Awarding Teachers and Staff with 2018 Classroom Grants

The Snohomish Education Foundation’s 2018 grants were recently released.

Throughout the district, the $76,750 in grants was personally delivered to surprised teachers’s classrooms and staff meetings by Snohomish Education Foundation and Snohomish School District members.

The Foundation’s ability to give these grants, and the grants of previous years, is possible through the support received from the donors and community. “We thank everyone who contributed to the great success of this program,” said Steve Thomas, Chairman of the SEF Classroom Grant Committee.

The sentiment is echoed by staff and students. Says Corrin Richter, Little Cedars Elementary Librarian, “Thank you for the grant! The students and staff a Little Cedars Elementary School are excited to move forward with coding. The Ozobot Coding Robots grant will help us purchase a set of robots for our 718 students to use in the library. I look forward to sharing our story when we receive our Ozobots.”

These recently developed Ozobots are one of the innovative tools used in feeding and sparking computer science interest in the district’s students. Starting with coding methods as basic as drawing lines on paper, these bots allow young people to develop enthusiasm for coding without overwhelming them.

Grants like this exemplify the incredible potential of something as simple as a donation. Grants will also be used to improve student learning in literacy, science, technology, engineering, and math.

Since the beginning of the Classroom Grant program, the foundation has funded over $737,000 to 1,244 teachers and staff in the Snohomish School District. If you would like to contribute this or our other programs, or find more information, visit our Contribute page. There are many ways to help!

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