Teacher Grants Awarded

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At the Elwood Union Free School District’s April Board of Education meeting, the Elwood Education Endowment organization awarded 16 teacher grants for more than $34,000 to benefit all four schools in the district in the areas of art, literacy, math, music and technology.

During the meeting, EEE President Kathleen Koster and Vice President Janine Kuroda shared information about each grant and presented applicants with a certificate. Some of the grants this year include the addition of 22 Chromebooks to Elwood-John H. Glenn High School, an on-site interactive math museum called “The Math Midway2 Go Exhibit” for Elwood Middle School, six webcams throughout the district for videoconferencing with the global community, and “What’s in the Bag,” 50 independent study bags for Harley Avenue Primary and James H. Boyd Intermediate schools.

Since its inception in 2004, the EEE organization has worked to preserve and expand the educational programs offered by the district. Through its fundraising efforts, the EEE awards teacher grants to augment additional opportunities beyond the core curriculum that are not covered by the district’s budget.

“The programs the educators of our district proposed will touch and improve the educational experience of all the students in Elwood,” said Koster.