Oak Lawn Community High School’s Spartan Education Foundation recently awarded mini-grants to several teachers this year. Pictured (from left) are foundation member Brian Anderson, foundation chairperson Laura Shallow; and Oak Lawn teachers Meredith McGuire, Josh Hammann, Jessica Shekleton, Patty Casey, Paul Levy, Eileen Jones, Brian Fiene, Jennifer Sidlow, Sue Szala and Jeremey Cryan. | Supplied Photo
Updated: February 21, 2013 6:01AM
Oak Lawn Community High School’s Spartan Education Foundation recently awarded mini-grants to several teachers.
Each teacher submitted an application describing how his or her idea supported the mission and vision of Oak Lawn Community High School and how the idea would benefit the students.
Guidance counselor Sue Szala was awarded $500 for a project titled “Alternatives to High Risk Behaviors.” Szala and the SADD Club will use the money to help fund the school’s after-prom party at Dave and Buster’s.
Physical education teacher Patty Casey and dance coach Jessica Shekleton were awarded $2,000 for their project “Mirrors for Movement.” The teachers used the funds to buy portable mirrors on wheels that help teach students proper form and technique in dance classes.
Math teachers Jeremey Cryan and Brian Fiene were awarded $450 for their project, titled “The N-spired Classroom.” The teachers used the money to buy calculators that allow the students to access color graphics and provide graphing equations.
Media specialists Eileen Jones and Jennifer Sidlow were awarded $1,336 for their project, “Summer Reading for Class of 2014.” They will use the funds to buy summer reading novels for all juniors.
Music teachers Paul Levy, Josh Hammann and Meredith McGuire were awarded $714 for their project “SmartMusic Assessment Microphones.” They used the money to buy software that allows students to complete performance assessments on their own and at home.
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