Forty-seven sponsored Classroom Innovation Grants have been awarded during the 2014-2015 school year to LCS teachers for innovative programs and projects designed by the teachers to enhance the educational environment for students. These projects were on display during the Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation, Inc. 23rd Annual Classroom Innovation Grants Awards program and reception in May at E. C. Glass High School. Sponsors, administrators, other guests, and the media got the chance to see how Probeware-based technology is being used in science classrooms in our high schools, how LEGO bricks are helping students become better readers and writers, and how iPad mini tablets are being used in art!
The Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation, Inc. has awarded more than 483 corporate sponsored teacher grants since initiating the program more than 22 years ago. More than $555,478.01 in grant funds has allowed teachers, counselors, and administrators the opportunity to implement a broad range of creative and innovative ideas into our classrooms and schools. This year the Foundation funded grants totaling $74,229.95.
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Sponsoring businesses include: Genworth Foundation, Babcock & Wilcox Company, Lynchburg Economic Development Authority, Belvac Production Machinery, Fleet Laboratories, Piedmont Community Health Plan, AREVA, Appalachian Power, Walmart – Old Forest Road, Walmart – Wards Road, RockTenn, Dr. Robert R. Bowen Foundation, Dodson Pest Control, R.R. Donnelley, ABC 13- WSET TV, Centra Foundation, BB&T, First Piedmont, Greater Lynchburg Community Trust – W.E. Betts Jr. Family Fund, Lynchburg Retail Merchants Foundation, Merryman Foundation, Sam’s Club, Wegmann USA, Wells Fargo Bank, Jim & Verna Poats, American National Bank, Bank of the James, Candler Oil, Carolina Connection Dance & Body Wear, Carrington Family Foundation, Central Virginia Federal Credit Union, Coldwell Banker Commercial Read & Co., Dominion Seven Architects, The Education & Research Foundation Inc., Electronic Design & Manufacturing Company, Flint Construction Company, Generation Solutions, Hanwha Azdel, Harrington Corporation, HumanKind, Hurt & Proffitt, Innovative Wireless, Lynchburg Municipal Employee Federal Credit Union, Moore & Giles, News & Advance, R.M. Gantt Construction, Southern Air, Successful Innovations, Kim & Stephen Tibbs, Virginia School Equipment, Westminster Canterbury, Wiley|Wilson, Wooldridge Heating, Air & Electric, Anonymous