CVES seeking help getting $50k grant

Published 4:27 pm Monday, October 24, 2011

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

Parents and faculty members at Creek View Elementary School are asking for the public’s help in securing a $50,000 grant for the school.

Several months ago, the school was nominated for a Power a Bright Future grant from The Clorox Company. The school is one of hundreds of nominees from across the country.

Through the contest, the top vote-getting school will receive $50,000, the top vote-getters in the contest’s “Play, Create and Explore” categories will each receive $25,000, and one school will be chosen by a panel of Clorox judges to receive $25,000.

Voting for the contest began Oct. 24, and will run through Dec. 9.

CVES Principal Joyce Dixon said members of the school’s PTO learned about the contest and worked to ensure the school was nominated. Any money won in the contest will be used to purchase much-needed computers, interactive boards and projectors, Dixon said.

“We used to get $20,000 a year from the state for computers,” Dixon said. “Most everything we do, we use computers. And some of the computers we have are out-of-date, to say the least.

“We are trying to make it so that anyone in the school can have access to up-to-date computers,” Dixon said.

To vote for Creek View, text “clorox7041” to 44144. Text message votes can be cast once per day.

Votes can also be cast online by visiting, selecting the “Explore” category and searching for the keyword “Creek.” Online voting is also allowed once per day.