PRESS RELEASE

DATE:  December 15, 2017

CONTACT:  
Cristen McMillan
Phone:  772-564-5527   

 

Vero Beach, FL – December 15th, 2017 –  The School District of Indian River County was awarded $30,000 in grants from the Education Foundation of Indian River County.  Five Indian River County schools were awarded grant money based on their “Letters of Idea,” outlining what they would like to accomplish in their schools.  Proposals focused on one of the following 4 areas with a focus on increasing student achievement: School Cultural Climate (social and emotional supports), Secondary Science (8th and 9th Biology), Math (6th – 12th), and Reading (K-12th).  Please see the press release below from the Education Foundation for more information. 


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CONTACT: Cynthia Falardeau, Executive Director, EF-IRC

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December 14, 2017

SUBJECT: $30,000 awarded in grants to 5 Indian River County Schools

The Education Foundation of Indian River County is pleased to announce that 5 grants, totaling $30,000, were awarded to 5 local schools.

School District of Indian River County school principals and teachers were encouraged to submit a “Letter of Idea” outlining what you would like to accomplish.  Proposals focused on one of the following 4 areas with a focus on increasing student achievement: School Cultural Climate (social and emotional supports), Secondary Science (8th and 9th Biology), Math (6th – 12th), and Reading (K-12th).

The “Letters of Idea” were reviewed and vetted by the Education Foundation of Indian River County’s grant panel.  Finalists were invited to present their projects.  Board President, Cathy Filusch, shared, “We have forged a very strong partnership with Dr. Rendell, Superintendent of Schools, and administrators this past year to ensure a higher quality educational system for our students and teachers.”

The following schools received grant funding:

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               Cathy Filusch, Representative Erin Grall, Wanda Lincoln, Dr. Colleen Lord

Beachland Elementary - “CARS Coding Application for Reading Support”

Principal: Colleen H. Lord, Ed.D.    $4,675.00 

 

 

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Cathy Filusch, Representative Erin Grall, Wanda Lincoln, Adam Faust

Glendale Elementary - “Experiencing Exciting Expeditions”

Principal: Adam Faust    $9,499.00

                                           

                                                 

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Cathy Filusch, Representative Erin Grall, Wanda Lincoln, Todd Racine

Sebastian River High School - “Competitive Robotics (and more)”

Principal: Todd Racine    Teacher: William Wallace $4,372.00 

 

 

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Cathy Filusch, Representative Erin Grall, Wanda Lincoln, Jody Idlette-Brown

Sebastian River Middle School - “Motivation, Enrichment, and Intervention Across the Curriculum,”
Principal: Jody Idlette-Brown   $7,100.00

  

 

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Cathy Filusch, Representative Erin Grall, Wanda Lincoln, Anne Bieber

  Storm Grove Middle School – “21st Century Seating for 21st Century Learning,”

  321Principal: Anne Bieber    $4,650.00

 

Funding for the grants was made possible through a dollar-for-dollar matching grant program sponsored by the Florida Legislature.  The matching funds were contributed by Grand Harbor Community Outreach, Head, Heart & Hands of Indian River Club, and Quail Valley Charities.

For more information about the mission and impact of the Education Foundation, please visit, www.edfoundationirc.org, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call (772) 5640034.  To learn more about the School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program – visit: www.educationfoundationsfl.org.