Tuesday, May 6, 2014

De Portola Middle School gets $5,000 grant from Barona Foundation

De Portola Middle School has received a $5,000 grant from the Barona Education Grant Program to expand the school's robotics program.

Check presentation More than 70 students are involved in the program, where they learn to build the machines and use computers to program them.

Principal Ryan Brock accepted the grant at a ceremony on campus. The grant application received the endorsement of Assemblyman Brian Maienschein (R-San Diego), who attended the award ceremony. Also attending were Beth Glasco and Bonnie LaChappa from the Barona Band of Mission Indians.

The Barona Education Grant Program funds materials that promote academic improvement, and will benefit current and future students, including books and computers.

The Barona Band of Mission Indians is proud to help make a difference for schools throughout California. Through the endorsement of locally-elected state representatives, schools receive Barona educational funding to purchase much-needed supplies and materials such as books and computers.

De Portola Middle School serves families in the Tierrasanta Murphy Canyon neighborhoods. Campus is centered around a stage used for student activities during lunch. De Portola's educational focus is to prepare students for continued success with rigorous secondary curriculum meeting California State Standards. We are proud to be designated a California Distinguished School and a Taking Center Stage School to Watch.

For more information, contact Princpal Ryan Brock at (858) 496-8080.