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Foundation awards $145,000 in grants

on Tuesday, 18 June 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Trisha Caulder, Chair of The School Foundation’s Grants Committee, recently announced the foundation will distribute a total of $145,413 in grant awards to Florence 1 Schools for the 2019-2020 school year.

The TSF Grants Committee funded six applications submitted by F1S educators:

REACH was awarded $14,886.29 for their “Google Expeditions for Elementary Learners!” grant, designed to help students visualize abstract concepts and to engage in hands-on experiences.

Savannah Grove was awarded $20,000 to continue their “Code to the Future” computer immersion grant.

$50,000 was awarded to F1S for a STEM Bus, which is a state-of-the-art, custom designed mobile classroom that will consist of advanced interactive technology.

RN Beck/CDC Woods Road was awarded $33,501.32 for their “Count 5! Continues” grant, designed to continue promoting the optimal development of young children and build a strong foundation for their future success in school and overall well-being.

Timrod, Greenwood, Dewey L. Carter and Wallace Gregg Elementary schools were awarded $12,822.96 for their “Keep Calm and Carry On” grant, designed to teach students about social and emotional health, while improving academic scores, lowering disruptive behaviors and emotional stress in the classroom.

The F1S Adult Education program was awarded $14,203.23 for their “VOICES” grant, which will create multiple possible pathways for adult students to earn academic and workplace credentials simultaneously.

“Each year, our teachers spend many hours researching and compiling these grant applications. It is exciting to see the vision they have for our students and their desire to provide them with the skills necessary to succeed in school and in life,” Trisha stated. “I continue to be amazed at the dedication and talents displayed by our F1S educators.” Debbie Hyler, Executive Director of TSF stated. “Going into the schools and seeing firsthand the collaboration and passion our educators have for improving our children’s educational experiences is certainly a rewarding experience.”

To date, TSF has awarded $1,670,444 in grants to F1S. This funding would not be possible without the support of the community and their donors.

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