The Hermiston Education Foundation announced its spring grant recipients during an April 22 reception.
The foundation funded nine grants for a total of $18,034 this grant session.
Educators receiving grant funding for special items or projects include Rick Scheiber for the Second Step Curriculum for sixth graders; Kristi Smalley and Missy Doherty, to purchase copies of the “Traveling in the Magic Tree House” series to increase reading skills; Robert Doherty, a Mac Book computer for Armand Larive Middle School’s TV Live Stream program; Taryn Olson, exercise balls at Highland Hills Elementary School; Josh Rist, a Mac Book Pro for the Hermiston High School music program; Adrian Rodarte, support for the Hermiston High School marching band field show; Heather Sherman, support for the high school’s Spanish Club field trip to Portland; Paul Dunsmoor, to assist with the marching band and jazz band trip to the Holiday Bowl. In addition, a grant helped support the fifth grade Outdoor School learning experience.
The Hermiston Education Foundation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation. Its purpose is assist in enriching the student experience in the Hermiston School District.
The foundation has funded 304 grants for more $275,000 since it began in the fall of 2003. There are two grant cycles per year, spring and fall. For more information about the foundation, visit www.hermistoneducationfoundation.org.