Education Foundation Grants Reception Showcases Innovation in the Classrooms

The Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation, Inc.’s 25th Annual Classroom Innovation Grants Awards program and reception was held in May at the E. C. Glass High School Cafeteria. Forty-two sponsored Classroom Innovation Grants have been awarded to LCS teachers for innovative programs and projects designed by teachers to enhance the educational environment and better engage their students. These projects were on display during the reception. For example, sponsors, administrators, and other guests saw how schools are working to better engage the parents of their students, how students learned research skills and the importance of environmental monitoring by assessing the water quality of the James River, and how students learned measurement, sound waves, frequency and hertz while creating their own cookie tin banjos!

The Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation, Inc. has awarded more than 578 sponsored Classroom Innovation Grants since initiating the program more than 25 years ago. More than $715,645 in grant funding since the start of this program has allowed teachers, counselors, and administrators to implement a broad range of creative and innovative ideas into our classrooms and schools. This year the Foundation funded grants totaling $82,121.10.

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Sponsoring businesses include: Genworth Foundation, BWX Technologies Inc., Lynchburg Economic Development Authority, Belvac Production Machinery, Fleet Laboratories, Piedmont Community Health Plan, AREVA, Appalachian Power, Walmart Neighborhood Market, Walmart – Old Forest Road and Wards Road, WestRock, Dodson Brothers Pest Control, LSC Communications, ABC 13 WSET-TV, BB&T, Centra Foundation, Dover Foundation, First Piedmont Corporation, Greater Lynchburg Community Trust – The Kenneth L. & Bertha S. White Fund, Roger & Winston Green, Harris Corporation, Innovative Wireless Technologies, Merryman Foundation, Sam’s Club, Wegmann USA, Wells Fargo Bank, American National Bank, Bank of the James, Candler Oil,Company, Carrington Family Foundation, Central Virginia Federal Credit Union, Coldwell Banker Commercial Read & Co., Coleman-Adams Construction, Dominion Seven Architects, The Education & Research Foundation Inc., Electronic Design & Manufacturing Company, Generation Solutions, Hanwha Azdel, Harman Eye Center, Harrington Corporation, HumanKind, Hurt & Proffitt, L.G. Flint General Contractors, Lynchburg Municipal Employee Federal Credit Union, Lynchburg Nissan, Master Engineers & Designers, Moore & Giles, The News & Advance, Old Dominion Wood Products, R.M. Gantt Construction, Successful Innovations, Liz Sumpter & Brian Carlton, Sylvan Learning/Morgan Family, Kim & Stephen Tibbs, TRAX LLC, Westminster Canterbury, Wiley|Wilson, and Wooldridge Heating, Air & Electric

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