Colene Hoose Elementary Wins Beyond the Box Grant

Published 05/12 2014 05:04PM

Updated 05/12 2014 09:58PM

NORMAL- Teachers at Colene Hoose Elementary School received a big surprise Monday from Beyond The Books Educational Foundation.

The foundation announced that Kathie Brown, along with a team of her fellow teachers, were the winners of this year's $10,000 "Beyond the Box" grant.

Brown presented a proposal entitled "Big Designs by Little Scientists."

Out of a 104 applicants, her propasal was chosen as the winner.

The school plans to use the money to purchase science kits that will focus on hands-on experiments.

Kathie Brown, a second grade teacher at Colene Hoose, says she's thrilled to have the opportunity to help her students grow.

"I think it provides a fabulous learning opportunity for the students in the classroom and for other kids in the school. I am just so excited. It's just a surprise to be a part of this."

Brown hopes to implement the new science kits at the start of the new school year next fall.

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