Published on Tue., October 26, 1999

Annual Education Grants Awarded by Education Foundation, Inc.

In a special recognition program and reception held at the Wingate Inn on October 26, 1999, eight education grants were awarded to Lynchburg City Schools' teachers by the Education Foundation, Inc. The eight winning grants, with a total budget of $5,170, were selected from twelve proposals. Priority was given to those grants that demonstrated innovative and effective ways to meet student needs and increase motivation to learn. The purpose of the education grant program is to provide financial support to exceptional teacher-initiated ideas which are not funded through the schools system's operating budget. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $38,000 in grants since establishing the program seven years ago.

New Corporate Grant Sponsors

Two new corporate grant program sponsors have joined the Education Foundation, Inc. Teacher Grant Program. In addition to Adelphia Cablevision, Candler Oil Company, One Valley bank, and the News & Advance, Old Dominion Woods Products is sponsoring a grant at the $500 level and R. R. Donnelley Printing Company has increased its grant to $1000 level. These new corporate grants will allow the Education Foundation, Inc. to expand its teacher grant program by making more money available to fund grant requests. The Board of Trustees is honored to have these new corporate sponsors and hopes to expend the program through additional corporate participation.

Crayons to Computers Grant Opening

The Crayons to Computer warehouse recently opened following a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 28, 1999. The program offers a unique opportunity for teachers to "shop" for items that they can use in their schools and classrooms. Items are donated by local businesses and range from paper, office supplies, file cabinets, tables to computers. The warehouse is located in the school division's Transportation and Facilities Building and is open on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. As part of its partnership, the Junior League of Lynchburg helps operate the warehouse by providing volunteers to stock shelves and manage the warehouse.

1999 – 2000 Education Grant Recipients

George Rainsford Education Grant
"Sharpen Our Learning Skills"
T. C. Miller Elementary School for Innovation
Sandusky Elementary School
Sheffield Elementary School
Teresa Higgins, Laurie Rice, Ellen Haley, Heather Pellitier and Kiston Lane

"Kizer Kids Who Can: Building Character/Leadership for Tomorrow"
Amy Dawson, Nan Ogden and Rhonda Sutphin

1999 – 2000 Corporate Grant Winners

Candler Oil Company Grant – $500
"Digging Deeper to Go Higher"
Sandusky Middle School
Carrie Lewis

Adelphia Cablevision Grant – $500
"A Job Well Done"
Sandusky Middle School
Carol McGrath, Barbara Wickham, Jodi Lucado, Louise Grady, Marilyn Scalia and Ethel Starke

Old Dominion Wood Products Grant – $500
"Read a Book, Own a Book"
William Marvin Bass Elementary School
Janet Carson and Leverne Marshall

One Valley Bank Grant – $1000
"Good Morning, Paul Munro"
Paul Munro Elementary School
Katherine Wall

The News & Advance Grant - $1000
"Captain History"
Dearington Elementary School for Innovation
Lyn Mathews and Barbara Aruck

R. R. Donnelley Printing Co. Grant - $1000
"RESPECT: Learned, Earned and Returned"
Sandusky Middle School
Tammy Woolley, Carrie Lewis and Michael Bremer

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