Education foundation awards biannual grants
The Education Foundation of Fairfield Public Schools recently awarded its fall grants.
Each school in the Fairfield Community School District received a grant with a total of more than $16,000, including a grant from the Greater Jefferson County Foundation.
Grants awarded to Fairfield Middle School included funds to purchase a new tuba, iPads, atlas sets for social studies, white boards, books, literature and poetry guides, and Patriot Amplification System accessories.
Washington Elementary School received grant funds for Heidi Songs, a language learning center, and new clocks and time kits. Preschool classes will have new tricycles and helmets.
Pence Elementary School received funds for phonic kits, speech book series, math books, word building blocks, phonemic awareness learning center, reading and writing centers, fourth-grade leveled reader books and magnetic wand and counter sets.
Libertyville Elementary School received grant funds for student phonics, word builders, Heidi Songs, and first-grade leveled reader books.
Fairfield High School received funds for an Elmo document projector and Project Lead the Way will be receiving a 3-D printer to go along with its 3-D CAD system.
The education foundation bestows grants twice a year to teachers and staff to enhance learning opportunities, encourage both creative and innovative educational programs, to promote the use of current technologies, to encourage involvement in the schools and to increase community awareness of the education foundation.
Fairfield Education Foundation Board members are Chad Thompson, president; Bev Nelson, secretary; Beth Greiner-Ward, treasurer; Doug Kuehl, Steve Lamb, Ben Huff, Dena Morrissey, Detra Dettmann, Gary Henry, Terri Kness, and Glenn Perkins. Ex-officio members are Art Sathoff, administration; Craig Foss, legal counsel; Katie Van Pelt, school board; Amber Earnest, teacher representative; and Kara Greiner, student representative.
More information on the Education Foundation of Fairfield Public Schools can be found at www.fairfieldeducationfoundation.org.