North Clackamas School District special needs students, who do not have the ability to use language, will soon have the technology they need to communicate. A generous gift of 64GB iPad Air computers from Steven and Shonna Shroedl is making this possible. A NCEF classroom enhancement grant will cover additional costs for special education communications software beyond software being secured from the Autism Society of Oregon (ASO).
We are grateful to Steven and Shonna Shroedl and ASO for making it possible for NCEF to help these students participate in classroom discussions and other activities as well as interact with their classmates. Students will be able to take The iPads home to complete their homework and be engaged as members of their school community. This award clearly aligns the Foundation's mission to ensure students are engaged with the district's commitment to equity and its goal to identify and remove barriers to equitable student outcomes.
The North Clackamas Education Foundation has created a new scholarship fund in partnership with the North Clackamas Education Association (NCEA) in memory of Joe Krumm, former NCSD Executive Director of Community and Government Relations. Joe was a life-long musician and a strong advocate for equity in post-secondary opportunities for students.
Its aim is to reduce financial barriers for students identified with specific learning and/or communication needs who also may be participants in NCSD music programs and are members of under-represented groups in post-secondary education.
The $50,000 Hill Chemistry and $5,000 Hill STEM Scholarships have been established by Ken Hill in memory of his wife Judith. These scholarships are designed to redress the under representation of women in chemistry and the sciences. They are designed to support women students who are graduating seniors and Milwaukie High School.
Donations to Joe or Judith's Scholarships can be made to: the North Clackamas Foundation, 6031 SE King Rd., Milwaukie, OR 97222 or donate online. Please note In memory of.
Gifts will be matched dollar for dollar by the NCEA.