HELENA — This week’s One Class at a Time recipient is Clancy Elementary School fifth grade teacher Christina Rogers.
Rogers is helping foster reading skills in her classroom.
Members of First Interstate Bank were joined by KXLH to surprise her in Clancy with a $250 check.
The money will be used to buy more novels that interest her students, like science fiction and graphic novels.
Rogers says the love of reading is one of the most important things she can give her students.
“This is the last year really that you can foster the love of reading with your students,” said Rogers. “In the middle school they either love it or they don’t. So I want to make sure all of my kids are loving reading.”
Rogers said she’s excited to get the books and wants to thank one class at a time for helping make a difference in her classroom.
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. https://www.kxlh.com/community/one-class-at-a-time