Read the descriptions below to see how our students at CRE will benefit from these grants! If you'd like to learn more about the Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation, click HERE
Mrs. Hicks' Grant:
Our librarian, Mrs. Hicks, was recently awarded a grant through the Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation. Through the grant Mrs. Hicks was able to start a Capstone Interactive eBook collection for our school library. Some great things about this collection are: all books are available to all students at all times, and students have the option to listen to the book or read it on their own. Mrs. Hicks is excited that our CRE students now have access to this collection anytime and anywhere they have a device and access to the internet.
Mrs. Loughman's Grant:
I applied for a HSEF grant so I could purchase yoga mats for our students. I want them to be able to have the pure yogi experience, as we move through mindfulness lessons, throughout the school year. Ultimately, we want our students to leave CRE with the tools they need to be successful, productive citizens in life. Our vision is for our students to continue to have compassion, empathy, along with self-respect. Mindfulness creates space and allows students to replace impulsive reactions with responses that are thoughtful and helpful. Being self-aware and understanding our feelings, helps reduce stress, increases attention-span, and improves self-control.
Mrs. Wijesekera's Grant:
The CRE music program received a grant for the First Steps in Music curriculum, which will be used primarily with kindergarten and first grade with applications for K-4. This curriculum is entirely based in children's music culture and includes songs and games developed by children for children. This innovative program not only meets state music curriculum standards but extends that learning through creative play and relatable culture into musical excellence by teaching students to express themselves with their voice, move freely with their bodies, and practice appropriate social skills and interactions through their own games and songs.