Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation awards $17,000 in classroom grants

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017 7:40pm
  • Life

The Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation has announced that it will fund more than $17,000 in classroom innovation grants for the 2017-18 school year. These grant recipients were chosen from among requests totaling over $70,000 submitted by Snoqualmie Valley educators to the Schools Foundation in October.

The 2017-18 Classroom Innovation Grants total $17,440.76 and include:

  • $3,500 to Joe Dockery at Mount Si High School for a Digital Fabrication Makers Space;
  • $333.49 to Rhonda Mitchell at Timber Ridge Elementary for Growth Mindset in the Classroom with STEM Games;
  • $854 to Jay Jay Ross at Timber Ridge Elementary for Think Tank;
  • $1,060 to Amy Soltys at Timber Ridge Elementary for Building Design Thinking;
  • $2,232 to Kellie Smith at Cascade View Elementary for Coding in the Classroom;
  • $191 to Julie Lewis at Snoqualmie Elementary for a Throwable Microphone;
  • $600 to Trista Bamer at Snoqualmie Elementary for STEM Hydraulic Makers Set;
  • $1,163 to Samantha Randalls in the Parent Partnership Program for Microscope Our School;
  • $608.82 to Ryan Vidos for Opstad Elementary for pedal desks;
  • $1,970.45 to Laurie Shepherd at Fall City Elementary for MakerSpace Lego Education WeDo Kits; and
  • $3,928 to Kyle Wallace at Twin Falls Middle School for student standing tables and stools

In addition to funding classroom innovation grants, the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation supports district-wide initiatives each year that benefit all Snoqualmie Valley schools. Last June, the Foundation gave the district $86,000, in support of elementary reading interventions and differentiation, elementary and middle school math support, Maker Space STEM Programs, AVID College and Career Readiness Programs, and social emotional support for students, all for the 2017-18 school year.

To continue its support of learning and innovation, the Foundation is launching its Fall 2017 “All In for Kids” Clickathon Fundraising Campaign soon.

For more information about the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation, visit

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