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February 2020

January 2020

A2Z Personnel and The Drive 107.9 were happy to award Max Fiedler with the We Support Our Schools Grant for January 2020! Mr. Fiedler is the Tech Ed Instructor for Darby High School. Max works endlessly to ensure that the core values of hard work and intelligent decision making are reinforced as well as teaching the proper techniques of building with wood and metal. Mr. Fiedler intends to utilize the funds by purchasing additional wood and metal supplies for his classes to expand on the projects they currently have in the curriculum. We would like to thank Max and all the teachers that focus on providing hands-on, developmental experiences for their students!

December 2019

A2Z Personnel and 107.9 the Drive would like to congratulate Marie Antonioli as the winner of December’s We Support Our Schools grant. Ms. Antonioli teaches a high school class called Introduction to Health Sciences. This elective class of 14 high school students, whom have all expressed an interest in pursuing a Health Science career, chose to work on a project called “End the Trend”. They produced an educational presentation on vaping, which was presented to both the Hamilton High School and the Hamilton Middle School. The Introduction to Health Science class utilized the funds from the We Support Our Schools Grant to create a bag for each middle schooler attendee with an informational brochure and items such as candy, stickers, removable tattoos and glow sticks that were used to illustrate some of the statistics and facts about vaping. By having tactile, “take home” items to demonstrate the importance of making healthy choices, this class hope to impact their community for the better. With the recent occurrence of severe lung injuries and deaths attributed to some vaping products, educating young people about the dangers of vaping is crucial. We’d like to thank Marie Antonioli for not only influencing the students in her class and supporting their growth as leaders in our community, but for also reaching out to the whole student body of Hamilton’s school district.

November 2019

The We Support Our Teachers grant winner for the month of November is Debbie Johnston of Darby Elementary. Debbie is a Kindergarten teacher that strives to make Montana’s history come alive for her students. Mrs. Johnston requested funds to support her school’s Native American Heritage Day. A teepee was erected, and art projects were offered that focused on Native art practices. Debbie arranged to have a group of individuals coming from The People's Center in Pablo to teach their K-7th grades about the culture of the Salish Kootenai and Pend d'Oreilles. Along with the group from The People's Center, she scheduled to have a group of students from Two Eagle River School to perform a Powwow Presentation for K-12th grades. There was a drumming group, as well as singing and dancing performances. At the end of the Powwow, the entire school gathered on the gym floor to participate in a round dance. A2Z Personnel and 107.9 the Drive wish to thank Debbie for her dedication to bringing history alive and for going the extra mile when planning events for her students and her school!

October 2019

Michelle Studer is the October winner of We Support our Schools grant, sponsored by A2Z Personnel’s and 107.9 the Drive! Mrs. Studer is a 4th grade teacher at the Corvallis Primary School. She is looking forward to purchasing stability ball active seating to assist children who benefit from some minor movement while learning. Michelle’s class has had stability balls in the past and found that they are beneficial to most students. She’s happy to be able to increase the number of active seating options in her classroom. Thank you to Michelle and all teachers that are willing to adjust their classrooms to create a better learning environment for their students.

September 2019

Ms. Johnson is a Kindergarten teacher at Stevensville Primary School and this month’s winner of the We Support Our School Grant, sponsored by A2Z Personnel and 107.9 the Drive. Mara is excited to utilize the funds to purchase additional art supplies for her busy and creative Kindergarteners! By having a supply of hands-on crafts and art supplies available to her class, Ms. Johnson looks forward to inspiring her students’ imaginations and to providing additional avenues for teaching opportunities. We would like to thank Mara for providing such an engaging classroom to her students!