LCE grants from International Paper

Published 6:01 am Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Special to the Leader

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.