Over $10K in grant funding being given to Snow Hill Elementary School

SNOW HILL, Md. – Snow Hill Elementary was granted with three different grants that they are eager to start using.

The three grants come from Whole Foods, the Maryland Department of Education, and the Community Foundation, totaling over $10,000.

Snow Hill Elementary will use the funds in three different areas: literacy, science, and music, and arts. We’re told one of the grants will be used to educate kids on agriculture and healthy eating.

“Our students and teachers have worked very hard and our parents and community have supported us and we are very thankful,” Matthew Record, the Principle of Snow Hill Elementary School, said.

“We are thrilled that the whole foods market through Whole Kids Foundation has awarded us $3,000 for our school garden, and with the harvest we will be able to supplement our food bank with organically grown vegetables for our community,” Erica Matlock, the Assistant Principal of Snow Hill Elementary School, said.

One of the grants will also be used for art, and to rebuild the library collection with more diverse titles.

The Snow Hill Elementary music teacher said $3,o00 will go to buying a set of classroom ukuleles, along with funding an instructor from Salisbury University to come teach.

“We were able to receive$ 1,000 to add this to a curriculum that I created with social studies and visual arts thinking that the students then can go on a field trip,” Cindy Sullivan, the Visual Arts Teacher of Snow Hill Elementary School, said.

“It brings me so much joy that we are going to be able to purchase over 300 new titles for our students,” Meaghan Axel, the School Librarian of Snow Hill Elementary School, said.

“It’s amazing putting an instrument in the hands of a child is so empowering for that child, and many of our children may not have the opportunity to do this beyond elementary school,” Julie Young, the Music Teacher of Snow Hill Elementary School, said.

School officials told us they will start implementing the plans for how the grants will be used next week.

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