Butler County Times Gazette
  • Prize patrol surprise visits

  • Several teachers, staff and administrators received a surprise treat with a Halloween theme from the Partners In Education Prize Patrol this past week.
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  • Several teachers, staff and administrators received a surprise treat with a Halloween theme from the Partners In Education Prize Patrol this past week.
    PIE members, decked out in their Halloween apparel, surprised teachers, administrators and staff with a total of $9,035.61 in grants.
    Teachers received nearly $5,000 of those grants.
    Recipients included Jan Pippig at El Dorado Middle School, who received $558.48 for “25 Ways to Support the Common Core,” which would provide resources for students to read supplemental information text and analyze key elements and central ideas in assignments.
    At El Dorado High School, Teresa Riedinger received $96.26 for “Help! What’s the Half-Life?,” kits that would aid in teaching and learning nuclear chemistry for juniors and seniors; Steve Appleman received $1,000, which was partial funding for an EHS Encore Branson performance trip which will cost a total of $5,800; and Megan Hagaman received $396.34 for “Acting for All,” a project she created to help supplement drama, speech and forensics activities.
    At EHS Extend, Angela Quiram received $489.27 for “Building Confidence with Reading Skills Instruction,” a program to help improve reading skills for students at different levels.
    At the elementary level, Grandview’s Nancy Wagner received $416.57 for “It’s Magic: Motivating Students to Read Nonfiction”; Lincoln’s Luana Lewis received $1,249.50 for “iPad Your Reading Skills,” which will provide for e-books from Capstone; Lincoln’s Cathie Rollings received partial funding of $365 for “IXL Home/School Math Connection,” a program that promotes interventions for teachers, students and parents; Lincoln’s Carla Varner received $151.90 for “Tip Top Learning,” which would allow the purchase of the Mountain Math and Mountain Language bulletin board sets; and Skelly and Jefferson’s Nancy Basquez received $125.29 for “Strengthening the Core-Building Comprehension Skills using Information Text,” a program for K-second grade students for reading materials.
    There also was a little more than $4,000 distributed to administrators and others, including $250 for the construction technology department, $664 for the EHS library, $82 for the theater department, $98 for the EHS principal, $208 for USD 490 school nurse, $280 for the Impact Program, $82 for the EMS principal, $135 for the Grandview principal, $118 for the Jefferson principal, $111 for the Lincoln principal, $286 for the Washington principal, $202 for the Skelly principal, $273 for Jan Pippig, $240 for the EHS English department, $140 for the music department, $959 split between all of the school libraries and $59 for the school nurse.
    Private donors for the teacher grants included Emma Miller, Bernie Spradling, Nancy Samp, Dorothy Miller, Barbara Russell, Kay Zang, Fata Hand, Sharon Mangels and Angie Deaver.
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