The North Kitsap Schools Foundation has awarded 34 grants totaling $76,041 to teachers and employees within the North Kitsap School District during the foundation’s 2018 Celebration of Education.
The single largest grant was awarded to North Kitsap School District Superintendent Laurynn Evans. About $10,000 was provided to the superintendent to be used as start-up funding for a North Kitsap School District FIRST Robotics team.
NK Schools Foundation President Shannon Singleton presented the awards to the recipients on Nov. 13.
“It’s all about the opportunities for the students,” Singleton said of the grants. “I’m humbled and inspired everytime we get a donation from an indvidual or a business. It still seems amazing after all these years that people will donate so generously to the schools and education.”
The grant awards are as follows:
– Andrea Neault of Richard Gordon Elementary was awarded $1,000 to be used for a before-school academic lab.
– Tony Bainbridge of Richard Gordon Elementary was awarded $1,000 to be used for a juggling assembly and equipment.
– Leah Barrett secured $1,000 to be used for elementary students to participate in the Seattle Symphony Link Up program.
– Rachel Flores of Kingston High School was awarded $2,775 to purchase 45 digital drawing pads and an escape room educational kit.
– Ellie Rider of North Kitsap High School was awarded $5,000 to purchase probes and sensors for agriculture education labs.
– Alexandra Kemp of North Kitsap High School was awarded $4,575 to purchase laptops and motion sensors for physics labs.
– Becky Calder of North Kitsap High School was awarded $1,200 to rebuild an espresso cart run by the functional academics class.
– Nicholas Elmquist of North Kitsap High School was awarded $ 1,000 to purchase virtual reality goggles to be used for AP world history and AP psychology lessons.
– Philip Campbell of North Kitsap High School was awarded $1,000 to purchase materials for Step-Up activities to promote independence and work skills.
– Sarah Beaver of North Kitsap High School was awarded $400 to purchase materials for functional communication activities.
– Jerrine Gabrio of Hilder Pearson Elementary School was awarded $2,150 to pay for materials for Family STEAM Nights.
– Cathleen Coleman of Hilder Pearson Elementary School was awarded $4,565 to purchase sets of four iPads for literacy stations in each North Kitsap first grade classroom.
– Tamera Rabura of Hilder Pearson Elementary School was awarded $1,055 for a field trip to a Bremerton Symphony OrKidstra concert.
– Cameron Peters of Poulsbo Middle School was awarded $3,550 to purchase laptops for the science department for simulations and labs.
– David DiPrete of Poulsbo Middle School was awarded $1,300 to purchase a 3-D printer for the robotics program.
– Lauren Malone and Lynne Mackey-Moseley of Poulsbo Middle School were awarded $1,000 to purchase equipment for life skills cooking activities.
– Jay DeVries of Poulsbo Middle School was awarded $875 to purchase an iPad for P.E. applications.
– Stacey Loverich, Andi Smallbeck, Courtney Brown and Carene Behrens were awarded $6,080 to purchase sets of iPads for math and reading support for each first grade class.
– Julie Weaver of Poulsbo Elementary was awarded $1,500 to purchase sensory supports and activities for preschool.
– Robert Webb of Poulsbo Elementary was awarded $625 to purchase P.E. equipment for net sports.
– Kevin Shionalyn, Briana Atha and Lynne Mackey-Moseley were awarded $2,641 to purchase Clicker 7 assistive writing software.
– Spenncer Isom of Suquamish Elementary was awarded $505 to purchase a set of high interest leveled reading books.
– Chelsea Youngs of Vinland Elementary was awarded $2,000 to purchase an iPad and a laminator for AAC applications.
– Dana Nelson of Vinland Elementary was awarded $1,950 for a fourth grade civics field trip to the capitol.
– Heather Pedersen of Vinland Elementary was awarded $1,235 to rent two Burke Museum Exhibits for an “in-house” field trip.
– Heather Ullrich of Vinland Elementary was awarded $565 to purchase an iPad for speech and language therapy applications
– Rhian Radley of Vinland Elementary was awarded $570 to rent two Burke Museum exhibits, to purchase a stop-motion animation kit and to attend the Get Your Teach On conference
– Pat Muniz, Cynthia Levenstein, Brynn Lewis and Cherie Ejde were awarded $3,900 for equipment and materials for accessible STEM activities.
– Adriana Prince of the Special Education Team was awarded $4,775 to purchase a KidWalk Dynamic Gait System for students with mobility needs
– Heidi Brislin and Shannon Singleton of the Assistive Technology Team were awarded $4,630 to purchase apps and cases to turn iPads into AAC devices
– Martha Little of the English Learners Program was awarded $1,300 for Club Leo Spanish Heritage Reading Club for staff and supplies
– Lauren Malone of the district SLP Team was awarded $320 for Story Champs curriculum for language intervention
— Nick Twietmeyer is a reporter for Kitsap News Group. Nick can be reached at email@example.com.