Shawnee Heights teachers receive grants to enhance learning in the classroom

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Some lucky teachers and students are getting a boost in the classroom.

The Shawnee Heights Public School Foundation’s “Prize Parade” tour hit the road Tuesday morning.

Educators in the district applied for more than $12,000 in grant money to be used in their classrooms. The money is split among teacher projects.

Curtis Hamilton, a social studies teacher at Shawnee Heights High School. He says his class will use the funds to purchase virtual reality gear to enhance student’s learning experiences.

“We asked for two classroom sets so that we can start using to help kids experience different things,” said Hamilton. “In my specific social studies class would be things like museums. Things, like that, without ever having to leave the classroom.”

Tuesday’s “Prize Parade” tour gave money to teachers at Shawnee Heights High School and Shawnee Heights Middle School as well as several elementary schools in the district.

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