CLINTON — The Clinton Community Schools Education Foundation has announced the recipients of recent teacher grants. The foundation is presenting seven different grants totaling more than $4,500. The grants awarded will impact the education of 1,292 students annually.

n Eagle Heights Elementary teachers, Kim Clark, Kim Maddie, Sara White and Kathy Rynders received $503 for non-fiction, first-step books for kindergarteners to bring to and from school.

n Whittier Elementary second-grade teachers, Kristi Lueders, Maggie Dehner and Lynn Holland were awarded $673 to purchase a science DVD collection for use in the classrooms.

n Patricia Woods, Lyons Middle School eighth-grade teacher, received $271 to purchase additional literature for her classroom.

n Lincoln High English teacher Kristin Jones was awarded $1,500 to purchase books and other reading material to update school and classroom libraries.

n Mike Griswold, Clinton High School wellness teacher, received $900 to purchase material to make plyometric boxes, which are weight training devices, for use in wellness classes and by the entire athletic department. The boxes will be constructed by the Clinton High School wood department.

n Tanya Van Lancker received $153 to purchase a digital camera to use in her kindergarten- through fifth-grade, severe and profound special education classroom.

n Seventh-grade teachers at Washington Middle School, Rachel Truelson, Kay Hake and Chuck DeAngelis were awarded $500 to purchase numerous novels for their classrooms.

Since 2006, the Education Foundation has awarded more than $27,000 to Clinton Community School teachers for extra learning supplies and equipment for their classrooms. Funding for these grants is possible by donations from the community. The foundation is currently seeking sponsors for this round of teacher grants.

For more information on the CCSD Education Foundation or on how to sponsor a teacher grant, contact Taryn Determan, executive director, at 243-9600, ext. 37.

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