February 14, 2000
Riverview Educational Foundation awards educational grants
On behalf of the support from the community to the Riverview Educational Foundation (REF), ten educational grants were awarded to teachers and students of the Riverview School District.
REF is a non-profit organization established to support and enhance learning opportunities which challenge each student to attain his/her highest potential. Contributions can be made through United Way, directly to REF or by fundraisers, such as the successful golf tournament last May. By popular demand, REF will be sponsoring a golf tournament in September.
Projects awarded are:
For more information, visit the website at www.riverview.wednet.edu (see News), or write to REF, P.O. Box 62, Carnation, WA 98014.
- Plant Propagation Station (equipment to grow and supply plants for biochemical testing and photosynthesis studies);
- CHS TV-production/cinema (materials for Cedarcrest students weekly entertainment/informative television show);
- "Home of the Thunderbirds" mural (materials and supplies for students to paint a mural for Tolt Middle School gym to enhance school spirit and environment);
- Native Plant Garden (plants and seeds for Tolt Middle School garden to provide hands-on study of native plants and develop gardening skills);
- Enhancing Amateur Radio at Stillwater (EARS) (new radio antenna to provide greater range of frequency and band capability to broaden student experience in radio program);
- Storytelling Manipulatives (hands-on materials for students to enliven story retelling of adopted reading series books);
- Portable Sound System (P.E. Specialist Equipment to enable voice amplification in gym during P.E., intramural, and extracurricular classes);
- Non-Verbal Communication (a lending library to provide adaptive communication equipment for special needs students);
- Ways to Cope, Succeed, and Live (labs, tools, and supplies to enable physical and behavioral analysis of animal adaptions to the environment); and
- Concert Chimes (musical set to complete band instrumentation and expand study/experience of standard instrumental literature).