Ashland County teachers

These Ashland County teachers were among those to win mini grants at the Ashland County Community Foundation on Nov. 16. Front, from left: Tiki Peterson, Christy Vance, BreAnn Fennell, Jeri Millhouse, and Carly Black. Back, from left: Alyson Baker, Stephanie Hanson, Kristy Shearer, and Christine Mickley.

ASHLAND -- Sixteen educators serving Ashland County schools were awarded grants totaling $10,434.27 after the Ashland County Community Foundation Board of Trustees ratified Teacher Mini-Grant awards for 2017-2018.

The grant recipients were recognized and honored at an informal reception held at the Foundation on Nov. 16. The teachers receiving grants are as follows:

Alyson Baker, Hillsdale Middle School, was awarded a grant to purchase supplies for “Developing Life-Long Readers With a 40 Book Challenge” project.

Carly Black, Ashland Middle School, received a grant to purchase materials for the “Blog All the Books” project.

BreAnn Fennell, Reagan Elementary School, was awarded a grant to purchase supplies for the “Mag-nificant Science for Early Grades” project.

Nichole Helenthal, Ashland County Community Academy, received a grant to help fund the “Reading for Their Future” initiative.

Troy McMillen, Mapleton High School, was awarded a grant to help support the “Electricity - Forces, Fields and Electrons” project.

Christine Mickley, Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center, received a grant to purchase equipment for the “Health Wise Living” project.

Tiki Peterson, Hillsdale Middle School, was awarded a grant to purchase materials for the “Lab Supplies” initiative.

Kristy Shearer, Ashland Middle School, received a grant to purchase equipment for the “Ping Pong Projectiles” project.

Christy Vance, Reagan/Edison Elementary Schools, was awarded a grant to support the “3D Printing for Elementary Students” project.

Jarrod Vance, Ashland Middle School, received a grant to purchase materials for the “Move Towards Excellence - Ramping It Up” initiative.

Distributions from the ARTSDREAM Fund, a component of the Teacher Mini-Grants program specifically for projects in the arts, were awarded to:

Katie Hennessy, Mapleton Middle School, was awarded a grant to help support the “Middle School Creative Writing Program” initiative.

Carol Kinney, Ashland Middle School, received a grant to purchase equipment for the “Percussion Instruments for 6th Grade General Music” project.

Jeri Millhouse, Ashland Middle School, was awarded a grant to help support the “DON’T Save the Drama for Your Mama!” presentation and project.

Distributions from the Sandy Brown Honorary Vocal Music Fund, a component of the Teacher Mini-Grants program specifically for projects in vocal music, were awarded to:

Stephanie Hanson, Ashland City Schools, received a grant to purchase materials for the “Utilizing Tech to Enhance the Music Classroom Through Reflection & Assessment” project.

David Wolbert, Ashland Middle School, was awarded a grant to help support the “World Music Experience” performance and project.

Additionally, a grant to Neos Dance Theatre, Ashland, was awarded to help support the “M.A.D.E. in Ashland” artists in residence program.

ACCF is pleased to offer the Mini-Grant program for Ashland County schools, both public and private. These grants (up to $750) go directly to teachers and are intended to foster educational innovation by funding creative ideas not supported by regular school budgets. Deadline for mini-grant application is September 8 of each year.

Inquiries can be made by calling the Foundation office at 419-281- 4733 or visiting the ACCF website at www.accommunityfoundation.org.

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