HENRY COUNTY, GA – Eighteen elementary and middle school principals left a recent Henry County Schools administrative meeting with checks totaling $30,000, thanks to the Kroger Earning Plus Learning Program.
Here is a list of the schools receiving money with award amount for school-related purchases:
- Austin Road Middle School (ARMS) - $1,000
- Bethlehem Elementary School (BES) - $1,500
- Cotton Indian Elementary School (CIES0 - $1,500
- Dutchtown Elementary School (DES) - $1,500
- Dutchtown Middle School (DMS) - $1,500
- Eagle’s Landing Middle School (ELMS) - $1,500
- Hampton Elementary School (HES) - $1,500
- Hickory Flat Elementary School (HFES) - $1,500
- Locust Grove Elementary School (LGES) - $1,500
- Luella Elementary School (LES) - $1,500
- McDonough Elementary School (MES) - $1,500
- Ola Middle School (OMS) - $1,500
- Pate’s Creek Elementary School (PCES) - $1,500
- Red Oak Elementary School (ROES) - $1,500
- Rock Spring Elementary School (RSES) - $1,500
- Stockbridge Elementary School (SES) - $1,500
- Tussahaw Elementary School (TES) - $1,500
- Walnut Creek Elementary School (WCES) - $5,000
Kroger’s Earning Plus Learning Program here, is a third-year initiative to help elementary and middle schools in the Atlanta District. The purpose of the program is to reward schools drive for the gold throughout the school year in academics, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and more.
The theme for this year’s application was “Go For The Gold!”
Applicants for the funds had to display via scrapbooks, videos, photos, essays, or other mediums, examples of diversity, exercise, nutrition, fair play, and helping others as it exists in the school’s daily culture.
“Kroger is committed to education,” shared Earning Plus Learning Program Coordinator LaQuita Parks, “and we are able to help the community overall as a result.”
“To be able to give back to our school systems is absolutely phenomenal,” shared Johnny Brown, Kroger Customer Service Manager – Atlanta Division. “Anybody who has watched the news knows that our education is in serious peril due to reduced funding, so anything we can do to help further their processes is great.”
According to Kroger representatives, there are four store locations in Henry County with several hundred employees, and many of those employees have children in the Henry County School System.
“To be able to teach kids about nutrition and help them educationally is what Kroger is all about,” said Brown. “It’s just a wonderful feeling.”
To learn more about Henry County Schools, visit www.henry.k12.ga.us.
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