We can all remember that one special teacher that saw in us what no one else did, and whose love of learning was contagious. We can all remember those feelings of confidence and joy when we were allowed to explore and make learning discoveries for ourselves, whether that was finding our passion for a particular subject matter, or the simple celebration of our successes. We all remember the first time we failed, and hopefully we had a special teacher in our lives to help pick us back up and learn how to fail well, and try again.
Here's the thing, Rivermont Elementary is one of those schools where every child's gifts are celebrated, where learning is fun, and where teachers and staff are fully invested in their students. It really is a special place. So special in fact that for the second straight year: test scores are up, teacher turnover is virtually nonexistent, and parents are clamoring for enrollment spots. Rivermont Elementary has that special teacher and that special program where kids inspire, challenge, and learn in its STEAM program led by Mrs. Christine Loveridge.
Due to Federal action through a cut to Title 1 programs across the country, Rivermont Elementary has lost their funding for a full time STEAM teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. With the devastating loss of that money various community members and St.Luke UMC, a partner of the school, are embarking on a mission to help raise funds and awareness for the program. With your support, and in combination with what Rivermont Elementary can allocate, we could fully fund Mrs. Loveridge’s position and allow her to keep doing the amazing work of empowering our kiddos. We are hoping to raise $55k byJuly 31, 2020 to combine with the school's allocated funds and guarantee Mrs. Loveridge's teaching position in the STEAM Lab.
Because of our fast approaching deadline, St. Luke is contributing $2000 and challenging other area churches, businesses, and individual community members to do what they can in supporting our community school. A donation of any amount helps us reach our goal, whether it is $10 or $10,000. All of the monies donated will go fund Ms. Loveridge's position. It takes all of us. Together we can make a difference!
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