Showell Elementary Receives Grant From ExxonMobil

by Dave on October 11, 2010

From left, Goose Creek District Manager Libby Bages, Phillip C. Showell Principal Laura Schneider, Selbyville Goose Creek Store Manager Lois Carroll and Phillip C. Showell Title I Specialist Debbie Buffington.

Phillip C. Showell Elementary School in Selbyville recently received a $750 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program for the purchase of math manipulative kits for students in Grades 2-5.

The grant was one of 2,400 nationwide to schools served by Exxon or Mobil stations. Officials from Cato Gas & Oil and Goose Creek Food Stores visited the school on Friday, October 8 to present a check to Principal Laura Schneider.

The math manipulative kits contain hands-on tools such as fraction tower equivalency cubes and rainbow protractors. These tools allow for innovative instruction in the classroom and prepare students to achieve state performance standards.

The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide Exxon and Mobil retailers with an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools. ExxonMobil believes that, as members of the community, local retailers are best qualified to work with local educators to help identify schools and programs most in need of support.

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