2017 Innovation Awards
Creative Ideas Get Support from School Board
Posted on 03/13/2017

Eight great ways to innovate in our schools will receive support from Central Kitsap School District’s first-ever Innovation Awards.

The awards support CK staff pursuing creative ways to improve education and operations in CK schools.

This year’s innovation awards will:

  • Start a high school robotics class at Central Kitsap High that will expand to Olympic High

  • Create a Hope Mentorship program at Central Kitsap High to support students who persistently struggle to maintain academic progress to graduation

  • Bring virtual reality to Fairview Middle to let students to take what they’re learning and transfer it to real-world settings

  • Allow Klahowya students to recover credits through an outdoor education program

  • Help Ridgetop Middle and Silver Ridge Elementary create after-school arts and robotics clubs to expand student access to arts and engineering education

  • Expand the Ready! for Kindergarten Round Up program to help parents boost their children’s skills in the summer before they start kindergarten

  • Provide iPads for students in speech language therapy to help them express their ideas, articulate their needs and process language

  • Provide a class for parents of second graders at Woodlands and Cottonwood elementary schools to help their children practice reading fluency over the summer

The school board approved the awards, totaling more than $140,000, last week. You can find more details about all eight projects in a presentation to the board.

Applications were reviewed by a 12-member group of parents, students and staff.

Congratulations to the winners and to all who developed great ideas to support our students!