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King George Education Foundation Innovation Grant Recipients

posted Nov 3, 2015, 2:43 PM by Sharon James   [ updated Aug 14, 2016, 4:30 PM ]

The King George Education Foundation awarded three Innovation Grants to the school division at the September 28 school board meeting. Foundation President, Tammy Indseth shared in The Journal, “The King George Education Foundation supports efforts to enhance the quality of education in our public schools through innovation and creativity. The Foundation sought proposals that presented innovative ideas for achieving the division’s curricular goals, enhancing students’ personal development, and/or encouraging links with the community.”

Congratulations to the following recipients for the Innovation Grants:

Listening to Learn- Submitted by Laura Jo Darcy, division reading specialist. This project is designed to increase opportunities for students with below-grade level reading skills to access grade level text through audio books through a home-and-school collaboration.

Physical Fitness Assessment-Submitted by Amy Carey and Thad Reviello, physical education and health teachers at King George High School. This project will purchase three pieces of equipment which will assist teachers in properly assessing students’ starting points and help students to develop strategies to achieve or surpass their fitness goals.

STEM Day- A Partnership between King George Elementary and Commonwealth Governor School: Submitted by Amanda Higgins, division coordinator of gifted services. The project is to raise awareness of Governor’s School programming within the division while reinforcing STEM concepts using a student-to-student mentoring approach. Identified gifted students at KGES in fifth and sixth grades will travel to the high school for a one-day STEM Event to include visiting the Commonwealth Governor’s School site and participating in STEM challenges led by CGS students.

Excerpted from http://journalpress.com/king-george-and-dahlgren/king-george-news/4579-kg-education-foundation-awards-innovation-grants
Read more about the work of the King George Education Foundation at http://www.kgeducation.org/home.html