In follow up to our first blog post announcing the grants Lake Cities Education Foundation awarded for 2017-2018, we’ve rounded up a few more on how our grantees will use their new grants. Each of the grants described below is making a big impact for students and staff throughout Dallas.
Makerspace Book Zone
Corinth Elementary library will feature a new Makerspace Book Zone as a result of a $4,861 grant enabling the school to purchase new books and materials for its students. This unique space will present exciting opportunities for students to explore hands-on learning and creating while continuing to develop their problem-solving skills and self-directed learning. This grant is directed by the school librarian, Sharon Simon.
Art Room Library
Led by Shirley Frase, the art lab at Corinth Elementary will soon be home to a series of books offering students insight on artists and art techniques. A grant in the amount of $861 will provide funding for a curated art library, opening up opportunities for elementary school students to learn and research art beyond their scheduled classroom time.
Kid 2 Chef Competition Teams
Students in the Kid 2 Chef Competition Teams will use a grant of $2,463 to purchase the supplies and ingredients they need to prepare for their cooking competition. Through participation in the club, they have an opportunity to learn about different cultures, nutritional food choices, and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, all in a cooperative learning environment. This grant is directed by Cindy Medlicott and Anne Waidelich.
Train to Save Lake Dallas High
Led by Lake Dallas High School Health Services Coordinator Daine Ramirez, this $2,472 grant will be used to purchase new equipment for existing CPR courses offered to students and staff. The new equipment is a key component to enhancing Lake Dallas High’s cardiac emergency response plan as they strive to become recognized as a Project Adam Texas Heart Safe designated school. Bolstering the number of staff and students certified in CPR is a big benefit both to the school and the local community.
Train to Save Lake Dallas Elementary
A $2,403 grant awarded to Lake Dallas Elementary School will be used to implement a school-wide video broadcast system. Led by Technology Integration Specialist Katie Landaverde, the new technology will help enhance student’s aptitude in technology, media, film, videography and speaking.
Lake Cities Education Foundation if proud to continue furthering our mission of enhancing educational opportunities in our community.