Grants to aid N’hampton schools

Published 10:09 am Monday, February 27, 2012

JACKSON — Two Northampton County Schools employees were recently recognized for securing a grant for more than $18,000 that will go towards materials for language arts.

Pamela Miles and Myrna Goldberg, both elementary instructional coaches, were recently recognized by the Northampton County Board of Education for writing and receiving an $18,500 grant from Elizabeth City State University through the North Carolina School Leadership Program.

According to information provided by Northampton County Schools, the problem-based initiative is entitled “Every Child Reading: Connecting Students with Books.” The funds will be used to purchase language arts materials for Kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms.

In other good news, the board also recognized Central Elementary School for receiving a $2,000 grant from Georgia Pacific. The funds will be used to build a literacy library.

The board also recognized Jamonta Branch who attends Conway Middle School. Branch has been chosen to participate in the Virginia Tech Honors Band in Blacksburg, Va.