• 68°

Howard secures Lowe’s grant for Madison elementary

Bonnie Howard, Library Media Specialist at Madison Elementary School, secured a Toolbox for Education grant from Lowe’s for $4,670. CONTRIBUTED
Bonnie Howard, Library Media Specialist at Madison Elementary School, secured a Toolbox for Education grant from Lowe’s for $4,670. CONTRIBUTED

MADISON – Madison Elementary School has received a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant for $4,670 to help in building an outdoor classroom.

Bonnie Howard applied for the grant with the goal of enriching the learning community at the school. To design the project, the school’s planning committee for the outdoor classroom is working with the Alabama Outdoor Classroom project.

The project is a partnership among Alabama Wildlife Federation, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

“The outdoor classroom project will be a learning experience involving all students and will enhance our students’ ability to think critically with hands-on, real-world learning experiences,” Howard said. “We will have many investigation stations, including a butterfly garden, weather station, herp habitat (reptile living area), raised-bed flower gardens and vegetable gardens.”

“Our students and teachers will greatly benefit from this grant. We wish to thank our friends at Lowe’s for generously supporting this important project,” Howard said.

For more than 65 years, Lowe’s has supported the communities in which they operate stores. At a time when schools are struggling to support students’ basic needs, the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation recognizes the importance of financial support.

This year, the Lowe’s foundation is seeking ways to provide the tools to help educators and parent groups through educational challenges by providing the greatest impact, with basic necessities set as the priority.

Now in its eleventh year of helping build better schools and communities, the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program has provided more than $49 million to more than 11,000 schools across the United States.

All public schools with grades kindergarten through twelfth grade in the United States are eligible for the Toolbox for Education program. For more information, visit ToolboxforEducation.com.

Madison

Madison County Water Department announces meter reading and billing changes

Madison

Governor Ivey awards $5.6 million for law enforcement programs

Events

The Camp is bringing Mardi Gras to Huntsville’s MidCity District

Events

Huntsville Museum of Art continues special Black History Month programing

Events

Madison Methodist Women to host inaugural marketplace event

Lifestyles

Huntsville Botanical Garden to host 2023 APGA Education Symposium next week

Digital Version

The Madison Record digital version – Feb. 8, 2023

Events

Huntsville Ballet Company to present HBC Off-Stage Feb. 17-19 at Dream Theatre

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones and James Clemens advance to 7A Area 8 tournament title game

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones AFJROTC excels at Hoover Drill Competition

Harvest

Johnson repeats win in American Legion oratory

Madison

Petition for city manager special election being resubmitted after being dismissed

Madison

Barney, a facility dog, comforts and reassures students

Madison

Playground revamps underway for Madison elementaries

Madison

Large turnout expected for All-Girls State Chess Championship

Business

Goldfish Swim School opens in Madison, plans to host free Community Family Swim Event Feb. 3

Madison

Mill Creek Robo-Crew take Breakthrough Award at UAH

Liberty Middle School

Liberty Lionettes awarded in hip-hop, pom at regionals

Bob Jones High School

American Legion Baseball organizing for new season

Discovery Middle School

Gifted Specialists fill broad needs of 20% of students

Madison

Mill Creek Greenpower Team motors to first place in Oxford

James Clemens High School

James Clemens Competition Cheer Team takes fourth state title

Madison

The celebration continues: Madison Street Festival awards grants to 16 Madison educational programs

Events

The Loomis Brothers Circus returns this weekend

x