It was an exciting morning here at Mt. Vernon! We had the Springfield Education Foundation here to present three new grants for teachers at our school.
Innovative Educator Grants:
Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Dillon received a grant for $2,111.40 to purchase 10 Lego Robotic kits for K-1 students. These exciting kits help develop an engineering mindset and offer many creative teaching and learning opportunities.
Mr. Metzger received a grant for $695.00 to purchase a “Club Pack” of Dot and Dash robots from Wonder Workshop to help start a robotics coding program for students at Mt. Vernon Elementary. In conjunction with Code.org curriculum students will see digital programs connected to physical objects
These two grants together will help make sure that we are utilizing the technology purchased for us with your help through the bond measure many of you voted for, and ensure that our youngest learners have access to 21st century skills.
Social and Emotional Health Grant:
Mrs. Ziolkowski received a grant for $919.88 to fully fund a set of primary and intermediate Kelso social skills curriculum for teaching positive self-management and social skills.
The SEF awarded 28 grants this year, and MTV staff received 3 of them. We really do work with the best people. More on these and other exciting projects happening at MTV to come!