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.