Southern York County School District Teachers Awarded Grants
Several Southern York County School District teachers have recently been awarded grant money to be used to continue promoting innovation and meaningful learning opportunities in their schools.
Anne Bozievich (Librarian at Friendship Elementary School) received a $1,000 grant to be used to purchase Little Bits Droids Inventor Kits for building droids and writing code to bring them to life. Anne also received a grant from Lowe’s for $5,000 to be used for redesigning work spaces. The funds will be used to work on the 3rd and 4th grade lobby/common space at Friendship. “Lowe's Toolbox for Education is a national program, so it's exciting they recognized the potential of our idea and the transforming effect it will have on our school and on our students,” said Bozievich.
Angela Jordan (2nd grade teacher at Shrewsbury Elementary School) received a $900 grant to purchase three Lego Wedo 2.0 kits and an iPad for her classroom. “I am thankful for YCAL and the work they do to promote career exploration in schools,” said Jordan. “Because of their generosity our second graders will have the opportunity to learn about careers in computer programming, and will also get to build, design and code using our new LEGO kits,” she said.
Abbey Brenneman (art teacher at Southern Middle School) was awarded a $580 grant to start the SMS Coffee Cart where students can stop by during the day for a snack or drink to refresh them for their classes. Students will be able to pre-order snacks and drinks from a teacher created app that they will pick up at the SMS Coffee Cart in the school. This cart will promote a stronger school environment, and offer students a chance to get skills involved with running a business.
Jack Stoneberg (metal and construction teacher at Susquehannock High School) is working to redesign his shops to facilitate students earning NIMS Machinist Certification. Jack received a $1,000 grant from York County Alliance for Learning. This grant, along with a Foundation Innovation Grant and a generous equipment donation from Crescent Industries, is making this dream a reality.