Indian Lake Receives LCEF Grants

Indian Lake Receives LCEF Grants
Posted on 09/26/2019
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The Logan County Education Foundation awarded five grants to Indian Lake Schools this year totaling nearly $4,000. 
ILHS, ILMS and ILES each received Building Grants worth about a thousand dollars a piece to support continuing PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) programs that are already in place. Each school will use special cards to highlight a student's positive behaviors. Teachers will issue these cards at their discretion when they see a behavior that stands out in a good way. The money will also be used  to purchase various rewards to reinforce positive behavior such as gift cards, skating passes, or snacks for those students who received a card.  These rewards would change with each new nine weeks.  Finally, the money will be used to buy additional banners to clearly display appropriate behaviors and expectations depending on the location. 

In addition to the Building Grants, two individual teachers also wrote and received grant monies. 
At ILES, computer/technology teacher Wes Hall received the Ritter Family Memorial Grant for $500 for "Creating with Cubelets." Cubelets are magnetic blocks that can be interchanged in various ways to make a robot. These manipulatives use Tactile Coding to help builders of nearly any age explore robotics, coding, and more. Uniquely designed, they are little bundles of software inside little bundles of hardware. As you build a robot, you learn to build a program. It’s a fun and fascinating way to introduce big ideas through play. Cubelets can be used to teach everything from design thinking to engineering, collaboration, complexity, math, and more. Even advanced ideas like systems thinking, can be explored with these simple robot blocks.
ILMS science teacher Jana Core also received the William R. and Helen Dodge Family Grant for nearly $200 for "Diversity University." She explains the money will allow her purchase additional scientific equipment for her classroom to be used in experiments and measurements.