NK Schools Foundation awards nearly $40K to district

POULSBO — There's almost $40,000 extra heading to the North Kitsap School District Jan. 23.

The North Kitsap School Foundation raised $39,467.80. The money will be granted to fund services for struggling students, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) programs, and help put new technology in the schools.

"These grants will make a difference in the lives of North Kitsap students and they are possible because of strong support from the community," NK Foundation President Terri Gleich said in a press release.

Among the grant funding, the foundation will award $2,000 to fund supplied, guest speakers and a field trip for the district's Summer Science Academy. The academy is a hands-on science curriculum to improve student achievement.

The district's new Agriculture, Science and Environmental Center is receiving $5,000 for teacher training. Last year, the foundation helped the district fix two greenhouses, and install raised garden beds.

The grants are on the agenda for school board approval during the regular board meeting at 6 p.m., Jan. 23, at Pearson Elementary School.

The foundation raises money for the district through fundraising efforts and donations throughout the year. The foundation's next event is the Family Fun Night and Spaghetti Feed from 4-7 p.m., Feb. 7, in the North Kitsap High School Commons. The Poulsbo Noon Lions Club will provide an all-you-can-eat dinner. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for kids, or $30 for a family of four.

NK School Foundation grants

  • $600 to Vinland Elementary for nonfiction books for the before-school reading lab
  • $1,384 to North Kitsap High School for a computer to edit student-made videos for English and AP English
  • $1,600 to Pearson Elementary to staff and provide supplies for before-school intervention for fifth graders who are below grade-level in reading
  • $2,000 to North Kitsap High School to purchase novel sets for ninth and 10th grade English classes
  • $2,000 to Poulsbo Elementary to help staff an after-school math lab for underperforming students
  • $2,000 to the district's Summer Science Academy for supplies, guest speakers and field trip costs
  • $2,967.80 to Suquamish Elementary for Lexia Reading Core5 to help students who are below grade-level in reading
  • $3,000 to assist Gordon Elementary before-school academic lab
  • $3,916 to Kingston High School to purchase iPads for hands-on physical science and physics lessons
  • $5,000 to Rolling Reader for reading and math tutoring at Suquamish, Poulsbo and Wolfle elementary schools, and Kingston Middle School
  • $5,000 to Wolfle Elementary to purchase iPad Minis — and cases — for fifth-graders to increase reading fluency and comprehension, and support the science curriculum
  • $5,000 to Agriculture, Science and Environmental Center to provide substitutes during teacher training
  • $5,000 to Kingston Middle School to purchase 100 Math Whizz software licenses to help struggling math students


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