Stronger Schools Grant: $70k awarded to area schools

MANSON/PATEROS - The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $70,000 from its Stronger Schools Grant to 15 public schools across North Central Washington.
Stronger Schools provides up to $5,000 to PreK-12th grade public schools and school districts for programs that enrich experiences for students, support teacher development, and foster opportunities for schools to achieve their goals.

“The Stronger Schools Grant is a great opportunity to fund innovative projects that bring added value to the classroom and the building” said Claire Oatey, director of community grants. “These programs are making school more fun and are helping to build well-rounded student experiences. We’re really proud of what these teachers are doing outside of the box to engage their students.”

• Manson High School - $4,450 Drone Club Job Training and Community Services, enabling students to apply drone technology to local professions
•  Manson School District - $5,000 Bilingual Summer School, supporting reading and math enrichment during the summer for English learners
• Pateros School District - $5,000 Leader in Me, a student empowerment and leadership program
• Cascade and Lee Elementary - $4,000 Disability Education Awareness Program to promote empathy and understanding
• Foothills Middle School - $5,000 Sixth Grade Camp at Tall Timber Ranch in Lake Wenatchee
• Icicle River Middle School - $5,000 Healthy Lifestyle Trail Improvement Project, building a new improved trail system near the school for student use
• Lincoln Elementary School – $5,000 Winter STEAM Learning Adventure, a 3day/2night adventure at the YMCA camp at Lake Wenatchee for 5th graders
• Peshastin-Dryden Elementary School – $3,500 Art classes for K-2nd graders in partnership with the Wenatchee Arts Education Consortium

Funding for the Stronger Schools Grant comes from unrestricted funds at the foundation and individual donations. To learn more, visit

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