Member of FirstEnergy Education Advisory Council
Mrs. Joan Stoner, 5th grade science teacher, has been selected to serve a 2-year term on First Energy Corporation's Education Advisory Council beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. As part of a panel of educators and school administrators, Mrs. Stoner helps to review and evaluate First Energy educational materials for accuracy. The panel also strives to be sure materials are unbiased, have high potential for student interest, and are suitable for grade levels and subject areas.
Little Bits STEM Kits Grant
The Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village School District received a grant from the Innovation Fund held by the Ashland County Community Foundation (ACCF) to purchase Little Bits kits for fifth grade Science,Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) classes.
“We are very grateful that this project was funded with a matching grant of $2,500 from the ACCF’s Innovation Fund,” said Superintendent John Miller. “The Little Bits kits and the electronic building blocks are a great way to enhance problem-solving and to build STEM skills.”
According to Joan Stoner, fifth grade science teacher, each kit can support up to 32 inventors problem-solving, tinkering, and flexing their maker muscles together. “It’s the perfect way to incorporate formal or unstructured STEM learning into our program,” Stoner said.