Foundation awards innovative ideas

The Riverview Educational Foundation (REF) awarded $5,000

in grants for various projects in the district.

The group, which was founded in 1991, was formed to enhance

educational opportunities for the students.

This year's grants were given to the following projects:

Plant propagation station

Cedarcrest High

Equipment to grow and supply plants for biochemical testing

and photosynthesis studies.

Cedarcrest High TV - Production/Cinema

Cedarcrest High

Materials for the students' weekly entertainment/information

television show.

"Home of the Thunderbirds" mural

Tolt Middle School

Materials and supplies for students to paint a mural for the school's

gym to enhance school spirit.

Native plant garden

Tolt Middle School

Provide plants and seeds that will be used for a hands-on study of

native plants.

Enhancing Amateur Radio at Stillwater (EARS)

Stillwater Elementary

New radio antenna to provide greater ranges of frequency and

band capability to broaden student experience in the radio program.

Storytelling materials

Carnation Elementary

Hands-on materials for students to enliven storytelling.

Portable sound system

Carnation and Stillwater elementaries

Equipment that enables voice amplification during physical

education, intramural and extracurricular classes.

Non-verbal communication project

Cherry Valley and Stillwater elementaries

A lending library to provide adaptive communication equipment

for special needs students.

Ways to cope, succeed and live

Tolt Multi-Age

Lab tools and supplies to enable physical and behavioral analysis

of how animals adapt to the environment.

Concert chimes

All schools

Musical set to complete band instrumentation and expand

study/experience of standard instrumental literature.

For more information about REF or to make a donation, write

to Riverview Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 62, Carnation, WA 98014.

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