Cumberland School Foundation Receives Grants
The Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation received four grant applications from Cumberland elementary, middle and high school teachers totaling $5,565.73. Proceeds raised from the 2014 Walk for Education fundraiser totaling $5,434.25 were available for distribution.
On May 12, the Foundation awarded one grant totaling $761.66 to a middle school teacher and on May 20, awarded one Grant totaling $1450 to benefit the elementary school.
The Cumberland Middle School grant totaling $761.66 was distributed as follows:
Lights, Camera, Instruction – Judy Chambliss (CMS Science): The educational goals of this project are: provide a library of teacher produced, content specific videos; give students opportunities to gain control of the learning process through study of course material in and out of class; provide more targeted materials for tutoring, remediation, instruction, and review; allow teachers to more effectively re-purpose class time for richer and more meaningful inquiry, application, and assessment; provide a resource to help teachers make classroom instruction more student centered.
The Cumberland Elementary School Grant totaling $1450 was distributed as follows:
CES Goes PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention System) with team members Chiara Hoyt, Brenda Carrier, Emily Overstreet, Georgina Handy, Glenda Grubbs, Jennifer Turner, Kathryn Garrett, Rachel Johnson, Stephanie Hammond, Tiffany Hurt and Virginia Gills. The positive behavior support implemented at CCES beginning in 2015 – 2016 school year will incorporate behaviorally-based systems in order to enhance schools, families and the community.
In September 2014, Cumberland public school students solicited funds from family and friends to participate in a Walk for Education. In addition, community churches, groups and organizations either participated in or contributed to the Walk.
One supporter organized a Ride for Education through county trails, letting her horses do the walking. All proceeds were allocated to Cumberland County Public School Foundation Grants, allowing teachers and administrators to apply for funds to support projects/initiatives that will enhance learning, appeal to all types of learners and expand educational opportunities.