Author: Kathleen Mulroy Sandpoint, ID – At its recent annual Summer Sunset Fundraising Gala, the Panhandle Alliance for Education announced the funding of an exciting comprehensive writing instruction program, to be taught in all grade levels throughout the Lake Pend Oreille School District. Called Step Up to Writing, the program was chosen by Superintendent Shawn
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Author: Kathleen Mulroy The Inland Northwest Community Foundation has awarded a Community Strategies Grant of $11,000 to the Panhandle Alliance for Education’s early childhood literacy program, READY! for Kindergarten. This grant will help to pay for the “tool kits” given to parents and grandparents who attend the free READY! workshops during the 2015-2016 school
Author: Kathleen Mulroy Sandpoint, ID – Several new members of the Panhandle Alliance for Education’s Board of Directors were welcomed during the nonprofit’s annual meeting in May. They bring to the nonprofit organization a variety of backgrounds and talents, and all are deeply committed to helping to continue to improve education in the Lake Pend
Author: Kathleen Mulroy Superintendent Shawn Woodward has been greatly impressed by the Lake Pend Oreille School District’s new instructional coaching program: “Instructional coaching is having a powerful impact on teaching and learning in the Lake Pend Oreille School District. Our coaches are able to work one-on-one with teachers, as well as work with small
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
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.