2014 BEF Grants Awarded

The Baldwin Education Foundation “Pawz Patrol” made the rounds this morning to each of the USD 348 schools. 21 grants were awarded to 42
teachers for innovative projects for our students.  The Board was extremely pleased with the number and quality of all the grant proposals.  We truly appreciated the hard work of every applicant.  The Board wants to extend its sincere thanks to everyone who applied.

The 21 grants total  $13,137.  It is only through the terrific support of our community – of which each of you are a part – that we are able to award these grants.

The Baldwin Education Foundation Board is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014-2015 Innovative Project Grants:

• Bench Currie, BJHS Science, STEM, $800, Top Vote Recipient Prize.
• Loretta Verhaeghe, Amy Anderson, Sarah Harris, Nancy Kincaid, Ashlea Troth, BESPC 1st , Kansas – There is No Place Like Home, $800, Top
Vote Recipient Prize.
• Laura Beaulieu, Sheila Vander Tuig, Mardi Gras Diversity Awareness Celebration, BHS, $750, Presented in partnership with Kansas State
• Deborah Kalkman, BJHS Language Arts, I Am Malala, $750.
• Danita Price, BESIC 4th, Watch and Learn, $734.
• Patty Flory-Evans, BJHS Language Arts, To Whom It May Inspire, $750, Presented in partnership with MarLan Construction.
• Catherine Maxon, BESIC Reading, Reading Rainbow, $375.
• JoAnn Heins, BESIC 4th, The Listening Station for Literacy Centers, $442.
• Betsy Ulrich, BESPC Kindergarten, Talk and Write, $392.
• Jana Wallen, Carol Wright, Jessica Barker, Jennifer Herrington, Jessica Iverson, BESPC/BESIC, Online Boardmaker, $750.
• Erik Bailey, BJHS Reading, Reading is Exciting & Meaningful in 7th Grade, $750, Presented in partnership with Baker University.
• Kim Heckathorne, BESIC P.E., Learning Movement Skills With Technology, $750.
• Robyn Elder, Gina Dearing, Kathy Minden, Jennifer Herrington, Janey Wiseman, Deanna Kessler-Miley, BESPC Early Childhood Team, Partnership with Parents, $750, Presented in partnership with Mid America Bank.
• Sheryl Burggraf, BJHS Reading, Adding Apps to the Classroom, $700.
• Jill Boyle, BESIC Library, Bullpup Book Club, $400. Presented in partnership with Baldwin State Bank.
• Kathleen Dorsey, BESIC Reading, Reading is the KEY, $510.
• Katie Ellena, BESIC 3rd, iPads for Daily 5, $750.
• Danielle Balsman, BHS Math, Tuning Into Blended Learning, $321.
• Lori Lampe, BHS Math, Teaching with a Smart Pen, $190.
• Christina Gilley, BESIC, Little Free Library, $750.
• Debbie Ellebracht, BESPC Music, MerrieNan Melodies, $750, Presented in partnership with Lifetouch Photography.