Money awarded to 2 Davis schools

Dec 19 2012 - 12:44am

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The 100% for Kids Credit Union Education Foundation recently awarded Davis High School $2,500 to help send its marching band to the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif.

Stephen Hendricks requested help from the foundation so his students could participate in the annual Rose Parade. The students are raising their own funds to cover travel costs, but they need assistance to purchase new instruments.

Hendricks said, "The Davis High Marching Band will show the world that Utah's school music programs perform at the highest level."

In addition, Windridge Elementary School in Kaysville received $2,000 to purchase new math books and games to assist with the conversion to the new core program. Teacher Pauline Purser explained that the program Best Practices focuses on hands-on teaching and learning.

She said, "The idea is that children can actually retain and learn better when they can experiment and do hands-on activities throughout their learning process. Even as adults, we retain more when we enjoy what we are doing and are able to review things in a fun way."

Foundation Director Liz White said, "With today's fragile economy, we are one of the few resources out there for teachers to get necessary classroom supplies. We are needed now more than ever."

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