Education Foundation provides $38,000 in Gulf County School Funding

Published: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 02:15 PM.

Apalachicola Estuarine Education, this grant written by Janice Adkison will provide a science discovery field-trip for entire 4th grade class to the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Center.  Students will learn about native plant life and creatures that inhabit the Apalachicola River, its tributaries, and estuary.  Students will have hands-on learning, and will develop an appreciation for one of Florida's natural resources.

I Pad Dolphin Discovery, this grant written by Principal Sue Gannon will help to fund the Apple IPAD digital classrooms that integrate the latest technology at Port St. Joe Elementary School. 

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Soaring to Study Island- Anita Askew: This grant will provide "Study Island," a web based program that provides assessment and skill practice in all major subject areas. Study Island is goal-orientated, provides remediation and makes learning new concepts fun.

Black and Blue in Gray-Kim Ludlam: This grant will provide an educational seminar by the Florida United States Colored Troops Education Project, part of the John G. Riley House and Museum.  This Living History Organization will conduct drill and weapon presentations and re-enactments while wearing authentic Civil War and Antebellum clothing.  The re-enactment will be in conjunction with a novel study of “Across Five Aprils” and Black History Month.

Wild About Books-Anita Askew: This grant will provide sixth-grade students a wide variety of multi-level reading materials in the classroom.  The remedial students will have the opportunity to choose and explore high interest, low vocabulary books, magazines and newspapers that are appropriate for their reading levels.  Accelerated students will be able to expand their interest through a variety of higher-level readers.

Viva Florida-Heather Taylor: This grant will provide for a Florida History presentation by the Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth. Students will attend the theatrical performance, and the students in the fourth grade will participate in writing and research activities that will accompany the performance.

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