St. Agnes Catholic Elementary School in Bloomsdale received a $20,000 grant from the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri. The grant, awarded through the foundation’s Beyond Sunday Education Fund, will provide for school improvements.
St. Agnes School’s Beyond Sunday grant will fund the innovative new project, STREAM with Project Lead the Way. This project was developed by the entire school teaching staff and will allow St. Agnes to utilize Project Lead the Way resources to provide innovative hands-on lessons in science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and mathematics.
Benefits to students include opportunities to develop leadership, creativity, and collaboration skills with real-world problem-solving applications, all within the context of their mission as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Teachers and school leadership are very excited about the impact the grant will have.
“The Project Lead the Way Grant … will enable me to enhance and incorporate STREAM curriculum into my classroom,” said St. Agnes third-grade teacher Debra Klahs. ”I will use the grant to provide students with opportunities to learn vital skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and team building.”
The Roman Catholic Foundation awards Beyond Sunday grants to Archdiocesan and parish Catholic schools and Parochial School of Religion programs in the Archdiocese of St. Louis through a competitive application and review process. To date, $3.1 million has been granted to benefit Catholic education in the region.
The Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri is a 501(c)3 public charity, independent from the Archdiocese of St. Louis, that operates with the mission of inspiring giving and connecting donors to Catholic ministries, sustaining the local church for future generations.
(Information in a release from St. Agnes School.)