Cannon Beach Academy awarded US Bank grant

Colin Murphey/The Daily Astorian Poppy Stapleton turns in an assignment at the Cannon Beach Academy.

The Cannon Beach Academy has been awarded $1,250.00 from the US Bank Foundation’s Community Possible Grant program, according to Jason Kunde, US Bank’s Cannon Beach branch manager.

The Cannon Beach Academy received the award from the Community Possible Grant program’s “Learning Through Play” initiative, which supports the creation of active play spaces that help K-12 students learn through play. The purpose of active play spaces, as noted on the US Bank website, is to encourage innovation, creativity, and collaboration.

The grant will be used to pay for the installation of playground equipment that has been donated by a long-time supporter of the school. The Cannon Beach Academy is situated in the former Children’s Center at 3781 S. Hemlock. While the site has ample space for a playground, it lacks playground equipment.

Playground equipment will be installed later this fall.

The Cannon Beach Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school that is part of the Seaside School District. It opened last year as a K-2 school and added a third-grade class this year.

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