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STCS Board of Education recognizes grant recipients, welcomes visitors from Kittur

By Cameron Kerkau

The Monday, Oct. 9, meeting was a busy night for the Saginaw Township Community Schools Board of Education. All 55 recipients of the STCS foundation grant were recognized, and guests from Kittur Rani Channamma Residential Sainik School were introduced as well.

The foundation grants are given to teachers and administrators who have inventive ideas to help the learning process. All but 10 of the 65 applicants were accepted for this year’s grants. The board offered each recipient a certificate recognizing their award at the Monday meeting.

“One of the things that make our school district so special is the foundation committee and these grants. All the effort that goes into applying for them, awarding them, managing the foundation’s assets. On behalf of the board, thank you to everybody in all that you do,” said Treasurer David Jaffe.

Various grants this year will be used for a field trip to the holocaust museum, new seating and calculators for students and various other educational resources.

David Cline of Saginaw Valley State University introduced the five STCS guests from the Indian Village of Kittur: teachers Savitri Yavagall and Jayashree Kalaraki and cadets Tushara Navale, Tanmaye Srinivas and Bhumika Patil. The visit is part of a three-way agree- ment between SVSU, STCS, and Kittur Rani Channamma Residential Sainik School for Girls, in which two teachers and several students from the area will visit the school in India and vice versa. The visitors arrived on Oct. 1 and will remain until Oct. 15.

Also at the meeting, third grade Arrowwood Elementary teacher Jamie List and fifth grade Hemmeter Elementary teacher Nicol Howald were given the Saginaw Township Education Association Starfish Award, which recognizes teachers for exceptional work.

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