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$17,000 in mini-grants go out from Snoqualmie Schools Foundation

The Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation recently awarded 18 small grants to eight schools in the district, totaling $17,083.

Grants were awarded in many areas of curriculum, including language arts, special education, science, marketing, geography, and general education enhancement.

The following are the grants, by school:

• Chief Kanim Middle School received $300 for comic book maker software.

• Mount Si High School received: $870 for adaptive PE equipment for special needs students; $2,000 for Natural Helpers training; $1,580 for a camera and tripod to make videos for the social norms marketing campaign; $100 to send 28 DECA students to a conference; and $2,611 for science lab units.

• Twin Falls Middle School received: $350 for microphone headsets to engage students through technology; $1,000 for Natural Helpers funding; and $2,300 for video camera upgrades.

• Cascade View Elementary School received: $120.45 for "Time Wise" five clocks displaying timezones throughout the world; $510 for a "Let's Drive our Teachers Buggy!" Nature Vision presentation; and $609.66 for portable CD players for use in "Read Naturally" lessons.

• North Bend Elementary School received: $525 for eight GPS units to be used in the classroom; and $600 for "Access for All" ebooks.

• Fall City Elementary School received $1,695 for a science website subscription.

• Snoqualmie Elementary School received $766 for first grade writing workshop materials.

• Opstad Elementary School received $280 to send 80 second graders to the Burke Museum for a field trip.

The foundation also awarded the district $866.25 for toolkits for each elementary school's English-languge learners.

Learn more about the Schools Foundation at http://www.svsfoundation.org/

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