Bridge Mixer Marathon Group Awards Grants To Catholic School System
For the City-Times
For the fourth consecutive year, the Bridge Mixer Marathon Group, including an anonymous donor, is sponsoring five education grants for the Stevens Point Area Catholic Schools teachers.
This year, recipients are Kathy Hansel of St. Stephen Elementary School and Joyce Krusa of Pacelli High School.
Kathy Hansel’s grant will provide 3-5th grade students with a Bigger Words Center and Bigger Word Kit. The word kits will help struggling readers with reading multi-syllabic words. The objective is to increase the student’s ability to read these words that would in turn assist them in reading books more closely aligned to their grade level.
Joyce Krusa’s grant will allow her to purchase scientific calculators to utilize throughout the year. She would be able to explain the specific functions of these calculators and help make assignments easier for students to understand.
The Stevens Point Area Catholic Schools would like to thank the 31 members of the Bridge Mixer Marathon Group, along with the anonymous donor, for providing the financial support for the two grants.
In addition, an anonymous donor has provided funding for 3 more grants. Those three recipients are Lorie Liss and Kelley Schmidt of Pacelli High School, and Tina Lepak of St. Peter Middle School.
Lorie Liss’ grant will allow students to create an ABC Book of Jesus to share with first grade students. It will provide multilevel students the opportunity to discover and learn about significant events in the life of Jesus through the books created by the sophomore students.
Kelley Schmidt’s grant allows her to purchase tools that will be used to create metal enameling pieces. These tools will provide the learning experience of cutting, sanding, and creating wearable art as well as sculpture pieces.
Tina Lepak’s grant will provide funding for glass fusion. Students will be able to create pieces of fused glass art, while also learning about glass fusion, cultural influences and the impact of glass fusion on art history.