West Salem Rotary is proud of our teachers and we want to support them and the children they inspire. Several years ago, the Club began a “mini grant” program to offer support for teacher’s special projects that cannot be funded through the School District.
Here are our recipients in 2018:
Chapman Hill Elementary – Amber Riesterer and Racheal Harms – The Sensory Pathway
Kalapuya Elementary – Jennifer Neitzel and Kelly Ridgeway – Service Above Self at Kalapuya
Riviera Christian School – Jessie Adams and Gordy Crowston – Ukulele All Play project
Straub Middle School – Laura Perez and Jim Harms – CTEC Field Trip
West Salem High School – Barbara Frels and Stephen Ackerman– Art Exhibition Event
The grants are for up to $500 to one teacher at each West Salem school. In total we plan to give out 5-10 grants per year. The grant is to be used to purchase supplies or equipment or cover other expenses directly related to a specific project. The application must clearly demonstrate how the project will enhance the education of the students by promoting and emphasizing one of the four values listed:
SERVICE ABOVE SELF… Engaging in meaningful community or global service that enhances the lives of other people.
HIGH ETHICAL STANDARDS… in business and in the community.
THE ENHANCEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING… of all cultures and people.
EDUCATION… as a pathway to success which will result in further service.