Foundation awards $13,473 to Radford City Schools in Fall Cash program
The Radford High School Foundation Inc. has recently awarded $13,473 to Radford City Schools as part of their 2012 annual Fall Cash Grants and Awards program.
The RHS Foundation has continued the practice of awarding cash grants to Radford High, John N. Dalton Intermediate, Belle Heth Elementary, and McHarg Elementary schools since 1992 from the foundation’s “Campaign for Continued Excellence.”
Teachers in the Radford schools system are offered the opportunity to submit single applications for cash grants to be used for innovative ideas and classroom projects. In addition to these classroom grants, the foundation also awarded funds from the Carilion Health & Wellness Fund, Morris and Helen Lepchitz Memorial Fund, Bill Goodykoontz Memorial Fund, and the newly established Marge and Robbie Roberson Memorial Fund.
The foundation currently operates 22 separately named funds. The RHS Foundation has awarded more than $376,000 in classroom grants and scholarships since its formation in 1986, including $32,623 in the fiscal 2012 year alone. Grant applications are reviewed by the foundation’s Cash Grants Review Committee in November, announcing winners in December.
“The foundation is excited to be in the position of awarding these grants, especially in a weak economy. I know our school administrators and teachers are appreciative of the RHS Foundation’s efforts over the last 25 years to support our successful school system,” said Chairman Abie Williams. “I think the board’s decision early in our existence to endow most of our funds to make it possible to provide annual cash grants and scholarships in perpetuity was a smart move. I am really proud of our volunteer foundation board and the many friends who have continued to help us with fundraising and achieving our motto and goal: The future is purchased by the present.
“We have been fortunate to have had continuity within the board of directors. Mandy Martin has served as treasurer, and Dr. John Semones has served as a director since they were both appointed in 1986. Dr. Michael Wright has served on the board in his capacity as Radford City Schools administrator, and following his retirement, continues on the board as a civilian director. Other directors are Chip Craig, Bev Davis, Ruth Clark, Frances Hunter, Greg Ridpath, Ed Weyer, Palma Clark, Jeff Smith, Chuck Eaton, and Dr. Becky Greer.”
Currently serving on the 2012 Cash Grants Review Committee are Smith, principal of Radford High School, and Wright; retired teachers from each school — Palma Clark and Sylvia Lloyd (Dalton), Jerry Osborne (RHS), Jean Umberger (McHarg), and Joann Mannon (Belle Heth); two Radford High students — Matt Turk and Emma Duncan; and Abie Williams, ex officio, foundation chairman.
– Submitted by George Williams Jr.
Campaign for Continuing Excellence
Reading, Title I, ESL (Dana DeHart) — “I-Pad to Differentiate Instruction” $550
Reading (Dobson) — “Reading Book Pouches” $106.71
Reading (Wheeler) — “One School, One Book” $400
Computer Lab (Presley) — “Show Me the Money” $800
Language Arts (Gillespie) — “Published Authors” $400
Belle Heth $2,816.70
Reading (Cox, Croteau, Turner) — “Motivating Reluctant Readers with Graphic Novels” $344.97
Reading (Webb) — “Remedial-Grade 6″ $891.73
Positive Discipline (Dye, Pierce, Rowland) — “ESD (Effective School-Wide Discipline)” for Golden Spatula portion of request only, $250
Guidance (Thompson, McGuire) — “Career Day” $500
Reading (Rogers) — “Reading Sleuths” $530
Reading (Bowen) — “Reading to Learn with Non-Fiction” $300
Dalton Intermediate School $3,651.39
Reading (Miller, Morris, Slusher) — “One School, One Book” $1,493.90
Health and Wellness (Slusher) — “Adventure Days at R.U. West” $1,700
Art (Bryant) — “New Paper Clutter” $257.49
Reading (Miller) — “High Interest/Low Readability” $200
Radford High School $1,498.61
English (Tapp, Irvin, Gess Azano) — “Theater Arts: DeCode Shakespeare” $700
English (Irvin) — “Homer and Shakespeare…the Odyssey” $191.11
Social Studies (Freeman) — “World and U.S. History Digital Maps” $237.50
Art History (Reese) — “Lights/ Camera/ Action-Stored” $170
Library (Gilmer) — “Provide Kindle E-Books in D.I.S.” $200
Carilion Health & Wellness Fund Cash Grant Awards Fall 2012
To Radford High School for distribution:
Radford City Public Schools Nurses (all schools) various requested items $500
Suzanne Saunders — Fitness Frenzy $500
Ken Keister — Remote Control Lens Upgrade for Finishlynx Timing System $500
Morris & Helen Lepchitz Memorial Fund Award 2012
To Radford High School for distribution: Bobcat Care program $600
Bill Goodykoontz Memorial Fund Cash Grant Award 2012
To Radford High School for distribution: Radford High School Athletic Fund $400
Marge and Robbie Roberson Memorial Fund Cash Grant Award 2012
To McHarg Elementary School for distribution: Computer Lab (Presley) — Hover Cam T3 high resolution document camera/ scanner for classroom presentations (use with smart boards and computers), “Show Me” $750
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