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$200 - Country Heights Kentucky Common Core Books

CHES Principal Stacy Harper requested funding for common core books to help students improve non-fiction reading comprehension. Dr. and Mr. Clark gave the donation in memory of their daughter, Megan. The Clarks have two grandsons, Hunter and Cody, who attend CHES.

Thank you Dr. Rose & Mike Clark!

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$500 - Project #76 - Daviess County High School -

Exercise Balls for English Department Desk Chairs


In his informative book, SPARK: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, Harvard Professor JohnJ. Ratey, M.D., wrote, "In addition to priming our state of mind, exercise influences learning directly, at the cellular level, improving the brain's potential to log in and process new information" (Ratey, 2008, p. 35).


There is an increasing number of teachers using exercise balls as seats in classrooms. Many are reporting positive results in student attention and focus. Occupational therapist Sally Geerlings said, "The ability to pay attention increases when given the opportunity to move. These seats (exercise balls) give children tactile stimulation while they are working on balance, assisting their brains to be ready to learn" (Grandville Public Schools Board of Education, 2007). In addition, Bob Nellis of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, conducted a study on the benefits of chairless classrooms and said the following, "Kids move around. They're supposed to be active" (Pytel, 2007). His study showed that students with attention problems could focus better using the exercise balls for chairs in their classrooms. What is more, children in the classrooms who require extra movement could do so in a quiet manner without disturbing other students (Pytel, 2007). Also, in one private school in Minnesota, the teachers found the exercise balls so successful that they replaced all of the classroom chairs with balls. The principal, Deb Kelzer, said, "The kids were really excited to come back to school and sit on those balls" (Pytel, 2007).


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First Security Bank management Mike Beckwith (left) and Kevin Roark (right) present Wish List funding to DCHS Principal Matt Mason (second from right) and DCHS English Dean Dr. Angela Gunter
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$500 - Project #78 - Daviess County High School - Satrapi & McCloud Novels


Help high school students enjoy reading!


DCHS English Deparment is requesting 31 copies of Persepolis (by Marjane Satrapi) and 20 copies of Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art (by Scott McCloud).


Thank you First Security Bank!!!


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$375 - Project #38 - Apollo High School - AP English Novels - Grapes of Wrath


Grapes of Wrath, a must read for any student planning to attend college. Apollo's English Department is requesting this timeless novel for AP classes.


Thank you First Security Bank!!!



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Apollo High School Principal Charlie Broughton (second from left) and English teacher Cam Matthews accept a check to fund AP novels from First Security Bank management team members Kevin Roark (left) and Mike Beckwith (right)
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$375 - Project #39 - Apollo High School - AP English Novels - The Zoo


Apollo High School English Department would like to purchase 75 copies of Albert Elbee's The Zoo to use in class projects for AP English.


Thank you First Security Bank!!!


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$350 - Project #81 - Apollo High School Band Program

The Finale program is one used for what is called notation. In music, that is simply the act of physically writing down the music.

Finale goes far beyond this, as it allows those without sufficient piano skills (such as myself) to actually compose music and hear it played back. As we have recently added music theory classes here at Apollo, the program will allow students to work towards a greater understanding of music through actually composing it, instead of just analyzing what others have written. In addition, the program will also allow me to create necessary parts for the band as needed when a part might be missing or needs to be adjusted.

Thank you First Security Bank!!!


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First Security Bank management team members Kevin Roark (left) and Mike Beckwith (right) present Wish List funding to Apollo Principal Charlie Broughton (second from left) and AHS Band Director Keith Coleman


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$600 - Project #79 - Deer Park SPARK P.E. Curriculum - All Grades


P.E. teacher requests funding to provide innovative SPARK curriculum for all Deer Park students.


Thank you Alan Powers at State Farm Insurance!!!


Alan Powers of Alan Powers State Farm Insurance presents a check to Deer Park Principal Cindy Galloway and PE teacher Ashley Ferguson


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$150 - Project #60 - Burns Middle School - Among the Free Book Set


"The kids absolutely loved the first four books in this 7-volume series!" says their teacher. Burns has the first four books to the series. Among the Free" is the seventh book in the series.


Thank you Jackie and Kevin Akers!!!


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$150 - Project #59 - Burns Middle School - Among the Enemy Book Set


"The kids absolutely loved the first four books in this 7-volume series!" says their teacher. Burns has the first four books to the series. Among the Enemy" is the sixth book in the series.

Thank you Jackie & Kevin Akers!!

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$150 - Project #58 - Burns Middle School - Among the Brave Book Set


"The kids absolutely loved the first four books in this 7-volume series!" says their teacher. Burns has the first four books to the series. Among the Brave" is the fifth book in the series. Invest in Burns Middle School by providing books kids love to read.


Thank you Jackie and Kevin Akers!!!

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$110 - Project #14 - Audubon Elementary 5th Grade - Terabithia books


This Newberry Award winner transports readers to the 5th grade world of Jess and Leslie and provides a truly inspirational story of friendship and transformation. Funding will provide a classroom set of 25 books for Audubon 5th graders.


Funded by the Foundation for Daviess County Public Schools

Opening Day Grant


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$40 - Project #13 - Audubon Elementary 5th Grade - Banks Books


Lynne Reid Banks presents a fascinating story about a plastic figure coming to life in her acclaimed bookIndian in the Cupboard. You can provide this endearing story for Audubon 5th graders by clicking on the link below. Click below to provide 10 copies of Indian in the Cupboard for Audubon Elementary.


Funded by the Foundation for DaviessCounty Public Schools

Opening Day Grant


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$200 - Project #12 - Audubon Elementary 5th Grade - Lowry Books


5th grade teachers at Audubon Elementary would like to have 50 copies of Number the Stars for students to help them understand the Holocaust. Lois Lowry presents a riveting story of two young friends and what they must endure to save the one who is Jewish from the Nazis.


Funded by the Foundation for Daviess County Public School

Opening Day Wish List Grant

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$110 - Project #11 - Audubon Elementary - 5th Grade - Curtis Books


Audubon Elementary wants to purchase 25 copies of Christopher Paul Curtis's Bud, Not Buddy for 5th graders.


Funded by the Foundation for Daviess County Public Schools

Opening Day Grant

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Project #47 - Beacon Central High School - Wii Game Console and Accessories

Thank you Paul & Donna Cunningham!

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$400 - Project #63 - Tamarack Elementary School 1st Grade - Mobile Teaching Easel


Thank you, Julie and Rick Hobgood!

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$28 - Project #18 - Audubon Elementary 4th Grade - Favorite Greek Myths


Help provide much needed books for Audubon Elementary 4th graders. Favorite Greek Myths covers much loved Greek mythology stories geared toward upper elementary grade students.


Thank you Anonymous Donor! Your gift will open doors to the world of mythology to our 4th graders!

Anonymous Donor Comments: "Given in honor of a teacher who brought these ancient stories to life in her classroom many years ago."


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$150 - Project #35 - Beacon Central High Schools Physical Education Corn Hole Set


Beacon Central PE students enjoy playing cornhole . . . welll, they say they would enjoy playing corn hole if they had one. Beacon Central PE teachers would like to have a corn hole set to supplement their PE curriculum.


Thank you Mr. Brian Smith! - Your gift will enhance the educational opportunities of Beacon students!

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$405 - Project #36- DCHS Discover College/OCTC Tuition


This DCHS junior is a first-generation college candidate who qualifies for free/reduced lunch. This young person is currently enrolled in the Community Campus engineering academy and has plans to attend the University of Louisville where (s)he wants to major in electrical engineering. This focused student has successfully completed Intro to Engineering and Principles of Engineering. Your generous gift will help this student take Digital Electronics during the Spring semester 2012.


Thank You Dr. Bill Chandler, Mr. Barry Embry, Mr. Mike Fiorella and Mr. Larry Miller!

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$405 - Project #37 - AHS/OCTC Discover College Tuition


This Apollo High School junior is in the Community Campus Theatre Arts Academy and has successfully completed the first two courses in this Academy with A's! This young actor has performed in KWC's Antigone and is interested in stage management. This inspiring student has been asked to help manage KWC's next theatre performance. Your generous contribution to his/her tuition will help this young person on his/her way to completing a college degree.


Thank You Dr. Bill Chandler, Mr. Barry Embry, Mr. Mike Fiorella and Mr. Larry Miller!