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Lewiston Education Fund Provides $600 Grant to Montello 3rd Graders

The Lewiston Education Fund recently awarded the 3rd grade students and teachers at Montello Elementary School $600 towards the cost of a field trip to the Maine Wildlife Park.  Although standard grants do not provide funds for transportation, the LEF received donations from individuals that were interested in supporting this project and were able to honor the 3rd grade teachers request for assistance.  The trip will occur at the conclusion of the class unit on animal habitats and provides students with hands-on experience in a natural wildlife habitat.  Third grade teacher, Marc Lavoie, is excited about the project and indicates that the teachers can now “begin to schedule, plan and pre-teach in earnest!”

The LEF would like to extend a special thank you to Kevin McHugh and other employees at Bates College who donated funds in support of this project.

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Bangor Savings awards $10,000 to LEF

Beth Gaudet (left), Executive Director of the LEF and Christine Bosse, Bangor Savings Bank- Lisbon Street, Lewiston

The Lewiston Education Fund was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from Bangor Savings Foundation. Since 2002, the Lewiston Education Fund has allocated up to $20,000 per year toward supplemental “mini-grants” to the Lewiston Public Schools.  Projects are chosen based on level of student impact, potential for independent sustainability, and content. Past grants have promoted cultural awareness, supported reading as lifestyle and encouraged physical fitness and civic participation. The Grant process is designed to create opportunities for teachers to add depth and diversity to their year-round curricula.   For more information about the Lewiston Education Fund or volunteer opportunities, please email Beth Gaudet at lef@lewistonpublicschools.org or contact her at 795-4100 Ext #249.

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LEF Grant Recipients Launch Quizdom Program

From L to R: Marcella Lessard, Terry Waite, Tyson Reissfelder & Judy Radigan

Teachers Marcella Lessard and Judy Radigan launched the Quizdom program in October 2010.

The Quizdom Electronic Response System allows students to participate and reply to classroom curriculum, quizzes and tests with a hand held remote response.

This technology provides instant feedback, allowing teachers to gauge student comprehension on the spot.

Ms. Lessard and Ms. Radigan were awarded LEF grant money to purchase the system, which is already proving to be a success at Lewiston High School and LRTC.

Students are eager to participate in class with the use of the new technology.  For more information on the Quizdom system, check out the Quizdom Grant Application.

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Grants Fund Teachers’ Quests for Student Success

A reading project created by Giselle Cyr, a teacher at Lewiston Middle School, and a math project created by Samantha Wilson, Dennis Mancine, Linda St. Laurent, Tammy Thibodeau, Mary Rider and Elyce Reavely, teachers at Lewiston High School, have been awarded $2,500 grants – the top awards – this year from the Lewiston Education Fund. read more