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Sparta Education Foundation grants meet student needs

As the Sparta Education Foundation prepares for the final fund-raiser of the school year – Retro bowl at Sparta Lanes on March 27 – the board is proud to report that over $17,000 in grants were awarded this school year. Some items funded by grants this year include document cameras for computers at Ridgeview and Appleview (Elmo projectors), Early Childhood Program DVDs for parent use, video camera and microphones for producing the Spartan News at the high school, and story books that promote school values to middle school students.

The Sparta Educatin Foundation (SEF) offers several ways for individuals, families and businesses to show their support for Sparta students. Teams and individuals can still register to bowl in RetroBowl by calling 887-9627. In addition to attending annual fundraisers, like RetroBowl in the spring and Food for Though at Downtown Trini’s in the fall, donations can be made in memory of or in honor of a special friend or family member. Engraved pavers make up the Spartan Pride Pathway in front of Sparta High School. They cost from $50 or $150 with proceeds going into the SEF endowment fund and directly benefitting our students. Spartan Pride Pathway order forms are available at the high school.

The Sparta Education Foundation board members salute the many people in the community who care about the educatoinal needs of our students and show it by helping SEF to provide the “extras” for education.

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