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IHS receives 3 PEECh grants

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Isabella High School teachers will be purchasing additional resources for their classrooms with PEECh grant funds awarded recently by the Chilton Education Foundation.

Katelyn Ramsey received $812 for science equipment.

“I came in (last year), and I didn’t really have a lot of science materials to help my kids to have hands-on experiences,” Ramsey said.

The grant will fund “a hot plate, so we can boil water for science experiments and then I got enough graduated cylinder sets for each group to have one set,” as well as magnifying glasses.

Ramsey teaches earth and space science.

She has already purchased the equipment and has received most of it.

JoAnna Jones and Anita Mathews each applied for a grant to help the school’s special education students.

“We were … excited to get the money,” Mathews said.

Jones received $680 for books on the recommended reading list for the Teach Town social skills program that is used for fourth through sixth grade.

“We work on their reading comprehension and their vocabulary skills … along with their social skills,” Jones said.

The 108 short books are specifically for the grade levels that Jones works with.

Mathews received $140 for covers for the lights for her room and lamps to help change the lighting to make it better for special education students’ sensory needs.