Teachers

These teachers from all county schools received 91 teacher mini grants from the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation during a teacher mini grant reception held at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

The Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation presented 91 teacher mini grants involving 130 teachers and 10,384 students from all county schools on Tuesday afternoon.

A total of $23,869 was awarded to fund innovative and creative classroom projects, enhance learning opportunities for students and reward outstanding teachers in Halifax County.

The program will fund the purchase of special materials or resources for classrooms and provide opportunities for students, which are not included in the annual school board budget.

Every school in Halifax County benefits from the grant program.

This is the 12th year the competitive grant program has been offered by the foundation funding 804 projects totaling $201,737.32.

“Thanks to the continued generosity of the many community-minded individuals and businesses who support our public school students and teachers, the minigrant program is made possible annually,” said Larry Clark, executive director of the foundation.

The following grants were awarded:

Clays Mill Elementary School

• Beebotting Along — $400 (Christie Lewis)

• Busy Bee Coding — $138 (Wanda Sutphin)

• Frozen, Jr. at The Prizery — $338 (Cindy Cassada, Wanda Sutphin)

• Fun with Phonics — $207 (Elizabeth McLaughlin)

• Phenomenal Phonics — $98 (Wanda Sutphin)

• Promoting Mathematics Learning Using Games — $135 (Diane Baisch)

• The Only Way To Do All The Things You’d Like To Do Is To Read — $202 (Cindy Cassada)

Cluster Springs Elementary School

• Becoming Mad Scientists! Bringing Hands-on Experiments Into the Classroom! — $353 (Liz Long, Kristie Stevens, Brittany Richardson)

• Fishes and Marine Life — $53 (Ashley Deal)

• Full Steam Ahead — $397 (Susan Elliott)

• Let’s Learn About South Boston — $220 (Sandy Slayton)

• Little Yogis — $240 (Kassie Myers) and South Boston Elementary

• Painted Mandala Rocks — $400 (Jennifer Dunaway)

• Peek-A-Boo! ! See You: The Next Step for Mankind— $294 (Ashley Deal, Jennifer King, Megan Ferrell, Marva Johnson, Susan Williams)

• Read, Think, Talk, Write, Go!!! — $390 (Amanda Ambrose)

• Rooted in Reading — $200 (Jami Hunt)

• S.T.E.M.n’ For Success — $211 (Jenifer Jones)

• Take Learning Into Our Own Hands—Hands-On Leveled Math Activities — $400 (Liz Long)

• Waiting For Wings Again — $54 (Annette Ferguson)

• You Are What You Eat (Owl Pellets) — $244 (Robin Reeves)

Meadville Elementary School

• Amazement Square Outreach: In The Garden — $205 (Elizabeth Seate)

• B Stands for Beatrice! — $375 (April Myers, Bridget Bowman)

• B Stands for Beatrice! — $300 (Connie Troy, Kanette Hollis)

• Can’t Wait to See—Junie B.! — $335 (Beth Fowlkes, Melinda Hupp)

• Exploring Natural Wonders at Natural Bridge — $290 (Haley McKinney, Stephanie Adams, Tawanda Marable)

• Fun at Frozen, Jr. — $270 (Elizabeth Seate)

• Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Holidays — $400 (April Myers, Bridget Bowman, Kimberly Williams, Pam Archer, Tim Duncan)

• Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Outreach Sessions — $149 (Aleacia Peer, Laura Larkins, Pam Archer, Kimberly Williams)

• Junie B. and the Bestest Musical Ever — $330 (Kimberly Williams, Pam Archer)

• Let’s Get Buggy — $125 (Kanette Hollis, Connie Troy, Pam Archer, Kimberly Williams)

• Magic Tree House: Space Mission — $400 (Kimberly Williams)

• Over the Hills and Through the Woods to the Pumpkin Patch We Go! — $400 (April Myers, Bridget Bowman)

• Ready for Red Hill — $72 (Aleacia Peer, Laura Larkins, Tawanda Marable)

• Science on Stage — $350 (Kimberly Williams)

Scottsburg Elementary School

• Adaptive Art for Early Learners — $275 (Deitra Hart)

• Beebotting Along — $400 (Christie Lewis)

• Great Graphing and Marvelous Measurement — $68 (Erica Throckmorton)

• Let’s Dissect — $237 (Kristy Satterfield, Kristen Howell)

• Random Acts of Science — $400 (Lori Owen)

Sinai Elementary School

• Beebotting Along — $400 (Christie Lewis)

• Danville Science Museum Outreach Program — $375 (Meredith Fears, Teresa Newbill, KaNeice Featherston)

• “Dash”ing Into Coding — $400 (Christie Lewis) Clays Mill and Scottsburg

• Frozen, Jr. at The Prizery — $370 (Joy Snyder, Amy Lipscomb, Michele Fitch)

• Frozen, Jr. HCLT Production — $308 (Stephanie Snead, Grace Richardson, Sheila Garmon)

• Frozen, Jr. HCLT Production — $288 (Lynn Bowes, Glennyleen Terry, Sheila Garmon)

• Frozen, Jr. HCLT Production — $308 (Sandi Francis, Courtney Bell, Luanne Walker)

• Kwik Stix for Quick Learners — $280 (Deitra Hart)

• Lunch Bunch Book Club — $126 (Eleanor Knowlson)

• Math Match Masters — $229 (Meredith Fears, Teresa Newbill)

• See the Sea With Me — $209 (Sheri Love, Michelle Fitch)

• Spring Has Sprung — $60 (Sheri Love, Michelle Fitch)

South Boston Elementary School

• Bugging Into Science — $140 (Terri Smith, Angel Trent, Jackie Beaver, Kadisha Elam, Sami Starke, Veronica Clay, Megan Grant, Ariel Good)

• Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Novel Study — $390 (Katye Nelson, Amanda Cleary)

• “Eggs”travagant Learning “Eggs”perience — $67 (Kimberly Rich)

• Life at Jamestown: A Jamestown Outreach Program — $241 (Amanda Cleary, Barbara Haven, Robert Hohneker, Shawn Hudson, Katye Nelson, Denise Wilkerson)

• Performing Arts Prizery Trip — $400 (Leslie Duffer, Sandy Harris, Dawn McGhee, Khalea Powell, Heather Rutledge-Mann, Heather Snead)

• Ringing, Ringing, Ringing — $400 (Ellen Haskett)

• Spotlight on Patrick Henry, Voice of the American Revolution — $390 (Amanda Cleary, Barbara Haven, Robert Hohneker, Shawn Hudson, Katye Nelson, Denise Wilkerson)

• We’re All A-Flutter in Kindergarten! — $152 (Virginia Aherron, Jennifer Redd, Ashley Green, Cynthia Ambrose, Nicole Neil, Casey Cei, Kimberly Rich, Elizabeth Redd, Janice Link)

Sydnor Jennings Elementary School

• Eggspert — $100 (Jana Daniel, Alex Moser)

• ENGAGING Books to ENGAGE 3rd Graders — $200 (Marita Saunders, Tammy Conner, Marilyn Conner)

• Frozen, Jr. — $215 (Teri Simmons)

• Jamestown Settlement Outreach — $111 (Samantha Hill)

• Launch and Learn — $400 (Kelly Franco, Dianne Talbott, Susie Milam, Donna Elliott) EGP (base school)

• Out of This World Art! — $304 (Deitra Hart)

• Reading, Thinking and Talking—Oh My! — $400 (Julie Garrenton)

• Ruby, The Story of Ruby Bridges — $368 (Heidi Ward)

• STEM-a-Go-Go — $324 (Marcia Crowder)

South Boston/Halifax Early Learning Center

• A Furry Friend Indeed!— $310 (Mallory Wilson)

• Fish Tank Literacy Station — $76 (Ava Kelley)

• Kwik Stix For Quick Learners — $232 (Deitra Hart)

• Petting Zoo — $375 (Sarah Shelton)

• Pig Out on Reading— $150 (Tamara Neal)

Halifax County Middle School

• A Cross-Curricular Theater Experience for EVERYONE! — $400 (Jessica Young, Tiffany Whitlow, Catherine Glass, Amy Barnes, Katherine Francis)

• Atomic Modeling — $350 (Christopher Carmichael)

• CSI: Inside the Body of a Frog — $200 (Kelli Douglas, Mary Helen Stafford, Kiara Branch)

• CSI: Inside the Body of a Frog — $200 (Rose Witcher, Whitney Powell) )

• Fantastic Masks and Creatures—Learning About the Day of the Dead Through Art — $270 (Leanne Earp)

• Hungry for Knowledge on the Butterfly Life Cycle — $75 (Alice Ferguson, Sonja Warren)

• Investigating Food Chains with Owl Pellets — $400 (John Deal, Janet Dunn, Cassidy Prevett, Nelson Baskervill)

• Marcy Cook in the Middle School — $245 (Meagan Smith)

• Real Life Applications in the Community — $200 (Sonja Warren, Alice Ferguson)

• Sensory Overload! — $105 (Alice Ferguson)

• Terracup Terrariums — $177 (Mary Helen Stafford, Kelli Douglas, Whitney Powell, Rose Witcher, Cierra Coles)

• Un-”Frog”-ettable Science — $200 (Nelson Baskervill, John Deal, Janet Dunn, Cassidy Prevett)

Halifax County High School, New Beginnings

• Environmental Science Action Project: Rain Gardens Stop Erosion and Pollution — $200 (Dawn Bodinski)

• Halifax Reads Book Club: Promoting Diverse Books — $200 (Traci Wilmoth, Coleen Barnes)

• Landscaping Career Development — $390 (Megan Throckmorton)

• Mandala: Art Plus Math Create Beauty — $200 (Krista Skelton)

• Pet With a Purpose— $212 (Victoria Worley)

• Re-inforce Core Teaching— $392 (Larry Barnes)