CUT BANK EDUCATION FOUNDATION AND ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MINI-GRANT
annual $100 teacher
mini-grants Started 2017
Mona Shortman- Teacher at Zenith Elementary- a real Santa suit for their Christmas program, microscope, derby cars & some geodes.
Kimberly Winkowitsch- Teacher at Hidden Lake Elementary- books & novel studies used for 2nd grade-5th grade.
Kelsey Brown- 3rd Grade teacher at HC Davis Elementary- Osmo
program that brings more hands-on technology in number sense, facts, word building & vocabulary recognition.
Becky Kimmet- Teacher at Horizon Elementary- Merriam-Webster's
Intermediate & Children's Dictionaries as they have no internet access in their school so they need to look up English language words.
Melanie Home Gun- Special Ed teacher at AJ Elementary- special paints & canvas' for her room to help students with emotional needs to have an outlet for stress.
Diana Lewis- Special Ed & Pre-K teacher at HC Davis Elementary- Fluorescent lighting covers to help the lighting environment in her room to help the students with eye strain & anxiety. They help to take out the harsh glare.
Karla Coy- Councilor at HC Davis & AJ Elementary- Art & Craft supplies to go along with her curriculum teaching.
Jeanie Simmons- Title 1 teacher at HC Davis & AJ Elementary- Balance Ball chairs at the instructional table, to help with their attention deficit disorder.
Brittney Whittley- Kindergarten teacher at HC Davis Elementary- Flexible seating options as movable comfortable chairs & pillows to help with reading, working independently or breaks from negative situations.
Jaylyn Parent- 3rd Grade teacher at HC Davis Elementary- Daily comprehension book, world map, United States map, small individual clocks to help with learning how to tell time, magnetic fraction tiles & on fine tip markers.
Patsy Peek- Reading Specialist/Aide at HC Davis & AJ Elementary- DIBELS timers for RTI instruction & assessments that involved one minute timings.
Hapi Seewald- 1st Grade teacher at HC Davis Elementary- Universal Easel & Pacon Easel pad to help with the visual aid when teaching from different parts of her room.
Brielle Andrews- 1st Grade teacher at HC Davis Elementary- Writing Writers Workshop for Elementary level students to build on writing instructions.
Tina Jackson- Kindergarten teacher at HC Davis Elementary- Stay-N-Play Chairs to help maintain balance & help their minds to stay more engaged & focused.
Jackie Racine- 2nd Grade teacher at HC Davis Elementary- Painting Pens to help with the students math & reading programs.
Sandy Drolllman- 1st Grade teacher at HC Davis Elementary- STEM activities program to help her students with science & math curriculum.
Brent Volf- 6th -12th Grade Choral teacher at CB Middle School & High School- ELEGIANT USB Powered Bar Speakers so students will be able to use their own technology to help in learning repertoire & in-class assessments.
Barbra Claybourn- 5th Grade teacher at AJ Elementary- Non-fiction unit using the book Volcano: Eruption & Healing of Mount St. Helens to help tie into her science units.
Dancia Sammons- 4th Grade teacher at AJ Elementary- A math bingo game to help with multiplication & division, a sprout display for science & smelly stickers to put on the students tests & homework.
Kari Standbakke- 2nd Grade teacher at HC Davis Elementary- Kwikstix Solid Tempera Paints, Playmags magnetic tiles and Akiak Picture Book.
Angela Anderson- 4th Grade teacher at AJ Elementary-Physics science lab circuit kit to go along with the electricity unit in science, protractors to help with geometry, compasses to use for math & stickers for incentives.
Our MakerSpace Program Room
Middle school & High school teacher Bess Hjartarson & Middle school Principal Gail Hofstad provided a our students with a room that students can implement the STEAM concept (science, technology, engineering, art & math).It is an unstructured curriculum environment that will encourages students to design, experiment, build and invent as they develop a connection to science, engineering & tinkering. The students come before classes in the morning, on their lunch breaks & after school. This will be a foundation mini-grant that will have a future to grow & more & more students are taking advantage of this great program.