Avon Schools get $98,000 federal grant

Avon Community School Corporation has received a $98,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The Title IV grant was written in an effort to improve academic and social-emotional supports for underrepresented students. MISSION: STEM-POSSIBLE! will be a summer program designed for students in grades 3-5. School leaders say topics will focus on beginning coding and robotics and social skills in empathy, learning, emotional management, leadership and problem-solving.  Supporters say the funds will also go towards training counselors and enhancing relationships among school professionals between the elementary and intermediate feeder schools. The grant was authored by Michele Frossard (AIS-West Assistant Principal) and Dr. Maryanne McMahon (Assistant Superintendent).