MEF Approves $23,645 In Classroom Grants

Morgan Education Foundation Approves $23,645 In Grants

MORGAN, UT: September 12, 2017 – The Morgan Education Foundation recently approved $23,645 in combined grants for classrooms, technology and professional development to benefit Morgan School District students and teachers. The grant money is being utilized to purchase items such as: microscopes; 3D science models; simple machine kits; STEM coding units; art supplies; lavalier wireless microphones; Kindles; iPads; Chromebooks; document cameras; headphones; math manipulatives; and, classroom sets of books.

Among the more than 40 classroom grant recipients are the second grade teachers at Mountain Green Elementary School.

“The Morgan Education Foundation grant has allowed my colleagues and me to implement a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program into our second grade curriculum at Mountain Green Elementary,” stated Natalie Reese, second grade teacher. “By exposing students to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will possibly develop a passion for it and pursue jobs in a STEM field.”

Reese explained that STEM-based curriculum has real-life situations to help students learn, and STEM-related activities provide hands-on and minds-on lessons.

“Making math and science both fun and interesting helps the students do much more than just learn,” added Reese. “We are thankful to those who contribute to the Foundation. This funding has allowed us to purchase resources to implement our STEM goals in our classrooms.”

Recently hired Morgan Education Foundation Executive Director, Tiffany Allen, echoed Reese’s expression of gratitude to donors.

“The Foundation wishes to thank the many generous supporters who have made monetary and in-kind donations to enhance the educational experience of our local students,” stated Allen. “We invite individuals and businesses in the community to participate in the 5th Annual ‘Color Us Bright’ Fun Run to help raise money to be utilized for future classroom grants. “

The Color Us Bright Fun Run event will be held on Monday, October 2nd at Morgan High School’s Trojan Century Center. Registration information about the Color Run is available on the Foundation’s website at www.morganeducationfoundation.org.

Questions about the classroom grant program and fundraising events should be directed to the Foundation at morganeducationfoundation@yahoo.com.

About the Morgan Education Foundation

The Morgan Education Foundation was founded in 2007 to help bring about excellence in education for children enrolled with Morgan County School District. Funds raised by the Foundation are available to teachers through a classroom grant process. The Foundation also utilizes these funds to support arts and athletic programs, improve technology, support capital improvement projects, and provide college scholarships for graduating seniors.