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Ed Foundation announces grant awards

The Austin Public Education Foundation has announced its grant awards for the 2017-2018 school year, totaling almost $34,000.

The foundation has raised almost $500,000 that support education excellence and opportunities in the schools.

The foundation will hold its 20th annual Packer Classic on July 17.

Those who have raffle items or can participate may contact Executive Director Brigette Rambadt, at 507-460-1938, or brigette.rambadt@austin.k12.mn.us.

The awards and their grant writers are:

Creative Construction, second grade, Neveln, $749.73, Maria Mickelson and Janene Lunning.

Mindware (AATD), Banfield, $540, Sue Conway.

Math Expressions, third grade, Banfield, $1,044.12, Mallory Macal.

Leveled books, third grade, Banfield, $1,663.12, Olivia Sweeney.

Osmo Wonder Kits (2), fourth grade, Neveln, $290, Jeannie Goodew.

Video production equipment, Neveln, $213.99, Josh McRae.

Krossover Basketball Program, Austin High School, $1,399, Josh McRae.

Classroom Library, third grade, Banfield, $1,040.42, Kerri Koenigs.

Pic Me for the Pic Kit, Sumner, $300, Deborah Cook.

SMART gym supplies, Woodson, $1,348.98 Alisha Galle.

Leveled Books, Oakland Education Center, $954, Patricia Knutson and Becky Gerdes.

Classroom Libraries, ninth grade, Austin High School, $2,500, Levon Larson.

Padcaster Studio, I. J. Holton, $789, Eric Harder.

Listening Center, second grade, Banfield, $922, Mali Ciola, Louise Davis, Sheila Hill, Katie Lunning and Devin Winter.

French-speaking intern, Austin High School, $800, Emily Benidt Wakefield.

Fitness Fun, CLC, $2,732.68, Kim Potter and Shari Michels.

Bouncy Bands, fifth grade, I. J. Holton, $2,623.73, Sarah Schultz.

Listening Center, CLC, Sumner, Woodson, $971, Lindy Hagstrom and Elizabeth Medrano.

Novels, third and fourth grades, Banfield, $276.18, Amanda Gafkjen.

Listening Center, IMC, Banfield, $338, Gail Subra.

Independent living supplies, Austin High School, $1,338.72, Juliana Pena-Marconi and Violet Osmonson.

Briggs and Stratton Motors (5), Austin High School, $1,399.95, Mark Winkels.

Class sets of books, first grade, Southgate, $1,000, Brenda May.

iPad Minis, coach’s pitch counter and baseballs, Austin High School, $532, Joe Kroc.

Bilingual books, Sumner, $1,064.95, Kim Johnson.

Movement supplies, I. J. Holton, $754.71, Nikky Tolde.

Rogue Echo gym timer, soccer, Austin High School, $319, Jake Levison.

UE Ultimate Ears speaker, soccer, Austin High School, $299, Jake Levison.

Book series, Austin High School, $2,220, Lisa Peters, Jordan Reim, Molly Snyder, Courtney Pulsifer and Rod Nelson.

Roots Club materials, Ellis Middle School, $632, Jesse Smith, Lynne Gaunt and Sara Keefe.

Media center, Southgate, $2,078, Jer Osgood.

HOVR devices (10), Ellis Middle School, $801, Darren Pauly.

TOTAL: $33,905.28