Demopolis City Schools Foundation opens membership drive

Gabrielle McVay engages her kindergarten class at Westside Elementary School with materials purchased with a Fall 2014 Classroom Grant from the Demopolis City Schools Foundation.

Gabrielle McVay engages her kindergarten class at Westside Elementary School with materials purchased with a Fall 2014 Classroom Grant from the Demopolis City Schools Foundation.

The 2014-2015 school year has been amazing for the Demopolis City Schools Foundation. This school year, the organization awarded $63,000 in grants to students and teachers in the Demopolis classrooms. At the end of September and again in January, the Foundation awarded grants that supported the extras that the schools need to provide an excellent education for every child in Demopolis, on par with any in the state. These grants included:

·      A state of the art 3-D printer at Demopolis High School ;

·      Professional grade broadcasting equipment at Demopolis Middle and High Schools;

·      Recorders to teach music to fourth graders at US Jones Elementary; and

·      Materials to help kindergartners at Westside Elementary improve their reading and writing skills.

All of this and more is only possible because of the generosity of local citizens – individuals and businesses who translate their passion for education into tangible financial support. This year, the Foundation’s goal is to raise $60,000 in memberships by June 30 to continue to fund innovative ideas from teachers and support their efforts to give our children a world-class education. “For as little as $30 you really can make a difference in the classrooms of Demopolis,” shares Kim Townsend, Chairman of the Membership Committee.

Demopolis citizens and businesses are encouraged to join over 100 individuals and businesses who are already members this year and show your support for our students with a membership in the Foundation. More information is available by calling the Foundation offices at 289-2226. You can make a gift online at the Foundation’s website – www.demopolis.org.