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$60,000 in Classroom Grants Awarded

The Adrian Schools Educational Foundation has awarded a little more than $60,000 in classroom grants to Adrian Public Schools teachers for the 2016-17 school year. Many of the awards focus on classroom materials and computer software that promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), while others help with literacy, building social skills and affording experiential learning through field trips. Also, the Foundation answered requests from several teachers regarding alternative classroom seating. New this year for the Foundation, funding a Community Activity and Service (CAS) International Baccalaureate Programme student project. Over and above the grants, the Foundation also gave a $2,500 grant to the AHS robotics team to aid in its second season of building and programming a robot and competing in regional meets. Besides about $17,000 in regular classroom grants, the Foundation also awarded $43,000 in experiential arts grants as well as supply stipends to district visual arts teachers.See Specifics!