Fort Thomas Education Foundation’s fun Grant Patrol traditions surprise educators with grants

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The Fort Thomas Education Foundation ran its annual Grant Patrol recently. This fun tradition gives FTEF the opportunity to surprise teachers who have submitted a FTEF scholarship application with news that their application has been funded.

This year, the FTEF has funded more than $116,000 in grants for teachers. It’s all thanks to generous donations from families and community partners.

Over its 20-year history, the FTEF has funded more than $1 million in grants for educators.

Teachers and administrators will coordinate with the FTEF to make their purchases over the summer so students can start using them at the start of the next school year.

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Winners (photo provided)

This year’s scholarship recipients are:

• Moyer Elementary, Johnson Elementary and Woodfill Elementary – Fort Thomas Rugs for kindergarten classrooms, detachable reading devices, a visit from author Peter Brown,
• Fort Thomas Charter Schools – Spike Robots for the Robotics Program,
• Highlands High School – Heart rate monitors, musical instruments, and smart lighting for the Performing Arts Center (PAC),
• Highlands Middle School – heart rate monitors and butterfly garden intended to enhance science education,
• Johnson Primary School – vending machine for books, composting supplies, and visiting photographer Nathan Hale,
• Moyer Elementary – Sensory Room Materials, f
• Woodfill Elementary – Chicken Hatching Materials.

“We are proud to once again serve as a bridge between our generous donor community and requests for support from our teachers to make the FTIS experience second to none. Being able to facilitate the needs of our amazing students is always the highlight of our year and the reason we are all involved in the Foundation. I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank FTEF staff and members for all their hard work in connecting donors with schools to make our aspirations a reality!” said Dustin Boecker, FTEF Board Chair.

“Words cannot express how thrilled we are to have been awarded this scholarship,” said Julie Martin and Wes Staff, both teachers at Highlands Highlands School. We are excited that students have the opportunity to learn and grow with heart rate monitors! Thank you so much for all your time and dedication At the FTIS Service, we are certainly grateful to everyone involved.”

FTEF is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting educational excellence in the Fort Thomas Public Schools. Through a public-private partnership, the FTEF has impacted schools with more than $14 million.