The 2018-19 Big Check was presented at Gull Lake‘s Homecoming football game half-time. This amount reflects the GLCS Foundation’s total contribution to Gull Lake schools, students, teachers and staff!
Front row l-r: John McCann, Becky Eldridge, Kelly Renwick, Jay Garside, Linda Engle
Back row l-r: Jeanne Comar, Maria Gagnon-Markucki, Sandi Feuerstein, Mari Draeger, Karen McConnell, Mike Brundage, Beth Rhodes, Emily Wilke, Janelle Holland, Laurie Klok, Karen Schweinzger, Karen Koets, Beckett Lockerbie.
Not pictured: Gretchen Bonesteel, Marci Hoffman
Dr. William and RuthAnn Uggen with four of the recipients of their scholarship which awards $1,000 to students attending the University of Michigan. From left to right: Caleb Collard, Dr William Uggen, RuthAnn Uggen, Rylee Meints, Paul Balko, Lauren Esman. 2019
Thanks to a GLCS Foundation grant from funds raised in memory of Jim Fish, 230 7th-grade students now are learning about the entire plant life-cycle, including plant reproduction, genetics, and heredity. The grant was used to purchase Wisconsin Fast Plants, which are a quick-growing Brassica plant that has specific genetic traits--growing tall or short and sporting purple or green stems and leaves.
The students start the plants from seeds, use dried bees on a stick to manually pollinate the plants, and then harvest seeds from the mature plant pods, which then go through the same process. This is a very hands-on, engaging way for students to study heredity, as they are part of the process and can see which plant traits, dominant or recessive, are passed on to the second-generation plants through the entire plant life cycle.
Interesting fact! This science unit is taking place in the Middle School greenhouse, which was saved and refurbished in 2014, thanks to a collaboration of the GLSC Foundation and other community partners.
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