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Community Foundation Grants Help USD 399 Students Achieve

Russell County Area Community Foundation LogoThe Russell County Area Community Foundation has announced $3,429 in grants to USD 399 to support science, technology and the arts.

"The Community Foundation is delighted to help students in rural areas become more creative using current technology and resources," said Angela Muller, Executive Director of the Community Foundation.

The grants include $1,300 to purchase a hoop house to help fifth and six graders learn how to grow and care for freshly grown produce. Students will use interactive mathematics and science skills to learn about soil health, plant growth and care.

Natoma Elementary School receives an $1,129 grant to purchase document cameras for the classroom. The equipment allows teachers to enlarge and project text or pictures so that information is visible for all students to see.

Natoma High School students will benefit from a $1,000 grant to produce a play and musical, giving all students an opportunity to participate in the production and experience the joys of theater.

Funding for the grants comes from the generosity of donors who contribute to the Kansas Health Foundation Children's Fund. Since its inception, the Community Foundation and its generous donors have directed more than $1 million to meaningful causes and issues throughout the Russell County area, including the arts, childhood education, historic preservation and hunger relief.

For more information on grants or how you can give to important causes in the Russell County Area, visit them on the web at www.rcacf.net or call Angela Muller, Executive Director, at 785-445-3611.

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