• PLCS Foundation Awards Teacher Grants totaling $110,000

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    May 24, 2024

    PLCS Foundation Awards Teacher Grants totaling $110,000

    Papillion, NE – May 24, 2024 – Papillion La Vista Community Schools Foundation awarded $110,000 through its Teacher Grant Program, which is designed to encourage unique and innovative ideas to improve the 

    educational process and enhance the learning experience of students in the district. 48 grant submissions were selected that will benefit students across all grade levels:

    All PLCS schools

    • Digital Vision Screener

    All PLCS elementaries and middle schools

    • Sphero Blueprint Differentiated Engineering

    • Level up Coding Skills for HAL students 

    Anderson Grove Elementary

    • Tumbling Mats

    Ashbury Elementary

    • Meaningful Math Manipulatives

    • Tumbling Mats

    Early Childhood Community Special Education 

    • Spanish Story Time

    G. Stanley Hall Elementary

    • Slab Rollers for Art

    • Talon Team

    • Hawk Cart 

    • Hall Marquee 

    • Science Night

    G. Stanley Hall Elementary, La Vista West Elementary, Parkview Heights Elementary, Golden Hills Elementary, Carriage Hill Elementary, La Vista Middle School, Papillion La Vista High School 

    • Boosting Bilingual Bridges and Breakthrough Translation Technology 

    Golden Hills Elementary 

    • Multisensory Reading for ALL Learners

    Golden Hills Elementary, Bell Elementary

    • Book Collection About Artists, Creativity and Art Appreciation

    Hickory Hill Elementary 

    • Husky Cart

    • STEM Club Supplies

    La Vista Middle School

    • Algebra Calculators

    • Hands on Equations

    • Business Marketing/Career Exploration

    • Vocabulary Instruction

    • A Cooking Kitchen for the Vocational Learning Center and Learning Center Students

    La Vista Middle School, Liberty Middle School, Papillion Middle School

    • Sports Physicals for Middle School Students

    La Vista West Elementary

    • Literacy and Life Skills

    • Music and Movement

    Papillion La Vista High School

    • Cold Science

    • Unified Musical 

    Papillion La Vista High School, Papillon La Vista South High School

    • The Art of Raku - The Historical Perspective and Methodology of Alternative Firing Techniques.

    • Esports

    Papillion Middle School

    • Band Tune-Up

    • Papillion La Vista South High School

    • Science Department Equipment Update

    Parkview Heights Elementary

    • Gaga Ball Pit

    • Scooters

    • Hands on Math

    • Point and Play Playground Banner

    • Risers for Music Class/Performances

    • Upper Elementary Whole Class Novel Studies

    • Rekenrek Rod for Whiteboard

    • Sensory Tools

    • Drying Racks

    Portal Elementary

    • Sonday System 1

    Prairie Queen Elementary

    • Vertical Whiteboards for Student Collaboration

    Rumsey Station Elementary

    • Expanding the Sensory Room 

    • Small Rifton Tricycles for Special Needs Students

    • Assistive Technology C Pen Reader for Students with Learning Disabilities

    Trumble Park

    • Project Word Recognition

    • Volleyball Nets

    Liberty Middle School - Young Adult Transitional Program

    • Tower Garden 


    About PLCS Foundation:

    Founded in 1986, the PLCS Foundation enhances educational opportunities for PLCS students that would not otherwise be possible. It is the school district’s trusted philanthropic partner, and invests in schools through helpful grants, scholarships and other wide-ranging initiatives that benefit all students. For more information about the PLCS Foundation, please visit plcsfoundation.org.

    Taylor Brethouwer, Marketing & Events Manager
    taylor.brethouwer@plcsfoundation.org, (402) 898-0477
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