Twenty-two Virginia teachers received a total of $11, 272 to fund classroom projects. through U.S. Cellular’s “Calling All Teachers” campaign. Here is a press release from the wireless carrier:
More than 20 teachers in Virginia received the exciting news from U.S. Cellular that their classroom projects had been funded through the company’s Calling All Teachers campaign. For a second year, the wireless carrier partnered with philanthropic website DonorsChoose.org to fund $1 million in creative and impactful classroom projects submitted by public school teachers. The donation of $11,272 will benefit more than 3,400 students in Virginia.
U.S. Cellular’s giving strategy is focused on education and the pressing needs of schools. Lack of funding has caused many of them to eliminate critical programs and operate on limited resources. Calling All Teachers is one of the initiatives the phone company developed to offer schools help with these financial challenges.
“Teachers play a big role in the future of our children,” said Dee Taylor, director of sales in the Mid-Atlantic, “We are glad to support them because we know they work hard to make every child’s learning experience meaningful and fun.”
Teachers across the country posted classroom projects that ranged from the basic to the technically advanced. Some asked for novels, bookshelves and calculators, while others requested LCD projectors, digital cameras and a TI Navigator system. Projects were funded in Bassett, Blacksburg, Chesterfield, Collinsville, Elliston, Farmville, Hillsville, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Bedford, Montvale, Palmyra, Radford, Roanoke, Wirtz and Woodbridge.
“U.S. Cellular’s continued support of education is definitely making an impact in schools across the nation,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “The company’s donations from both last year and this year allow teachers to do more in the classroom, and our children reap the benefits.”
U.S. Cellular made the commitment to invest millions in education during 2009-10 through its Calling All Communities and Calling all Teachers campaigns.
Recently, the company introduced The Belief Project to address common frustrations consumers have with the wireless industry. This initiative also complements U.S. Cellular’s growing catalog of cutting-edge phones, all backed by its nationwide 3G network. To learn more about the company’s support of education and The Belief Project, visit uscellular.com or check us out on Facebook.
Calling All Teachers – Funded Projects in Virginia 2010
|Project Title||School||City||State||Grade||Students Impacted|
|Are You a Jetson or a Flintstone??? Laptops Needed! (laptop and Microsoft Office software)
Literature For Ambitious Students: AP Lit. Selections (a set of classical literary works to aide in studying for the AP exam)
|Bassett High School||Bassett||VA||9th – 12th||280|
|Once Upon A Time (a storyteller room divider and bookshelf)||Sanville Elementary School||Bassett||VA||PreK – 2||20|
|Graphic Novels Grab Reluctant Readers (novels that relate to students through images as well as words and a comfortable reading chair)||Harding Ave Elementary School||Blacksburg||VA||3rd – 5th||220|
|Weekly Reading With Life Long Results (weekly readers to help students tie all subjects together and a bookshelf)||O B Gates Elementary School||Chesterfield||VA||PreK – 2||26|
|Puppet Masters (set of puppets, puppet theatre and theatre readers)||Collinsville Primary School||Collinsville||VA||PreK – 2||300|
|Write Out Loud – Round 2 (personal white boards and markers)||Eastern Montgomery High School||Elliston||VA||9th – 12th||80|
|Communicating With Our World Through Art and Writing (DVDs, workbooks, art supplies, etc.)
Library Wishes (construction paper, glue, scissors, rubbing plates, etc.)
|Prince Edward Elem School||Farmville||VA||PreK – 2||1007|
|And the Winner Is….. (flash drives, journals, pens, candy, incentive boards)||Carroll Co Intermediate School||Hillsville||VA||6th – 8th||100|
|Games to Learn Phonemic Awareness (phonemic awareness games, a book stand, a tabletop pocket chart)||Perrymont Elementary School||Lynchburg||VA||PreK – 2||25|
|8th Social Studies Room Needs A Printer, Ink, and etc! (Eggspert, binders, printer supplies)
Keeping Track of the Year Through Technology (cardstock, binders, printer supplies)
|Laurel Park Middle School||Martinsville||VA||6th – 8th||246|
|Rocking with Rocks (sets of rocks and supplemental learning materials)
Table Teamwork! (kidney table)
|Albert Harris Elementary School||Martinsville||VA||3rd – 5th||559|
|Writing History in Our Own Way (all-in-one printer, an extended service plan and ink cartridges)||Montvale Elementary School||Montvale||VA||3rd – 5th||40|
|Flipping Into The Future With Technology (two Flip video camcorders and accessories)||Fluvanna Co High School||Palmyra||VA||9th – 12th||300|
|An Awesome Listening Work Station (CD player)||Riverlawn Elementary School||Radford||VA||PreK – 2||22|
|Magnificent Mosaics Mesmerize (tile, grout, etc.)||John N Dalton Intermediate School||Radford||VA||6th – 8th||49|
|Technological Age (Netbook, Microsoft Office software)||Westside Elementary School||Roanoke||VA||3rd – 5th||100|
|Kids Who Read Succeed (differentiated readers)||Dudley Elementary School||Wirtz||VA||PreK – 2||34|
|Hands-On Math (rubber bands, tiles, blocks, dominoes, etc.)||Fitzgerald Elementary School||Woodbridge||VA||PreK – 2||24|