Two Houston schools receive funding for innovative programs

Grant funding will allow two Houston County schools to boost students’ reading and science skills. Watson Primary School and Thomson Middle School have been awarded Innovation Fund grants from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.

Watson Primary plans to use its $10,000, one-year planning grant to start a literacy intervention program. Read to Lead is for struggling readers and writers in kindergarten through second grades. The program will provide parents with resources to help with their children’s development.

Thomson Middle is receiving a $6,696.50 Tiny Grant funding over two years for its Next Generation Scientists program for sixth-graders. Students will do earth science experiments and use data collection technology to analyze their findings. The school is partnering with Starbase 2.0, Flint Energies, Mercer University and NASA on the project.