Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
February 19, 2013 3:54 pm EST


MOUNT VERNON — Schools are always looking for innovative ways to help students learn, and the students at Dan Emmett Elementary School need the community’s help to win a $10,000 NBC4 Make a Difference Grant for two programs Tutoring Your Way & Connected Our Way.


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Principal Margy Arck said a “Connected Our Way” grant could help the school purchase adaptive technology for students with disabilities. Computer-based technologies, she said, help students with severe disabilities to become active learners in the classroom alongside their peers without disabilities.

Dan Emmett provides homework help and tutoring support for students who need the extra help, or extra support to become more successful before school or during part of their lunch time. A “Tutoring Your Way” grant, Arck said, would allow more technology and additional tools such as computers, iPads, Smartboards, projectors, tape recorders, and other software to support students in deficit areas in reading, writing, math, science and social studies.

Voting is via Facebook or online, and an individual may vote once a day until the contest ends, March 7.

To vote via Facebook, search NBC4 on Facebook. Click on the Make a Difference logo. Click on the VOTE tab. Search for Dan Emmett Elementary. Vote one time per day.

To vote online: Go to Click on the VOTE tab. Search for Dan Emmett Elementary. Vote one time per day.

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