Dictionaries were recently delivered to 3rd graders at Chambers Elementary School in Houston, Texas. Mary Sherwood, who helped coordinate the project at Chambers said, “Teachers and students were thrilled with the idea of the gift to each student, “you mean, this is MY book, that I can take home?” And as they left each class, after going through the book, pointing out all that... Read More
All third grade students in Bartholomew County, including homeschooled students, received a dictionary this year, thanks to funding provided by the Heritage Fund – The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, organizational support from the IUPUC Center for Teaching and Learning, and volunteers from BARTA (Bartholomew Retired Teachers Association) who presented the dictionaries to the students. BARTA members often go to their former schools and... Read More
The Logan Grange #109 in Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania personally presented dictionaries to third grade students at Pleasant Gap Elementary School. Since 2005, members of the Logan Grange have delivered over 670 dictionaries to Pleasant Gap students. The Grange is a family fraternal organization that was organized in 1867 after the Civil War and is dedicated to the betterment of rural America through community service,... Read More
Thanks to the Rotary Club of Palestine, Texas, more than 600 dictionaries will be given to second grade students in the Palestine area. During the presentation of dictionaries, club members talk about word meanings and how to find them. They also read Rotary’s Four-Way Test, and help students look up words they may not be familiar with: truth, fair, goodwill and beneficial. Rotarian Hugh... Read More
We want to honor the life of Clint Schroeder who served on the board of directors of the Dictionary Project from 2012-2016 when he retired from public practice with Gray Plant and Moody in Minneapolis. He was one of the nation’s leading authorities on tax law and philanthropy. Clint was enthusiastic about the Dictionary Project from the start when he heard about it... Read More
Every year the New Brighton Lions Club and the Mounds View Lions Club give dictionaries to 3rd graders in all 6 public and 2 parochial elementary schools in the Mounds View School District. The students always look forward to the Lions’ visit and ask questions about what what the Lions do and why they do what they do. Since partnering with The Dictionary Project... Read More
The Republican Women of Kerr County presented dictionaries to over 450 third grade students in 7 schools in Kerr County this year. Since partnering with The Dictionary Project in 2006, the club has given a dictionary to nearly 2,000 excited third graders.
The Hillsboro Elks Lodge #1862 recently completed its Dictionary Project for the 2015-2016 school year. The project provides dictionaries to third grade students in 31 grade schools in Hillsboro, Oregon. Since starting the project in 2011, members of the lodge have donated over 5,500 dictionaries. Thank you!
During the months of October and November 2015, the Gulf Breeze High School Key Club from Gulf Breeze, Florida delivered 840 dictionaries to 11 local Elementary Schools. At each school, Key Club members went to every 3rd grade and handed each student their very own dictionary. One of the members explained some of the features in the book and that it was a gift... Read More