Clinton City Schools have received three different Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grants for L.C. Kerr Elementary, Butler Avenue School and Clinton High School.
L.C. Kerr’s grant was for $5,000 to increase and replenish the school’s garden. Butler Avenue received $4,965 to purchase more LEGO building educational kits. Clinton High School received $5,000 to go towards the construction of strength building stations and bridges for their cross country trail.
CCS officials expressed their appreciation to Lowe’s, saying that projects such as these would not be funded otherwise and would be put on the back-burner. Representatives at each of the schools said they were appreciative of the opportunities that Lowe’s provided to their students by funding these grants.
L.C. Kerr will be able to build more beds to work towards each classroom having their own raised bed garden, as well as purchase soil, mulch and plants for the upcoming school year. Butler Avenue will be able to purchase S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) focused classroom LEGO kits, while Clinton High will be able to work towards having a safe cross country trail on campus complete with stations throughout for rest, water and strength training. One of the challenges that this grant will help to solve are some marshy crossings — part of the grant will be put toward building a bridge to cross that marsh, school officials said.
Providing opportunities outside of the classrooms for Clinton City School students to apply knowledge, grow and flourish as productive members of society is accomplished through support from the community and grants being funded, including Lowe’s, officials said.