The DeKalb Central Foundation has awarded the following grants:
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.
Purchased Lice Kits for the school nurses.
Financially supported DHS's Baron Friends Club for a holiday activity. Baron Friends Club matches students with and without disabilities to do activities together.
Purchased equipment to create and provide a sensory program at DeKalb Middle School for all students use.
Provided $1,000 Senior Scholarship
Purchased Yoga Mats for PE Classes
Donated to STARTedUP Foundation, DeKalb Chapter - To give students the opportunity to be a part of the entrepreneurship program to be a part of Innovate Within and Launch Tank DeKalb.
Provided Graphing Calculators - For the six DHS courses where graphing calculators are required.
Purchased Personal Hygiene Products for School Nurses
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.
New Teacher Welcoming Baskets - New teachers were given a basket of classroom supplies to help start their school year off right!