Teachers from the three public school corporations were invited to submit a grant proposal for creative projects or programming which they feel are important to the education of their students, yet fall outside the budget of their school corporation.  This grant program was designed to promote creativity and inspire classroom climates that motivate students and produce atmospheres for learning that are both engaging and exciting.

Three local educators have been awarded grants for through the Teacher Creativity Grant initiative through The Wells County Foundation, Inc.  In total, $3,442 has been approved for distribution to the public school corporations in 2017.

Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School received $1,340 from the Elizabeth V. Patton Unrestricted Endowment Fund to provide funding for STEM project equipment for first grade students.


Southern Wells Elementary School received $1,102 from the Elizabeth V. Patton Unrestricted Endowment Fund to provide funding for Remarkable Robotics.


Norwell High School received $1,000 from the Elizabeth V. Patton Unrestricted Endowment Fund to provide funding for the Creative Writing Author Collaboration Project.