Granting Teacher Grants

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At the district’s March Board of Education meeting, the Elwood Education Endowment organization awarded 10 teacher grants totaling more than $30,000 to benefit all four schools in the district in the areas of 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 books and materials to support literacy instruction for kindergartners at Harley Avenue Primary School, enhancing the music curriculum at Harley Avenue Primary and James H. Boyd Intermediate schools, “Mini-Q” DBQ resources for the Elwood-John H. Glenn High School social studies curriculum, the “Ozobots in Action” coding robotics program for James H. Boyd students and renewable energy, solar car and wind turbines, for the Elwood Middle School technology program.
 
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.