Impact Stories


 

2018 Creative Impact Grants Awarded

In early November, the Lawrence Township School Foundation awarded 24 Creative Impact Grants totaling $25,000 to teachers in 13 schools across the MSD of Lawrence Township! Creative Impact Grants are part of LTSF’s Hands-On Learning initiative, which unleashes the power of learning by doing.

The funding for these innovative projects are made possible by YOU. Thank you for all you do to support our superheroes in the classroom!

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Up & Running

The LTSF Up & Running program gets students active and healthy as the students, grades 4 and up, train to participate in two 5K runs each year. The mission is to challenge students to experience the benefits of goal-setting, character development, adult mentoring and improved health by providing them with a true life-changing experience.

LTSF is so proud of the 584 Up & Running students, the mentors, and volunteers for participating in the 5K portion of the Indy Half Marathon on October 6, 2018! Your dedication to health and wellness is deeply appreciated.

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2019 Indiana Teacher of Year

Congratulations to Tamara Markey, a pre-engineering teacher at McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology for being named the 2019 Indiana Department of Education Teacher of the Year. LTSF is so proud of Ms. Markey and her commitment to excellence in education. She continually strives to help not only her students but all succeed.

In May 2018, Ms. Markey was a winner of the LTSF sponsored Excellence Design Challenge in MSD of Lawrence Township. Together with Jeff Smith, the winning idea was for Mobile STEM Labs for the District.

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The Bridge Fund

The Bridge Fund is off to another great start this school year by supplying 600 composition notebooks for Brook Park Elementary School’s Environmental Science class. The Bridge Fund is a designated fund of the Lawrence Township School Foundation that meets students where they are at. All students need to have the opportunity to participate in all school aspects, including academics, athletics, extracurricular activities, special projects, and other various events. Providing the resources needed, one student at a time, allows our kids to dream big and succeed.

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Congratulations Winners!

The Lawrence Township School Foundation is excited to share that Mr. Jeffrey Smith and Ms. Tamara Markey of McKenzie Center for Innovation & Technology are the recipients of the 2018 Excellence Design Challenge! This $20,000 award is given annually to a staff member or shared with staff members who bring forward an innovative idea that creates meaningful impact throughout the district.

The team’s proposal, titled LT Mobile ILAB, was identified by district leadership as best affecting efficiently, effectiveness, and improved outcomes. LT Mobile ILAB will be a mobile digital fabrication lab designed to deliver STEM discovery opportunities and transfer learning into making at each school in the district. Can’t wait to see the Mobile ILAB in action!

 

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EdEx supports Lawrence Township Teachers

Last year, nearly $100,000 in clothing and supplies were given to Lawrence Township staff members. A teacher from Fall Creek Valley stated, “EdEx has been an AMAZING resource to my students, staff, and me! No matter how unique my needs are, I have ALWAYS been able to turn to EdEx for materials and items that will benefit my students! I am so grateful to have the opportunity to visit EdEx and utilize this resource each year!”

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