The Newport Rotary awarded five mini-grants to support new programs and services in the Newport School District. Each award is $1000 and supports the programs and services listed below.
The Washing Machine Project: Award will go toward the costs of a new washer and dryer for cleaning and sanitizing towels used by the cosmetology program. The old machines will be available for homeless student to wash their clothes.
VEX Robots: Award will purchase supplies to jumpstart an afterschool program to foster awareness and excitement in the fields of engineering, computer science, and manufacturing.
Moss garden and wetlands feature: Award is to create a moss garden and water feature in the Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center greenhouse and incorporated it into the school curriculum.
Have a Great Weekend Project: Award to expand on the food pantry delivery of food that goes home on the weekends for children in need.
Expansion of Media Center Graphic Novel Collection: Award will allow students who read below grade level to find materials that are of high interest and visually appealing to them.