The City Schools Foundation presented over $34,000 in grants to Murfreesboro City Schools' teachers on Thursday. The reception was at the home of Dr. Sidney and Elizabeth McPhee.
“Each year we receive strong grant requests outlining exceptional ways to teach and interact with students,” says David LaRoche, Vice Chair, The City Schools Foundation. “It’s thought-‐provoking to see how educators are using hands on learning opportunities in math and science as well as technology in the classroom.”
The funding for grants range from $218 for “Plant the Seeds, Read the Harvest” a grant written for 3rd Grade students at Discovery to $4,000 for “C2 + M2 = Success” for 1st grade students at Black Fox, a project equipping educators with tools needed to provide hands-‐on math explorations. Like many of the grants, the C2 application is a collaborative grant written by a team of teacher.
About the City Schools Foundation:
The City Schools Foundation, chartered in 2005, benefits Murfreesboro City Schools’ pre-‐Kindergarten through 6th grade students and serves as a venue for other foundations and corporations to make significant contributions that can impact the school system as a whole.
The City School Foundation Trustees include: Doug Young, Chair, David LaRoche, Vice Chair, Cindy Ferguson, Secretary, Rebecca Upton, Treasurer, Elizabeth McPhee, Sandra Parks, Anita Pirtle, Lana Seivers, Cindy Ferguson, Ben Weatherford, Kristi Gaines, Spencer Provow, Minerva Smith, David Scott, Ben Parsley & Charlie Baum.