Five FSD1 schools receive grants
Five schools in Florence One received nearly $1,000 each to fund programs announced the Francis Marion University Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty.
Schools include Delmae Elementary, Greenwood Elementary, John W. Moore Intermediate, North Vista Elementary and South Florence High.
Teachers and staff members presented outreach projects through the National Network of Partnership Schools Programs that were reviewed and rewarded.
At Delmae, Jill Russell’s project, Bingo for a Book, which received $993.78, is designed to help increase parent participation through a family reading night.
At Greenwood, Angel Haddle received $954.20 to purchase items for a Greenwood game night activity where parents and students will practice math and social skills.
Joanna McCumber at John W. Moore received $1,000 for KJ’s IGA Family Game Night.
North Vista’s PTA STEAM Team program, a project by Regina Peterson, will receive $1,000 for math games where students and family members will rotate through game stations.
Jon Gaston’s project at South Florence, Googling Across Generations, received $1,000. It will provide family members an opportunity to learn about Chromebooks and Google applications.
Dr. Cindi Nixon, associate Professor at Francis Marion University, is the Outreach Projects Chairperson.