The Madison Consolidated Schools Educational Foundation awarded seven grants totaling $2,285 for the fall 2013 grant cycle.

Lydia Middleton Elementary School teacher Susan Thevenow was awarded $250 for student academic competition registration fees for elementary Spell Bowl and Math Bowl.

E.O. Muncie Elementary School teacher and principal, Kim Mahoney and Leslie May, will share a $159 grant for registration fees, scientific calculators and practice supplies for a fourth and fifth grade elementary Math Bowl team.

Sarah Lytle, a first-grade teacher at Lydia Middleton, received $400 for her iPad implementation project, which will allow her to purchase headphones and styluses for students who struggle with fine motor skills.

Eric Phagan, art teacher at Madison Junior High School, and Pam Vance are working with seventh- and eighth- grade students on a Chihuly Sculpture for the common area at Madison Consolidated High School. They requested and were awarded $350 for heat guns, ceiling mounts, steel cable, acrylic paints, art supplies, brushes and construction supports to create a sculpture in the style of Dale Chihuly using recycled plastic bottles.

Kristen Murphy, the choir director at the high school, was awarded $325 for her Holiday Spectacular Concert. The grant will be used to buy combined curriculum for the band and choir, allowing them to perform a Holiday Spectacular Concert together next year. The curriculum includes two combined numbers with the choir and band performing together.

Amanda Briggs, FFA advisor at the high school, was awarded $500 to cover expenses from the National FFA Convention in Louisville in October.

Aaron Kelsey, the high school's art and theater director, was awarded $300 for glass mosaic tiles, mosaic glue, grout, goggles and glass cutters which will allow his advanced art classes to design and create a mosaic made from glass.

The Madison Consolidated Schools Educational Foundation is an advised fund with the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County. It was created to promote educational projects at MCS through grants to teachers and funding of academic teams.