The DeKalb Central Foundation has awarded the following grants:
Provided three $800 scholarships to DHS Seniors. One scholarship was for students continuing their education after high school. Another scholarship was to support students going directly into the military after high school, and the third scholarship was to support students going into the workforce in their chosen career path.
Financially supported DeKalb High School's DNT Freshman Consumer Communications Class by purchasing the books the students created over each of the Portrait of a Baron Graduate Competencies/Attributes. DHS students created one book for each competency, and then they read them to elementary students to reinforce Portrait of a Baron. Each of the four elementary schools got to keep a set of books for teachers to use in the years to come!
Financially supported the applied skills students at both DeKalb Middle School and DeKalb High School with an opportunity to go to Garrett Bowl and Paradise Buffet to work on community skills, behavior, social skills, and restaurant skills.
Helped Sponsor Cybersecurity Event - DeKalb County Central USD welcomed Cathie Bledsoe for a Cybersecurity event. Ms. Bledsoe is an Internet Crimes Against Children Youth educator with the Indiana State Police. Topics that were included: Phone Safety, Cyberbullying, and Social Media Safety
Funded Global Grit Fair for New Tech World Bio Students - The project allowed students to investigate how nutrition impacts people around the world. This real-world project allowed students to explore the human population on a global scale and the characteristics of the rising human population. Students worked together in teams to create a menu and shop for three meals per day for a week. At the end of the unit, students delivered all of the groceries to the Warm-A-Heart Food Pantry in Waterloo and the County Line Church of God Food Pantry on the Auburn campus.
Financially supported DeKalb County’s Special Olympics Basketball Team - The DCF donated money to DeKalb County’s Special Olympics Basketball Team so they could go to Seattle to represent DeKalb at the USA games! Members of the DCF were happy to welcome home our team, the Gold Medal recipients, at their county-wide celebration.
DeKalb Central Schools Teacher Resource Store - Teachers were given an annual amount to “go shopping” for classroom supplies in our DCF Teacher Resource Store such as computer mice, post-its, external storage devices, highlighters, and Expo markers, etc.