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Nine Somerset County School Programs Receive Educational Grant

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SALISBURY, Md. - Nine programs in one local county received educational grants to further their programs. The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore gave away $45,000 in grants through the Foundation's 2012 Education Awards Grants Program to the Maryland Lower Shore schools and educators.

Nine programs at Somerset County Schools received awards. The awards are given, through a competition every year during National Education Week. The competitive process is open to public and private schools on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland.

"These awards recognize truly remarkable things our dedicated teachers and school administrators are accomplishing," said Doug Wilson, President, Community Foundation.

The following five schools in Somerset County received Education Awards Grants for 2012:

· Carter G. Woodson Elementary School - Revolutionary Reader - to provide 4th and 5th grade students with the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the American Revolution, read independently at home, write to express their thoughts and opinions and discuss books through active conversation and listening.
· Carter G. Woodson Elementary School - Building Leadership: KinderBuddy Aquarium - to provide kindergarten and fifth grade students with a unique opportunity to partner on a joint project to develop specific skills for each class including mentoring and teamwork.
· Carter G. Woodson Elementary School - Enrichment Opportunities for Students - to provide students with the opportunity to experience learning in a new and different way through three projects over the course of the school-year.
· Deal Island School - After-School Tutoring Program - to provide the opportunity for targeted instruction in reading and math based on individual students needs to ensure they do not fall behind in the classroom setting.
· Deal Island School - Clubs for a Cause - to provide all students (K-5th) with the enrichment activities that help them explore hidden talents while providing a service learning opportunity.
· Holly Grove Christian School - Promethean Board - to provide upper level science classes, grades 9-12 with greater opportunity for interaction in courses such as Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry and Physics.
· Princess Anne Elementary School - One Future - One World - One Chance - to provide all 438 students with curriculum that meets the newly developed Environmental Literacy Standards of the MSDE through the creation of an onsite environmental learning lab.
· Somerset Intermediate School - Seaperch/Green Engineers - to allow the school to partner with the Naval Surface Warfare Center for an innovative STEM program for students that will provide hands on experience and exploration of careers in marine engineering.
· Somerset Intermediate School - Green Thumb Program - to provide students with the opportunity to cultivate plants and participate in restoration efforts at Manokin River Park in Princess Anne, Maryland.


Photo Caption: The Community Foundation honored five Somerset County Schools during ceremonies held at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore's Nonprofit Support Center in Salisbury. These schools received Education Award Grants for their innovative programs benefitting not only their students but their communities as well. From left to right (back row) are: Don Rush, Social Studies teacher, Somerset Intermediate School (SIS); Elizabeth Marshall, Vice Principal, Princess Anne Elementary (PAE); Cortney Monar, Principal, PAE; Lilly Welch, Principal, Carter G. Woodson Elementary School (WES); Pat Benner, Science teacher, SIS; Pam south, Media Specialist, SIS; and Bonnie Grangier, Reading Coach, WES. Left to right (front row) are: Brandy Brady, Principal, Deal Island Elementary; Linda Kinhart, Kindergarten teacher, WES; and Sherry Watson, Para Educator, WES.

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