The Pennsbury Education Foundation is giving $7,000 to various educational recipients as part of its biannual grant program. The money will be split between seven schools in the Pennsbury district.
While most funding goes towards making sure students have access to schools and teachers so they can receive quality education each semester, these grants are headed towards more niche projects.
Two schools in the district are receiving funding for a digital service called MackinVIA. It allows students to access eBooks, audiobooks, and databases.
Other funds are going towards books, an assembly, hosting an author, and a virtual tour of Egypt.
The full list of awards:
- Oxford Valley Elementary School Principal Donna Minnigh and librarian Jennifer Dillon
– $500 to purchase a MackinVIA digital content management system.
- Penn Valley Elementary School Principal Barbara Hidalgo and teachers Kristin June, Sue
Kline, and Jess Sheedy – $1,600 to purchase Bee-Bot coding tiles.
- Penn Valley Elementary School Principal Barbara Hidalgo and librarian Jennifer Dillon –
$500 to purchase a MackinVIA digital content management system.
- Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School Principal Lisa Follman and reading specialist Alisa
Myles and teacher Reita Bakshi – $1,500 to purchase books for the Diversity through
Multi-Cultural Literature program.
- Makefield Elementary School Principal Donna McCormick-Miller and teacher Colleen
Fucich – $565 to fund a Franklin Institute assembly covering the science concepts of
- Charles Boehm Middle School Principal Travis Bloom, librarian Carolyn Wert, and
reading specialist Maria Gregory – $1,800 to host author Jordan Sonnenblick in the spring of 2019.
- Pennwood Middle School Principal Derek Majikas and teachers Colleen Brodbeck and
Abby Bevington – $400 to fund the Egypt and Nile River Virtual Tour.