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November 2018 Recipient

Congratulations! Ashely Cabrera is the winner of the We Support Our Schools grant program, sponsored by A2Z Personnel and 107.9 the Drive, for the month of November.  Mrs. Cabrera is a third-grade teacher at Daly Elementary and is looking forward to implementing a book club for her students to encourage a love for reading.  Ashely plans to use the grant money to purchase a few book sets for her club.  By organizing a student-based book club, she hopes to encourage her students to think deeply about what they are reading and to improve reading comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, and more.  Some titles of books she is interested in purchasing are: Among the Hidden, Who Was Helen Keller, I Survived, Magic School Bus: Amazing Magnetism, and Bud Not Buddy.  Thank you, Ashely, for providing our community’s kids with a new opportunity become great readers.

October 2018 Recipient

Karla Baney is the October winner of We Support Our Schools Grant Program, sponsored by A2Z Personnel and 107.9 The Drive. Karla is a first-grade teacher at Stevensville Primary School. She is excited to utilize the funds to purchase “fidget” chairs and stools for her students who struggle with focusing on in-class work. The helpful seating options allow for subtle movement for very active children. They can create a calming effect by providing gentle rocking motion or help children stay alert and focused by engaging the core by providing wiggling motion. We want to thank Karla and all teachers out there who put forth their own time and money to take care of our community’s students.

Congratulations Karla!

September 2018 Recipient

Kimberly Yaskus is the September winner of the We Support Our Schools Grant offered by A2Z Personnel and 107.9 The Drive. Kim is a first year Kindergarten teacher at Washington Elementary in Hamilton. She’s already started her year off with some great in class projects, including baking with her students, and she is excited to be able to bring more hands-on learning experiences throughout the year by utilizing the grant. In addition to using the funds to introduce some new crafts, games, and puzzles, she hopes to purchase some books to expand her in-class library, as well as some basic supplies to help with the operation of her classroom.
Congrats Kimberly form A2Z Personnel and 107.9 The Drive!

June 2018 Recipient

A2Z Personnel and 107.9 The Drive are proud to announce that Vicki Motley is June’s winner for the We Support Our Schools grant program. Mrs. Motley is excited to purchase Active Learning Stools for her classroom. The stools are designed to support students who are more effective learners when they are engaged in movement by providing the students with an opportunity to indulge in slight wiggling and fidgeting motions while sitting at their desks. Also, the stools encourage use of core muscles and promote awareness of posture and balance. The grant was able to cover the purchase of 3 stools. Congrats Vicki!

April 2018 Recipient

This month’s winner of We Support Our School Grant program, sponsored by A2Z Personnel and 107.9 The Drive, is Jacqueline Marshall from Darby School. Jacqueline is the 5th grade teacher for Darby Junior High and is excited to use the funds to assist with providing technology to her students. In Jacqueline’s classroom, using technology to progress her student’s academic success is very important. Mrs. Marshall hopes to teach her students how vital it is to be able to use technology as a tool regardless of which career the student eventually pursues. She plans to utilize the funds to maintain her one-to-one ratio of Chromebooks, which are used for numerous projects, reports, and essays in her classroom and to gain certification as a Google Instructor. Additionally, she hopes to provide some basic school supplies for students who may typically go without. Congrats to you!

March 2018 Recipient

A2Z Personnel, along with 107.9 The Drive want to congratulate our March We Support Our Schools winner!

Robin Evans is a dynamic 7th grade Geography teacher at Stevensville Middle School. She loves to bring hands on projects to her students to encourage learning and to bring history alive. Robin provided her students with leather, hand bound journals to bring new element to a written assignment. The children in her class were to write a journal as if they lived in Europe during another era. They were to write about 15 countries they would visit and what they we see, hear, and smell. While the students were allowed to write or type their journal entries, Ms. Evans provide a quill pen for them to write with so they could experience the difficulties of writing before the time of cartridge pens.

February 2018 Recipient

A2Z Personnel, along with 107.9 The Drive, is proud to present Alicia McEwen with a check for $200 as February’s winner of the We Support Our Schools grant program. Alicia teaches 1st grade at Corvallis Elementary and has an engaging classroom to encourage her student’s participation. As her first graders transition frequently through out the day from desk work to floor time, her goal is to purchase plastic scoop chairs for the time spent on the floor. The scoop chair allows the student to gently rock in one place while engaging in the class activity. It helps the students stay in their personal space while allowing them to shift and have some movement. Teachers, both locally and nationally, have found these chairs to bring a bit of structure to a space that can be a struggle for some children and Alicia is excited to provide her classroom with this added tool. Congratulations Alicia for A2Z Personnel and 107.9 The Drive!

January 2018 Recipient

Congratulation to our January We Support Our School Winner Heather Minster. Heather is a third-grade teacher for Stevensville Elementary School. She is excited to bring more technology into the classroom to help create interest in Computer Science and Programming. She hopes to provide her classroom with 4 Ozobots for small group time or individual work. An Ozobot is a smart robot that can follow lines or roam around freely, detect colors, and can be programmed using visual codes. Your students will learn hands-on about robotics, math and programming. Ozobot teaches student’s programming in a fun way so they learn while being engaged and playing. Congratulation again Heather, for A2Z Personnel and 107.9 The Drive!

December 2017 Recipient

Robert Prince is the winner of A2Z Personnel’s and 107.9 the Drive’s Grant Program, We Support Our Schools, for the month of December.  While Robert has taught in the Valley’s schools before, this is his first year as the Music Teacher for Stevensville Elementary.  Robert offers his students a chance to participate with in music outside of the traditional class by offering special morning group signing and music classes.  He has moved the concert time to evenings so that working parents are able to attend, and he looks for additional instruments to incorporate into his classroom.  The grant funds will help with purchasing and maintaining instruments.

November 2017 Recipient

Patti Healy is November’s We Support Our Schools Grant winner, sponsored by A2Z Personnel and 107.9, The Drive. Patti teaches 4th Grade at Corvallis Primary School and has large number of student’s in her class this year. Her goal is to purchase a couple of Wobble Chairs to allow her more active students the ability to slightly fidget while sitting quietly. The Wobble Chairs provides the students with some minor rocking movement as the rounded bottom shifts their weight and engages their core; however, it is still stable enough to maintain the student’s balance, so they won’t tip over like other seating options. Thank you, Patti, for your work with our valley’s students!