Northshore Education Foundation awards $17,250 in grants

The Northshore Public Education Foundation (NPEF) has announced the 2008-2009 Classroom Grant Awards, ranging from $320 to $1,000, totaling $17,250 for the upcoming school year.

The awards will be used for a variety of items designed to enhance student learning. Many of the grants will enhance the district’s literacy goals with books, audio and video materials. Other grants will support science, accounting, physical education and foreign language. One grant will support a joint community/school partnership between the Secondary Academy for Success (SAS) and 21 Acres. All materials are expected to impact students for several years to come.

“It is always a pleasure to be able to provide extra resources to the dedicated staff in Northshore” said Jean Fowler, NPEF executive director.

Teachers and schools receiving grant money for the 08-09 school year include: Heidi Lothspeich and Jennifer Soper, Arrowhead Elementary; Erin Gaskill, Canyon Creek Elementary; Tim Rhoades, John Rodger and Anne Oakdale, Crystal Springs Elementary; Peggy Roberts, Frank Love Elementary; Lisa Hensler, Kenmore Elementary; Janet Hudson, Maywood Hills Elementary; Peggy Kirchgessner, Tracey Guyor and Brad Tenney, Moorlands Elementary; Suzanne Avery and Andy Larson, Westhill Elementary; Pam Smith and Wendy Coleman, Woodmoor Elementary; Pattie Perham, Northshore and Kenmore junior highs; Terri Davis and Judy Ellis, SAS; and Terry Ley, Bothell High. In addition, Alexandra Taber, Lockwood parent, also received a grant to expand the Lockwood Math Club.

NPEF provides classroom grants to teachers once a year for creative and innovative projects that encourage opportunity, discovery and creativity in learning, foster academic preparedness and promote community involvement.

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