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Teachers receive mini-grants
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The Newton County School System has announced the inaugural recipients of the Newton Education Foundation's Classroom mini-grants.

The foundation announced in October that it would provide up to $2,000 in grants at each of the district's three curriculum levels, elementary school, middle school, and high school.

The foundation received dozens of applications from teachers across the county.

"We were extremely impressed with the quality of the proposals," said Bob Stansfield, foundation chairman. "I think the proposals are indicative of the high caliber teachers we have right here in Newton County. We are proud to be able to assist them in providing these excellent projects for their students and we encourage those who didn't receive a grant to apply again next year."

Clements Middle School
Michelle Campbell, Denise Walker, and Jenea Williams
The Pleasure of Reading
$1,000 (partial funding of $1,265 request)

Eastside High School
Kerry Stevens
Real World
Bacterial Identification

Ficquett Elementary
Donna Harris
Wii Are Fit!

Indian Creek Middle School
Renee Mallard, Lori
McGovern, and Eric Hasty.
Using Graphic Novels to Increase Reading Interest and Achievement
$1,000 (partial funding of $1,251.67 request)

Live Oak Elementary
Etha Addison and Elizabeth Cooke
Math in Art Festival
$500 (partial funding of $699.95 request)

Newton High School
Justin Bennett
Sustainable Agriculture

Palmer-Stone Elementary
Whitney Strickland and Holly Smith-Foot
TouchMath Money Kit and Poster Set

West Newton Elementary
Keisha Sampson/First
Grade Team ELL Resource
$500 (partial grant of $2,000 request)