Hamburg Schools Foundation released its grant recipients for the year.

The high school band will receive $1,000 for percussion equipment, a purchase expected to serve 35 students in ninth through 12th grades.

The middle school library was approved for a $1,000 grant for themed grab-and-go book bags for some 416 students. Plastic bags will each contain four to five books sharing a similar theme along with other “fun items.”

Another middle school grant of $296.34 will benefit 76 students in Jasmyn Dunbar’s eighth grade career development class. Students will explore the field of agriculture by growing grass heads which will sprout hair and keep growing.

Sixth through eighth grade EAST students will be impacted by a $683.35 grant to build a storage shed and complete a fence around the front garden.

A grant in the amount of $354.88 will purchase headphones for 32 ninth through 12th grade special education students to lessen distraction issues during the use of the Ascend Math online program which offers different lessons to each student.

Robotics teams at the middle school were approved for $700 to purchase materials for design requirements and to pay registration fees for competitions for the eight sixth through eighth graders involved.

High school EAST students will be able to purchase an iPad to use in production of their HHS News daily broadcast with approval of a $695 grant.

Child/Infant CPR equipment will be purchased with a $930 grant to benefit medical profession students for the next few years.

Elementary students in Portland will take part in a Germs: They Are Not For Sharing program after receiving a $775 grant for various supplies.

Those students will also benefit from STEM butterfly kits to witness metamorphosis and create an outdoor butterfly habitat thanks to a $675 grant.

One last $700 grant will go to Portland Elementary students to learn about and experience growing plants and vegetables.

Foundation members include President Connie Timmons, Vice-President Gloria P. Simpson, Brain Young, Doris Hammonds, Debbie Young, Catylin Martin, Julie Barnes, Rebecca Shiver, Lisa Stock, Lisa Riels, Chuck Jones, Clay Poole, and Jimmy Pennington.

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