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Sycamore Education Foundation awards more than $17K in grants to Sycamore schools

SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Foundation recently awarded more than $17,000 in grants to support students in Sycamore District 427, according to an announcement.

The grants totaled $17,487 and will go toward several districtwide initiatives, including graphing calculators at Sycamore High School; social emotional books at West Elementary School; iPads to support physical education at Sycamore Middle School; NoRedInk, which is a grammar education software at the middle school; mirrors, windows and sliding doors at all elementary schools; and movement chairs for students with sensory needs at North Grove Elementary School.

“Through the support of our generous donors, we are able to provide funding for seven special projects for educators during this grant cycle” foundation director Lauren Holtz said in a news release. “Through donations from individuals and businesses, we are fortunate to be able to provide funding for Sycamore 427 teachers and students that encourages creativity and innovation inside the classroom.”

Since 2018, the foundation has funded nearly $240,000 in grants for Sycamore schools, according to a news release, for district projects including the library renovation at North Elementary School, a 21st-century collaborative commons at Sycamore High School, digital signage and the Spartan TV production studio and access channel.

The Sycamore Education Foundation receives and distributes private gifts from individuals and businesses to enrich educational opportunities for students in the Sycamore School District 427 not otherwise available through regular funding resources, according to a release.

The foundation supports more than 3,500 students, faculty and administrators of the school district.

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Source: The Daily Chronicle

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