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PEECh grants awarded to Jemison schools

By STEVEN CALHOUN/Staff Writer

Jemison schools received more than $7,000 in grant funding from Partners Enhancing Education in Chilton County on Feb. 3.

Rex Bittle and Betty Giles from the PEECh grant committee visited the Jemison schools Feb. 3 to deliver the grants. Each Chilton County school that applies for a PEECh grant will get at least one.

Peggy Ray and Angel Smith from Jemison Elementary’s special education classes were awarded grants. Ray received $718.90 for multisensory learning and regulation and Smith received $630 for environmental print curriculum.

Donna Glenn, Jemison Elementary’s library media specialist, was awarded a $1,000 grant for her project titled “A Book is Worth Every Penny.”

The language arts and history department at Jemison Middle was awarded a $1,500 grant for “Historical Explorations.”

Tina Trammell from Jemison Middle’s fifth grade English language arts class was awarded $818.30 for her “Because of Winn Dixie” novel project.

Ken Copen, social studies teacher at Jemison High, was awarded $747 for ethics curriculum resources.

Lori Farris, Jemison High’s library media specialist, was awarded $1,000 for her “Growing a 21st Century Library” project.

Susie Timothy, the art education teacher at Jemison High, was awarded $778.50 for printing art using a printing press.