3 Mt. Pleasant Area teachers receive student project grants
The Westmoreland County Association of School Retirees recognized three Mt. Pleasant Area School District elementary school teachers at its spring luncheon on May 2.
The association awarded Mary Ann Bauer, Rachel Long and Brenda Vogel-Davis with Teacher Practitioner Grants for student projects. Each teacher was able to give a description of how the funding was used.
“The goal of the Teacher Practitioner program is to provide funds for shovel-ready projects for students in Westmoreland County school districts. This year, the board selected Mt. Pleasant Area schools to receive three grants,” association President Dick Davis said.
Bauer received a $245 grant to conduct a Camp Read-A-Lot program at Ramsay Elementary School. About 85 students participated in the March 15 event. Students wearing pajamas spent two hours rotating through five stations including reading a story and completing an activity sheet, creative writing, arts and crafts, a math scavenger hunt and games. Each station was centered on a camping theme.
Long received a $350 grant to bring a Carnegie Science Center program to Rumbaugh Elementary School students today. The Hello Robo assembly coincides with various aspects students are learning in science class. Students will learn about robots and have the opportunity to interact with them during the presentation.
“I wanted to apply for something that was interactive and informative, but also fun and engaging for the younger group of students. The Carnegie Science Center has a great selection of activities for schools, and I decided that the Hello Robo program would be perfect for out students,” Long said.
Vogel-Davis received a $280 grant to update the book collection at the Donegal Elementary School library and to support a project on endangered species. The new books will provide updated information for the students to use for research projects. In addition, students will have the opportunity to choose them for the accelerated reader program that encourages reading. She chose books that cover various endangered species as well as books that vary in reading levels to accommodate as many students reading ranges as possible.
“The Camp Read-A-Lot made reading fun for students and Hello Robo will get students excited about science, but the books will be a great source for students for years to come,” said Terry Struble, superintendent of the Mt. Pleasant Area School District.
Kelly Vernon is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-547-5722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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