The Falls Church Education Foundation awarded $58,655 in Super Grants to winning applicants in the Falls Church Public School System on Thursday, Oct. 27. The funds are raised through the foundation’s Run for the Schools and the Annual Gala and academic booster donations from the community to the foundation.
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School won the largest and second largest grants out of the applicants. They received $11,060 for an outdoor amphitheater, which can accommodate up to 60 students, and foyer furniture.
The middle school also received a $10,000 grant for equipment for classes in the science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics disciplines and for its Makerspace. New technology that will be purchased includes Ozobots, Bloxels, Arduinos, Glowforge laser cutter and KEVA planks.
All of the schools in the division, except for Mt. Daniel School, won grants for school-specific needs. Jessie Thackrey Preschool won $1,700 for movement and sensory equipment, Mt. Daniel School won Thomas Jefferson Elementary School won $6,625 for a sound system and George Mason High School won $6,367.70 for cameras, lenses and a printer for the school’s art department. For more information and a full list of the Super Grant recipients, visit fcedf.org.