2012-2013 Grant Application
2011-2012 Grant Winners Announced
22 Teachers Receive Funding From the Watauga Education Foundation
Students in Every School to Benefit
Boone, NC – Gardens to tend, new music to sing and play, community history to record and environmental testing of the New River. These are just some of the projects Watauga Public School teachers are planning for their classrooms this year. “We are fortunate to have such creative educators teaching our students,” said Andrea Capua, the Allocations Chairperson for the Watauga Education Foundation. “Our board members were duly impressed with the original ideas submitted to enhance the classroom learning experience.”
The award winning teachers were notified at their schools, by Watauga Education Foundation Board members, who delivered the good news along with balloons and pencils and highlighters for the students in the winning classrooms. The teachers were formally recognized at the October 10, Watauga Board of Education meeting by Capua and Foundation President Alison Idol. “Our board members work throughout the year to be able to fund these requests,” Idol said. “We couldn’t do it without the support of local businesses and families, and we are truly grateful to everyone who comes to Flapjack Flip, or buys a raffle ticket or attends Shooting Stars. Along with our sponsors, it is a shining example of a community coming together to show our teachers and students we care about quality education.”
This year’s grants total $20,000 and will have a direct impact on thousands of students. They include funding for technology, sheet music, books in Spanish, art supplies and math pads. In many cases, initiatives are cross-curricular and will reach students year after year.
The Watauga Education Foundation has been making a difference in the lives of Watauga County Public School families for more than 20 years. In addition to the classroom grants, the Foundation provides teachers with continuing education scholarships, funds the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and administers the Kate Swift Reese College Scholarship for WHS students.
The next opportunity to show support for the work of the Foundation is Saturday, December 3 at WHS, when the community will gather for the Flapjack Flip breakfast and raffle. Shooting Stars 2012 is set for Friday, April 20 at Farthing Auditorium.