Frontier Elementary Schools to Sport New Phys Ed Equipment


Elementary students in the Frontier Local School District will soon be seeing new equipment in their physical education classes thanks to the teamwork of teacher Johnny Schmidt and the Marietta Community Foundation. Schmidt recently applied for funding to further develop his physical education program. He is looking to purchase items such as Bocce sets, Duracoat activity balls, portable nets, lacrosse goals, and table tennis equipment. Over 350 future Cougars will be impacted by this grant. Mr. Schmidt teaches Kindergarten through Sixth Grade at both Newport and New Matamoras Elementary.

“I am absolutely blown away by the Foundation for aiding in the overall health and well-being of the kids in the Frontier District,” said Schmidt “I have a limited budget to meet the needs of my students. This will go a long way to helping provide equipment and supplies.

Heather Allender, President and CEO of the Marietta Community Foundation, was pleased to support this request. “The Foundation firmly supports the advancement of education in our area and so do many of our donors that have set up education related funds. This grant was made possible through the Joseph & Luada Wesel Family Foundation for Children of Washington County Fund and the Jim Christy Fund for Kids.”

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