For the City Times
The Mary Ladick Memorial Teacher Grant has been awarded for seven school projects that will enhance the educational experiences in Stevens Point Area Catholic Schools (SPACS).
The Mary Ladick Memorial Teacher Grant is a designated fund that has been established in honor of Mary Ladick, a long time teacher at SPACS. Mary passed away in 2012, and to honor her love of teaching, her family established this annual grant for specialized classroom projects.
Pacelli will create a collection of artwork that is created by Pacelli Catholic Schools’ students, particularly at the high school level, that can be on display in the FACC gallery at Pacelli showcasing our student talent.
The kindergarten students at St. Bronislava Elementary School will be adding Magnetic Letters to their classroom, to use as a fun way for them to learn their letters and alphabet.
First grade students at St. Bronislava Elementary School are able to purchase the National Geographic Young Explorer Magazine with Interactive Abilities for their iPad program. Students will be able to work in whole and small groups to gain more knowledge of the world around them while learning to use this new and exciting technology.
St. Peter Middle School 7th graders will receive funding for Genes and Family Relations. This is a reusable kit that the students can actively engage in a simulation and modeling project, which is a simulation of DNA fingerprinting. They will be able to investigate and trace heredity patterns in families, and in the process, students will learn about the individuality of gene expression.
St. Stanislaus kindergartners will have Pflaum Promise Magazine subscriptions added to their religion curriculum. This material coincides with the liturgical year and the religion curriculum, which will relate to what the students will be learning at church on Sunday.
To improve comprehension skills, second graders at St. Stanislaus Elementary School will be receiving a collection of biography books. They will be able to improve their comprehension skills by practicing questions on predicting, main idea, details, inference, fact and opinion, context clues and compare and contrast.
The 5th graders at St. Stephen Elementary school are receiving funds for Resource Boxes that will boost student knowledge of United States history, increase reading comprehension, and encourage hands-on exploration and learning.