This week’s One Class At A Time recipient is Rossiter Elementary School teacher Heidi Herbolich.
Herbolich is helping her fourth-grade students grow as young artists and in turn become more rounded students.
Members of First Interstate Bank were joined by KXLH to surprise Herbolich in her classroom with a $250 check.
The money from the grant will be used to purchase art supplies including brushes, proper paint and quality paper.
Herbolich said she hopes by having more options than crayons and colored pencils, the students will be able to better flex their creative muscles.
“I could purchase them out of my own pocket book, but my own children are probably tired of me stealing from their supplies. So this will allow me to get a full class set verses basic dollar store paint supplies,” said Herbolich.
Herbolich added she’s thankful One Class at a Time has provided grants to teachers across Montana; and benefiting so many students and classrooms in the process.
For more than a decade, First Interstate Bank and MTN have partnered for the One Class at a Time grant.
The mission of the grant is to foster educational opportunities for local teachers and students.
A panel of retired teachers and school officials select the grant recipients from a pool of submitted applications.
For more information about One Class at a Time, including how to apply, visit here .
-Reported by John Riley/MTN News