Gayle Robertson’s request for $316.25 for admission to the Japanese and Lan Su Gardens in Portland for 20 students and three adults was approved, along with money for snacks. These tours are meant to bring the history and art of China and Japan to life. Learners will create notes on garden design, as well as drawing projects and poetry out of their experiences.
Karen Brush’s request for up to $830 to take 15-20 students to the Washington School for the Deaf for the Flying Hands competition was approved.
Melissa Callegos’ request for $360 for a Middle School field trip of 31 students and 9 adults to view the movie “Wondestruck” was approved. Their English classes have been reading this book in preparation. It is a rare opportunity for students to see a female, deaf, middle-school-aged protagonist in a movie version of a book they have read.
Gayle Robertson’s request for $3,808 to cover the costs of tickets, lodging, food and a backstage tour for 12 students to attend performances of plays in Ashland at the Shakespeare Festival was approved. This several day, overnight trip is the culmination of the Poetry Out Loud competition. Students will develop the following thinking strategies through this trip: Predict, Question, Clarify, Summarize.
Beth Fertig’s request for $456.93 to purchase more stools and balls for student seating was granted. This equipment has been proven to benefit students by helping them to modulate their sensory systems, so that their behavior and attention is improved for greater academic success.