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El Paso County Colorado District 49

D 49 distributes mini-grants

The Falcon Education Foundation presented $15,500 in grants to 24 teachers in School District 49 at the Nov. 8 D 49 board meeting.The Falcon Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization comprised of the business community, parents, teachers, school administrators and D 49 residents. The foundation was created nine years ago to raise money for projects that fall outside mainstream school funding.This year, the foundation received 50 grant applications totaling $39,000. With the funding they had, 21 applications were approved.Foundation members Dawn White and Kevin Ray presented the awards to the following:

$331.86Printing MeDana OrtonFalcon Elementary School
$1000.00Archery in the SchoolsKorina LyonsOdyssey ElementarySchool
$1,040.90Geocaching:Search and RescueErik RussellOdyssey ElementarySchool
$944.15Exploring the Dynamics of Alternative EnergyAlyce DalzellMeridian Ranch ElementarySchool
$550.00Tunes by the FootBethany HoltropFalcon ElementarySchool
$740.60A New Mt. RushmoreLaurie HildebrandStetson ElementarySchool
$187.97“Snap it Up” and Apply Those and Apply Those Math SkillsKassi RebitskiOdyssey Elementary School
$200.72Stacking Our Way to Better Grades!Morreen WhitsonOdyssey Elementary School
$1,000.00BrainPop! – A Multimedia Mega Source for Teaching ResourcesLeah EbelStetson Elementary School
$1,000.00A “Golden” OpportunityHolly Fitzpatrick, Gabe Hammel, Robyn CernyStetson Elementary School
$104.50DNALura MooreSkyview Middle School
$958.81Interdisciplinary Archeological DigWilliam YergerSkyview Middle School
$714.62Interdisciplinary Space UnitCheryl DeGeorgeSkyview Middle School
$1,000.00Greenhouse SolutionKim GarciaHorizon Middle School
$406.00October Sky: Never Give Up on Your DreamsMeagan Ivanov, Kristie FriedHorizon Middle School
$1,000.00STOMP Percussion GroupsAl LawrenceHorizon Middle School
$1,045.00Matching Space Camp ScholarshipCheryl DeGeorgeSkyview Middle School
$994.20ASL & Deaf CultureMary KatunguSand Creek High School
$359.96Sewing machines for making costumes and teaching theaterJennifer McDonaldFalcon High School
$997.00Smart FitnessKristin GoeschlFalcon High School
$1,000.00How to Build a Computer From ScratchTodd MatiaSand Creek High School

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