When SWSF Board members Debra McMenamy and Jean Shaw surprised 4th grade teacher Rachel Kizer with a classroom grant, little did they know that they would end up as a singing trio. The check was part of $16,962 distributed by the Foundation to teachers for 13 innovative classroom projects on Friday, October 27. (An additional classroom grant for "Salmon in the Classroom" is again being adopted in full by the Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club.)Mrs. Kizer's project, "Fly Us to the Moon & Let Us Play Among the Stars," will bring the Museum of Flight's mobile planetarium to the Elementary School. More than 100 students will observe the night sky and then fill out journals over the course of a “moonth” cycle. Students will learn how to use a NASA Night Sky Planner on Chromebooks and also how to use a sky map.The project also connects studies of Washington state history using the book, “Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back, A Native American Year of Moons.”
Posted by South Whidbey Schools Foundation on Saturday, October 28, 2017
It was a sell-out crowd at Saturday evening's SW Schools Foundation Gala at Comforts Winery which resulted in the highest amount raised at the annual fundraising event–more than $20,000 for classroom grants. Here's a brief video highlighting a most enjoyable evening.
Posted by South Whidbey Schools Foundation on Tuesday, May 23, 2017