Our district-wide grants elevate learning for large swaths of students throughout the District and support the District's strategic objectives.
Our most recent large-scale initiative was a project to implement WEB at the middle school level and Link Crew at the high school. These are programs to recruit and train upper grade students to act as year-long mentors to new students (6th graders in middle school, and 9th graders in high school).
This is a program that is sustainable into the future, with the original systems and teacher training helping to support the recruitment and training of a new crop of student mentors each year.
Past district-wide initiatives involved the purchase of new software—Destiny and Storia—to make powerful online learning resources available to students, parents and teachers. And we helped to fund a new K-12 curriculum development project to explore the construction of the St. Croix Crossing bridge from the perspectives of engineering and the environment.