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$2,860 in LSEF grants to enhance instruction

$2,860 in LSEF grants to enhance instruction

The Lakeview Schools Educational Foundation (LSEF) provides student scholarships and staff grants to enhance the quality of education in the Lakeview School District.  Scholarship and grant awards are made possible by generous donations from alumni, staff and community.  Information on donating to this importance endeavor is available online at and by email at The following grants were awarded this fall to Lakeview educators.

The Rose Ferguson Grant will fund LMS 7/8 Academy teachers Sara Sellers, Sarah Kolassa and Beth Rayner’s participation in online training through the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. These courses directly connect with current classroom instructional content on American history.

The Thomas Jefferson Grant, awarded to Jennifer Lacy, Lesa Reynolds, and Kelly Gutsue, will fund Mindfulness Fundamentals training for 13 LMS 5/6 Academy teachers.  Participants will learn about the functioning of the brain, and the role mindfulness plays in communication and interaction.

The Kay and Karl Randels Grant for the Arts, awarded to LMS teacher Breeze Wattie, will support the purchase of a tank printer.  The printer will allow LMS art students to make copies of original art for contests, competitions, shows and fundraisers.

The Kay and Karl Randels Grant for the Arts, awarded to LMS choir teacher Jeff Cachero, will pay for Cachero and three additional Lakeview music staff to attend the January 2019 Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids, MI.

The Mary Ellen Vanderveer Scholarship, awarded to LHS educators Margaret Lincoln, Jodi Darland, Emily McLaughlin, Jon Miller and Allison Olson, will allow 360 English students to attend an interactive presentation by professional storyteller and second generation Holocaust survivor Judy Sima.

The Mary Ellen Vanderveer Scholarship (Fall), awarded to Young 5s teachers Julie Ruger and Karen Stults, will cover transportation costs for five trips to Advantage Living Center nursing home for Young 5s students to teach a craft while learning valuable social awareness, self-awareness and relationship skills.