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Grants to schools

The Bismarck Public Schools Foundation has approved more than $61,000 in Innovation and Watts grants as follows:

Innovation Grants — Horizon Middle School, Jeremy Overbeck, United Sound: Inclusion of special ed. in orchestral; Wachter Middle School, Kacie Schlecht, MTSS-B rewards and recognition projects; Bismarck High School, Lea Geis, guitar lessons; and Horizon Middle School and Miller Elementary, Ross Baumgartner, orchestra library for self-directed learning.

Watts Grants — Sunrise Elementary, Andrea Frovarp, Katie Babcock, technology innovation in classroom; Career Academy, Brad Stangeland, student flights/UAS upgrades; school district, Dana Van Heukelom, Share the Music instruments; Century High School, Melissa Ringgenberg, washer/dryer; Solheim Elementary and the district, Rob Peske , elementary basses; and Career Academy, Richard Conley, curriculum development.

Two projects will receive funding from Donate4Impact: Uke Can Do It and flexible seating.

AMVETS host kids

Bismarck AMVETS Post 9 held its annual Children’s Christmas Party on Dec 9, hosted by the ladies auxiliary.

Nine-two children, their parents and grandparents were in attendance.

The AMVETS also accepted stocking caps and mittens for donation to Northridge School.

With stock group

The American Gelbvieh Association elected directors and officers for 2018 during its national convention in Wichita, Kan.

Klint Sickler, of Gladstone, is the group’s new secretary.

Dennis Gustin, of Mandan, also is a member of the board of directors.

Grants awarded

Andrea Weikum and Stacy Olson, library media specialists at Sunrise and Rita Murphy elementary schools in Bismarck, respectively, received state Collection Development Grants.

Sunrise will receive $3,400, Murphy will get a $5,000. Murphy also was awarded a $5,000 Makerspace grant.

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