Three lo­cal teach­ers re­ceive $2K grants

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - AM­BER PITTMAN apittman@cov­

Three New­ton County teach­ers are the re­cip­i­ents of the win­ter 2012 class­room grant from the New­ton Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion, a pri­vate or­ga­ni­za­tion that raises pub­lic funds to ben­e­fit the stu­dents of New­ton County.

The foun­da­tion an­nounced Novem­ber that they would fund up to $2,000 in grants at each school level – ele­men­tary, mid­dle and high – and that all teach­ers in the NCSS could ap­ply for the grants, which can be used to pay for a va­ri­ety of in­struc­tional projects and ma­te­ri­als.

Nearly two dozen teach­ers ap­plied from around the NCSS, but the win­ners were cho­sen from the New­ton County Theme School, Chal­lenge Char­ter Academy and the New­ton Col­lege and Ca­reer Academy.

Steven Joyce from the theme school re­ceived money to use for the project “What does STEM have to do with phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion? Sim­ple machines!”; Chal­lenge Char­ter Academy’s Rhonda Rodgers re­ceived grant funds for “Dig­i­tally Speak­ing,”; and New­ton Col­lege and Ca­reer Academy’s An­gela Coo-

per re­ceived a grant for “Bones are worth 1,000 words.”

“The com­mit­tee was most im­pressed with the qual­ity of the grant ap­pli­ca­tions that were submitted for our con­sid­er­a­tion.

This was a dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion, but we are pleased to as­sist th­ese se­lected teach­ers in pro­vid­ing in­no­va­tive projects and pro­grams for the stu­dents in their class­rooms,” said Huanne Brown, grant sub- com­mit­tee mem­ber.

Teach­ers were awarded their grants at the De­cem­ber New­ton County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion com­bined work ses­sion and meet­ing.

Those in­ter­ested in do­nat­ing to or learn­ing more about the New­ton Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion can visit www.reimag­ine­new­

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