One Class at a Time
The Montana Television Network 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 the Montana Television Network 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 Tracy Herod at 406-791-5400 or at email@example.com.
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 the Montana Television Network 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.”
This week’s One Class At A Time recipient will use her grant to help students learn math in a new way.
In Chester, a One Class At A Time grant is helping high school students explore fresh literature.
English students will explore the book ‘Ready Player One’ along with the film.
Special education students at Sunnyside Elementary School will be able to explore more literature thanks to a grant from One Class At A Time.
She said the audio books allow students to follow along with the text and minimizes distractions.
This week’s One Class At A Time recipient will use his grant to help students learn English.
This week’s One Class At A Time recipient will use her money to help students access a variety of online books.
Teacher Doreen Dierking purchased a document camera with her grant, which projects problems on to the white board.
Students at Sunnyside Elementary School are using brain games to learn more about math.
While many of us wake up to a fresh cup of coffee, high school biology students will now study how it’s made.
This week’s One Class At A Time recipient will use her grant money to purchase a document camera for her students.
Earlier this month, MTN News returned to Central Catholic High School to see how One Class At A Time was helping 9th and 10th graders.
Students at Sunnyside Elementary will be able to work on their problem solving abilities thanks to a grant from One Class At A Time.
Fourth grade teacher Rachel Christensen purchased a cribbage board and card deck for each student with the help of One Class At A Time.
Students at Holy Spirit Catholic School are learning through hands-on science projects thanks to new books.