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2022-2023
GRANT AWARDS
$83,250

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Fall 2022-2023 - $43,026

Pearson Elementary

 

Craig Frick

$3,461 Generously funded by the Poulsbo Rotary Club

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.

Michelle Scarr

$1,179

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.

Tamera Rabura

$681

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.

Tamera Rabura

$1,355

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

 

Jeremy Sullivan

$2,619

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.

Poulsbo Elementary

Cynthia Gilman

$500

Piano accompanist for an after-school children’s choir, providing the opportunity to experience the joy of making music in collaboration with peers.

Vinland Elementary

4th Grade Team

$2,000

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.

 

Choice Academy

Theresa Rose

$8,200

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.

 

Jodi Williams

$1,586

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

Thomas Guenther

$600 Generously funded by the Kingston-North Kitsap Rotary Foundation

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.

Rachel Flores

$3,000 Generously funded by the Kingston-North Kitsap Rotary Foundation

Flight simulator with immersive “cockpit” experience for career exploration opportunities, available to all students in the media center/library.

Elisabeth Gorton

$7,227

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

Jamie Smaaladen

$3,280

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

Rick Burleson

$1,250

Lego building sets for engaging and hands-on math and writing units to foster collaboration and creativity in students with diverse learning needs.

Rae Burleson

$1,935

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.

Suquamish Elementary

Randall Wood

$2,296

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

$2,866

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.

Wolfle Elementary

Mayra Gaal

$1,185

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

Generously funded by a Greater Kingston Kiwanis Foundation Richard and Judy Osborn Memorial Grant.

Winter 2022-2023 - $40,224

Kingston High School

 

Holly Van Weezendonk

$3892

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.

Tom Guenther

$5000

This grant will fund 47 students of the Kingston High School Band, grades 9 to 12, for music program travel. 

Poulsbo Elementary

 

Cynthia Gilman

$1250

This grant will be used to fully fund a choir accompanist. Grant will impact 22 students, grade 4 to 5. 

Kaleen Steinke

$5000

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. 

Vinland Elem

 

Annika Saavedra

$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

Daniele Warman

$1734

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

$1198

This grant will fund a student led program, the Cooking and Baking Society, student led program. All KMS students are eligible to participate. 

David DiPrete

$5000

Robotics materials for 32 students in grade 6. The program is open to all KMS students via lottery. 

Lisa Gray-Fritz

$2420

Grant will fund a field trip to Olympia for the KHS Senior class as part of a civics lesson in government. 

Lynn Atherton

$2528 Generously funded by Crossroads Rotary.

This grant will impact 30 students who participate in the Anime and Manga Group.  

 

Wolfe Elementary Preschool

Pat Muniz

$1021

Grant will fund scooters for 50 students. 

Choice Academy

Penny Therrien

$1700

Washer and dryer for “Thrifty Choice,” a student-led thrift clothes program. 

 

North Kitsap School District

Jeremy Sullivan

$5000

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

$632

This grant will fund switch adapted art supplies and be available to all qualified students in the district. 

North Kitsap High School

Lola Haveman

$419

This grant will fund an American and French student pen pal project, which has previously been funded since 2010 by the teacher. 

 

SPED

Lynn Mackey-Moseley

$1668

This grant will fund switch adapted toys and recreation equipment and impact 21 students. 

Pearson Elementary

Michelle Scarr

$262

This grant will provide a drying rack for art projects and display trays, impacting kindergarten students at Pearson.

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