2018-19 Grant Recipients
On April 12th Dyan Phillips took her 26 Urey Middle School Art Club students on an exciting adventure to the Art Institute of Chicago. In her own words, "This trip was priceless for many of the students." The adventure began with a train ride from South Bend to Chicago. Many of the students had never been on a train and were thrilled with the experience. Once arriving in Chicago, the group walked to the grand Art Institute of Chicago museum located in downtown Chicago. After filling up on a nutritious lunch in the beautiful cafe located on the lower level of the museum, the students were ready to explore the world famous museum. A docent, provided by the institute, led the students on an interesting, informative tour of mythological themed art and sculpture. After their tours, the students explored the impressionist and the modern art wings with Mrs. Phillips.Before heading home, Mrs. Phillips gave the students an opportunity to visit and photograph the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture also known as ‘the Bean’ located in Millennium Park.
Lisa Vukovits is an 8th grade science teacher at Urey Middle School. She was awarded a generous grant from the foundation to purchase mobile growing stations. These growing stations allow enough room in the classroom lab to do multiple projects and activities. Examples of the activities include: Growing plants from seed, effects of acid rain on plants and sustainability.
Gail Crone, 4th grade teacher at Walkerton Elementary School, was awarded a grant for the Project Lead The Way program. The money awarded will be used to purchase tablets and apps to be used on the tablets. Students will utilize the tablets to learn engineering and design techniques that will help prepare them for the hands-on-world they will enter as adults.