Houghton Lake Community Schools Receive Grant Funding From RCCF – Collins Elementary Lexia Lab

Thirty students from Collins Elementary School were given the opportunity to work with a special reading program, thanks to a grant from the Roscommon County Community Foundation. Funding was awarded from the Houghton Lake Educational Foundation Fund ($700), and the Alexa A. Luck Memorial Fund ($500).

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The Lexia Reading Lab is a licensed program that is used to “increase phonics capabilities and increase reading comprehension,” according to Jan Morganstern, teacher at Collins Elementary. “Each student is able to work at their own level and at their own pace on the specific reading skills that they lack.”

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RCCF provided funding to purchase thirty licenses for students in the third and fourth grades at Houghton Lake Schools. Students began using the program in early March and have been enjoying it immensely. “It is challenging, but it is fun and I know I am learning,” Lexia Lab student, Cam’ren Brown told RCCF Executive Director, Suzanne Luck. Programming will continue in the 2016-17 school year.

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Inspired? If you would like to support our community by contributing to the Houghton Lake Educational Foundation Fund, the Alexa A. Luck Memorial Fund, or any other RCCF Fund, please contact us at 989-275- 3112, by e-mail at info@myrccf.org or visit our website at www.myrccf.org