House was awarded the $500 grant this month. The money will be used to promote healthy nutrition in the school's classrooms through their Kindergarten cooking show.
House says the cooking show is both practical and fun for the students.
"Each week, students engage in a cooking activity that is connected to our weekly theme," she shared. "We are able to integrate many Common Core Standards in each lesson while students are learning valuable life skills and eating a healthy snack."
The students also create a recipe each week that will be placed in their Kindergarten Cookbook that will be sent home at the end of the school year.
The grant will be used to purchase cooking equipment for the classroom such as electric skillets, griddles, crockpots, and utensils.
Ruth Doyle Music Teacher Patricia Oeste also received a grant from the Women's Council, which she will use to incorporate African dance into her music class with the purchase of a Ngoma drum.
Other winners include Carl Stuart teachers Jenni Lea and Chuck German and counselor Lena Priest who will use their grants for new programs at CSMS that will promote healthy lifestyles for their students.
This is the first year for the classroom impact grants. The Conway Regional Women's Council says they look forward to hearing the success stories.