At the January 2019 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Castaic Education Foundation (CEF) announced the recipients for the 2019 teacher grants. Seven grants, totaling $21,784.46 were awarded to support the 21st-century learning taking place in Castaic Union School District (CUSD) classrooms.
“The Castaic Education Foundation is excited to award grants this school year that will provide enrichment opportunities across all grade levels, including preschool.” said Castaic Education Foundation Chairperson Julia Phippen. “Grants for career education, outdoor learning, writing, socialization programs, and technology will allow teachers to support the needs and interests of our students.”
Congratulations to the grant awardees below:
· Pathways to the Future: Career Education for Culinary, Dental, and Sports Medicine at Castaic Middle School
· “Outdoor Learning is Fun” – STEAM Preschool Education for the Preschool Program at Castaic Middle School
· Developing a Writer’s Workshop Model at Northlake Hills Elementary School
· 24 Chromebooks for the Special Education Department at Castaic Middle School
· Whiteboard Tables at Northlake Hills Elementary School
· Bouncy Bands – Class Set at Live Oak Elementary School
· Lunch Bunch Games which foster socialization skills at Live Oak Elementary School
“I am immensely excited to see all of the winning projects come to life in the classroom,” said Castaic Superintendent Steven Doyle. “Our partnership with the Castaic Education Foundation allows our teachers to create educational and socialization opportunities that benefit all the students of Castaic Union School District.”
The Castaic Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports the Castaic Union School District. The purpose of CEF is to assist in the achievement and maintenance of a superior program of public education within the District.
About Castaic Union School District: Serving nearly 2,200 students in the northwest portion of the Santa Clarita Valley. Castaic Union School District features four schools, providing children with a creative and collaborative learning environment supported by a safe and nurturing atmosphere that creates lifelong learners and empowers them to be critical thinkers in a global community.