugher, Blue Ridge Technical Center, $4,520, to provide a life/form blood pressure simulator patient arm, a handheld Doppler pulse finder and an electronic vital sign monitor with stand to be used in the Nurse Aide Skills Lab to support the certified nursing assistant program.

• Project Lead-the-Way Biomedical Science: Jennifer Anderson, Blue Ridge Technical Center, $13,000, to help implement the fourth-year class of the biomedical science class by purchasing equipment needed to set up the classroom.

To date, the endowment has awarded 101 grants totaling $333,604. More information about supporting the endowment is available at http://www.wceducationalendowment.org.

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