MAY 26, 1997
Northshore wins grants for academic enrichment
The Northshore Public Education Foundation (NPEF), a non-profit organization formed to enhance learning opportunities in local classrooms, has named the winners of 14 academic grants for Northshore schools. Total grant funding will total more than $10,000.
- Crystal Springs Elementary: $1,000, Jump Start Reading. Students reading below grade level will receive additional reading instruction through a special summer program.
- Fernwood Elementary: $450, Enriching Student Math and Science Literacy through Structural Engineering and Design. $1,000, Sciencing and Math Workshops. Students will have a science and math discovery period three times weekly.
- Hollywood Hill: $300, Looking Toward the Future...Applying What You Learn. Students will produce advanced craft projects. $1,000, Sammamish Splash. Students will continue a salmon hatchery project.
- Kokanee Elementary: $700, Reaching the Kokanee Reading Goal.
- Lockwood Elementary: $200, Science Pockets. A first grade classroom will practice non-fiction reading by doing science experiments at home under parent supervision. $500, Language Arts and Literature through Drama. Students, teachers, and parents will view a dramatic performance of American folktales, and actors will help students convert other forms of writing into drama.
- Woodin Elementary: $500, Students in the Talented and Gifted (TAG) classroom and their families will create and care for a school garden of native plants designed to attract wildlife.
- Woodmoor Elementary: $1,000; physical education students will use heart rate monitors, track their personal heart-rate target zone for fitness, and assess their progress throughout the year.
- Canyon Park Junior High: $1,000; students will use soil, water, decomposition, plant nutrient, pollution, and air quality kits to perform their own independent scientific research relevant to the community or environment.
- Northshore Junior High and Bothell, Inglemoor, and Woodinville High Schools: $1,000; students will extract, amplify, and analyze their own genetic material in genetic experiments.
- Inglemoor High School: $1,000; a writer-in-residence will share the creative writing process and a new poetry unit will encourage student writing.
- Woodinville High School: $1,000; sophomore and junior biology and chemistry students will continue performing a detailed ecological survey--including air, soil, water, and biology--of a 20-acre site near the school. In the expanded program, also, their data will be shared worldwide on the Internet.