STM Wins $5,000 Porto Charities Grant
February 6, 2020
Assistant Principal, Mrs. Nelda Thomas submitted and won a $5,000 Porto Charities grant to purchase Bal-A-Vis-X equipment to supplement a new physical education curriculum. These materials will supplement a new physical education curriculum with a documented application to all children, especially improving capacities in children with special needs. The program name stands for Balance, Auditory and Vision eXercises. Bal-A-Vis-X is used to: increase attention span (stay on task) fine-tune focus skills (ignore distractions) improve eye fitness (for reading skills and class work) strengthen whole body coordination build confidence reduce impulsive behavior promote peer teaching, common social goals, and a productive classroom atmosphere.