For the first time since its inception, the Education Foundation was able to distribute a second round of mini-grants throughout the R-2 School District.

For the first time since its inception, the Education Foundation was able to distribute a second round of mini-grants throughout the R-2 School District. With money left over from past fundraising efforts the foundation was able to fund five more grant request, so the ‘Prize Patrol’ hit the streets to see teachers from around the district. At Central School, Libby Howe and Ellen Gott were awarded $500 for the ‘Children Reaching Engineering And Technology Expectations project, for the entire fourth and fifth grade. The 3rd grade team was awarded $499 for their ‘Happy Birthday Missouri’ project. Shaylee Rademacher was awarded $500 for her project, ‘Great American Total Solar Eclipse’ project for seventh grade science. Amy Peoples was awarded $499 for her ‘Engineering Design in MS Sciences’, for 6th-8th grade science classes. And Kathi Barnes was awarded $487.08 for her ‘Cupcake Wars’ project for her high school FACS class. The Education Foundation Mini-grants are applied for by teachers in the R-2 School District. The applications are then reviewed and voted on, to determine the award winners. The criteria for which these applications are chosen, is the creativity of the project and the number of students that it would benefit. In total, the Education Foundation awarded $2485.08 in a second round of approved mini-grants and a total of $6995.77 for the 2016-2017 school year.