On June 6, 2013, Maryann White, President of the Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation, presented $2,175 in grants to Greater Latrobe School District from the Dr. & Mrs. William D. Stavisky Fund. The Dr. & Mrs. William D. Stavisky Fund was established in 2009 to carry out Greater Latrobe School District’s emphasis on academics, arts and athletics. Community donations made in honor of Dr. William D. Stavisky’s years of service as superintendent of schools created this Fund. Each year grants are awarded to Greater Latrobe teachers that wish to implement innovative programs focusing on academics, arts, or athletics.
The first grant of $850 was awarded to Kathy Kerlin, Title I and Literacy Coordinator, for Camp Pathfinder, a new summer program to support the transition of at-risk students entering the Greater Latrobe Junior High School. Kindergarten teacher, Laurie Golobish, received $800 to support the purchase of supplemental math manipulatives for kindergarteners at Latrobe Elementary School. Physical Education teacher, Anthony Mehalic, received $525 to purchase equipment to support the Fitness Across the Curriculum program.
In addition to the recent Dr. & Mrs. William D. Stavisky Fund grants, Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation is able to support exciting summer enrichment opportunities for Greater Latrobe School District students by generous grants from the McFeely-Rogers Foundation. Three student scholarships were awarded for senior high students to attend the Foundation for PA Free Enterprise Week and ten Greater Latrobe Junior High students are able to attend the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg’s Summer Science and Math Experience camp at no cost to students or families.