Why Giving Matters - Astoria School District
  • Why Giving Matters

When you make a gift to the Foundation, you are making a positive difference for ASD students.  


Here are a few ways the Foundation has helped fund classroom projects.


Renee Fruiht – Astor Elementary – Recording time and materials for 2nd grade students to interview residents at Clatsop Care Center. In partnership with KMUN radio station 2nd grade students will write biographical narratives of Clatsop Care Center’s residents. Students will share these biographies on KMUN radio.


Stephen Wedell – Astor Elementary Teacher – To purchase of “Take Home Books” for students to practice reading.

Jeanine Van De Grift – Astor Elementary Music Teacher – To purchase quick release adjustable instrument stands for students who are in wheelchairs.


Alexa Knutsen – Gray School Alternative Education Program – Purchase three to six stability balls for student seating in the alternative education program. Stability balls are used to promote improved posture and focus.


Gordon Thomson – Astoria High School Physical Education Teacher – Purchase of Nexus 7 tablet to videotape students in PE and provide them immediate feedback of their movements.


Stanette Klatt & Travis Freeman – To assist middle school students with the implementation of the Fall Down Seven Times: Get Up Eight program. The program assists at-risk middle school students in developing goals around school skills and organization.


Kelley Herr –  To assist in the development of a three week unit where students will work with biomes and animal habitats. It will include group projects, individual work and will conclude with individual student speeches.


Kate Gohr – Facilitate funding for home visits between teachers and families to increase student academic achievement. This grant funding will help provide necessary training for staff.


Stephanie Sparks –  Purchase of fidget tools and other material to help student’s attention issues and teach strategies to focus on classroom work.


Mickey Cereghino -  Funding for a Clay Pugmill/Mixer to use for recycling of clay scraps.


Rebecca Pierce –  Facilitate funding for a French speaking theater troupe to perform for Astoria High School students.


In addition the Astoria High School Class of 72 fundraised over $2,000 as part of their 40 year class reunion to benefit the foundation and provide field trip funds for students within the district. The foundation has awarded $175 of the Class of 72 money to the Astoria High School French program to attend a French theater performance at Reynolds High School in Portland Oregon.


Thus far, Astoria School Foundation provided over $2,500 for the Innovative Educator Grants. The Foundation continues to work to broaden the educational opportunities for all students in the Astoria School District.


Community members interested in getting involved with the Astoria School Foundation may call (503) 325-6441.

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