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Water District Gives Local Teachers $15K

24 teachers were given $15,000 in grants to fund water education projects.

Western Municipal Water District officials announced Tuesday that 24 teachers were awarded nearly $15,000 in grants to educate students about water.

The teachers—which include those from Murrieta, Lake Elsinore and Temecula—we're given grants that range from $360 to a maximum of $700 to implement special water projects in their classrooms. The grant is named in honor of Lois B. Krieger, who served on Western’s Board of Directors for 25 years and was also the first female chairperson for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

“The commitment from these teachers who inspire their students to learn more about water is truly what the Krieger Project Grants are about,” stated WMWD in a press release. “For the majority of these teachers, th ey wouldn’t be able to conduct their water lessons without the funding.”

The following teachers from Patchtowns received grants:

  • Carrie Burdick-Rutz, Great Oaks High School in Temecula
  • Diane DeVasier, Elsinore High School in Lake Elsinore
  • Glenda Haas, Railroad Canyon Elementary School in Lake Elsinore
  • Cathleen Hansen, Thompson Middle School, Murrieta
  • Judith Howell, Thompson Middle School, Murrieta
  • Gabriela Luebeck, Thompson Middle School, Murrieta
  • David Marrett, Murrieta Valley High School, Murrieta
  • Glenda Rhea, Elsinore Elementary School, Lake Elsinore
  • Chris Scolinos, Thompson Middle School, Murrieta
  • Laurie Tate, Elsinore Middle School, Temecula
  • Nancy Windus, Temecula Middle School, Temecula

For more information, visit wmwd.com

Constant Comment February 13, 2013 at 02:57 AM
Would one of you Teachers that received this funding for "students to learn more about water" , care to elaborate specifically on what your lesson is all about, and what you hope to teach your students? Thanks! }~)
Arthur Spooner February 13, 2013 at 03:01 AM
Hey if you have $15,000 to be throwing around, stop charging your customers so much! CROOKS!!!!
Jessica February 13, 2013 at 05:10 PM
My guess is they will be talking about California's elaborate aqueduct system. If you have ever been to the Paleontology Museum in Hemet, they have a wonderful interactive display there.
Darla February 27, 2013 at 06:58 PM
Yes they can teach Water Conservation, but they just removed Health & Geography from the curriculum. It is not necessary, Common Core Education Principals coming to YOUR school on 2014-15

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