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First cycle of Pride in the Tiger Teacher Impact Grants announced

MARSHALL — The Pride in the Tiger Foundation has awarded $33,092.74 in Teacher Impact Grants for the first cycle of the academic year, according to a Monday announcement from its executive director

Janel Warnter’s press release stated the grants are awarded to both public and private schools in Marshall.

“Individuals within Marshall schools go through an application process, and those requests are reviewed by the Pride in the Tiger Foundation Teacher Impact Grant Committee, which makes a recommendation to the full PITF Board of Directors,” the release said.

Teacher Impact Grants are awarded twice a year, in October and March.

Some of the grants supported in the first cycle include:

• Accelerated Reading programs, Spelling Bee registration, Samuel Lutheran School.

• Missoula Children’s Theater, Brookings Children’s Museum, AIM music clinic, Sensory path, Holy Redeemer School.

• Field trips, classroom library, wiggle stool, card games, flash cards, scooter and parachute for preschool, True Light Christian School.

• Junior Achievement support

• Playtime set for ABE family support, ECFE.

• Read Naturally program, tumble mats, Switch and adaptive toys, rocking chairs and flexible seating, Author visit, classroom library, West Side and Park Side.

• Enrichment trip, Perennial Math, Sonday System, Maud Hart Lovelace reading contest, Finch robots, Spanish library books, rocking chairs and alternative seating, Marshall Middle School.

• National FFA and BPA registration, AP exam fee reduction, “Building a culture of Respect” presentation, “To Kill a Mockingbird” books, Marshall High School and MATEC.

“The Pride in the Tiger Foundation is a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide financial and other support to activities and extraordinary educational programs supporting our children’s personal growth and development in their pursuit of excellence,” the release said.

Last year, the Foundation granted $60,000 in Teacher Impact Grants. The release also said that at the Marshall High School senior banquet, 140 scholarships were awarded to graduating Marshall High School seniors totaling $155,950.

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