One Class at a Time
Montana’s News Station and First Interstate Bank have formed a partnership to show our commitment to education by offering a weekly grant program called “One Class at a Time.” If you know of a class or school program that could use some extra help, please log in, fill out the application and help us help Montana kids “One Class at a Time.”
What is “One Class at a Time?”
“One Class at a Time” is a joint effort between Montana’s News Station and First Interstate Bank to help fulfill needs of area schools. The KRTV program serves Great Falls area schools.
Each week during the school year, a representative from First Interstate Bank and a KRTV reporter will visit the selected classroom to receive that week’s grant. The teacher and class are presented a check for $250 to assist the class in attaining their goals. The winning class is then featured during the Monday 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.
What kind of projects are considered for “One Class at a Time” grants?
There are so many different type of projects submitted! Some examples: digital video recorder for a dance class; hardcover journals for students; parts for an auto mechanics class; crafts supplies to build scale models; and science kits to supplement textbooks.
Who can apply for a “One Class at a Time” grant?
Teachers, parents, students or anyone who is aware of a special project that would enhance the educational objectives in a classroom can apply from Aug. 1 through April 1. This program is currently available to schools located in the KRTV Great Falls viewing area. If you are unsure if your school is located in an area serviced by one of these TV stations, please contact Chad McMillan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-457-2741.
How can I apply for the grant?
Applicants can apply by clicking this link to the First Interstate Bank website. You may submit either the application online or print and mail the form and any attachments to:
One Class at a Time
P.O. Box 2989
Great Falls, MT 59403
How often can I apply?
There is no limit to the number of projects or times you can apply. The applications are considered for the entire 2018-2019 academic school year.
Who determines which class will receive the award?
The awards are chosen by a committee that meets the second week of each month. The committee members include employees of Montana’s News Station and First Interstate Bank, as well as area educators.
How many applications do you receive?
We received more than 100 applications during the past school year. Each year we receive applications for worthy projects that we may not be able to fund due to time constraints. Please re-apply if your special project was not chosen in the past. Our goal is to enhance our area students’ educational experience “One Class at a Time.”
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This week’s One Class At A Time recipient will use her grant to help girls connect at school.
Students like 2nd grader Maci Gonzales says she loves learning new words with the letters.
Students submerge their heads in cold water while wearing the oximeters to keep track of oxygen levels and heart rate.
Hobson Public School 5th-grade teacher Meghan Gayle says she will buy two new GPS devices
Moore says the dictionaries offer more images which help students retain more words and definitions.
This week’s One Class At A Time recipient will use her grant to help West Elementary School students improve their vocabulary.
Hundreds of Great Falls sophomore students at C.M. Russell High School will learn more about their bodies thanks to a grant from One Class At a Time.
Halley says the class will make books about penguins and create their own fairy tales this year.
Earlier this month, MTN News returned to MeadowLark Elementary School to see how One Class At a Time was helping its 4th-grade students.
Teacher Katharine Howard purchased new atlases for the students, who used them in a scavenger hunt around the globe.
Sixth-grade Teacher Ashley Moore will use her grant to purchase copies of visual dictionaries.
Earlier this month, MeadowLark Elementary School teacher Ashlee Lacasse purchased more flexible seating options for her classroom, along with standing desks with the help of One Class At a
This week’s One Class At A Time grant will help students at Lincoln Elementary School explore creative writing.
Shei says students utilized a number of skills to solve riddles and unlock each box
Howard says she will use her grant to help her students learn world geography along with Montana history.