Classroom of the Quarter Grant

Bridgestone Americas Manufacturing Group

Classroom of the Quarter


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About the Award

Bridgestone Americas is committed to the quality of education offered to our students. As a result, each quarter, Bridgestone will award $500 to a teacher or a team of teachers in the Muscatine Community School District. This $500 is designed to assist teachers with the resources needed to shape the classroom environment to enhance learning for every child. Our vision is to enrich the environment for our students, in our schools, one classroom at a time!

Application Due Dates

Applications are due by 4 PM on the following dates:

  • September 15, 2021
  • November 15, 2021
  • January 15, 2022
  • March 15, 2022

Review Process

Applications are reviewed and awarded once per quarter. Applications are reviewed by an independent committee consisting of Bridgestone, the Muscatine Community School District and our media partners.  Awards are given at the discretion of the Bridgestone and Muscatine Media Awards Review Board.  The Committee Chair will refrain from voting. Teachers will be contacted by the Committee Chair if additional information or clarification is needed.  Teachers are encouraged to follow the rubric; provide as much detail as possible for the committee to review. Applications submitted after the 15th of the month will be reviewed at the following quarter’s meeting.


Every teacher with a classroom (PreK-12) in the Muscatine Community School District is eligible to apply for this grant. Eligible teachers and/or teams of five or less may submit an application once every quarter of the school year; however, classrooms are only eligible to receive a grant once per school year.  Individual teachers may also submit an application once per quarter if they were previously awarded a grant as part of a team of teachers.

School Approval

Applications must have the approval of the principal at the teacher’s home school before they will be reviewed.  Incomplete applications will be returned to the teacher with a request to obtain appropriate approval and/or additional information or clarification.


Application Process

If submitting electronically,

  • applicants should click the link above and complete the application.
    (If it doesn’t automatically open in Microsoft Word, check your Downloads folder.)
  • submit the application as an attachment in an email to Tony Loconsole .
  • your building principal will need to send an email to Tony Loconsole with the following text in the body of the message:
    • I have read and approved these enrichment upgrades to our school/classroom as written in this grant and submitted by [insert Teacher(s) name(s)].

If submitting a hard copy,

  • applications should be downloaded, printed, and delivered to Tony Loconsole at the MCSD Administration Center.
  • applications should be signed by the building principal.
  • clearly mark the envelope with “Classroom of the Quarter Grant.”



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