2014 Zach Smith Grant Winners
Since 2010 the Zach Smith Fund has awarded grants to teachers in Mount Airy that will support the continuous efforts to improve the quality of education for students. The Zach Smith Fund was created in 2009 with gifts made in memory of Zach Smith from Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, and his family and friends.
This year’s grant recipients were awarded funding based on the strong relationship between professional growth and potential impact on students. These 14 teachers have been awarded $16,529.04 toward their projects from the Zach Smith Teacher Grants. Mount Airy City Schools thanks the Winston-Salem Foundation for their time evaluating these grants and congratulations the teachers below.
Sue Bennett - $270 to purchase headphones for classroom Chromebooks
Donation by Local Foundation
The Clara B. Farlow Foundation recently donated $2,000 to classrooms in Mount Airy City Schools. Classes at Mount Airy Middle School and Mount Airy High School were visited recently by Carole Farlow Vaughn, founder, and presented with $500 toward their class wish list. Administrators and teachers were excited to learn about this support from the Clara B. Farlow Foundation. Click here to learn more about this foundation and their work in Surry County.
Read to Achieve
Ninety-four percent (94.3%) of third grade students in Mount Airy City Schools met the reading proficiency standards under North Carolina’s Read to Achieve legislation.
Dr. Gregory Little added, “I am so proud of all of our students and their hard work in becoming better readers. The progress that they made this year was astounding and I look forward to seeing how they develop this year. Our incredible teachers laid the groundwork for our students to be successful. Their effort, commitment, and passion made our success possible.”
MAMS Show Choir Fundraiser
It's never too early to start thinking about the holiday season! MAMS Show Choir will be selling trees/greenery this year, in support of their 2015 Disney trip. With premium trees and gorgeous wreaths/garland, MAMS is the best place to get your greenery this year! You can pick up your trees or even get them delivered to your door. Thank you for your support of our MAMS Show Choir!
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