Jefferson Terrace Staffer Awarded $5,000 from Lowe’s for Reading
- February 15, 2011
Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $5,000 Toolbox for Education grant to Ellen Floyd, an instructional specialist from Jefferson Terrace Elementary School. Funds from the $5,000 award will be used to construct three designated outdoor reading and study areas at the school.
These outdoor areas will be used by community volunteers, known as Reading Buddies, who visit the school on a weekly basis to work with select students. Each Book Buddy Bench area will be landscaped with plants, shrubs and trees and will include tables and benches. A volunteer workforce to install the project will come from the school’s partners in education, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana’s Team Blue and First Baptist Church, as well as teachers, students and their family members. The project is scheduled for completion this May.
Jefferson Terrace Elementary School is one of more than 1,000 public schools or parent organizations nationwide to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant for school improvement projects during the 2010-2011 school year.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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