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Olinger Receives Internal Grant Award
Olinger Receives Internal Grant Award
Thursday, December 10, 2020

Hemlock Public School District is committed to their mission and vision to innovate, collaborate, educate a community of learners. Recently, the district released an internal proposal for the instructional staff to pitch ideas that would improve instruction and remote learning due to the changing landscape of education in this new era of handling COVID-19 and a world-wide health crisis/pandemic.

Hemlock Elementary 1st grade teacher Michelle Olinger submitted a proposal to improve her student’s classroom’s ability to focus and stay on task while moving their legs. Bouncybands have been clinically proven to relieve anxiety, stress, frustration, and boredom.  She received the internal grant for this classroom enhancement. 

Superintendent Don Killingbeck said, “I am very pleased with so many of these teachers who are demonstrating the forward-thinking that we need in our educators today. Mrs. Olinger’s proposal was thought-provoking and made good sense to support.” 

Principal Gensch shared, “Way to go Mrs. Olinger! Her forward-thinking is exactly what we need as teachers adapt during this time in their classrooms.”

For more information about Bouncybands or other positive happenings, contact Hemlock Public School District at (989) 642-5282 or visit us on the web at