• Teachers and Principals,

    We are very thankful that the Reidsville Area Foundation (RAF) Board has approved continued funding for GEM Grants for the 2017-2018 school year.  GEM Grants provide small ($250 - $500) grants for Rockingham County Schools' teachers.  We are very excited to continue this program.  I am attaching a link to the GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Grant application.  There will be two cycles, one in the fall and one in the spring.

    Tango Moore (Reidsville Area Foundation), Dawn Charaba (Rockingham County Education Foundation), retired RCS principal Linda Bass, Dee Moyer (Student Health Coordinator-RCS), Charles Perkins and Christy Barham will serve as the grant review committee. 

    Please review the GEM Grant Purchasing Procedures, Directions for Use of GEM Grant Funds, and Grant Application Form with your principal, as your principal has to agree to the grant proposal. All grants should be submitted via the online Google Form by the deadlines listed below.  


    Application Deadline

    Application Decision Announcement

    September 15, 2017

    October 11, 2017


    February 2, 2018


    February 19, 2018


    All GEM Grant recipients should review the "Directions for Use of GEM Grant Funds" and plan to attend a meeting to go over these purchasing procedures also. The 2017-2018 meeting dates are: 
    Fall recipients: October 18, 2017, 4:00 - 5:00, Central Office, Downstairs Board Room
    Spring recipients: February 21, 2018, 4:00 - 5:00, Central Office, Downstairs Board Room 
    Click here for GEM Grant Application. If you prefer, you may submit the GEM Grant Paper Application. You will only need to complete and submit one application. 
    Submit any questions to cperkins@rock.k12.nc.us. We look forward to working together to fund innovative and creative classroom projects.