This week’s One Class At A Time recipient is Radley Elementary School teacher Katherine Senecal.
Senecal is working to ensure her students don’t lose their social skills in a digital world.
Quinton Mergenthaler and Mylii Hamilton of First Interstate Bank were joined by KXLH to surprise Senecal and her class at Radley Elementary with a $250 check.
The money from the grant will be used to buy board games for the students, that way they can socialize during lunch breaks and recesses when they are unable to go outside.
Senecal believes these interactions will help improve communication and teach prosocial behaviors for the students.
“The kids can work together in small groups and talk to each other, get to know each other, and build those social emotional skills, critical thinking skills,” said Senecal.
Senecal wants to thank everyone involved in One Class at a Time, adding that the grant is a big help to teachers with small budgets.
For more than a decade, First Interstate Bank and MTN have partnered for the One Class at a Time grant.
The mission of the grant is to foster educational opportunities for local teachers and students.
A panel of retired teachers and school officials select the grant recipients from a pool of submitted applications.
For more information about One Class at a Time, including how to apply, visit here. https://kxlh.com/one-class-at-a-time/
- Reported by John Riley