Pride in Their Work

IE Pride Grant

Intermediate East students view one of several planter boxes that have been built with funds from a $2,500 dollar Pride Grant that was awarded to the school by the Toms River Education Association. Here, Mrs. Richard's students stand with Ms. Nancy Jubert, IE's Educational Professional of the Year 2017-2018, who was instrumental in obtaining the grant. As part of the project, parents and community members will be participating in activities, and healthy foods will be grown to be used in the school cafeteria and donated to a local food pantry. 

The construction of Intermediate East's Outdoor Learning Center is well underway due to a generous $10,000 grant from the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation (Principal’s Innovation Challenge Grant) and funding from the school's PTO. The center will provide a learning environment in which students, teachers, parents, and community members can participate in dynamic learning experiences designed to support current curriculum and inspire curiosity, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving. IE's goal is to involve its school and community in the development of an area that is sustainable, helps reduce waste and greenhouse gases, and makes the world better for future generations. On the horizon are more planter boxes to be added as an Eagle Scout project; a koi pond; additional seating; solar heating panels; and irrigation systems as part of a Sustainable NJ grant

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