Chardon Schools Foundation Awards Spring Grants & Warms Up for the Firecracker Run on July 4

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Chardon Schools students will benefit from $22,869 in grants awarded this Spring by Chardon Schools Foundation in the areas of science and technology, reading, an extracurricular program and pilot projects. The incredibly generous contributions from sponsors, donors and participants at the Foundation’s March 2019 auction and at the July 2018 Firecracker 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk are what make the following novel opportunities a reality for students in 2019-2020 and beyond.

At the middle school, STEM students will use LEGO® Education Simple & Powered Machine sets to investigate and explore motorized systems and automation while gaining experience with mechanical engineering. Back by popular demand, the Owl Pellet Lab program will provide 5th grade science students with a hands-on owl pellet dissection experience in order to learn about food chains/webs.

As part of pilot efforts to boost student concentration and focus , partial funding has been granted for sensory break fidgets/equipment for all grades at the middle school; and for flexible learning environment-compatible furniture for a social studies classroom at the high school.

Eighth grade Circuit of Success classes will see the addition of new materials and equipment – with students in the reading circuit benefiting from the addition of a new library of classic, contemporary and thought-provoking literature while students in the robotics and innovation circuits will work together as engineers through the use of educational solar robots.

High school science and technology classes will gain access to LabQuest® Mini interfaces, enabling students to collect, analyze and interpret data on their own Chromebooks anywhere in the school building by using district-owned Vernier sensors and probes.

And the Academic Decathlon Team will receive full coverage for new study materials and pre-paid competition fees in support of the 2019-2020 curricular theme, In Sickness and In Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness.

As the Foundation gears up for Fall 2019 grant requests, planning is underway for their annual Firecracker 5K Race for Education & 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk being held this year on Thursday July 4th starting at 8am. Take advantage of cost savings via early bird registration available through July 2nd. The event is open to the public, promising fun for the whole family with awards for all age group winners.

Visit Chardon Schools Foundation to learn more and register today. Since 1989, Chardon Schools Foundation has helped fund creative and innovative educational grants to teachers in the Chardon Local School District. Grants are reviewed and awarded each Fall and Spring.

You can support their mission by sending a donation to Chardon Schools Foundation, PO Box 838, Chardon, Ohio 44024 or online through their website.

Pictured In Cover Photo: 2018 Chardon Schools Foundation Firecracker 5K Race for Education & 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk

Photo Courtesy of Chardon Schools Foundation

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