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 KXLH program serves Helena area schools.
Each week during the school year, a representative from First Interstate Bank and a KXLH 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?
Educators who are 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 KXLH Helena viewing area. If you are unsure if your school is located in an area serviced by one of these TV stations, please contact Ellen Osborne at 406-457-1212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 7479
Helena, Montana, 59604
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.”
Over the 2018-2019 school year, First Interstate Bank and KXLH awarded $8,250 in One Class At A Time grants to 33 teachers in the Helena area.
This week’s One Class At A Time recipient is East Valley Middle School instructional tutor Lona McClanahan.
This week’s One Class At A Time recipient is Warren Elementary School teacher Allison Horne.
This week’s One Class At A Time recipient is East Valley Middle School math teacher Miranda Howells.
This week’s One Class At A Time recipient is Rossiter Elementary School teacher Heidi Herbolich.
Swingley is helping her growing students have a more productive learning experience.
This week’s One Class At A Time recipient is Bryant Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Jesika Fisher.
She will use the money from the grant to purchase new books that better appeal and interest the young readers.
Westerberg is helping her young students better retain what they’re learning in fun and engaging ways.
This week’s One Class At A Time recipient is Eastgate Elementary School kindergarten teacher Adrienne Simonson.
This week’s One Class At A Time recipient is Bryant Elementary School librarian Joice Franzen.
Torres is helping reduce her classroom’s paper waste.
Anderson is helping her students make a lasting impact on their school through art.
This week’s One Class at a Time recipient is Helena High School chemistry teacher Jamie O’Malley.
This week’s One Class At A Time recipient is Jim Darcy Elementary School teacher Brenna Stefanik.