Windham’s Manchester School was nominated and awarded a $500 grant from ExxonMibil’s Educational Alliance Program to enhance math and science learning. On Tuesday, Sue Jones from Mr. Mike’s convenience store in Windham presented the check to assistant principal Danielle Donnini, Title 1 math teacher Danielle Burian and fifth grade teacher and science curriculum representative Tracey Butler.
“It will really come in handy,” said Donnini. “It’s like Christmas presents for the math and science departments,” she added.
The teachers started brainstorming all of the new materials they could buy. Manipulatives for math, owl pellets for science and white boards for students to use.
Over 200 schools in New England received one of the grants. Since 2000, ExxonMobil has donated over $18 million to schools through the grant program.
Manchester school was nominated by the former manager of Mr. Mike’s most likely because of its proximity to the school, said Jones.
“We buy a lot of coffee up there,” said Donnini.