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USD 383 teachers receive project funds

By The Mercury

Sixteen teachers in Manhattan received funding for school projects posted on the website, DonorsChoose, from US Cellular through the Calling All Teachers campaign.

The wireless carrier funded $500,000 in creative and impactful classroom projects submitted by public school teachers.

Locally, the teachers received a total of $12,701.42.

Throughout the state, 58 teachers had projects funded with a donation of $37,952 that will benefit more than 4,386 students.

The following local teachers received awards from the contest (name, school, project name, funding amount):

• Katie Rhodes, Amanda Arnold Elementary, “Furthering Fourth Grade Fun,” $987.28

• Lindsay Lauppe, Woodrow Wilson Elementary, “iPad Minis for Kinders!” $967.01

• Courtney Smith, Marlatt Elementary, “Art For Life,” $959.52

• Jesi Courser, Marlatt Elementary, “Sensory Playground in Ms. C’s Office,” $940.85

• Sarah Clancy, Marlatt Elementary, “A Whole New World,” $936.02

• Leslie Oberhelman, Bergman Elementary, “Vision, A Real Eye Opener,” $934.82

• Amy Runyan, Marlatt Elementary, “Learning Rug,” $908.85

• Angie Motley, Amanda Arnold Elementary, “Snap Shots of Our Day,” $881.46

• Meggan Eilert, Amanda Arnold Elementary, “Smarties Read on Fire! (Kindle Fire that is!),” $815.61

• Nicole Maupin, Marlatt Elementary, “Leaping Towards Better Behavior!” $806.85

• Kelly Ribble, Marlatt Elementary, “Project Share and Care,” $806.01

• Nicole Maupin, Marlatt Elementary, “Dynamite Digital Design!” $768.40

• Janet Westberg, Amanda Arnold Elementary, “iPad for Kinders!” $560.22

• Charma Craven, Eisenhower Middle School, “Digital Stories Through Stop-Motion Animation,” $560.20

• Kristin Nelson, Marlatt Elementary, “New Activities for the At-risk Reading Room,” $528.91

• Sara Schram, Marlatt Elementary, “Cryptography Club,” $339.41

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