Elementary Students Donate to the Red Cross Via Earned "THINK Points"
Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 1/29/2021
This past school year, Ridgeview and Whitney Elementary utilized Imagine Math to help students learn math while learning at home. Imagine Math is an award-winning, online computer program designed to help students gain mastery and confidence in mathematics.
Within the program, students earn “THINK Points” by completing math problems. Students can donate these THINK Points to select charities.
Due to the Wildfires of 2020, students from over 160 School Districts in California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, had the opportunity to donate their THINK Points to a Wildfire Relief Fund.
From over 160 School Districts, 8 top-performing schools were selected to donate the funds to their local Red Cross. Whitney and Ridgeview were two of the eight! This came because while in the first year of using the program, Whitney and Ridgeview students have led their schools to be Top-3 in Washington State in usage, lessons attempted, and lessons passed within Imagine Math.
This remarkable feat has been made possible through the tireless efforts of teachers at both schools and the enthusiastic support of the administrative teams at Ridgeview Elementary (K.C. Mitchell–Principal, Trina Hovsepian–Vice Principal, Jennifer Henson–Instructional Facilitator) and Whitney Elementary (Kim Newell–Principal, Brandon Hunt–Vice Principal, and Teresa Blondin–Instructional Facilitator).
Students, teachers, and administrators virtually awarded their checks to the local branch of the Red Cross.