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Kickapoo teacher is March Tools for Schools winner

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Kickapoo, WI (WXOW) -

English students at Kickapoo Middle School will have additional resources thanks to the Tools for Schools award.

Vicki Olsen is the latest recipient of the $500 dollar award from WXOW, SSE Music, and Brenengen Auto.

Olsen teaches 6th and 7th grade English and will use the money to buy books for her classroom library, which she says will give students choices of different genres for free reading time. Olsen says despite having a good library at the school studies show students read more when books are available in the classroom.

"It's hard to go to the library everyday, because it eats up time out of the classroom, so we go once a week.  So, if kids get done before then, and they don't have time to go, then they can just come over here and grab a book."

WXOW, Brenengen Auto, and SSE Music help one deserving teacher or classroom each month.

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