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Barnes’ funds will go toward purchasing a new Apple TV for music teacher Robin Wall, left, to use in mirroring different pieces of music that she creates with her students on her iPad. Courtesy photo

Barnes Elementary will soon put its latest allotment of grant funds to good use.

The Owasso campus is among 15 schools across the Tulsa metro area that will benefit from more than $77,000 in Cox Charities Innovation in Education endowments going into the 2019-20 school year.

The Cox Charities Innovation in Education program provides grants of up to $10,000 each to Tulsa metro area schools to fund classroom programs and curriculum that encourage and promote students’ academic success and enhance their educational experience.

Barnes’ funds will go toward purchasing a new Apple TV for music teacher Robin Wall to use in mirroring different pieces of music that she creates with her students on her iPad.

“I’m excited to have more options with music lessons, particularly with the classes creating their own compositions and seeing on the screen what we’re making together,” Wall said.

Additionally, the grants will give Barnes staff an opportunity to buy a retractable screen and a mounted projector to be installed in the school’s cafeteria for use during gatherings and events.

“In regards to the screen and the projector, I’m excited for all the options that we can enjoy when we have programs, special assemblies and things of that nature,” Wall added.

Cox Charities was created to strengthen local communities through the support of programs that positively impact the Tulsa metro area in the fields of education, technology, health and the arts.

“Together, we are helping Tulsa metro area students prepare for their future by funding critical classroom programs and curriculum,” Roger Ramseyer, Tulsa market vice president, said in a press release.

“Through Cox Charities, our employees are thrilled to be able to support these innovative learning opportunities that engage and excite students. Our partnership with the schools across the Tulsa metro area continues to grow, and we’re proud to be a strong part of that community.”

For more information about Cox Charities Innovation in Education, visit coxcharitiescentral.org.

Art is a seasoned reporter of over 15 years with an extended background in writing and editing for a variety of publications and organizations.