The Sierra Schools Foundation through its Roots & Boots Initiative funded many educational grants the school sites and teachers of the Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District! This spring it awarded $27,948 to enhance the educational experience of our students in the form of additional programs, field trips to connect the classroom to the real world, social/emotional workshops, and classroom equipment. In total for the 2017-2018 academic year, The Foundation awarded over $47,000 to support our rural schools. A big thank you goes to all who donate and support the vision of the Roots & Boots Initiative and the effort to bring exceptional educational program to Sierra County students. For more information, please visit its website: www.sierraschoolsfoundation.org
♦The following is a list of the projects and programs completely or partially funded by The SSF in the Roots focus area, which funds experiences and program in Outdoor Education, Agriculture Education, Rural & Mountain Heritage, and Environmental Science:
Downieville School, Grades 1-3. Fully funded $500 for the Nimbus Fish Hatchery Field Trip. Katrina Bosworth, Teacher.
Loyalton Elementary School. Grade 5. Fully funded $5,000 for the Local Area Science Development Project the Sierra Nevada Journeys. Juli Lane, Teacher.
Loyalton Elementary School. Grades K/1. Fully funded $562 for the field trip to the "Animal Ark." April Burns, Teacher.
♦The following is a list of the projects and programs completely or partially funded by The SSF in the Boots focus area, which funds experiences and programs in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), Music, Career Development, Social/Emotional Health, and College Readiness:
Downieville School, Grade K-6. Funded $4,365 for the STEAM Program. Maire McDermid & Amber Sainsbury, Teachers/Instructional Aid.
Loyalton High School. Grades 9-12. Fully funded $2,889 for digital cameras for the graphic arts class. Laura Calabrese, Teacher.
Downieville School, Grade 6. Funded $1,314 in emergency support to help pay for the Headlands Trip 2018.
Loyalton Elementary School. Grades TK,K,1. Fully funded $580 for the Friday STEM Lab program's materials and equipment.
Loyalton High School. Grades 7-12. Fully funded $500 to pay for one Peace Mediator/Restorative Justice student workshop in the fall. Jason Adams, Teacher.
Downieville School, Grades 7-12. Fully funded $500 for 3-D Printer Extruders for STEM enhancements in the classroom. Robin Bolle, Teacher.
Loyalton High School, Grades 10-12. Fully funded $2,870 for the Engineering Amusement Park Rides Project. Adrienne Anila & Caleb Dorsey, Teachers.
Downieville School, Grades 7-12. Fully funded $3,142 for the Annual Oregon Shakespeare Festival Field Trip. Lynn Fillo, Teacher.
Loyalton Elementary School, Grade 3. Fully funded $493 for the Gallery on the Go mobile canvas painting project. Erin Folchi, Teacher.
Loyalton High School. Grades 9-12. Fully funded $5,000 for the A-G Fine Arts Filmmaking Class instruction. Tom Jones, Principal.
Downieville School, Grades K-3. Fully funded $232 for the Van-Go-Traveling Art Show. Katrina Bosworth, Teacher.