The awarding of this grant will enable us to purchase much needed equipment to help with our safety as well as the safety of others. We purchased safety equipment to protect us while preforming extrication duties with the jaws of life equipment. We purchased safety signs (warning f accident ahead) this will help make the entire scene safer for all responders. We purchased a winch for the truck to help in extreme conditions in case a vehicle is off an embankment and we purchased a cordless sawzall to help with removing parts of the vehicle without having to use electrical power.
This is a yearly program that runs concurrent with the School calendar. We provide nutritious supplemental food each weekend for children who have been identified as being “at risk of hunger” on the weekends. Each week we pack bags with 6 small meals, a minimum of 2 snacks, shelf stable milk, and occasional extra treats. On Fridays we deliver these bags to the school to distribute to those students who have been identified as “at risk”. Each month we include a handout that contains coloring sheets, puzzles, etc. that help teach children about nutrition and making wise food choices. This past school year we distributed over twenty thousand pounds of food through this program.
This project was to purchase seating for the shooting houses and tree stands on the Iron Horse Farm property where the St. Michael Iron Horse Charity events occur. These are used during the events for disabled veterans and 1st responders who attend different events during the year at St. Michaels Iron Horse Charities/Iron Horse Farm
This grant allowed for new furniture to be purchased replacing our heavily used and broken pieces. Much of our furniture was from the late 50’s and early 60’s. The sofa, four individual chairs, and table with a magazine rack added both to the attractiveness and functionality of the library. Computer work stations were purchased to ensure privacy as well as acknowledging patron safety due to COVID. Colorful bean bags were purchased to liven up our children’s room and make it comfortable for them to use. A rolling book rack allows for displays to be changed and various locations adjusted as needed. Desk chairs which were missing pieces and/or not operating properly were replaced.
Last summer, the previous Guidance Counselor, Kristi Williamson, submitted a grant application for Computers for Students. We purchased 50 Dell Chromebooks and 50 Dell Academic /Education licenses from Clear Winds Technologies. I have attached an invoice, check stub, and pictures of the computers that we purchased. Kristi requested $9500.00. We were granted $3,779.57. Our school spent $13,555.50.
We appreciate your support of our school. Thank you so much for your help with this project.
Emily Martin, Guidance Counselor (Hired May 2021)