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Sparta Education Foundation approves three new grants

Posted Thu, Apr 5th, 2012 The Sparta Independent

Sparta High School art students display their photography projects along with Principal Dennis Tobin and photography teachers Christy Graham and Christine Mace

The Sparta Education Foundation recently approved three grants for Sparta Public Schools.

The first grant provides funding for a new photography and graphics printer at Sparta High School. The printer will give over 200 high school art students the ability to learn about photographic printing and real-world techniques.

The second grant, also for Sparta High School, is for document cameras. Document cameras work like an overhead projector, but with much more clarity, can display two and three dimensional objects, and can be attached to a microscope. Using a document camera reduces the need to print documents as the cameras can display books, pictures, maps, and other items that will no longer require photocopies. These new cameras will broaden the teachers' ability to add multi-dimensional components to their classroom.

The third grant goes to Helen Morgan for the purchase of snowshoes for physical education class to help students meet new Jersey Health and PE Core Curriculum standards. During the winter, students often are forced to stay inside. The snowshoes will allow PE classes to go outside in the winter months. This program will primarily serve first and second grade, with some opportunities for kindergartners. 

The grants totaled over $19,000. The Sparta Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, community based organization whose mission is to raise funds to make ongoing charitable contributions that will enrich the educational experience of children in the Sparta Public Schools. Information on the foundation can be found at www.spartaeducationfoundation.org.

 



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