Muscle Shoals Education Foundation raises $90,000

The Muscle Shoals Education Foundation was able to give out around $90,000 in grants this year to teachers so they can have special supplies in their classrooms.

Posted: Dec. 15, 2017 3:17 PM
Updated: Dec. 15, 2017 5:09 PM

Friday was a big day for the Muscle Shoals City School System as school leaders passed out items purchased with Education Foundation money.

The Muscle Shoals Education Foundation was able to give out approximately $90,000 in grants this year to teachers so they can have special supplies in their classrooms.

The foundation raises money from businesses and private donors, then teachers can apply for grants to fill their needs in the classroom.

"Over the last three years we have invested a lot of money from the district level to improve our access to technology for our students," said Muscle Shoals City Schools Assistant Superintendent Denise Woods.

This year the $90,000 in money raised through the Education Foundation went to buy things like tablets, computers, microscopes and coding programs. The coding program material will go to first and second graders, which is a part of the school systems technology initiative.

"They can learn the very basics of computer coding and programming. We're doing that as early as kindergarten," said Woods. "It's huge to have the support of businesses and the community."

Friday, principals throughout the school district came to Muscle Shoals Middle School to pick up items purchased through the fund and distribute them to teachers.

"We're able to use some of this grant money to buy 3D printers and a projection easel that's interactive with our students," said Muscle Shoals Middle School Principal Kevin Davis.

Davis he said the money is a dream come true and will help students prepare for the future.

"Our teachers are so appreciative of what we get here," said Davis.

If you would like to donate to the Muscle Shoals Education Foundation you can click here.

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