LCE grants from International Paper
From left, Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction Julia Dickerson, LCE Principal Kayla Casey, International Paper Mill Manager Ed Barr, and LCE Librarian, DeeDee Windham.
For The Record- Staff Report
Little Cypress Elementary received two grants from International Paper’s IP Giving Foundation last week. The first is for a refill kit for expendable materials used in the second grade’s Saxon Phonics program, worth $4,374.92.
The second grant is for the Accelerated Reader (AR) program worth $3,249.00. This program is a computerized system that determines reading comprehension levels to assure students are on track with their reading skills. Students select books on their reading level, read independently, and take a comprehension test over that book on the computer. As an incentive to read, each book the child reads and masters on the AR test is worth a certain number of points, based on its length and reading level. Students are able to claim a variety of prizes according to the number of points earned.
LCE and the Little Cypress-Mauriceville District appreciates IP’s commitment to the community and the students that it serves.