Spanish Lake Primary standing up for student success

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Students with attention, learning, and fidgeting issues have been provided with standing desks at Spanish Lake Primary to help maintain better focus and longer responsiveness to classroom instruction.

Students in multiple grade levels have enjoyed having an alternative location where they can fidget out there energy in order to better be able to have stronger concentration on their lessons. After the standing desk conversion kits were ordered from Amazon, many teachers e-mailed to say they were interested in trying them in their classrooms. Several of these standing desks were set up throughout the school in both regular classrooms and in Sarah Taranto’s special education classroom.

Funds for this grant were provided by Neese Industries through the Ascension Fund. The Ascension Fund is a non-profit organization established by the Gonzales Rotary Club as an instrument for private sector leaders to invest directly in the work of individual teachers and schools through grants for innovative ideas and programs in Ascension Parish public schools. Teacher grants of $500 or $1,000 and School Impact Grants of $2500 are awarded on an annual competitive basis. To date, The Ascension Fund has awarded approximately 1,200 grants representing over $1.4 million dollars in the school system. For more information, visit

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