On May 12, select juniors from WHS were treated to a Transcendental Experience in Nature at Bartlett Arboretum through a grant from the USD 465 Foundation. The outing completed a unit study in English
class on the Transcendentalist writers of the American Renaissance.
Robin Macy, steward, weaved literature from the period into her talk about the arboretum and tour of vegetable gardens working towards community food “self-reliance.” Macy performed multiple songs inspired by the writings of Emerson and Thoreau, and led students on a silent walk through the woods.
Irving Field Day — Southwestern Pre-Health Professionals help plan a day of fun activities.
Kindergarten students in Ms Goyer’s class love their new easel purchased with USD 465 Teacher grant funds.
STEM & Sensory Tools were purchased with grant money awarded to Jennifer Dougherty’s class at Irving. These tools help before school begins and incorporate a quiet calming fidget to help students maintain focus.
Lowell teacher, Kerrie Bryant was awarded a grant for “Safe Spot Kits. They provide a place for students to go and use tools to help them calm down and regain their composure so they can return to learning quickly.
Jennifer Muret-Bate’s CLC students enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner with the funds provided from a Fall 2022 USD 465 Foundation grant.
Sidnie Davidson’s music students from Whittier and Lowell presented foundation members with fun colorful thank you notes. They are very excited about getting MIDI Keyboard Pianos that the foundation granted.
“Active Calming Center” is now well used in Parents as Teacher’s playroom
Grant gives supplies for Self Help Tool boxes to Ms Muret’s Class
Ms Burton’s teacher grant gave students fun with a bowling ramp
Ms VenJohn’s teacher grant cheers students with stickers
One School One Book was a hit in Ms Page’s class
Lowell Students enjoy field trip to see Stephen Fite
Fun & Games at Irving Family Night (Equipment later used in Adaptive PE)