Island High Gets Help from Kiwanis Club

Courtesy photo Left to right: IHS Principal Ben Washofsky, Kiwanis President Denise Gasti, an IHS student, Vickie Sedlack of AEF and PBIS director Jodi McCarthy.


Island High School (IHS) received two Adopt-a-Classroom donation checks for $500 from the Kiwanis Club of Alameda. Adopt-a-Classroom is a program of the Alameda Education Foundation. Schools use the donations to the program are used to purchase critical resources and materials, update technology or fund field trips, assemblies or other learning impact programs. 

One check was given to Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is a positive way to support students who engage in school by acknowledging good behavior. Students are recognized by faculty and entered into a raffle for small prizes as well as recognized by their peers. 

The second check was given to Safe Spaces which was started by IHS faculty member Robert Scofield. Safe Spaces supports LGBTQ youth and creates a safe place for students to learn and thrive while learning about issues surrounding the community.