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NCSP Funds 11 Grants for Norcross Schools, Teachers

Awarded by the Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership, the grants total more than $18,000 to various teachers and schools in the area.

The Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership has awarded 11 grants totaling more than $18,000 to various teachers and schools in the area.

The organization was able to fulfill the grants because of donations through sponsors, parents, community leaders, teachers, NCSP events and especially the Harvest Ball, according to the NCSP monthly newsletter. The Harvest Ball is the NCSP's annual fall fundraiser that includes beverages, dinner, live music, a silent auction and entertainment. 

The grants review committee considered 29 grant applications that totaled more than $66,000.

"Thank you to all the teachers that submitted grant requests," committee Chairwoman Mary Hester said in the newsletter. "We read every grant and were impressed with the quality of the programs and the enthusiasm of the teachers. The grant committee is already looking forward to next year."

The following schools and teachers received the grants:

Beaver Ridge Elementary School
Jose Tijerina
Robotics - $840
Fran Buis
Keys to Reading - $795
Nury Crawford
Summer Book Mobile - $600

GIVE Center West
Success Through PBIS - $1,000

Norcross Elementary School
Debbie May
Informational Texts - $1,764
Debbie Tozzi
Fluency Shuffle- $500 

Norcross High School
Jacelyn Burrell
AP Exams- $1,215

Summerour Middle School
Shelby Oates
Literacy Links - $2,000 

Peachtree Elementary School
Trudy Ives
Development of Teacher - $130
Brandy Wanniger
First Grade Fluency - $500
Wendy Dore
Neo Keyboards - $1,750 

Pinckneyville Middle School
Cathy Shanks
STAR Program Upgrade - $2,500 

Simpson Elementary School
Roshan Finch
Brown Bear - $200
Faith Feldman
National Geographic - $384
Ruth Heffernan
Versa Tiles - $480
Terri Emery
Scholastic Dynamath 4th - $500
Ruth Heffernan
Scholastic Dynamath 5th - $500

Stripling Elementary School
Pricilla McHam
Literacy Enrichment ­ $2,500

If you would like to help fund any of the other grants, contact the Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership at this email admin@norcrosscsp.org.

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See also:

  • Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership Harvest Ball
  • The Folks at Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership Are Nuts

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