Elizabeth C-1 teachers receive grants The Elizabeth Education Foundation awarded Elizabeth C-1 School District teachers with grants totaling nearly …
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Elizabeth C-1 teachers receive grants
The Elizabeth Education Foundation awarded Elizabeth C-1 School
District teachers with grants totaling nearly $13,000 at the school
board meeting Dec. 10.
Teachers from Running Creek Elementary, Singing Hills
Elementary, Elizabeth Middle School, Elizabeth High School and
Legacy Charter School were beneficiaries of the foundation’s
mission to enhance the educational process and opportunities for
all students, teachers, employees, parents and community members in
the Elizabeth C-1 School District.
Thirty teachers from the district submitted applications to the
foundation for equipment and services intended to enhance student
learning that promotes 21st century skills and abilities such as
critical thinking and reasoning, information literacy,
collaboration, self-direction and invention. Students will benefit
from enrichment opportunities such as the Challenger Learning
Center Mission and Opera Colorado.
Grants were awarded for equipment to be used by students and
teachers such as Mimio boards, a xylophone, a classroom amplifier
system, a theatrical scrim, an illuminated earth moon and sun
orbiter, digital voice recorders and MP3 players.
A districtwide grant proposal submitted by physical education
teachers from five schools for an interactive gaming system to
enhance the exercise program was also awarded seed money to begin a
pilot to determine the merits and success of such an approach to
The Elizabeth Education Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), also
sponsors the annual STARS Banquet that honors Students Taking
Accountability and Responsibility Seriously. In addition, the
foundation sponsors a scholarship program in conjunction with the
Douglas County Educational Foundation and Jones International
University whereby teachers in the Elizabeth C-1 School District
can earn post-graduate degrees.
Donations and fundraising activities determine the depth and
breadth of the foundation’s ability to accomplish its mission. If
you are interested in volunteering and/or donating to the
foundation or would like more information, visit www.elizabethef.org.
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