Classroom Equity Materials – $25,000
The Department of Student Growth & Experience aims to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all staff and students by ensuring that the available books represent diverse perspectives and counterstories. This will enable students to view themselves and their potential differently, as they will be exposed to materials that reflect their backgrounds. These materials will also encourage conversations between students and staff, leading to an increase in racial consciousness.
Staff Wellbeing and Retention
Sustaining Staff Wellness – $2,500
To further enhance the well-being of our district educators. Over the years, grants initiated some wellness programs, but the new goal is to create a sustainable annual Staff Wellness Calendar, including mental, physical, and social well-being activities. Funding will implement this initiative, with a focus on staff recruitment, retention, and ultimately, improving student learning outcomes to build a culture of wellness within our schools.
Real-World Learning and Student Achievement
(NCECA) National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts – $5,000
This trip celebrated the accomplishments of two exceptional Crescent Valley High School art students, Kayna Smith and Maureen Villalobos Vargas, who had been selected to showcase their ceramic works at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, from March 15-18, 2023. Accompanied by their teachers, Keith Moses and Julia Blue Arm, this opportunity provided these students with recognition for their hard work, exposure to a vibrant artistic community, and access to workshops, educational forums, and scholarships. Additionally, the presence of our staff and students at this event reflected a significant honor for our school district and community.
Total Investment: $32,500