Colbert Eastward is pleased to announce it has received grants totaling $3,547 from the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation. This grant will help provide math manipulatives for the 5th grade and a one-year subscription to a math and science supplemental program for 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.
“We are so pleased to have received these grants,” said Stephanie Carlton, Eastward Principal.
Classroom grants such as the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Grant enables teachers to acquire materials for their classroom that they would not otherwise be able to purchase. The first grant, in the amount of $1752.30, that was awarded to Eastward Elementary will enable 5th grade classes to receive math manipulatives. This grant was written by 5th grade teachers, Elise Horn and Kerrey Matlock. The second grant that was received, in the amount of $1795.00, will allow the entire Eastward School to receive a subscription to Generation Genius. This is a math and science online program, intended to supplement the current curriculum, that will be in each 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classroom. This grant was written by 5th grade teacher, Amber Boney.
The Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation was founded in 1995 by the late Carolyn Watson, CEO and chairman of Shamrock Bank, N.A. to improve the quality of life in rural Oklahoma communities. The grant programs are administered by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. For more information, visit occf.org/ruraloklahoma.