The Foundation Prize Patrol traveled the District on Wednesday, Oct. 16, to present grant awards.
Many of the grant award will be used for items to provide hands-on experiences for students.
For example, Emily Pfaff and Audalyn Vessar, the art teachers at Bridle Ridge and Eagle Glen elementary schools, were awarded grants to purchase supplies for 4th graders to make geo rocks (pictured at right). The project will bring together lessons from art and science.
Other grants include funds for K’Nex and Ozobot kits, virtual reality goggles for use in foreign language classes, supplies to grow plants, caterpillars, and chicks, and a sewing machine.
Members of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation Board visited schools, surprising teachers and their students as part of the foundation’s semi-annual "prize patrol," distributing over-sized checks for 22 classroom impact grants.
The Foundation’s mission is to enhance educational opportunities for the benefit of students, staff, and the community. The Foundation invited staff to apply for grants of up to $750 to be used this year.