Classroom Grant Program
Karen Minger, Media Specialist at Port St. Joe Elementary School, awarded a Classroom Grant to provide all students at PSJES Pebble Go, a database that encourages and develops research and inquiry experiences for students across all grade levels. Mrs. Minger worked with teachers and students in grades K-6 to ask questions, find answers, and share or publish their research with others using sound clips, maps, videos, and links to further research.
Christy Wood, Wewahitchka High School, received a Classroom Grant targeting collaborative learning using Clear Touch Interactive Boards in high school math classes to develop solutions to mathematical problems, reason abstractly and quantitatively, and work together to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
Angel Parker, Media Specialist at Port St. Joe High School, received two grants to provide students who are learning English as a second language with books and resources in both English and Spanish to support literacy as well as develop proficiency with the English language.
Anita Askew, ELA Teacher at Wewahitchka Elementary School, received a Classroom Grant to supply literacy materials targeting increased interest in science and STEM learning.
Lynn Stockton, 4th Grade Teacher at Port St. Joe Elementary School, received a Classroom Grant for books and literacy materials. This project provided her students exciting and informative high interest literature to engage struggling readers with current, cool reading materials.
Tammy Owens and Sissy Godwin, Port St. Joe High School, received a Classroom Grant for the Culinary Arts Program. This Career Technical Education elective at PSJHS is designed to provide students with the opportunity to complete ServSafe Industry Certification in Culinary Arts.
Debbie Gerber, Wewahitchka High School, received a Classroom Grant targeting high school students working to meet graduation requirements and transition to post-secondary studies. This grant provided ACT Prep Resources, financial assistance for the extended time ACT Assessment, and supported intensive instruction in test taking strategies, reading comprehension, and vocabulary development.
Jeanie Ford, Port St. Joe Elementary School, received a Classroom Grant for her class to provide high interest books and magazines to update her classroom library and provide her students with literacy materials selected to engage ALL learners to read more.
Melinda George, Port St. Joe Elementary School, received Classroom Grant for flexible seating in her math class. This inclusive classroom encourages students who need to move the ability to choose flexible seating designed to keep them engaged and focused on learning in a supportive learning environment.
Debra Ake, Wewahitchka High School, received a Classroom Grant to provide multi-sensory literacy instruction and supplement her high-interest classroom library her English Language Arts classes with adolescent literature selected to support engagement using literacy materials that reflect student’s interests and reading and foster increased independent reading.
Tony Almon, Port St. Joe High School Navy NJROTC, received a Classroom Grant to provide students with study materials and resources to improve their score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), a test given to those who are interested in joining the military to determine the best career path for them based on their aptitude and knowledge.
Jae Glass, Port St. Joe High School, received a Classroom Grant for middle and high school language arts students. This multi-sensory literacy project provides engaging and strategic reading games designed to help learners acquire and improve listening, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.
Anna McFarland, Reading Specialist at Port St. Joe Elementary School, received a Classroom Grant to provide reading manipulatives to support intensive reading intervention using the Barton Reading Program, a teaching method created for students with dyslexia and/or reading deficits using a direct instruction, muli-sensory approach to learning.