For the second time this calendar year, Brookwood High School’s science department has received grant money to upgrade equipment.
In the spring, global science company 3M Corporation gave science teacher Carrie Settles Livers a $35,000 grant to fund an aquaponics lab, which combined STEM education with outdoor learning and community outreach.
This past week, it was announced Brookwood will be upgrading equipment in physics classrooms after a $16,000 grant from 3M was received. The grant will allow the school to purchase new Bluetooth-enabled electronic data collection probes, software, and 20 laptop computers for hands-on investigations in physics class.Continue Reading...
Gwinnett County Public Schools will have funding for 29 project at 24 schools after securing more than $150,000 in grant money.
Walton EMC awarded the state’s largest school system with a six-figure donation as part of its EmPOWERment Grant, which focuses on projects that strengthen schools’ instructional programs and enhance student success.Continue Reading...
Toys, toys and more toys sat piled upon tables Wednesday morning at North Gwinnett High School’s Multipurpose room. Droves of children from Riverside, Level Creek, Roberts and Suwanee elementary schools packed the high school to sort gift donations they had been collecting for the past three weeks.
The event was North Gwinnett’s annual Toys For Tots collection. Some schools work independently; in Suwanee, the entire North Gwinnett cluster works together with one goal in mind: giving back to the community.Continue Reading...
Twenty-two elementary school robotics teams arrived at Lanier High School on Dec. 2 with one goal in mind — create the best Lego robot possible.
For Lanier High School teacher Mike Reilly and the Longhorn robotic team it was a chance to not only teach future members of the team, but to also serve as judges for First Lego League.
The First Lego League is a way to introduce young people from fourth grade to eighth grade to science and technology. The league has multiple regional events across the state of Georgia, with high placing teams advancing to a super regional event, before the state championships and national championship.Continue Reading...
Bright Ideas is a grant program from Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) directed at funding creative, innovative classroom projects developed by middle school teachers. This grant program provides funds to state certified educators in a public middle school in Jackson EMC’s service area.
Educators can earn up to $2,000 for classroom projects that would go unfunded otherwise. “We know budgets can hinder classroom projects and that educators dip into their own pockets to help pay for their creative lesson plans,” said Chip Jakins, Jackson EMC president & CEO. “This program will energize the level of teaching, learning and overall educational experience.”
Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year have closed. Judges have reviewed the applications and grants were awarded in October and November 2017.Continue Reading...
Peach State Federal Credit Union is currently accepting applications for its 2018 scholarship program. The credit union will award more than $158,000 in scholarships and educational grants to seniors in high school and professionals seeking career advancement. The program was established to honor Peach State’s founders, past and present board members and employees, as well as the lifetime achievements of several notable school system and community leaders.Continue Reading...