The Nashwauk Keewatin Spanish Club recently returned from a cultural trip to Costa Rica. The Spanish Club was formed with the mission of finding a way for students to realize their dream of visiting, learning and enhancing the language of Spanish in its natural environment. The Nashwauk Area Community Fund's grant to the N-K Spanish Club helped these students realize their dream.

The 2017 Nashwauk-Keewatin High School Junior Prom committee will host a spring formal dance for tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade students of the school district.  Students dress up, participate in a Grand March, have dinner, and dance with their classmates in a safe environment.  The committee does the planning and decorating for this one night event. The Nashwauk Area Community Fund’s grant to the Junior Prom Committee will help to purchase decorations and dinner, helping to make this a memorable evening for the students.

The Independent School District #319 Spartan News Project is a media-enrichment program for 6th grade students. A morning newscast is a daily routine for all students and staff in the Keewatin school building. Participating students broadcast news, school events, sports updates, upcoming activities, and special classroom events. All students get to hear what’s happening in their school, as well as in the high school. High school students help train and mentor the sixth grade news crew.  The daily news provides a very positive social and diverse learning experience. The Nashwauk Area Community Fund’s grant to this project has helped to purchase audio and video equipment, computer editing programs, and upgrades to other technologies involved.

The Wednesday Early-Out program at the Nashwauk Library provides a safe place for local school children to go on Wednesdays, when school is dismissed early.  The children are provided with homework help, reading, arts and crafts projects, healthy snacks, and computer time. This program is open to ISD #319 students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade, often with seventh and eighth grade students as helpers and mentors. For the past two years, The Nashwauk Area CommunityFund’s grants to Wednesday Early-Out helped to purchase computer learning programs, snack foods, and art and craft supplies.

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