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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • LEF's Pride Patrol awards grants

  • With oversized checks, flowers and chocolate bars, representatives of the Lansing Educational Foundation stopped by a number classrooms Thursday to formally award more than $15,000 in grants.
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    • The grants
      Here is a list of the grants presented Thursday and the schools where the programs are being implemented:

      Educate the Pride grants

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      The grants
      Here is a list of the grants presented Thursday and the schools where the programs are being implemented:
      Educate the Pride grants
      "Differentiating Instruction with iPad Minis" ― Lansing Elementary
      "Creating Pro-Active Problem Solvers Through the English Language Arts" ― Lansing Elementary
      "FlashMasters" ― Lansing Elementary
      "Kelso's Choice Conflict Management Program" ― Lansing Elementary
      "Fourth Grade is Mad About Science" ― Lansing Elementary
      "Ed-ZOO-cational" ― Lansing Elementary
      "Implementing iPad 2 into the Classroom" ― Lansing Elementary
      "Project Chromebook" ― Lansing Middle School
      Chromebooks for Writing ― Lansing Middle School
      "Who's Got the Brain Pop?" ― Lansing Middle School
      "Science Technology Engineering Math/College and Career Ready Initiative" ― Lansing Middle School
      "Flying Peter Pan" ― Lansing High School
      "Making Your Transition Work for You" ― Lansing Middle School, High School, LINCS and New Beginnings
      "Get Set for School" ― Lansing early childhood special education
      "Taking Visual Schedules One Step Further" ― LINCS
      "Enhance Adapt and Modify" ― Prekindergarten through the 12th grade
      "Learning with the Senses" ― Prekindergarten through the 12th grade
      Building grants
      "Reading Plus and Symphony Math In-service Training" ― Lansing Elementary K-2

      "Reading Plus and Symphony Math In-service Training" ― Lansing Elementary 3-5
      "Challenge Day" ― Lansing Middle School
  • With oversized checks, flowers and chocolate bars, representatives of the Lansing Educational Foundation stopped by a number classrooms Thursday to formally award more than $15,000 in grants.
    The foundation's Pride Patrol presented teachers with checks for Educate the Pride grants for the current school year. The grants from the foundation are funding things such as conflict management curriculum materials for elementary students and technical assistance for making actors "fly" during a high school production of "Peter Pan."
    Foundation board members Tom Young, Steve Clay and Carol Page visited all of the schools in the Lansing district Thursday. They also made presentations to the LINCS special education program and Lansing special education staff.
    Young, who is the foundation's president, said one of the things he enjoys about the Pride Patrol is making presentations at Lansing Elementary School.
    "They have so much energy," he said. "It's unbelievable how excited they get."
    One of the presentations the Pride Patrol made Thursday at Lansing Elementary School was for a grant called "Ed-ZOO-cational." The grant for second-graders will fund a visit by representatives of the Kansas City Zoo who will be presenting animals. Students later will take a trip to the zoo.
    "I'm so happy it got funded," said Barb Robinson, one of the teachers who applied for the grant.
    Several of the grants funded the purchase of iPads or other computer devices for various purposes.
    One grant awarded at the elementary school was for the purchase of eight FlashMaster devices to help students learn math skills. A FlashMaster is described as a digital alternative to flash cards.
    Nineveh Carvan, director of the foundation, said applications for the grants were due in May. A committee reviewed them in June. The recipients were announced in August.
    She said there only were a couple of grant requests that were not funded this year.
    "We try to give back as much each year as we can," Young said.
    The 17 Educate the Pride grants for 2013-2014 total $15,935.
    The Pride Patrol also awarded three building grants totaling $1,500. These grants will pay for inservice training for reading and math programs at the elementary school as well as a Challenge Day program at Lansing Middle School.

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