McDonald’s gives area teachers $40,000


McDonald’s Restaurants of the Miami Valley awarded more than $40,000 to teachers during the Make Activities Count grants program recognition ceremony last night at the Ray and Joan Kroc Center in Dayton.

The McDonald’s group includes the owners of 74 restaurants in 13 counties throughout Ohio and Indiana. It has awarded about $470,000 in MAC grant money to about 1,000 teachers in 11 years.

The grants are used to supplement classroom curriculum with hands-on activities, according to spokeswoman Meghann Naveau.

Kindergarten through eighth-grade teachers in the Miami Valley and the greater Lima and Richmond, Ind., areas applied for grants for as much as $500.

Naveau said this year’s winning projects include a mural wall art lesson that shows a school’s diversity and a kindergarten teacher’s plan to purchase eggs, ants and tadpoles to show her students how animals grow.

Educators from the following schools were awarded grants:

  • Ansonia Elementary School
  • Anthony Wayne (Franklin)
  • Arcanum Middle School
  • Ascension School (Kettering)
  • Baker Middle School (Fairborn)
  • Bear Elementary School (Miamisburg)
  • Bellbrook Middle School
  • Bellefontaine Elementary School
  • Bishop Leibold – West Campus (Miamisburg)
  • Brantwood Elementary School (Riverside)
  • Brookville Elementary School
  • Brookville Intermediate School
  • Calvary Christian School (Bellefontaine)
  • CF Holliday Elementary School (Dayton)
  • Cline Elementary School (Centerville)
  • Donnelsville and Park Layne (Donnelsville)
  • E.G. Shaw Elementary School (Beavercreek)
  • Edwin D. Smith Elementary School (Dayton)
  • Fairview/Crestdale (Richmond, Ind.)
  • Fort Recovery Elementary School
  • Greene County ESC (Yellow Springs)
  • Greenmont Elementary School (Kettering)
  • Hadley E. Watts (Centerville)
  • Hagerstown Elementary School
  • Hibberd Intermediate Building (Richmond, Ind.)
  • Horizon Science Academy (Dayton)
  • Incarnation (Centerville)
  • Indian Lake Elementary School (Lewistown)
  • Kettering Middle School
  • Kyle Elementary School (Troy)
  • Longfellow Elementary School (Sidney)
  • Mark Twain Elementary School (Miamisburg)
  • McKinley Elementary School (Xenia)
  • Meadowdale PreK-8 (Dayton)
  • Milton-Union Elementary School
  • Mother Brunner Catholic School (Dayton)
  • National Trail Schools (New Paris)
  • Nicholas School (Piqua)
  • Nicklin Learning Center (Piqua)
  • Northmont Middle School (Clayton)
  • Northwestern Elementary School (Springfield)
  • Parkway Middle School (Rockford)
  • Piqua Catholic School
  • Possum Middle School (Springfield)
  • Primary Village North (Centerville)
  • Reid School (Springfield)
  • Richmond Friends School
  • River’s Edge Montessori (Dayton)
  • Rosa Parks PreK-3 (Dayton)
  • Ruskin PreK-8 (Dayton)
  • Russia Local School
  • Snowhill Elementary School (Springfield)
  • Southdale (Kettering)
  • St. Henry Elementary School (St. Henry)
  • St. Luke School (Beavercreek)
  • St. Mary’s Intermediate (St. Mary’s)
  • Stivers School for the Arts (Dayton)
  • Trebein Elementary School (Xenia)
  • Tri-County North Elementary School (Lewisburg)
  • Trotwood Early Learning
  • Trotwood Prep & Fitness Academy
  • Troy Christian Elementary School
  • Twin Valley Elementary School (West Alexandria)
  • Vaile Elementary School (Richmond, Ind.)
  • Valley View Intermediate (Germantown)
  • Valley View Junior High (Farmersville)
  • Wapakoneta Middle School
  • Waynesville Elementary School
  • Western Wayne Elementary School (Cambridge City, Ind.)
  • Wilder Intermediate School (Piqua)
  • Wright Brothers (Huber Heights)


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