Congratulations to three Ozark School District employees for receiving Ozark School District Foundation grants totaling $2,000.
The Foundation awarded Athletic Director Yancey Little and physical fitness teacher Corey Roy a $1,500 grant to help with the District’s new Athletic Performance Program, which focuses on weights and nutrition. Student athletes put in a lot of time at the school, many arriving before 6 a.m. and often not returning home until after 6 p.m. on practice days and 9 p.m. on game nights. Health and nutrition are vital to not only help with the demands of the athletic requirements, but also the day-to-day health needs of a teenager. This grant will help provide nutritional items to supplement breakfast and lunch that is offered throughout the school day. Roy, center, and Little, right, are pictured with Gerald Chambers with the Ozark School District Foundation.
Diversionary Services Specialist Ryan McClain received a $500 grant to offset the cost of indoor and outdoor activities through the District’s Diversionary Services. The Diversionary Services program is a partnership between families, the school, the court system, the juvenile office and the community. McClain has designed a classroom that serves to build self-awareness and self-regulation, as well as resilience, competence and confidence. Learn more about Diversionary Services here. The grant will be used for activities such as disc golf, hiking, gardening and painting. McClain, center, is pictured with Executive Director of Student Services Dr. Kim FItzpatrick and Chambers.