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NK Schools Foundation provides more than $20K in funding

POULSBO — Programs within the North Kitsap School District's are getting a financial boost.

The North Kitsap Schools Foundation is awarding $24,373 in funding for specific programs in the district for the 2012-13 school year.

The foundation also secured $8,000 in grants from the Norcliffe Foundation and the Medina Foundation to support the Rolling Reader program. And the foundation awarded $12,800 in scholarships to support 28 students who will go to college, take swim lessons, or take driver's education courses.

"The NKSD board is impressed with the quality of grant requests and their emphasis on giving students the help they need to succeed," foundation President Terri Gleich said in a press release. "We look forward to seeing these programs in action."

The grants include:

Breidablik — $2,050: $650 for an extra hour each week of instructional para-educator time so 30 students can participate in the Before School Computer Lab for supplemental math and reading instruction, and $1,400 to continue MAP testing for fourth- and fifth-graders in the areas of reading and math.

Gordon — $5,000: to provide materials for an after school math support program, to work with up to 36 low-performing students. The program will provide an extra hour of instruction each week, staffed by volunteer math specialist and three para-educators.

Pearson — $2,000: to give an extra hour of reading or math instruction each week before school for 15 struggling students in third, fourth and fifth grades.

Vinland — $5,000: to purchase 835 books at 16 reading levels for a before school reading lab.

Wolfle — $2,300: For ALEKS Math, an online program that helps struggling students master grade-level skills and build math fluency. It will serve 138 students in third, fourth and fifth grades.

NKSD Summer Science Academy — $3,023: to provide materials for three science kits for special education students and to replenish consumable supplies in the kindergarten through fifth grade kits.

Rolling Reader — $5,000: to provide reading tutors and free books to about 300 students at Suquamish, Poulsbo and Wolfle Elementary schools, and Kingston Middle School. High school students who tutor earn $10 an hour for their college tuition.

The North Kitsap Schools Foundation is a nonprofit established to promote and help fund the learning opportunities in the district.

 

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