North Pines Receives Library Grant
North Pines Middle School Receives Library Grant
A $5,000 grant from the Laura Bush Foundation will be used to update the non-fiction section of the library at North Pines Middle School. A majority of the books currently in this section are from the original library collection with an average copyright date of 1960. The school received news of the successful application just days before the end of the school year. Teacher Librarian Theresa Darke wrote the grant with input from faculty and students to identify current curriculum and student interest.
â€œConsidering the age of the non-fiction collection, it is difficult, if not impossible, to meet the needs of todayâ€™s student,â€ Darke wrote, noting deficits in specific content areas including science, history, language arts and debate. â€œAll students in grades 6, 7 and 8 will benefit from the books purchased through the Laura Bush Foundation grant.â€
North Pines Junior High opened in 1948. The school transitioned in a middle school in 2002 and currently serves about 485 students in grades 6-8. North Pines Middle School is one of 22 schools in the Central Valley School District.
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