Each year International Paper supports local nonprofits and school initiatives where their mill workers live and work through their IPGiving program. The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District received multiple grants again this year to enhance education at schools there, the district reports.
Recipients for 2020 include:
Mauriceville Elementary – $2,500 for Texas Bluebonnet Award Books. The grant was written by librarian Sommer Reynolds.
Mauriceville Middle School Athletics – $2,541.90 for football equipment that was destroyed during Laura and Delta. The grant came from Coach Adam Strandberg.
Little Cypress Elementary claimed two grants – $2,850.00 for Accelerated Reader materials and $3,309 for First Grade Reading kits. Librarian Deidre Windham wrote those grants.
Little Cypress Intermediate – $3,100 for a 3D Printer, which will be used with the school’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs. An example of this is printing parts for Lego robotics that is part of the science program. Librarian Samantha Arrington wrote the grant for this project.