Teacher proposals getting grants from Shannon Foundation

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- Seventeen proposals from public school teachers in Charlottesville and Albemarle County are getting some money, thanks to the Edgar and Eleanor Shannon Foundation for Excellence in Public Education: Charlottesville/Albemarle.

This year, more than $18,000 is being given as grants to recipients for the 2016-17 school year.

The largest grant, of nearly $5,000, is going to Caroline Bertrand at Western Albemarle High School for the Robotics Club Reaches Out.

Cynthis Carriker Gradich from Venable Elementary School is getting almost $3,400 for Stars and Stairs.

And the Community Garden-to-Table Project proposal from Adam Mohr at Agnor-Hurt Elementary is getting $2,000.

For the Charlottesville City Public Schools, Circuit Girls, BeeBots in the Spanish Classroom, Kindergarten Construction Zone, Can You Breakout?, and Play, talk and Share:School Counselors Care are other proposals getting some money.

Grants are also going to the MESA Bridge Camp, Precipitation, Temperature and Wind! Oh, My!, Patriotic Puppets from the Past, Home Building 101: Longhouses, Tipis and Pueblos, Simple Joys: Indian Voices and Visions, The World Awaits: Bringing Our Learning to Life, Wonder Robotics, An Artist and Author Are Coming Home with Me!, and Tinker Time in the Library for schools in the Albemarle County district.

For more information on the Shannon Foundation, click on the link alongside this story.

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