The Sierra Schools Foundation announced the award of $38,881 in grants on June 13 to teachers in the Sierra-Plumas Unified School District. The various amounts will fund equipment for the arts and sciences, field trips, new curriculum materials, and a part-time instructor in engineering-related courses.
The funding for the grant projects are listed as follows:
Loyalton High School:
- Soil pH and Moisture Meters, $1,246, Jason Adams
- Visiting Artist Joe Winter, $120, Katherine Genasci
- Nevada Museum of Art Field Trip, $155, Katherine Genasci
- Film Equipment, $2,335, Katherine Genasci
- Mindfulness Art Equipment, $350, Katherine Genasci
- CTE Engineering and Design Pathway, $15,000, Tom Jones
- Sierra Nevada Journeys, $5,880, Juli Lane
- Ashland Shakespeare Festival Trip, $5,630, Lynn Fillo
- Film and Recording Studio Equipment, $6,000, Josh Boli, Lynn Fillo, Katrina Bosworth, Amber Bacca-Sansbury
- Salmon Spawning Habitat Rafting Expedition, $1,225, Robin Bolle
- Building Skills for Self-Regulation Curriculum, $1,246, Megan Meschery
“Similarly, the foundation is excited that Downieville School will be purchasing equipment to build a sound studio and digital media center. The members of the board and I are thrilled that teachers are stepping forward to explore new creative and technical equipment that will challenge students in the coming years.”
The Sierra Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Megan Meschery many years ago to raise funds to support teachers with grants for special projects that otherwise could not be funded by SPJUSD. Over the years SSF has disbursed more than $300,000 to support public school programs in Sierra County. No board member or other person draws a salary for oversight of SSF.
More information about The Sierra Schools Foundation can be found at its website at www.sierraschoolsfoundation.org.