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School briefs, Dec. 18

PMS receives grant from Bank of America

Poulsbo Middle School’s Peer Mentor Teams Program received a $4,700 grant from the Bank of America Foundation Nov. 19.

The program pairs trained student mentors with classmates who need assistance in their schoolwork. Peer Mentor Coordinator Ginny Bell said she has seen the program benefit both mentors and mentees alike.

“It’s another chance for leadership,” she said. “Middle school kids need to do something meaningful.”

Bell added that the program could not stay afloat without the Bank of America grant.

“I don’t think I’d be able to do this this year without their grant,” she said.

Cut-A-Thon to raise money for students in need

Inspiritu Salon in Poulsbo will host a “Cut-A-Thon” from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 19 to benefit the Saul Haas Fund for students in need at North Kitsap High School. Five stylists will cut hair all day for $20 per haircut. All proceeds will go to the fund, which helps students pay for ASB fees, athletic fees, art supplies and more.

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