Author: Kathleen Mulroy Washington Elementary School’s First Lego League (FLL) team won a first place award for Core Values at the University of Idaho’s FLL Official Qualifier in December of 2014. But as happy as teacher and mentor Dinah Gaddie was for the students, she says their experience working as a team in preparation
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Author: Kathleen Mulroy “The event I wrote about was ‘Halloween Night!’” five-year-old Jacob says proudly. This Hope Elementary School kindergarten student not only understands what an “event” is, he also knows how to sequence when writing a sentence. “First I went to a parade. Then I went trick or treating. Last I went to
Author: Kathleen Mulroy Water quality is a subject that many north Idahoans feel passionate about. So when 250 Sandpoint Middle School seventh graders recently participated in the Outdoor and More science field trip to the University of Idaho’s Sandpoint center on Boyer Avenue, they were excited to don rubber waders and get involved in experiments
Author: Kathleen Mulroy Water quality is a subject that many north Idahoans feel passionate about. So when 250 Sandpoint Middle School seventh graders recently participated in the Outdoor and More science field trip to the University of Idaho’s Sandpoint center on Boyer Avenue, they were excited to don rubber waders and get involved in
Author: Kathleen Mulroy “I learned so much about teaching my baby the skills she needs to do well in school, and I had so much fun!” exclaimed a Sandpoint mom after attending a READY! for Kindergarten workshop in September. The IdahoSTARS project recently affirmed READY! for Kindergarten’s important contribution to improving early childhood literacy.
Author: Kathleen Mulroy The Panhandle Alliance for Education is pleased to announce that Parkwood Business Properties of Coeur d’Alene has made a generous donation to READY! for Kindergarten, Sandpoint’s early childhood literacy program. The Panhandle Alliance’s Board President, David Slaughter, says, “READY! for Kindergarten encourages parents’ involvement with their child’s learning, beginning at birth.
Author: Kathleen Mulroy Marcia Wilson, Executive Director, Panhandle Alliance for Education; Kathleen Mulroy, READY! for Kindergarten Director, Panhandle Alliance for Education; Sheryl Rickard, Administrator/CEO, Bonner General Health; Terri Fortner, Community Development Director, Bonner General Hospital & Foundation “What better way to say welcome to our new families than the gift of community support and encouragement
Authors: Kathleen Mulroy and Marcia Wilson Survival in the wild? Bristlebots? A collaborative penny pinching math effort to benefit the food bank? Flying machines? These are just four of the exciting educational projects that students in the Lake Pend Oreille School District will experience next year thanks to Classroom Grants from the Panhandle Alliance
Author: Kathleen Mulroy Since 2003, the Panhandle Alliance for Education, a non-profit organization made up of local businesspeople, educators and other citizens concerned about local education, has enabled our community to demonstrate its enthusiastic support of Lake Pend Oreille School District’s (LPOSD) teachers and schools. Through community members’ donations, the Panhandle Alliance – in partnership
Author: Kathleen Mulroy What is the “Word Gap” and why is it important to children’s education? The word gap was first studied in the U.S. in the early 1990s, when a team of researchers followed about 40 volunteer families – poor, middle class and wealthy – during the first three years of their children’s lives.