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SVSD awards mini-grants

The Snoqualmie Valley School District awarded 13 mini-grants for

the first semester of the 1999-2000 school year.

The mini-grant program funds projects that aren't specifically

covered in the district's staff-learning plan.

The winning grants are as follows:

The School-to-Home Connection

North Bend Elementary, $500

The School-to-Home Connection includes books, tapes, games and

activities for students and parents to use at home. The students from Title I

and ESL will be involved in the project since they are experiencing the

most difficulty with language and reading.

Northwest Pioneer Simulation

Fall City Elementary, $500

Fourth-grade students will spend two days at a youth hostel with

teepees and covered wagons. The project will simulate pioneer life and

experiences.

Jr. Great Books

Opstad Elementary, $500

The grant will purchase the Jr. Great Books series to help

strengthen the students' inferential,

interpretative and critical thinking skills.

Jet Age Workshop

Opstad Elementary, $80

Staff from the Museum of Flight will visit the school and explain

why airplanes fly and discuss jobs in the aerospace industry. The students

will also experience a flight simulator.

Peer Tutoring for Low Second- Grade Readers

North Bend Elementary, $500

The grant will purchase materials for a tutoring program for

second- grade students who need one-on-one support to develop their reading skills.

Learning Celebration

Snoqualmie Elementary, $500

This six-week celebration will foster pride and respect for student

learning.

Y2Keep on Reading

Snoqualmie Elementary, $500

"Y2Keep on Reading" is a reading incentive program in which

students, family members, staff and teachers will record the total

number of pages they read throughout the school year. The school's goal is

to read 1,200,000 by the end of the year.

Sci/Art in Action

Fall City Elementary, $500

This project is a child-centered program that will enrich and

expand the learning experience for all children in science, math and art. The

outcome of the art emphasis will be for students to create an all-school mural that

will be displayed in the front entry of the building.

Readers' Workshop - Challenges

Snoqualmie Middle School, $400

This program will give students the opportunity to select novels

from a variety of genres that will instill in them a love for reading.

Welcome to North Bend News and Special Events

North Bend Elementary, $500

Students will produce and perform in their own news show that will

highlight special events like concerts, talent shows and classroom projects.

Critical Reading and Writing Daybooks

Chief Kanim Middle Schools, $420

These books will be used in the seventh-grade language arts class

in conjunction with Write Source 2000. The books will associate

students' reading to their own personal writing.

Enhancing Math Learning

Opstad Elementary, $125

Dr. Lola May will teach strategies that strengthen student

motivation, involvement and success.

Gears

Opstad Elementary, $440

Students develop and practice problem-solving skills using gears

and connectors. Students will be using engineering principles on a

primary level.

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