Fall 2022-2023 - $43,026
Materials for a STEAM program of weekly, hands-on science units, in collaboration with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, for all students as well as a 4th-5th grade Robotics Team.
Materials for social-emotional support in the classroom to help kindergartners self-regulate with weighted blankets, Fidgety Feet chair bands, sand and water table and geoboards.
Fifth grade students will learn several pieces of music and then travel to Seattle to play with the Seattle Symphony and their LinkUp Program in a culminating field trip to Benaroya Hall.
Second, third and fourth graders will attend the Bremerton Symphony OrKIDstra concert to experience a live performance of Greig’s Peer Gynt Suite, fostering life-long music appreciation.
Instructional Tech/Library Media
11 Green screen kits with stands and lights for each school’s media center so students can demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways, including real-world video creation and editing.
Piano accompanist for an after-school children’s choir, providing the opportunity to experience the joy of making music in collaboration with peers.
4th Grade Team
90 fourth grade students will visit the capitol in Olympia to learn about legislation, elections and branches of government in this perennial educational experience highlight.
All students will participate in a “Challenge Day” of interactive and experiential learning, music and inspirational lessons from trained facilitators to foster expression of compassion, connection and diversity.
A variety of seating options for a flexible and engaging educational environment, with choices of wobble chairs, exercise balls, standing desks and floor seating .
Kingston High School
Winner of the Glen Robbins Education Innovation Award
Jazz band students will play a special composition written just for them by nationally-acclaimed composer Dr. Greg Yasinitsky when they perform at the 2023 All-NW Music Educators Conference.
Flight simulator with immersive “cockpit” experience for career exploration opportunities, available to all students in the media center/library.
Classroom sets of TI-84 graphing calculators for 5 math classes, increasing equitable access and opportunity for 9th - 12th graders to learn how to use this tool.
Elementary Schools - PE Team
Mini-golf set of nine holes, golf balls and putters to be shared across all elementary PE programs
Poulsbo & Kingston Middle Schools
Cameron Peters & Karla Manugid
$7,151 Generously funded by the Poulsbo Lions Club
Classroom sets of temperature, magnetic field, light reflectivity/absorption and motion sensors to be used for realistic, hands-on science experiments for over 400 8th grade science students.
Poulsbo Middle School
Lego building sets for engaging and hands-on math and writing units to foster collaboration and creativity in students with diverse learning needs.
Classroom library of 160 varied reading-level books to engage struggling readers in middle school with graphic novels and chapter books about science fiction, sports, fantasy and other high-interest topics.
Refurbishes and repairs classroom set of musical instruments including xylophones and metallophones used in all grade levels by over 300 budding musicians.
Poulsbo Developmental Preschool
Jill Porter & Daniela Muniz
Materials to support gross motor movement and sensory regulation to maximize learning and social-emotional skills, including a sensory chair, balance logs and giant pillows and bean bags.
Over 20 VOX audio books for check-out from the library, allowing students to listen to books, follow along with the text and turn the pages without any additional technology
Winter 2022-2023 - $40,224
Kingston High School
Holly Van Weezendonk
This grant will be used to purchase Lego kits for the newly formed Lego club at KHS. The grant will impact 600 students from 9th to 12th grade.
This grant will fund 47 students of the Kingston High School Band, grades 9 to 12, for music program travel.
This grant will be used to fully fund a choir accompanist. Grant will impact 22 students, grade 4 to 5.
This grant will fund an overnight trip to Islandwood for a student program. Grant will impact 81 students in the 5th grade who will also be fundraising for the remaining costs of their experience.
$1500 Generously funded by Crossroads Rotary.
This grant will cover a trip to the Burke Museum Burkemobile, which brings the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture experience directly to the students as well as Burke Boxes, which are portable kits of museum quality collection pieces and lessons for the classroom. Grant will impact 92 students in the 4th grade.
Kingston Middle School
This grant will cover organization supplies for AVID. AVID is a non-profit organization that provides professional learning for educators to improve college readiness for all students, especially those traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Remaining funds will impact 6th grade students as part of a pilot program.
Teen Advisory Board, Lynn Atherton
This grant will fund a student led program, the Cooking and Baking Society, student led program. All KMS students are eligible to participate.
Robotics materials for 32 students in grade 6. The program is open to all KMS students via lottery.
Grant will fund a field trip to Olympia for the KHS Senior class as part of a civics lesson in government.
$2528 Generously funded by Crossroads Rotary.
This grant will impact 30 students who participate in the Anime and Manga Group.
Wolfe Elementary Preschool
Grant will fund scooters for 50 students.
Washer and dryer for “Thrifty Choice,” a student-led thrift clothes program.
North Kitsap School District
This grant will fund the purchase of STEM kids for library media centers and impact all NKSD students.
Gordon Elementary Special Ed
Lisa Kympton, OT
This grant will fund switch adapted art supplies and be available to all qualified students in the district.
North Kitsap High School
This grant will fund an American and French student pen pal project, which has previously been funded since 2010 by the teacher.
This grant will fund switch adapted toys and recreation equipment and impact 21 students.
This grant will provide a drying rack for art projects and display trays, impacting kindergarten students at Pearson.