SARTELL (WJON News) - Several programs with the Sartell-St. Stephen School District are getting some additional funding.

The Sartell-St. Stephen Education Foundation recently awarded the district over $22,000 in grants to support leading-edge ideas and programs in Preschool through 12th grade.

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Programs receiving grants include:

Early Childhood SMART Course Initiative - ORELC
Mindfulness Calming Corners - RIS
Project Lead the Way VEX Robotics Upgrade - SMS
Formative to Inform Instruction - SMS
Plant Grow Lab - SMS
Student Advocates for Equity Club - SHS
NASP Archery - SHS
Sabre Book Club - SHS
Eagle's Nest Project - K-12

Superintendent Jeff Ridlehoover says the district is tremendously thankful for the financial support provided by the foundation.

Through the generosity of the community and the thoughtful dedication of the SSEF Board, funds are allocated to the many innovative and creative projects that enhance our educational programs. Our staff and students would like to express a deep appreciation to all those who contributed to the foundation giving campaign.

SSEF has given over $684,000 in grants and scholarships since 2001. The foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support for leading-edge ideas and programming for students in District 748.


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