Seeger High School teachers have started teaching place-based learning. The idea is that students learn subject content with the culminating project being something that is visible in the community. An example in Warren County of a place-based learning project is the Tree Identification signs at Fleming Woods. The students in the Young Explorers group researched information about the trees, then their information was made into permanent signs for everyone to learn from. We hope to see many more projects like this in the near future and for years to come. The Bill and Kay Powell Education Fund awarded $729 to this venture.
Marge Clark Education Fund Awards Remaining Payout
The Marge Clark Education fund awarded the remaining $1,868 of its annual fund payout to the swimming pool fund. This new pool will host many educational swim lessons, and host many other water exercise classes.
Bi-County Educational Opportunity Fund
This year, the $700 annual grant award went to Attica High School. Sarah Mattern along with another teacher will take two bus trips for their juniors. One trip will be for students interested in the trades, visiting a variety of training centers as well as manufacturing industries. The second trip will be for students pursuing a four year degree, taking two days to visit five institutions in Indiana.
Two Grants awarded to Seeger Guidance Department
The Seeger Guidance Department was awarded $626 from the Joey Lee Lawson Memorial Fund. They will use this grant towards mental health related programming. In addition, $240 was awarded from the Amber M. Knipe College and Career Readiness Fund. This money will be used towards college and career preparation. This could include things such as bringing in an expert to help parents and guardians fill out the FAFSA (college financial aid paperwork).
Scott and Nancy Clark Memorial Fund awards grant
The Warren County Extension office was awarded a $500 grant from the Scott and Nancy Clark Memorial fund. This grant will be used to host an event in the first quarter of 2023. The program will be for women landowners. The topics covered will include various land lease options, conservation considerations, and bringing in an attorney to discuss legal aspects of land ownership. Watch for more information about this program in the near future.
$5,000 Pool Match met!
You met the match again! In the last newsletter, we announced another $5,000 match for the new community swimming pool, and you delivered. $5,000 in individual donations came in, so we happily wrote another $5,000 check! Great job everyone. Get creative in how you donate to the pool. Don't have any birthday ideas? Ask for money to be donated to the pool fund in your honor!
Students will attend first workshop on January 21st
The students in the My Community, My Vision group from the Youth Council will have their first workshop in Indianapolis on January 21st. These workshops will have experts in the community development and placemaking space leading the students. The students have already been meeting weekly at Seeger and are very excited to get started on their project. Stay tuned as we release more information about what their community project will be, where it will be located, and how you can get involved in helping their vision become a reality.
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