Hardin County Educational Fund Awards $1,900 in Partnership Grants

Hardin County Educational Fund Awards $1,900 in Partnership Grants

November 30, 2017 – Central Kentucky Community Foundation and Hardin County Schools award over $1,900 in Partnership Grants to four Hardin County Schools teachers.

Kathie Hamilton, with Lakewood Elementary, was awarded $498.00 for project Seated for Success. This grant provides flexible seating for students in her classroom which allows students the opportunity to choose the seat where they learn best.

Patricia Milby, with Creekside Elementary, was awarded $488.00 for Osmo, an iPad gaming system. This system will engage students in rigorous tasks and problem-solving activities. It allows students to engage in interactive learning games while applying the common core standards.

Nick Ritter, with James T. Alton Middle School, was awarded $500.00 for a VEX Robotics Field. VEX Robotics is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning experience that provides problem-solving and teamwork skills by building a robot. Students then compete with the robot against other school teams in a game-based engineering challenge. The competition field will provide students an area to practice with their robot similar to a field they will compete on at competitions.

Chad Sweeney, with Lincoln Trail Elementary, was awarded $485.00 for physical education supplies. These supplies help develop student’s manipulative skills – throwing, catching, kicking and striking as well as motor skills such as sliding, running and jumping.

Partnership Grants through the Hardin County Education Fund provides supplemental resources for Hardin County School teachers to expand educational experiences and increase student engagement. Hardin County School faculty and staff have the opportunity to invest in the school system through payroll deduction. 100% of the funds contributed to the Hardin County Schools Fund through payroll deduction go to the Partnership Grant Program. Grants are available to teachers for up to $500 for classroom enhancement to increase student learning.

“We are thankful for all who donate to the Hardin County Education Fund. It provides funds that are essential in furthering our instructional practices,” said Teresa Morgan, Superintendent of Hardin County Schools. “Thousands of students benefit from opportunities that these funds provide. We also appreciate our partners at the Central Kentucky Community Foundation managing the fund to keep it vibrant.”

Through the years, the fund has supported numerous special projects in the district including the Performing Arts Center, professional development, Smartboards and other technology needs and classroom supplies.

“Hardin County teachers give students quality learning experiences. Partnership grants are a way to encourage and support their creativity and innovation in the classroom. Through the Hardin County Educational Fund, teachers and staff can enhance the educational experience for students,” said Davette B. Swiney, President and CEO of CKCF. “Congratulations to all of the grant recipients for their desire to enhance the classroom experience for their students with the resources these grants will provide.”

To learn more about the Hardin County Educational Fund, visit www.ckcf4people.org or call 270-737-8393.

About Central Kentucky Community Foundation

Central Kentucky Community Foundation is the philanthropic focal point in the region, serving as a resource, leader and catalyst to people who wish to improve life in their community. For more about CKCF visit www.ckcf4people.org.

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