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Cherokee County Educational Foundation Awards $56K in Grants

Posted On: Monday, August 31, 2020

CCEF 2020 Classroom Impact Grants 8 31 202

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation helped kick off the new school year in CCSD this month by presenting teachers and support staff with $56,000 in grants!

The nonprofit organization, since its 2012 formation to raise funds for CCSD teachers, programs and schools, has awarded more than $500,000 in grants to support teaching and learning.

The Foundation’s Classroom Impact Grants program offer competitive grants for projects costing up to $2,500, with a focus on new ideas for instruction that could be replicated throughout CCSD classrooms.

“The Cherokee County Educational Foundation makes teachers’ dream projects a reality, and we’re incredibly grateful for the Foundation Board, executive director and volunteers and sponsors and donors who make its fundraising successful,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “The bright ideas funded by these grants not only benefit the students in these classrooms and schools, but also our entire school district as these innovations take root and grow.”    

The Foundation also supports CCSD districtwide initiatives including credit recovery scholarships for high school students, STEM learning and the Teacher of the Year recognition program.  These funds are raised through CCEF events such as the annual Golf Classic and Celebration of Education Gala, as well as through direct donations, which can be made online at https://www.cherokeecountyeducationalfoundation.org/ 

Congratulations to the 2020 Classroom Impact Grants Winners:

ACE Academy, Robyn Wilms: Gardening Expansion
Arnold Mill ES, Hailey Burden and Elizabeth Gama: Life Skills Lab
Ball Ground ES STEM Academy, Julie Miles: Goodnight, Sweet Student
Bascomb ES, Danielle Mabeus: Calming Our Classrooms
Carmel ES, Nathan Whitehurst: Ukulele Program
Clark Creek ES STEM Academy, Karen Garland: Using the Garden as an Integrating Context
Clark Creek ES STEM Academy, Kathryn Smerker and Jama McCartney: Redhawk Nation - Creating a Caring Learning Community
Creekland MS, Stacy Arnold: Bottle Rockets- Altitude Tracker
Creekview HS, Stephen McCarthy: Room Equipment
Creekview HS, Mary Panik: The Universe at Our Fingertips
E.T. Booth MS, Daniele Deneka: Go Baby Go!
E.T. Booth MS, Amanda Graves: Etowah Zone - Books on Blankets
Free Home ES, Keith Furstenberg: Get Moving!
Free Home ES, Bryan Wallace: The Greenhouse Project
Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy, Barry Dalton: Physical Education with Technological Integration
Holly Springs ES STEM Academy, Mollie Guy: Aeroponic Tower Garden Project
Holly Springs ES STEM Academy, Lisa Lougheed: Global Connections
Indian Knoll ES, Julie Bryant: Music and Math Fun for EVERYONE!
Indian Knoll ES, Marissa Williams: Elementary 3D Printing Engineers
Liberty ES, Stacy Campbell: The Importance of Human Connections 
Mill Creek MS, Mark Markley: CAD/Laser Cutting and Engraving Maker Space
River Ridge HS, Chris Akins: Professional Applications with Photoshop
Sixes ES, Sarah Kay Dobbs: Creating an Inclusive Playground
Sixes ES, Emma Neumeister: Drumming Up Student Engagement
Teasley MS, Scott Reece: SAMLab Maker and STEAM Course Kit
Tippens EC, April Popham: High School Novel Studies
Tippens ES, Wesley Satterfield: Hokki Stools
Woodstock MS, Justin Norton: Bass Clarinet/Tenor Sax for kids

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