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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 05-09-2019

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10 LINCOLN MAY 9-15, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION service, rising to Commander and Conductor Emeritus of the U.S. Air Force Band, U.S. Air Force Symphony Orchestra and Singing Sergeants before his retirement in 1985. On June 6, Gabrial will return to France to direct a mass band in Paris and Normandy, to include Pedro and musicians from across the U.S. The musi- cal performance is part of a full schedule events to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, which will be attended by President Donald Trump and other heads of state. Pedro said he looks forward to being able to share the experi- ence with his students at Lincoln Central when he returns. "It's important that they under- stand what freedom costs," he said. D-DAY From Page 5 The Cumberland Education Foundation has announced 2019 grant recipients of the Cumberland Education Foundation Grant Program. Total funding awarded this year is $10,000. CEF awards grants for proposals focus- ing on traditional academic subjects, visual and performing arts, STEAM, and those that promote community/cultural learning experiences. CEF grants are not intended to replace or relieve the existing responsibility for public funding of schools nor are they intended to be a substitute for normal budget growth and maintenance. There were 15 applications received representing schools across the district. Grant proposals were capped at a maxi- mum of $2,000. The following are this year's grant recipients. • ANDREA FRIEDLAND, sensory floor: This project at Community School will establish a sensory floor in the grade 4-5 hallway to provide students an oppor- tunity to use movement to regulate their emotional and physical states. It will pro- vide a short active break for students and help them refocus on learning. • LORI SENNO and LINDSAY OLIQUIST, sensory paths: This project at Ashton School will establish a large sen- sory path in kindergarten hallway and an additional smaller pathway in the grade 1-2 hallway. The sensory paths provide opportuni- ties for sensory breaks to help children maintain and focus their attention. • DIANE BOISVERT, enhancing lesson through video instruction: The project at Community School will support the purchase of an iPad tablet and a subscrip- tion to Explain Everything for Education, whiteboard and screen casting app. The videos allow differentiation of instruction so that 5th-grade students can complete the video lessons with the level of guid- ance that they need to be successful. • BERNADETTE DURKIN, STEM/ makerspace: This project at Community School will support a learning environ- ment where students gather to share resources, develop computational think- ing, engineering and design skills as they create projects or build new devices. • MARY SMITH, improving student fluency in grades 2-5: This project at B.F. Norton Elementary funds Reflex, an adaptive and individualized system that supports students in mastering basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplica- tion and division in grades 2-5. The data allows teachers to differentiate instruction to support student academic needs. • MONIQUE JOHNSON, LEGO mak- erspace: This project at Cumberland Hill School supports a makerspace in the Library Media Center. The students will use engineering design processes to build structures and solve problems. Students will enhance their cooperation, collabora- tion, creativity and communication skills as they work together. Cumberland Education Foundation announces 2019 grant recipients Lincoln Central Elementary School music teacher DAN PEDRO, left, will perform in Normandy, France, on the anniversary of D-Day this June under the direction of World War II veteran and D-Day survivor Col. ARNALD GABRIAL.

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