School Library Receives Grant For Books

Houston, Texas: Once a teacher and librarian, Former First Lady Laura Bush has advocated the importance of reading as the foundation of all learning. Studies show that the quality of a school library has a major impact on the academic success of children. The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries helps students by awarding grants to school libraries in an effort to improve student achievement. Earlier this year, The Foundation awarded Tice Elementary a $7,000 grant to add and update their book and media collections. The students of Tice Elementary will begin enjoying new reading material this school year as the librarian of the school begins to utilize the grant money. “It's exciting to be able to provide new materials for the students. These books will give the students new reading material for use at school and at home. We are grateful to the Laura Bush Foundation for caring enough about students to offer grants such as this,” said Amy Cole, Tice Elementary Principal.

 

Amy Cole

Pictured with Mr. Kingsmill are the GCEFCU representatives and senior debate students Jacob Moncivais, Raymond Medellin, Elias Vega, and Ammy DeLeon.

 

Tice Elementary

Pictured with Mr. Kingsmill are the GCEFCU representatives and senior debate students Jacob Moncivais, Raymond Medellin, Elias Vega, and Ammy DeLeon.

 

 

 

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