Teacher: Cindy Bateman
School: Plymouth Elementary
City/State: Taylorsville, UT
Grant: “We are using the grant to integrate hand-held tablets into our classrooms is our goal. Our vision is to use technology across all areas of our curriculum. We will be able to capture art work, music, communicate with others, learn critical thinking skills and solve problems. We want to use technology to impact the quality, content, and structure of teaching and learning.”
School Counselor: Carla Perez
School: James F. Murray
City/State: Jersey City, NJ
Grant: The grant will fund a student-created newsletter highlighting student success. The officers of the Student Council are eager to gain the attention of both the students and their parents to make them more active participants in the education process, building a stronger home to school connection, and promoting leadership among their peers by creating a newsletter showcasing school events and celebrating student achievements and success.
Joining the festivities at Carla’s grant ceremony was local agent, Karima Panjwani, who helped promote the grant to the public. At the event, in honor of Maya Angelou, Zende Clark, Director of Secondary Education for Hillside Public Schools worked with the students to reflect on her poetry. The students also read their own poems about leadership. The student council and junior honors society presented Farmers Insurance with a thank you plaque and Zende Clark with a book of poems. At the end of the day, Farmers Insurance enjoyed a cook out lunch with the students in their outdoor courtyard.