BMS Science BEAF Grant

BOLIVAR, Mo - The Bolivar Educational Advancement Foundation (BEAF) proudly

announces its commitment to fostering educational excellence by providing nearly $25,000 in
grants to teachers within the Bolivar School District. These grants aim to empower educators and enhance the learning experience for students in the community.

“We are thrilled to contribute to the growth and success of the Bolivar School District through
these grants,” said Brady Vestal, President of BEAF. “The dedication and passion of our
educators play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our community, and BEAF is proud to
support their endeavors.”

BEAF, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting educational initiatives, recognizes the
importance of investing in the professional development and innovative ideas of teachers. The
grants awarded will directly impact classrooms, enabling educators to implement creative and
engaging projects that enrich the educational journey of Bolivar students.

The grants cover various educational initiatives, including technology upgrades, specialized
training programs, and resources for interactive and hands-on learning experiences. By providing financial support, BEAF aims to create an environment that fosters innovation, collaboration, and academic excellence.

● $4,995 - Erin Branstetter and Ciara Wheeler - BMS Science - Microscopes for life
sciences unit

● $4,969 - Matthew Ridder - BPS Behavior Intervention - Behavior RTI Curriculum

● $4,960 - Tristia Benedict - BIS STEM Lab - iPads for STEM Lab activities

● $3,050 - Sidney Young - BMS Art - Pottery wheels

● $2,670 - Kcee Reichert and Teresa Holt - BHS Math - Numworks calculators

● $2,600 - Kim Kahn and Charles Carsten - BHS Art - iPads for logo creation, t-shirt
design, and other digital artwork

● $750 - Shannon Summers and Kelie Grigsby - BMS Social Studies - Catan Histories:
Settlers of America board game for American History unit

● $500 - Jennifer Lindsey - Bridges Art - Creation of art program at Bridges

● $500 - Megan Ash, Brooke Lorscheider, Jessica Cornelison, and Shaela Jones - BIS
Special Education - Special education family night

"BEAF continues to be a valuable partner and a tremendous asset in our mission to provide a
world-class education for our students,” added Dr. Richard Asbill, Superintendent of Bolivar
Schools. “These grants will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the quality of education our
students receive, and we are grateful for the foundation's dedication to enhancing our educational community."

About the Bolivar Educational Advancement Foundation (BEAF): The Bolivar Educational
Advancement Foundation was created in 1991 for the purpose of funding programs and projects for the Bolivar R-1 School District. Independent from Bolivar Schools, the Bolivar Educational Advancement Foundation provides classroom grants as well as dual enrollment courses and scholarships for Bolivar High School graduates. For more information about BEAF or to donate,  please visit and follow them on Facebook.