Mississippi Power Education Foundation awards Spring grants

The Mississippi Power Education Foundation has awarded nearly $43,000 in grants to schools and school districts in southeast Mississippi.

George County High School received a $15,000 grant to partially fund the integration of technology into the science curriculum.

St. James Elementary in Gulfport received a grant of $3,000 to help integrate technology skills into the curriculum for grades K-6 with the purchase of essential software needed to establish an Intranet.

Resurrection Middle/High School in Pascagoula received two grants totaling more than $1,400. One grant will be used to develop a program for 8th graders to study the stock market. The second grant will fund the creation of a science resource center for 6th, 7th and 8th grade teachers.

Pass Christian and DeLisle Elementary schools received a grant to implement a program designed to teach students to respond to conflict with peers appropriately.

Nicholson Elementary School in Nicholson was awarded $1,500 to partially fund the purchase of materials for kindergarten students that encompass a variety of teaching methods to accommodate the differing needs and learning styles of individual students.

The Hattiesburg School District received a grant of $8,600 to partially fund a program for teachers, parents and children. The project will involve thousands of parents in their children’s academic achievement and will provide a special resource center for hundreds of teachers. The program will include parental seminars, newsletters, resource materials, a home computer checkout system, a telephone hotline and a book club for students.

Collins Middle School received a grant of more than $1,000 for a fifth grade reading program using Accelerated Reader books and computer disks.

North Forrest High School in Hattiesburg received a grant of $3,000 to partially fund oral presentation instruction.

Oak Grove Upper Elementary School in Hattiesburg will use a $1,850 grant to implement a project to provide technology, resources and training for students to evaluate their public speaking and interpersonal communication skills.

Seminary Attendance Center and Seminary Elementary were awarded grants totaling just under $1,000 which will be used to implement two programs. Seminary Attendance Center will apply its grant to the purchase of software, reference materials and student items supporting a study of Mississippi. Seminary Elementary will use its grant to purchase of nature books.

Stone Elementary School in Wiggins received a grant of nearly $2,000 to begin a program for kindergartners on insects.

South Jones Middle School in Ellisville will apply a grant of $1,844 to a project that will involve 7th and 8th grade students in a study of myths, burial practices, mummies, etc. in ancient Egypt.

Laurel Alternative School was awarded $1,998 to implement a program that includes the diagnoses of individual student’s instructional needs in mathematics.