Mini Grants

Mini grants are available to staff of the Keokuk Community Schools. Applications are now available online. Please note the special instructions at the top of the form. Get application now. The application may be completed online, but must be submitted by mail. PLEASE NOTE: Up to $300.00 can be requested. Recipients are asked to make a report to the board of directors regarding the use of the grant dollars. Over $6000 was awarded to teachers in the Keokuk Community School District during the 2019-2019 school year. Recent recipients include:

  • Lori Brewer – K-3 – Hands of Learning materials
  • Diane Berner/Barb Edler – 7-12 – Scholastic Art and Writing
  • Shannon Tackes – KMS – Showchoir
  • Angela Ard – 1st – Themed books
  • Andrea Worster – K – Flexible seating
  • Kristie Hayes – K – Flexible seating
  • 5th Grade Team – 5th – IXL Math program
  • Tammy Craine – HS – Reclining chair
  • Diane Berner/Barb Edler – 7-12 – Gifted & Talented Summer Tuition Support

Mini Grant brings Sunshine Circles to classroom

Back in October Mrs. Huls applied and was awarded a mini grant in the amount of $294 from the Keokuk Community School Foundation for the purchase of manuals and supplies for Sunshine Circles in the Torrence classrooms.

Sunshine Circles is a research based program used to encourage and promote healthy, positive connections between staff and students which increases student engagement and overall positive behaviors within the classroom.

Sunshine Circles is a school version of Group Thera play, a type of interactive therapeutic play that allows students to feel secure and valued, to get along with others and to feel part of a community. These play groups produce remarkably quick connections among students and between students and teachers that result in trusting relationships and warm classroom communities. Congratulations Mrs. Huls and Thank you Keokuk Community School Foundation.