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Teachers get grants from civic group
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Forsyth County News

The Junior Service League of Forsyth County recently awarded annual Teacher Grants for Excellence in Education.

The grants are awarded to teachers in kindergarten through eighth grade in amounts of up to $400 for projects that will enhance their students’ educational experiences.

The following Forsyth teachers received $400 grants:

* Angie Mitchell, first grade at Johns Creek Elementary, to buy a set of leveled nonfiction readers that students can use both during guided and independent reading times.

* Ashley Sciro, first grade at Shiloh Point Elmentary, for the Junior Great Books program, which offers stories with rich language and complex content.

* Kate Anderson, third through fifth grades at Silver City Elementary, to benefit students through guided math instruction.

* Nicole Huffman, seventh grade at Piney Grove Middle, for literacy games to help students with language arts skills.

The following Forsyth teachers received grants totaling between $315 and $380:

* Heather Goukler, special education at Haw Creek Elementary, to provide a listening center for her students, which will provide a dedicated area where they can work individually, in pairs or small groups.

* Karen Jones, fifth grade at Mashburn Elementary, for mentor texts that will be used to create a student writer’s workshop.

* Jessica Strader, sixth grade science at Piney Grove Middle School, to buy two interactive science lessons in astronomy and meteorology.