Murrieta Rotary awards $7,000 in grants to local schools

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Christina Thomas-Kelley at Thompson Middle School, receives a teacher grant from the Rotary Club of Murrieta to buy posters for use in developing leadership qualities through WEB, a club of seventh and eighth grade students who help sixth graders through cooperative and team-building activities. The poster packs feature leaders in world history, U.S. history and the Civil Rights Movement. Valley News/Courtesy photo
MURRIETA – Fourteen classroom teachers in 10 different Murrieta Valley Unified School District schools have extra funds, thanks to the Rotary Club of Murrieta’s teacher grant program. More than $7,300 was granted in the 2020 program, according to Dr. Jim Yanoschik, the club’s community service director. The Rotary Club’s annual grants to local schools are made possible through the support and fundraising during the annual Murrieta Field of Honor, held during Veterans Day week. Delayed by the COVID-19 shutdown of schools in the spring, the teacher grant program gives teachers the opportunity to vie for funds that would enhance their classroom and club projects.  In the past 10 years, the club has awarded $43,000 in teacher grants. This year’s 14 grant recipients include
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