Elementary Art ProgramThe first signature project of JLSF was to pilot an art program in the elementary schools, which the school later picked up and continues today.
Elementary Flexible SeatingJLSF awarded several grants, totaling approx. $1,500, to place flexible seating in one classroom at each elementary school building. Flexible seating increases academic performance, participation and behavior, core strength and posture, and reduces restlessness while improving attention
JMMS and JHS VR GogglesJLSF gave a $2,089 grant to JMMS and a $3,285 grant to JHS for virtual reality sets that allow students to participate in virtual environments that fulfill state standards and create a memorable experience. They can take virtual field trips and take tests that are integrated with the virtual world they are experiencing.
Symphony Field TripJLSF awarded this $800 grant for third graders across the district to go to the Canton Symphony Orchestra’s Young People’s Concert. Classical music boosts memory, sparks creativity, and reduces stress levels. This trip was taken right before third grade testing.
JSA and JAGS LeadershipDuring JLSF's first grant cycle, we awarded $2,054 for JSA and JAGS to bring in Ted Weise for three days to speak with freshman classes on leadership and the idea of working with upper classmen. JAGS and JSA are involved throughout the district, including at the elementary and middle schools, so this grant had an impact throughout the school district.
Kindergarten HatcheriesJLSF awarded a $1,000 grant to a kindergarten class at Sauder for egg hatcheries. This allowed students to see a chick grow and hatch. Students journaled during this unique experience. Kindergarten teachers plan to get new eggs each year.
LEGO We Do KitsJLSF awarded over $2,600 for Lego We-Do kits for all elementary buildings. Lego We-Do kits align with science and math standards across all grade levels.
ROX Program for GirlsIn our third grant cycle, JLSF awarded a $5,000 grant to bring the ROX Program to our school district. ROX supports social and emotional health, communication, girl drama/bullying, body image, and more for girls in 5th, 7th, and 9th grades.
STEM and STEAM BinsIn our second grant cycle, JLSF awarded $4,475 in grants for STEM bins, STEAM bins, and fine motor manipulatives for Lake Cable and Amherst. The activities the students can do with these supplies allow them to build confidence in their problem solving skills.
Social Thinking TrainingJLSF awarded a $2,420 grant to Mrs. Cline to be trained in Social Thinking. Social Thinking is a methodology by which you can intervene with students who are having a hard time
socially interacting with others (such as reading a room through body language or emotions).
Electric Car KitJLSF awarded a $5,030 grant to JMMS for an electric car kit for students to build and race. When the students wanted to continue to improve their car at JHS, we awarded a $2,750 grant for JMMS to purchase a second kit.
"JMMS greatly appreciates the support of the Jackson Local Schools Foundation. We would not be able to provide innovative programming such as the Electric Car Project without such support. It makes jumping in that cold water seem not quite so bad!" - Mr. Carter
Reading RecoveryJLSF awarded a $440 grant for Ms. Lenhart to attend a national reading recovery conference.
"I will be forever thankful to the Jackson Local Schools Foundation for this grant! The knowledge that was gained at this conference continues to impact student learning. Thank you, again, for this amazing opportunity!" - Ms. Lenhart