ENID, OK – The Enid Public School Foundation awarded 35 classroom grants to 22 teachers at ten different school sites Friday morning November 17 for a total of $17,559.88. The Teacher Grants program is the longest running program of the EPS Foundation and is responsible for injecting $515,738.71 into classroom materials since 1990.
Grants funded include technology such as Voki, where students create their own talking avatar and Osmo, which turns district-supplied iPads into a hands-on learning experience. In addition, reading intervention, math manipulatives, foreign language and music material purchases will enhance classroom curriculum. Frequently these materials travel from teacher to teacher making their impact go far beyond a single classroom or a single year.
This program would not be possible without the generosity of our Signature Grant Donors, who have made gifts of at least $10,000 to the EPS Foundation. Grants will be awarded again in the spring of 2018. For more information about the Teacher Grants program or the EPS Foundation, contact Janna Jackson at (580)977-4592 or email@example.com.
Enid Public School Foundation was created in the late 1980s to maximize the quality of Enid Public Schools by funding innovative classroom projects and materials. EPSF funds three specific programs through the generosity of contributors: Grants to Teachers, Teacher Scholarship and SMARTBoards. Since its inception, the organization and its donors have contributed nearly $500,000 to the school district. The foundation’s endowment has grown to more than $516,000.