Posted by Shellie Peterson
President Kim and Greg Wynn (standing in for Donna who was substitute teaching) revealed a banner from the Archuleta County School District.
The 2018 mini grant program was very successful.  Fifteen local teachers from a variety of Archuleta County schools applied for grant funds.  Applications were submitted from Pagosa Springs Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Pagosa Family School, and Pagosa Peak Open School.  Their applications varied greatly in the needs for their students.  Applicants requested funds for classroom supplies, science enrichment, creative classroom furniture, and much more.  Pagosa Springs is very fortunate to have educators from many diversified schools who are dedicated to the enrichment of our young people.
It is with great pleasure that the Pagosa Springs Rotary Club is proud to announce that all applicants’ grant applications were awarded for a total of over $2,200.00.  
This Year's grant recipients were Dana Hayward, Sabra Miller, Rachael Christiansen, Jeanne Dahler, Anita Hinger, Jennifer Banks, Lauren Wolford (3 grant applications), Linda Lutomski,  Karla Choat, Emily Murphy, Heather Rose, Sarah Johnson, & Kelle Bruno.  
The Pagosa Springs Rotary Club Teacher Mini Grant Program is a long standing annual program for our club and this year was no different.  The mini grant program awards a limited number of grants with a maximum award of $200 for special classroom projects to individual teachers in kindergarten through twelfth grade in Archuleta County.  The mini grant provides working capital to innovative teachers who want to develop new ideas to enrich the student classroom experience.  The mini grants also provide funds to teachers for materials or projects that would not otherwise be available through the school district or for teachers that would otherwise have to use their own money to support them.  
Our thanks go out to Donna Wynn who shepherded this project through to completion this year!  Good Job Donna!