Corporations for Education 2016-2017 Funded Programs At A Glance – $40,298
China Cultural Exchange Program – $2,500 Open to all P-H-M middle school students, this program offers a unique experience for middle school students. Every other year, P-H-M students travel to China to learn about its cultural and customs. This school year, Chinese students and representatives visited P-H-M.
Gibson Title-1 After-School Mentoring Program – $5,000 – Started as a pilot program at Meadow’s Edge Elementary, this after school program is now at all P-H-M Title 1 schools for students who need additional support on standardized testing.
Kingsmen Art Gallery – Penn Curator Barb Miller oversees the gallery, which work from professional artists, Penn students and staff. Ms. Miller has created new opportunities for students to visit the art gallery, and her goal is to build a permanent exhibit for the gallery.
Laidig Commitment – $13,000. Laidig System commitment to four P-H-M schools is through a restricted gift to Madison, Meadow’s Edge, and Elm Road elementary schools; and Grissom Middle School.
Robotics (FTC and NIC FLL Tournament) – FTC – $3,750 – essentials for five robots; North Central Indiana FIRST Lego League Tournament – $6,298. Comprehensive program that funds Lego robots in the elementary and middle schools. In addition, the North Central Indiana FIRST Lego League Tournament was created two years ago to help elevate the need for area teams, including P-H-M teams, to travel for competition. FIRST Lego League was developed to create a feeder system into the high school. CFE supports the Penn Robots team by funding stipends and supplies for FTC.
Running is Elementary – $8,250 Now in its 10th year, Running is Elementary engages all fourth- and fifth-graders in P-H-M in a month-long running club that culminates in a race at Elm Road Elementary. Because of the CFE sponsorship, Running is Elementary continues to be a free event for students. Students learn about health and fitness, with the end goal of them becoming lifelong runners. Approximately 700 students participated this year – growth rate of 25 new students a year.
Young Author’s Conference – $1,500 Each year, a children’s author is featured at the half-day event at Schmucker Middle Schools. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade rotate stations that include a reading from the featured author; writing mini-camps; and song and dance time. Parents have the opportunity to learn how to encourage and strength children’s writing skill.