Vicksburg Community Schools Win $10,000 Bayer Grant

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Jay Hulse, a representative of the Bayer Foundation, came to Vicksburg to present a check for $10,000 to Gail VanDaff, curriculum director; Keevin O’Neill, superintendent; Adam Brush, high school principal.

The Vicksburg school district was awarded a $10,000 grant from Bayer’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Program, thanks to a nomination by a Fulton farmer, Trevor Bennett.

The grant will help to transform the teaching and learning of mathematics at the high school level.

Local farmers answered the call with the Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer.

The funds will be used to invest in an “Agile Mind” approach to mathematics education. Teachers will use the Agile Mind curriculum to engage high school students in an approach to mathematics instruction using digital resources, print materials, and real time data to monitor and inform instruction. Approximately 440 Vicksburg High School students participating in Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry can benefit from this advanced approach to teaching.

“These grants help drive awareness of career opportunities in agriculture and enhance STEM education for the students who are the next generation of our industry.” said Lisa Safarian, Bayer Crop Science North America.

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