Rock Island awarded Stronger Schools grant

WENATCHEE — Rock Island Elementary School is among 12 North Central Washington schools recently awarded Stronger Schools grants by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington.

The grant program provides up to $5,000 for each school to enrich school experiences for students, support teacher development, and provide opportunities for schools to better achieve their goals.

Rock Island Elementary School received $5,000 for its extended day program offering additional time and support for non-bilingual students who qualify for the Learning Assistance Program (LAP).

Other schools receiving grants were Beaver Valley Elementary School and Icicle River Middle School, both in the Leavenworth area; Pateros School District, Virginia Grainger Elementary School and the Tonasket School District, all in Okanogan County; and Columbia and Washington elementary schools; Lewis & Clark PTSA; Orchard and Pioneer middle schools; and Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center, all in Wenatchee.

The next application opens Jan. 15 and the deadline is March 15.

For more information, visit or contact the foundation at 663-7716.