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Grants Awarded
(Listed Alphabetically by School)

Apollo Middle School

ESOL Field trip to Niagara Falls
Amount Granted: $300.00
Awarded: June 2012

Funds will supplement the fundraising done by ESOL students for a field trip to cultural and historic sites around Niagara Falls. This trip will provide the students with an opportunity to not only experience these sites, but to practically use the language and interpersonal skills learned in class.

Using Student Work
Amount Granted:  $349.00
Awarded:  November 2011
Targeting the 8th Grade ELA classes, use of the Document Camera will provide a visual aide for instruction and give the students immediate feedback on their work, improving student writing.

SMART Board
Amount Granted:  $870.00
Awarded:  6/11
This grant will purchase a SMARTboard for use in Health Classes, encouraging increased student participation by engaging them in more interactive lessons.

Motivation Breakthrough: Hooking Middle School Readers
Amount Granted:  $436.00
Awarded:  5/09
This grant will provide a mobile classroom library of culturally relevant, engaging titles for use by the sixth grade classrooms.  The Reading Specialist will work with teachers to incorporate these titles into the ELA curriculum to increase literacy among even the most reluctant readers.

Megawords Program                                                                                    
Amount Granted:  $204.33
Awarded:  3/09                                                          
These funds will provide the phonics-based Megawords Program for struggling readers.  The program teaches word attack strategies that will help them with their decoding difficulties and increase their reading and spelling fluency.

Caught You Reading/PBIS Initiative                                   
Amount Granted: $345.00
Awarded:  11/08                                                        
These funds will help implement the school’s PBIS Program – encouraging positive behaviors, including independent reading.  Students “caught” reading independently will be recognized on posters to be displayed in the school library, in an effort to increase the number of students using independent reading time appropriately.

Science LCD Projector                                                      
Amount Granted: $521.00
Awarded:  11/08                                                        
This request will fund an LCD Projector for use in several seventh grade science classes along with an already available Imagination Station.  The projector will allow for the entire classroom to take advantage of interactive lessons and video website which real life examples of science concepts.

Bill Nye Science Enrichment                                                
Amount Granted:  $399.00
Awarded:  1/08                                                          
This grant will purchase the Bill Nye Classroom Enrichment Edition DVD set which includes 10 DVDs and supplemental materials.  These DVDs will enable science teachers to further engage their students with energetic and informative approaches to science concepts.  The DVDs also include labs that can be used in the classroom.

Energy Conversions
Amount Granted: $313.39
Awarded:  3/07
This grant will provide a hand generator, basic steam engine, DC motor and supplies, that will give all sixth grade science students hands-on energy demonstrations.

Study Island                                                                      
Amount Granted:  $1700.00  
Awarded: 3/06

Funding would provide web access for one year to the NYS 3-8 Assessments Materials.  This will provide online math support and reviews for students who are testing below the state standards and will increase math understanding and test scores for all students.

Apollo African Drumming Ensemble
Amount Granted: $1500
Awarded: 11/05

The requested funds are for the purchase of a drumming package.  This assortment of drums would increase the students’ exposure to rhythmic study, teamwork and performance.  While the hope is to establish an African Drumming Ensemble, the drums would be used by all general music students.  They will be using an African Drumming Curriculum which not only aligns itself with the national and state standards for music, but exposes students to African culture and heritage.


Arcadia High School

Harbor Town Bell Fieldtrip
Amount Granted:  $1000.00
Awarded:  January 2014

iPad and Sound System for PE
Amount Granted:  $819.86
Awarded:  January 2014

Fieldtrip Transportation – NYS
Amount Granted:  $392.00
Awarded:  September 2013

Seabreeze Fieldtrip Transportation
Amount Granted: $367.5.00
Awarded: March 2013

Grant funds will provide transportation for Physics students to Seabreeze. This fieldtrip provides hands-on learning opportunities as students record data and apply Physics properties to the rides at the Park.

Mini Laptops for Special Education
Amount Granted: $1000.00
Awarded: March 2013

Grant funding provides 2 netbooks for use by students in the self-contained classes. Many of these students have program modifications for “written” work and will benefit from the increased access to a computer.

TIB Tub
Amount Granted: $407.00
Awarded: March 2013

School Counselors, with this funding, will purchase items for a Trauma, Illness and Grief Tub. These resources will ensure comprehensive support for students in the event of a crisis in our community.

Floating Field Trip w/ Olympia HS
Amount Granted: $1000.00
Awarded: January 2013

Funding will allow AP Biology students from ARHS and OLY to take a field trip out into Lake Ontario to conduct limnology field tests. Students will be responsible for collecting and analyzing water and sediment samples and interpreting filed data, putting their classroom experiences to real use.

iPad for PE
Amount Granted: $411.00
Awarded: January 2013

Use of this technology will provide a more interactive environment for the PE classes, enhancing physical activities.

Video Assessment for ASL
Amount Granted: $527.90
Awarded: January 2013

Use of the requested iPad and video accessories will allow students and the teacher to view and assess the classes’ sign language progress, along with allowing a more interactive environment.

Shaken Baby Syndrome Infant – Child Development
Amount Granted: $879.90
Awarded: November 2012

This grant purchased a “shaken baby syndrome” simulated infant, providing a true visual of the effects of this type of abuse, along with curriculum and video lessons, for use in the Child Development Classes.

Lake Ontario Floating Field Trip
Amount Granted: $350.00
Awarded: March 2012

Funding will allow AP Biology students from ARHS, ATHS and OLY to take a field trip out into Lake Ontario to conduct limnology field tests. Students will be responsible for collecting and analyzing water and sediment samples and interpreting filed data, putting their classroom experiences to real use.

DreamTeam Performance
Amount Granted: $134.45
Awarded: March 2012

Funds will rent the necessary backdrop for the DreamTeam’s summer Performance. The DreamTeam is an extracurricular club with produces a student driven musical to draw awareness to the struggles of children and teens with cancer. Proceeds from the show are donated to local cancer support organizations.

Arcadia Book Club
Amount Granted: $416.36
Awarded: January 2012

This grant provides book sets for an extracurricular Book Club, along with a webcam to allow students to participate in interactive discussions with the authors.

Healthy Highways
Amount Granted: $1000.00
Awarded: March 2011

This grant expands the Healthy Highways Program to the HS level through the Culinary Arts Classes.. The program introduces basic nutrition education, healthy lifestyle choices and gives hands-on food experience. Funds will bring Healthy Highways consultants to the classroom and provide food essentials for new food choice and cooking skill demonstrations.

Women in STEM Careers
Amount Granted: $450.00
Awarded: March 2011

ARHS is partnering with RIT’s Women in Engineering Club to encourage students to pursue careers in Engineering. These funds provide transportation for field trips so that these students can explore STEM careers.

Arcadia Reads
Amount Granted: $721.00
Awarded: September 2010

This grant funds a Parent-Student Book Club for selected 9th and 10th graders, through Barnes and Noble, which will include a visit/discussion with the author . Targeting students who are struggling or reluctant readers, the club is designed to generate enthusiasm and increase student interest in reading.

Life Science Learning Center @ U of R
Amount Granted: $437.50
Awarded: March 2010

This grant provides transportation and lab fees associated with a field trip for the Anatomy and Physiology students to the U of R Learning Center. This gives the students an opportunity to work through actual case studies and perform lab activities with the scientists who developed the cases.

Mendon Ponds Field Trip
Amount Granted: $1,000.00
Awarded: January 2010

This grant provides the funds for transportation and presenter honorariums for an Earth Science field trip to Mendon Ponds Park. Students will move through stations that will give them hands on field experiences in several Earth Science topics, including the use of weather instruments, compass & geographic map use, latitude & longitude technology/geocaching and glaciation in NY State

Planning for the Future
Amount Funded: $400.00
Awarded: 11/09

This grant will provide funding for presenter compensation at a College Planning Workshop Conference being offered to all High School Students and their parents. The workshops address: college searches, application/admission processes, ACT & SAT info, career direction, etc.
*This grant shared with Athena HS, Olympia HS and Odyssey Academy

Limnology of Lake Ontario
Amount Granted: $1000.00
Awarded: 9/09

Funding will allow AP Biology students from ARHS and OLY to take a field trip out into Lake Ontario to conduct limnology filed tests. Students will be responsible for collecting and analyzing water and sediment samples and interpreting filed data, putting their classroom experiences to real use.

Clickers in the Classroom
Amount Granted: $1000.00
Awarded:9/09

This grant will purchase a set of “clickers” (personal response devices) for piloted use in Regents Chemistry classes. These devices make it possible to engage students actively, give immediate feedback to the teacher and learner and access overall learning progress.

DNA Fingerprinting at the University of Rochester           
Amount Granted: $195.00
Awarded:  11/08                                            
The grant will pay for student lab fees at the Life Sciences Learning Center at the University of Rochester.  Forensic students will have the opportunity to work with graduate students and state of the art equipment, while solving a mock crime using DNA research.

Podcasting to Perfect Pupil Performance                            
Amount Granted: $1544.75
Awarded:  11/08                                            
This grant would provide five additional iPods and microphones for the library.  It currently has five iPods that the students use to create “podcasts” that are posted on the library website.  These shared works include: original poetry, music, speeches and interviews, simulated radio broadcasts, book reviews and reflective essays.  They are also used in the classrooms as part of a station activity, allowing students to view educational digital streaming video clips.

Chris Crutcher Visit*
Amount Requested: $1158.21
Awarded: 3/08
This author visit will benefit the 10th and 11th grade students at all three high schools (one day at each).  All students will attend a Power Point presentation by the author. He will also hold writing workshops for select groups of students.  The request will provide transportation and lodging expenses.  Young Audiences is funding the author fee.
*Grant shared with Athena and
Olympia High Schools.

TI Smartview Emulator
Amount Requested: $132.55
Awarded: 3/08
These funds will provide software which complements the TI-84 graphing calculator, allowing the teacher to project an interactive representation of the calculator’s display, for use in instruction.

 Life Science Learning Center at the University of Rochester
Amount Requested: $600.00
Awarded: 3/08
This grant will cover the lab fees associated with a field trip for the Anatomy and Physiology students to the University of Rochester Learning Center.  It will give the students an opportunity to work through actual case studies and perform lab activities with the scientists who developed the cases.

ARHS Select Women’s Choir Convention Performance
Amount Granted:  $500.00
Awarded: 1/08
This request is for transportation and accompanist costs, which will allow the Choir to travel to Hartford, Connecticut to perform at the American Choir Directors’ Eastern Division Convention.  This performance is by invitation only and the Choir is one of only 12 selected.

DNA Fingerprinting 
Amount Granted: $144.00
Awarded:  5/07
The grant will pay for student lab fees at the Life Sciences Learning Center at the University of Rochester.  Forensic students will have the opportunity to work with graduate students and state of the art equipment, while solving a mock crime using DNA research.

Life Science Learning Center
Amount Granted: $576.00
Awarded:  5/07
This request will allow Anatomy and Physiology students to attend a session at the Life Science Learning Center.  They will work through medical case studies integrating biological concepts and lab activities, along with University of Rochester scientists.

Todd Strasser Visit to ARHS
Amount Granted: $600.00
Awarded: 1/07
This grant will bring in a visiting author for Read Across America Day.  Not only will he speak to the entire ninth and tenth grade classes at an assembly, but he will be working with small groups of student writers throughout the day.

The Abababa Road Tour*
Amount Granted:  $1200.00
Awarded: 9/06

Grant will help cover the cost of speaker/sign language interpreter, Alan Abarbanell.  This event will be co-sponsored by the high schools listed and NTID and will be held at RIT for members of the Deaf community.  This project will not only provide a meaningful performance opportunity for the students, but will serve as a community experience program, as they will be hosting, ushering and interacting with members of the deaf community one-on-one.
*Grant shared with Athena and Olympia High Schools.

Lighting Up Learning*
Amount Granted:  $1254.00
Awarded: 9/06

The requested funds would provide a Smart Board for the library.  It will be installed in the library classroom and will be available for use by the entire Arcadia community.
*Grant shared with Arcadia Middle School.

 

Arcadia Middle School

Life Skills Curriculum
Amount Granted:  $183.40
Awarded:  September 2013

iPad for Science
Amount Granted:  $411.00
Awarded:  January 2013

Use of this technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for this Science classroom across their curricula, enhancing learning.

Data Driven Literacy - iPad
Amount Granted:  $409.00
Awarded:  June 2012    

Use of this new iPad technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for students, identified through the NY ELA assessment, who receive  intervention services in the Literacy Resource Room Coaches, enhancing learning.

Data Driven Literacy Instruction
Amount Granted:  $494.00
Awarded: March 2012
Use of this new technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for students who scored below the NYSED ELA standards and are receiving support from the Literacy Specialist.

Jr Scholastic Magazine
Amount Granted:  $808.50
Awarded: January 2012
Funds purchase the magazine subscription for use by the 6th grades Social Studies students. This supports the schools efforts to focus on reading and writing non-fiction.

Data Driven Literacy
Amount Granted:  $509.00
Awarded: January 2012
Use of this new technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for students who have scored below the NYSED ELA standards and are receiving support from the Literacy Resource Room.

Tech in PE
Amount Granted:  $1000.00
Awarded: November 2011
Use of these iPads will provide a more interactive PE environment for the Arcadia MS students.

Young Audiences of Rochester
Amount Granted:  $720.00
Awarded: November 2011
This grant brings a visiting author workshop to two 6th Grade classes. Working directly with a writer, the students will have an opportunity to produce their own mystery pieces, enhancing learning.

Writing Workshop
Amount Granted:  $960.00
Awarded: 11/10
This grant provides writing workshops for several 6th grade classes by Playwright/Actor Tom Fox. These workshops help students develop their writing skills, including dialog, character development, descriptive language and narrative form.

SMARTer PE
Amount Granted:  $953.00
Awarded: 11/10
Use of this SMART Slate (portable version of the SMART Board) by PE students will increase motivation and participation. The applications will allow students to access game rules and strategies, create interactive charts and graphs to track fitness goals and with the use of the individual response system (clickers) it would replace traditional tests and lecture reviews.

Classroom Projector
Amount Granted:  $611.00
Awarded: June 2010

This request will fund a projector for use with the 6th grade team’s Airliner, a portable work –pad. This will provide engaging opportunities for students to display their work, edit, comment and obtain immediate feedback/assessment.

Smart Board Clickers in the Classroom
Amount Granted:  $2000.00
Awarded: January 2010
This request will fund a personal student response system for multiple 6th grade math classes and multiple 8th grade math and integrated algebra classes, providing active learning. Clickers make it possible to engage all students, provide immediate feedback, assess progress and display student responses.

Video Making/ Instructional Strategies
Amount Granted:  $828.00
Awarded:  1/09 
The Library will use this grant funding to purchase four digital video cameras and memory cards to replace older VHS-style cameras.  Many teachers use video-making in projects for their classrooms and the older, larger equipment can be a deterrent.  The ease and flexibility of the new equipment will encourage more engaging use in the classrooms.

Clickers to Enhance Instruction
Amount Granted: $1495.00
Awarded:  11/08
This grant would fund an infrared clicker system for use in math and science classes.  This technology (hand held devices allowing the entire class to respond simultaneously to multiple choice questions) increases classroom motivation and participation, and promotes active learning.  It also gives the teacher immediate feedback and allows lessons to be adjusted to the students learning needs.

Brainpop for the Science Department                                             
Amount Granted:  $175.00
Awarded:  1/08                                                          
This grant provides access to Brainpop.com, a website that offers lesson plans, activities and videos for use in the classroom.  The website’s selection of science-related videos can be used by teachers to enhance classroom lessons and by students via their classroom laptops to further explore science class topics.

Laptop Computer for Presentation Cart
Amount Granted:  $1131.00
Awarded:  6/07
These funds will provide a laptop computer which would complete the “presentation cart” currently borrowed from the library by the math classes.  The use of technology in these math classes will enhance student vocabulary, understanding of math concepts and strategies.  The teacher is currently using a desktop computer, but a laptop would allow her to fully utilize the presentation cart.

High Interest/Low Level Novels 
Amount Requested:  $500.00
Awarded:  3/07 
This request is for sets of lower level reading materials, mostly high interest novels, for students who read well below grade level. 

Lighting Up Learning*
Amount Granted:  $1254.00
Awarded: 9/06

The requested funds would provide a Smart Board for the library.  It will be installed in the library classroom and will be available for use by the entire Arcadia community.
*Grant shared with Arcadia High School.

Projecting Student Learning
Amount Granted:  $1570.00
Awarded: 6/06
This grant would fund the purchase of two LCD projectors to be housed in the library and made available to all staff. These projectors will provide an interactive experience and help integrate technology into many more classrooms than is now possible.

 

Athena High School

Lake Ontario Floating Field Trip
Amount Granted: $350.00
Awarded: March 2012

Funding will allow AP Biology students from ARHS, ATHS and OLY to take a field trip out into Lake Ontario to conduct limnology field tests. Students will be responsible for collecting and analyzing water and sediment samples and interpreting filed data, putting their classroom experiences to real use.

Airliner For PE
Amount Granted: $299.00
Awarded: March 2012

An Airliner, when used in the HS PE classes will create a more creative, engaging, interactive learning opportunity for students, and provide immediate feedback of their skill levels.

DreamTeam Performance
Amount Granted: $134.00
Awarded: March 2012

Funds will rent the necessary backdrop for the DreamTeam’s summer Performance. The DreamTeam is an extracurricular club with produces a student driven musical to draw awareness to the struggles of children and teens with cancer. Proceeds from the show are donated to local cancer support organizations.

Video Assessment for ASL
Amount Requested: $828.29
Awarded: January 2012

Use of the requested iPads and video equipment will allow students and the teacher to view and assess the classes’ sign language progress, along with allowing a more interactive environment when used in conjunction with the classroom LCD projector.

iPads
Amount Requested: $1000.00
Awarded: November 2011

Use of this new technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for the Global History and AP Psychology students, enhancing learning.

Maximizing HS Engagement w/ SMART Response Clickers
Amount Requested: $1524.00
Awarded: November 2011

The PE dept has non-functioning pedometers that they would like to incorporate into their healthy heart/live well units. This request funds replacement batteries so that the equipment can be used.

One Step @ a Time
Amount Requested: $476.15
Awarded: March 2011

The PE dept has non-functioning pedometers that they would like to incorporate into their healthy heart/live well units. This request funds replacement batteries so that the equipment can be used.

AP Fees Reduction
Amount Granted: $265.00
Awarded: March 2011

These grant funds help offset AP testing costs for families with multiple students enrolled in AP courses or students who are registered for multiple exams.

National Honor Society Performance
Amount Granted: $800.00
Awarded: March 2011

Funds support a student written and produced performance, providing printed materials and professional videography. Students from all 4 HS will be involved in all aspects of the production. Proceeds will be donated to local youth cancer organizations.

PSAT Fee Waivers
Amount Granted: $140.00
Awarded: 11/10

The expectation that ALL eligible students take the PSATs, required 10 additional fee waivers, above what was budgeted at the school. These students are unlikely to take the test if funding is not available.

Making Math Accessible
Amount Granted: $898.71
Awarded: June 2010

Funding will purchase math manipulatives for use by the Middle and High School to engage special education students as they struggle with abstract concepts and deepen their understanding of mathematics.

Performance By National Honor Society
Amount Granted: $500.00
Awarded: March 2010

The National Honor Society is preparing an original production “Once Upon A Journey: The Legacy of a Princess,” as part of their community service hours. The students are writing, producing and performing the play in an effort to raise awareness about children/teens with cancer. Proceeds will be donated to cancer organizations that provide support to children, like their classmate, Melody Simmons.

Building Student Knowledge Thru Accessible Texts
Amount Granted: $1000.00
Awarded: January 2010

These funds will establish a small library of picture books and other accessible texts, content specific magazines, that will be used to support instruction for the reading support students in Global 9 and Science Applications classes. These materials provide, not only accessible written text, but also visuals that extend comprehension, which should help to improve student content knowledge.

Advanced Placement Fee Reduction
Amount Granted: $300.00
Awarded: January 2010

These funds will help students with financial difficulties pay for AP testing. There has been an increase in the number of students interested in taking AP courses, many take more than one. The test and the $86.00 fee are a requirement of the course, which can sometimes present a financial hardship for students preventing them from taking or finishing the courses.

Planning for the Future
Amount Funded: $400.00
Awarded: 11/09

This grant will provide funding for presenter compensation at a College Planning Workshop Conference being offered to all High School Students and their parents. The workshops address: college searches, application/admission processes, ACT & SAT info, career direction, etc.
*This grant shared with Arcadia HS, Olympia HS and Odyssey Academy

LCD Projectors for Science Department
Amount Granted: $1725.00
Awarded: 5/08

These funds will purchase three LCD projectors to be used by the Science Department (one for each major discipline to share) to enhance classroom opportunities.  The projectors allow classes to demonstrate and interface labs, present student projects and display virtual science concepts and processes.

Chris Crutcher Visit*
Amount Requested: $1158.21
Awarded: 3/08
This author visit will benefit the 10th and 11th grade students at all three high schools (one day at each).  All students will attend a Power Point presentation by the author. He will also hold writing workshops for select groups of students.  The request will provide transportation and lodging expenses.  Young Audiences is funding the author fee.
*Grant shared with
Arcadia and Olympia High Schools.

Teach Cam
Amount Requested: $990.00
Awarded: 3/08

These  requested funds will give teachers the technology to use a camera/microscope combination for classroom demonstration and instruction in the Living Environment classes.

Family and Consumer Science -Culinary Arts
Amount Requested: $1000.00
Awarded: 3/08
Due to the increased popularity of these courses there is a need for more durable kitchen appliances.  This grant will purchase four Kitchen Aid Classic Stand Mixers, which will expedite the cooking preparation process in these classes.

Turn It Down
Amount Granted:  $99.98
Awarded:  9/07

This grant will fund the purchase of two sound level meters for students to use to determine the sound intensity in their every day environment.  The meters will help raise awareness among the student population about the long term harm caused by exposure to high-intensity sound.

Cameras for Students without Resources 
Amount Granted: $448.00
Awarded:  5/07

This grant will fund two digital cameras and accessories for use by photography, media students who do not own one of their own.

Early Childhood Development 
Amount Granted:  $817.33
Awarded:  3/07

This request will provide additional baby simulators for the Childhood Education Classes.  These manikins provide the students with “real life” parenting experience.

ASL (American Sign Language) Student Video Portfolios*
Amount Granted: $1000.00
Awarded: 1/07

This funding will purchase a portable laptop and accessories to be used by the ASL teachers to help document student growth in this visual “second” language.  It is not only a tool for staff, but students will be able to self-evaluate their communications skills.
*Grant shared with Athena Middle School.

Anatomy & Physiology/Anatomical Models
Amount Granted: $994.30
Awarded: 1/07

This grant will purchase anatomical models for the Living Environment and new Anatomy and Physiology classes, which currently use only charts and pictures.  Students will be able to see in 3-D, the relationship between the body’s parts.

Vocal Music Master Classes* 
Amount Granted:$1000.00 
Awarded: 1-4-07

This request will bring in voice instructors/coaches to work with vocal students.  This enrichment opportunity not only provides vocal training, but provides career knowledge.
*Grant shared with Athena Middle School

Dead Reckoning: The New Science of Catching Killers
Amount Granted: $672.00
Awarded: 11/06

This request is for two classroom sets of the book: Dead Reckoning, which will be used to enhance the Forensic Science curriculum.  This book uses real world cases, corresponding with the forensic text’s units, to supplement class activities and provide additional background information.

The Abababa Road Tour*
Amount Granted:  $1200.00
Awarded: 9/06

Grant will help cover the cost of speaker/sign language interpreter, Alan Abarbanell.  This event will be co-sponsored by the high schools listed and NTID and will be held at RIT for members of the Deaf community.  This project will not only provide a meaningful performance opportunity for the students, but will serve as a community experience program, as they will be hosting, ushering and interacting with members of the deaf community one-on-one.
*Grant shared with Arcadia and Olympia High Schools.

Athena:  Read to Succeed
Amount Granted:  $500.00
Awarded: 1/06

Request will fund purchase of high interest titles for library.  Multiple copies of these titles would provide more access for students and increase the opportunities for lit circles and discussions.

Pictures to Communicate
Amount Granted:  $249.00
Awarded: 1/06

This grant will provide an easy to use digital camera for their 12:1 special education class.  The photos taken will help increase means of communication, especially for non-verbal or non-reader students.

Art Dept Graphics Lab Update
Amount Granted:  $525.00
Awarded: 1/06

The grant request will fund more current equipment (2 printers, monitor, 7 optical mice) for the advertising, media and photography classes.

Cheerleading Practice
Amount Granted:  $1500.00
Awarded: 1/06

The grant will go toward cheerleading/tumbling mats for their practice sessions.  As these mats are not available, the girls must pay to rent out space to practice, or practice without mats, which is a safety concern.

Vocal Music Master Classes*
Amount Granted:  $1000.00
Awarded: 11/05

This grant would provide funds to bring in "master" voice teachers.  This will not only provide vocal students an enhanced opportunity for vocal training, but will give them a broader understanding of career opportunities.
*Grant shared with Athena Middle School

 

Athena Middle School

iPad for 6th Grade Classroom
Amount Granted:  $411.00
Awarded:  January 2014

Life Skills Curriculum
Amount Granted:  $183.40
Awarded:  September 2013

iPad for Tech
Amount Granted: $411.00
Awarded: March 2013
Use of this portable technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for the Technology classroom across the curricula, enhancing learning.

SMARTResponse Clickers
Amount Granted: $1000.00
Awarded: November 2012
The infrared clickers funded by this request will, when used by the FACS Teachers, enable them to quickly assess the students’ understanding of a particular lesson and tailor further instruction accordingly. Data collected over a longer period of time can then be looked at for trends in student performance.

Project Lead the Way SMART Board
Amount Granted: $870.00
Awarded: March 2012
This SMART Board, when installed in this Middle School Technology classroom will create a more creative, engaging, interactive learning opportunity for Project Lead the Way students, and further their understanding of engineering principals.

SMART Boards Make SMART Kids
Amount Granted: $870.00
Awarded: March 2012
This SMART Board, when installed in the 6th Grade Home and Careers classroom will create a more creative, engaging, interactive learning opportunity for students, while also assisting in customizing lessons.

SMART Board
Amount Granted: $870.00
Awarded: January 2012

This SMART Board, when installed in the 6th Grade Social Studies classroom will create a more creative, engaging, interactive learning opportunity for students, while also assisting in differentiating instruction.

Video Recorders to Motivate Learners
Amount Granted: $810.00
Awarded: 6/11
Grant funding purchases 4 flip video cameras (matched by an additional 4 through the Digital Wish program) to enhance Home and Careers classes. The cameras will be used not only to allow students to critique their class presentations, but to produce “Healthy Eating” commercials and to record lessons for future use.

Maximizing MS Engagement w/ SMART Response Clickers
Amount Granted: $1524.00
Awarded: November 2011
This grant will purchase a set of “clickers” (personal response devices) for use in 6th Grade Math classes. These devices make it possible to engage students actively, give immediate feedback to the teacher and learner and access overall learning progress.

Document Camera for ELA
Amount Granted: $349
Awarded: 6/11
This grant funds a document camera for 6th grade ELA classes to use as a tool for sharing writing pieces. This allows students to model best writing practices, evaluate, edit and give feedback.

Blenders
Amount Granted: $407.59
Awarded: 11/10
To reinforce their healthy lifestyle lessons in Home and Career classes, students will be able to make their own healthy drinks with the purchase of 7 blenders and fresh ingredients to be used throughout the year. This will not only support their SMART Goal of encouraging healthier student diets, but reinforce math and measuring skills.

Student Publishing
Amount Granted: $250.00
Awarded: September 2010
These funds covered the cost for publishing 6th grade student produced books. The students will choose writing pieces to revise, edit and publish throughout the year. Students are more likely to make the reading/writing connection as they study various authors and apply elements to their own writing. They are also more motivated and engaged in the writing process when they write for a “real” audience, as their published books will be shared with parents, peers and the school community.

Eat This, Not That for Kids
Amount Granted: $861.00
Awarded: September 2010
This grant purchased copies of the book “Eat This; Not That for Kids” for use by the 6th graders in their Family & Consumer Sciences class. Use of the book will help address the obesity issue, allowing students to explore and understand the elements of good nutrition and the positive impact it has on general health.

Making Math Accessible
Amount Granted:  $898.71
Awarded: June 2010
Funding will purchase math manipulatives for use by the Middle and High School to engage special education students as they struggle with abstract concepts and deepen their understanding of mathematics.

Recorded Books on Playaway
Amount Granted:  $460.00
These audiobooks/players will give struggling students an opportunity to improve and strengthen their independent reading and listening skills.

LCD Projector for AIS Math
Amount Granted: $521.00
Awarded:  11/08 
Academic Interventions Services will utilize the funded projector along with their Smartboard to provide struggling students with visual connections to mathematics and the ability to interactively manipulate math concepts for increased understanding.

Imagination Stations 
Amount Granted: $1681.00
Awarded:  11/08
While the music classrooms have state-of-the-art computers and sound systems, installing LCD projectors would allow the department to more fully use visuals for their music classes. The requested funds would provide two LCD projectors, connectors and installation.

New Drum Set
Amount Requested: $750.00
Awarded: 3/08
These funds will purchase a new drum set for the percussion students.  The current set is sub-standard.

Communicating Thru Photos                                                
Amount Requested:  $253.00
Awarded:  11/07 
                                           
This grant request will provide a digital camera and printer dock for use by the middle school’s 12:1:3 class.  The use of pictures and photographs is an often used form of communication for these students.  Having direct and quick access to this photo equipment will encourage communication among students and expand vocabulary skills.  Students will use photos to identify other students, staff, locations within the building and community.

ASL (American Sign Language) Student Video Portfolios*
Amount Granted: $1000.00
Awarded: 1/07
This funding will purchase a portable laptop and accessories to be used by the ASL teachers to help document student growth in this visual “second” language.  It is not only a tool for staff, but students will be able to self-evaluate their communications skills.
*Grant shared with Athena High School.

Project Lead the Way Pre-Engineering Course
Amount Granted:  $650.00
Awarded: 1/07
These funds will purchase a digital projector to enhance this hands-on, project-based technology program.

Vocal Music Master Classes* 
Amount Granted:$1000.00 
Awarded: 1/07
This request will bring in voice instructors/coaches to work with vocal students.  This enrichment opportunity not only provides vocal training, but provides career knowledge.
*Grant shared with Athena High School.

Athena Middle Reads!
Amount Granted:  $500.00
Awarded: 1/06
Funds would purchase high interest titles for library to support literacy initiative.

Emergent Reader Materials
Amount Granted:  $500.00
Awarded: 1/06
As these special education students' academic abilities are significantly lower than their peers, this request will purchase reading materials more suited to their needs.

Vocal Music Master Classes*
Amount Granted:  $1000.00
Awarded: 11/05
This grant would provide funds to bring in "master" voice teachers.  This will not only provide vocal students an enhanced opportunity for vocal training, but will give them a broader understanding of career opportunities.
* Grant shared with Athena High School

 

Autumn Lane Elementary

Visiting Author – Todd Parr
Amount Granted: $1000.00
Awarded: September 2013

iPad for PE
Amount Granted: $411.00
Awarded: January 2013

Use of this technology will provide a more interactive environment for the PE classes, enhancing physical activities.

iPad – Speech/Language Therapy
Amount Granted: $411.00
Awarded: November 2012

Use of the portable iPad technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for students receiving Speech/Language services, enhancing learning.

iPads for Integrated 1st Grade
Amount Granted: $415.00
Awarded: June 2012

Use of the new iPad technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for students receiving instruction in this integrated 1st grade classroom, enhancing learning.

Music K-2 Enhancement
Amount Granted: $600.00
Awarded: March 2012

These funds will provide an MP3 Player and Speaker System for the AL Music Classroom, enhancing learning opportunities for all AL students.

iPad for 1st Grade
Amount Granted: $509.00
Awarded: January 2012

Use of this new technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for this AL 1st grade classroom across their curricula, enhancing learning.

iPad for Kindergarten
Amount Granted: $1008.00
Awarded: January 2012

Use of this new technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for two of the AL Kindergarten classrooms across their curricula, enhancing learning.

iPad for Pre-K
Amount Granted: $998.00
Awarded: September 2011
The 2 granted iPads will provide a more interactive educational environment for the Pre-K classes across their curricula, enhancing learning.

Listening to Reading
Amount Granted: $379.76
Awarded: March 2011

The personal CD players and accessories granted allow this 1st grade class to use recorded books to enhance their reading/comprehension skills.

SMART Board For Students
Amount Granted: $909.00
Awarded: March 2010

This grant would provide a SMART Board to be used by the 1st grades as an interactive resource to enhance learning opportunities.

Sound System for Physical Education
Amount Granted:  $550.00
Awarded:  5/09
This  grant for  an iPod system for use in the Physical Education classes will provide purposeful, motivating music sequences that can be efficiently accessed remotely by the teacher.

Personal Tape Players*
Amount Requested: $482.46
Awarded:  5/07
This grant will provide 60 individual hand held cassette players for use by the students with the books on tape (from a Craig Hill grant request), to support literacy programs in both the Craig Hill and Autumn Lane buildings.
*Grant shared with Craig Hill Elementary School

Movement Opportunities
Amount Granted: $603.65
Awarded:  5/07
This request will provide equipment for indoor recess activities.

Reading Buddies Exchange*
Amount Granted:  $179.00
Awarded: 5/06
Grant will provide transportation between AL & CH for their reading buddy classes to meet and read together.
*Grant shared with Craig Hill Elementary School

Books for Building Readers*
Amount Granted:  $1000.00
Awarded: 1/06
This grant will fund a series of books for use in the classroom, which will help students develop reading comprehension strategies.
* Grant shared with Craig Hill Elementary School.

 

 

Craig Hill Elementary School

iPad Fitness Classes
Amount Granted: $1000.00
Awarded: March 2012
Use of this new portable technology will provide a more interactive physical educational environment for CH students, enhancing instruction and providing immediate feedback of skill levels.

Mathematical Understanding through iPad Tech with Buckman Heights
Amount Granted: $521.00
Awarded: November 2011
Use of this new technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for the 4th, 5th & 6th grade students working with the Math Intervention Teacher in both schools, enhancing learning.

Pedometers for Life 
Amount Granted:  $996.39
Awarded:  June 2010

This grant will provide the funds to purchase 60 pedometers for use by the PE classes as part of their school-wide wellness plan. Students will be able to monitor and receive feedback regarding their level of physical activity. This will enable the students to understand what their activity level is and how to adjust it to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

iPod Sound System 
Amount Granted:  $592.87
Awarded:  January 2009

The physical education teachers requested  funding for an iPod sound system, which will give them greater access to a variety of music.  As music is used on a daily basis for warm-ups, start/stop cues, yoga and dance units, the new system will provide the class with an increased level of student engagement and motivation.

 

082 – Exploring Slavery, Civil Rights & Women’s Rights
Amount Requested: $715.00
Awarded: 3/08

Using the Case Study approach, the fifth grade classes have taken advantage of field trips and interactive video-conferences to broaden the students’ understanding and appreciation of local history relating to slavery, civil and women’s rights.  This grant will provide video-conference sessions.

Personal Tape Players*
Amount Requested: $482.46
Awarded:  5/07

This grant will provide 60 individual hand held cassette players for use by the students with the books on tape (from the previous grant request), to support literacy programs in both the Craig Hill and Autumn Lane buildings.
*Grant shared with Autumn Lane Elementary School.

Books on Tape
Amount Requested: $500.00
Awarded:  5/07

The books on tape will provide another component to the reading/literacy program.  It will allow students to develop their “listen to reading” skills (necessary for the LA assessment). It will also provide students an opportunity to develop their independent reading skills.

Learning through Primary Sources
Amount Requested: $575.00
Awarded:  5/07

The fourth grade team will purchase hand-crafted Indian artifacts for use during their study of our country’s early culture.  This will provide the students an opportunity to see first-hand how natural resources were used and compare items to their modern day counterparts.

Building Historical Thinking Through Appreciating Architecture
Amount Granted: $979.00
Awarded: 1/07

This grant will provide transportation for a field trip and visiting artists to work with fourth grade students on this unit about local history through the study of architecture.  Students photograph, draw and journal their learning experiences, to enrich their study of built and natural environments.

Exploring Slavery, Civil Rights and Women’s Right’s
Amount Granted: $859.99
Awarded: 1/07

This request will provide transportation, support materials and a visiting presenter from Genesee Country Museum for this series of case study lessons for the fifth grade students.  The project utilizes community resources (Women’s Rights Hall of Fame, RMSC-Frederick Douglass Exhibit & Genesee Country Museum) to enrich the learning experiences of the students.

The Bullying Project 
Amount Granted:  $1000.00
Awarded: 6/06

The grant request would provide for a series of interactive assemblies and workshops for their 5th graders, relating to bullying.  The cost of the program is $7800.00, but they have already found funding from a number of other sources for the majority of the projects’ cost.

Reading Buddies Exchange*
Amount Granted:  $179.00
Awarded: 5/06

Grant will provide transportation between AL & CH for their reading buddy classes to meet and read together.
*Grant shared with Autumn Lane Elementary School

Books for Building Readers
Amount Granted:  $1000.00
Awarded: 1/06

This grant will fund a series of books for use in the classroom, which will help students develop reading comprehension strategies.
*Grant shared with Autumn Lane.

Exploring Local History Through Architecture
Amount Granted:  $1070.00
Awarded: 11/05

This request would fund an integrated art project designed to help 4th grade students develop an awareness of local architecture and discover local history in their built environment.  Students will explore local architectural designs and develop an appreciation and understanding of the importance of preserving architecture.

Arts Residency at Ganondogan State Historic Site
Amount Granted:  $1192.60 
Awarded: 9/05

This request will provide transportation for 4th grade field trips to the Ganondogan Historic site near Victor.  Each 4th grade class will spend a day at the site, as part of the Project Adept Enrichment Program.  This will be an integral part of their Native American studies unit and should help students gain insight and appreciation for the history and lifestyle of local Native Americans.  Transportation has been contracted through Laidlaw at a rate of $238.52 per trip.  This was necessary, as the District cannot provide transportation, due to the time constraints of their daily bus runs.

 

English Village Elementary School

Shaolin Center Fieldtrip
Amount Granted: $800.00
Awarded: January 2014

SMARTBoard - 2nd Grade
Amount Granted: $869.00
Awarded: September 2013

SMARTBoard for Art
Amount Granted: $872.00
Awarded: March 2013

The SMART Board purchased with these funds will provide interactive, hands-on learning opportunities for students in Art Classes.

SMARTBoard for ESOL
Amount Granted: $872.00
Awarded: March 2013

The SMART Board purchased with these funds will provide interactive, hands-on learning opportunities for students receiving services from the ESOL teacher throughout the school.

iPad for Psychologist w/ Lakeshore Elementary
Amount Granted: $411.00
Awarded: January 2013

The SMART Board purchased with these funds will provide interactive, hands-on learning opportunities for students receiving services from the ESOL teacher throughout the school.

Math Intervention iPad
Amount Granted: $411.00
Awarded: January 2013

Use of this new technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for students receiving services from the Math Intervention Teacher, enhancing learning.

SMARTBoard – Pre-Kindergarten
Amount Granted: $872.00
Awarded: November 2012

This grant purchased a SMARTboard for use a Pre-Kindergarten Class, encouraging increased student participation by engaging them in more interactive lessons.

iPad for ESOL
Amount Granted: $409.00
Awarded: June 2012

Use of this new iPad technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for students receiving ESOL services, enhancing learning opportunities.

Laminator
Amount Granted:  $1000.00
Awarded: November 2011

The granted Laminator will be used building-wide to preserve consumable teaching tools. It also allows them to protect and share student created books and projects.

SMART Board
Amount Granted:  $870.00
Awarded: November 2011

This SMART Board, when installed in the 2nd Grade classroom will create a more creative, engaging, interactive learning opportunity for students (esp. ESOL students), while also assisting in differentiating instruction.

iPad for Speech and Language Therapy with Buckman Heights
Amount Granted:  $998.00
Awarded: November 2011

Use of these 2 iPads will provide a more interactive educational environment for the students receiving speech and language services and enhancing learning.

Dual Language Classroom SMART Board
Amount Granted:  $870.00
Awarded: September 2011

This SMART Board, when installed in the Dual Language classroom (targeting 1st and 2nd grade students) will create a more creative, engaging, interactive learning opportunity for students, while also assisting in differentiating instruction.

IPOD for PreK Math
Amount Granted:  $819.88
Awarded: November 2010

The PreK teachers are already using motivating applications on their own IPODs to reinforce math and literacy skills. This funding provides 4 additional IPODs and application downloads so they can expand the student use of this technology in their classrooms.

Improving Second Grade Written Responses
Amount Granted:  $180.50
Awarded: 3/09

This request will purchase texts used in the Reading Rainbow series.  Using the show and associated stories, the students will develop the skills necessary to “review” the text, encouraging better reading/listening skills and independent writing.

 

Boardmaker Plus 6
Amount Granted:  $410.00
Awarded:  1/09

Funding the purchase of this Boardmaker will allow special education students and teachers to create activities related to language development, reading, writing and articulation.  The interactive program will allow students to take a more involved approach to developing the skills for success.

 

Math at Home Kits
Amount Granted:  $500.00
Awarded:  11/07

This grant funding will provide take-home Math Kits for two second grade classes.  These kits include a literature piece, manipulatives and activities related to a specific math concept.  The use of these materials at home will encourage parental involvement and reinforce concepts being taught in the classroom.

Story Time at Fleming Point
Amount Granted:  $270.00
Awarded:  11/07
This request funds transportation for two second grade classes to Fleming Point Retirement Community.  Students make five visits to participate in Story Time with the residents.  This project encourages community relationships and helps develop social skills.  The students also share their writing pieces with the residents at an Author’s Tea, reinforcing their fluency skills.

New Plants Field Trip
Amount Granted: $264.60
Awarded:  3/07

This grant will fund transportation for students to visit DeConnick’s Nursery and Greenhouses.

Story Time at Fleming Point
Amount Granted: $270.00
Awarded: 11/06

This grant would fund transportation for students to visit Fleming Point Retirement Community for Story Time, five times during the year.  This provides an opportunity for students to develop social skills, community connections and foster a love of reading.

Action Based Learning
Amount Granted:  $1710.00 plus shipping
Awarded: 6/06

Requested funds would provide funds for eight ABC Pathway Mat packs which would be used in the seven Kindergarten classrooms and the gym, linking movement to learning.   Movement use in the learning process helps many children retain and retrieve information more efficiently.  Students “walk” the letter and number patterns, which enhances the student’s ability to recognize and form letters.

Library Listening Center
Amount Granted:  $534.56
Awarded: 5/06

Library is looking for funding for equipment to establish a listening center.  Their hope is that it will increase reading fluency and comprehension for their needier readers.

Communicating with the Community thru Singing
Amount Granted:  $135.00
Awarded: 1/06

This request will provide transportation, so students can go to Fleming Point Retirement Center and perform.

 

Holmes Road – Buckman Heights Elementary School
Holmes Road Campus

SMARTBoard – ESOL
Amount Granted: $872.00
Awarded: November 2012

This grant purchased a SMARTboard for use in the ESOL Classroom, encouraging increased student participation by engaging them in more interactive lessons.

Text Talk: Vocabulary/Speech Program
Amount Granted: $860.00
Awarded: November 2012

Funding purchased this program, which combines classic book read-alouds with specific vocabulary instruction for use by the Speech/Language Pathologist to develop language and comprehension.

SMARTBoard – 2nd Grade
Amount Granted: $872.00
Awarded: November 2012

This grant purchased a SMARTboard for use in a 2nd Grade Classroom, encouraging increased student participation by engaging them in more interactive lessons.

SMART Boards for Pre-K
Amount Granted: $1740.00
Awarded: September 2011

These SMART Boards, when installed in two of their Pre-K classroom will create a more creative, engaging, interactive learning opportunity for students, while also assisting in differentiating instruction.

Document Camera as Instructional Tool
Amount Granted: $987.00
Awarded: September 2011

Targeting the 2nd Grade classes, use of the Document Camera and Projector will provide teachers with a visual aide for instruction and give the students immediate feedback on their work.

Looking @ Student Work as an Instructional Tool
Amount Granted: $996.00
Awarded: June 2010

The requested funds will purchase an LCD Projector with a Document Camera. The use of the projector and camera will provide a multi-sensory approach to learning for the 1st grade classes. It will allow students to see, share and analyze their work, creating opportunities to reinforce lessons. Building funds will be supplementing the purchase of this equipment.

Build Us A Bookroom
Amount Granted: $385.00
Awarded: March 2010

Funding will purchase guided reading materials for their Bookroom, which provides resources in reading comprehension for the entire school population. These particular resources, while being beneficial to all students, will target support for students needing Academic Intervention Services and the ESOL students.

DVDs for Supporting Curriculum
Amount Granted:  $370.40
Awarded:  1/09
The purchase of this collection of DVDs will support their IB Unit of Inquiry – Who We Are.  The Safety Collection explores the students roles and responsibilities in the community; the Health Collection encourages them to identify and participate in activities that will benefit their well-being; and the Rainy Day PE Series can be used by classroom teachers to direct lessons  that encourage physical activity.

Taking a Look at Student Work Instantaneously   
Amount Granted: $988.00
Awarded: 6/08
This funding will provide a projector with a built-in document camera.  The technology will allow the kindergarten teachers to directly access and interact with original student works during the Writing Workshop portion of ELA instruction, which will help improve overall achievement in student writing and basic literacy.

Going to Seed 
Amount Requested:  $463.62
Awarded:  3/07 
This grant will fund planting materials, light cart and timer for use by the first grade classes.  In their plant science unit, they will start plants, plant and care for the buildings flower beds.

Dancing Away Obesity* 
Amount Granted:  $793.00
Awarded:  3/07  
The grant request will provide Dance, Dance Revolution dance mats and consoles for use in the PE program.  This has proved to be a fairly successful way to get students up and moving, in an effort to fight childhood obesity.
*Grant shared with Buckman Heights.

Making Home & School Connections With Math Bags
Amount Granted:  $220.00
Awarded: 11/06
These funds would purchase “take home” math literature bags, which will encourage parental involvement in a number of ways.  This home/school partnership will connect school math to home activities and will provide a different setting to explore mathematical ideas.

Teaching Math Using Children’s Literature*
Amount Granted: $1362.50
Awarded: 11/06
The grant request would provide a library of math literature books which would help students build/reinforce essential math concepts and skills.  These books will reinforce math lessons, provide an alternative to reach students struggling with math concepts, and build literacy skills.
*Grant shared with Buckman Heights.

Science Partnership with RMSC
Amount Granted:  $1140.00
Awarded: 1/06
Grant will provide assemblies by the RMSC Staff for three grade levels to enhance their science and social studies curriculum.  As Schools of Inquiry and candidates for the IB Program, this will help develop a partnership with the RMSC.

 

Holmes Road – Buckman Heights Elementary School
Buckman Heights Campus

iPad for PE (w/ Olympia HS)
Amount Granted: $220.00
Awarded: September 2013

SMARTBoard - Art
Amount Granted: $869.00
Awarded: September 2013

SMARTBoard - Math AIS 4th and 5th Grade
Amount Granted: $869.00
Awarded: September 2013

Investigation Into 5th Graders Response to Characters Who Write
Amount Granted: $442.32
Awarded: January 2013

Funds purchase a digital recorder, headset and 6 sets of books, for use initially by a group of students at or above grade level standards for ELA. The small group, working with the Literacy Specialist, will provide insight for staff into students engage with characters who write and how that engagement strengthens their own writing identity. These students then act as “experts” within their own classrooms, teaching by example during reading and writing circles.

iPad for Social development/support/data collection w/ Paddy Hill Elementary
Amount Granted: $411.00
Awarded: January 2013

Use of this technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for students receiving service from the Social Worker, enhancing social development.

SMARTBoard – 4th Grade
Amount Granted: $872.00
Awarded: November 2012

This grant purchased a SMARTboard for use in a 4th Grade Classroom, encouraging increased student participation by engaging them in more interactive lessons.

iPad for ESOL
Amount Granted: $409.00
Awarded: June 2012

Use of this new iPad technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for students receiving ESOL services, enhancing learning opportunities.

SMART Board for AIS
Amount Granted: $870.00
Awarded: March 2012
This SMART Board, when installed in the AIS classroom will create a more creative, engaging, interactive learning opportunity for students who are receiving AIS support in Math and ELA, while also assisting in differentiating instruction.

AIS + SMART Board = Success
Amount Granted: $870.00
Awarded: November 2011
This SMART Board, when installed in the Math Intervention classroom will create a more creative, engaging, interactive learning opportunity for students, while also assisting in differentiating instruction.

Mathematical Understanding through iPad Tech with Craig Hill
Amount Granted: $521.00
Awarded: November 2011
Use of this new technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for the 4th, 5th & 6th grade students working with the Math Intervention Teacher in both schools, enhancing learning.

iPad for Speech and Language Therapy with English Village
Amount Granted: $998.00
Awarded: November 2011
Use of these 2 iPads will provide a more interactive educational environment for the students receiving speech and language services and enhancing learning.

SMART Board…3rd Grade
Amount Granted: $870.00
Awarded: September 2011
This SMART Board, when installed in the 3rd Grade AIS classroom will create a more creative, engaging, interactive learning opportunity for students, while also assisting in differentiating instruction.

SMART Board…3rd Grade AIS
Amount Granted: $870.00
Awarded: September 2011
This SMART Board, when installed in the 3rd Grade AIS classroom will create a more creative, engaging, interactive learning opportunity for students, while also assisting in differentiating instruction.

PE/Fitness Equipment
Amount Granted: $500.00
Awarded: January 2010
This award funded PE equipment to enhance the school’s fitness program. The funds were granted as a result of the school’s participation in the GEF/GCSD Family Fitness Walk-a-thon.

Strengthening Comprehension
Amount Granted: $1000.00
Awarded: 9/09
This grant will purchase student-used trade book texts that supplement their Comprehension Toolkit Program. These books will allow all students to practice strategies that will increase reading comprehension and critical thinking skills.

IB/PYP ePortfolio Project
Amount Granted: $1000.00
Awarded: 9/09

Grant funds will provide the Library and each grade level team with the technology (digital cameras and scanners) necessary to implement an ePortfolio system for their IB Program. Students currently use 3-ring binders to develop their portfolios. By creating ePortfolios, students will increase their technology and communication skills and the program will allow more extensive opportunities for students to share their knowledge.

112 – Exploring Culture Through the Arts
Amount Granted:  $272.54
Awarded:  1/09
The request will purchase books, prints and other artifacts that will reinforce the IB Program’s approach to inter-cultural instruction.  These materials will be used by the third grade classes as they explore how cultures express their identities through art and literature.

Creating Robust Vocabulary
Amount Granted: $780.00
Awarded:  11/08
This grant would purchase a set of 30 non-traditional dictionaries for the third grade classes to share.  In an effort to increase enriched vocabulary development, these dictionaries provide the word in sentence form, along with the definition, helping the students better understand the meaning of the word.

Transportation for Fleming Point Visits
Amount Granted:  $236.25
Awarded:  11/07
This grant will transport all fourth grade classes to Fleming Point to interview residents about their life experiences, as part of their IB program.  The students will formulate interview questions, practice speaking and listening skills while interviewing residents, and reinforce note-taking strategies.  The students will then create biographies based on their interviews and share them with their classmates.

Recorded Voices for Accelerated Reader
Amount Granted:  $396.76
Awarded:  6/07
This grant will provide the Accelerated Reader, a computerized system, for use with the current book titles in the library.  This system encourages students to read independently and allows teachers to track student reading progress.

Supporting Balanced Literacy
Amount Granted: $1,013.13
Awarded:  5/07
These grant funds will provide leveled reading materials for their Guided Reading Program.  These materials address many of the instructional needs of the students and support their IB Planners.

Dancing Away Obesity* 
Amount Granted:  $793.00
Awarded:  3/07  
The grant request will provide Dance, Dance Revolution dance mats and consoles for use in the PE program.  This has proved to be a fairly successful way to get students up and moving, in an effort to fight childhood obesity.
*Grant shared with Holmes Road.

Internationalism Through Inquiry
Amount Granted: $666.75
Awarded: 11/06
This request would provide artifacts and non-fiction resources enabling students to learn about the culture of Kenya.  These resources will broaden the school’s units of inquiry (part of their candidacy for the Primary Years Programme for the International Baccalaureate Program) and the 3rd grade Social Studies curriculum.

Teaching Math Using Children’s Literature*
Amount Granted: $1362.50
Awarded: 11/06
The grant request would provide a library of math literature books which would help students build/reinforce essential math concepts and skills.  These books will reinforce math lessons, provide an alternative to reach students struggling with math concepts, and build literacy skills.
*Grant shared with Holmes Road.

I Wonder…Reading Comprehension
Amount Granted:  $428.95
Awarded: 3/06
This grant would purchase the “I Wonder” book series to provide motivating and engaging reading materials to support their literacy efforts for their special education students and their lower readers in their general education classes.

Creative Connections Project – China School Connection
Amount Granted:  $1510.00
Awarded: 3/06
This program provides direct contact for one year with school children in China through email and letters; photos, music, video and scrapbook exchanges.  This enrichment opportunity will be presented to a select group of students through an after-school club, which will be run by a staff volunteer.

Word Study in 3rd Grade
Amount Granted:  $1199.10
Awarded: 1/06
Grant provides letter tile sets for six 3rd grade classes. 

 

Kirk Road Elementary School

iPad for Music
Amount Granted:  $625.00
Awarded:  January 2012
Use of this new technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for the Kirk Road Music room, enhancing learning.

Integrating SMART Technology
Amount Granted:  $870.30
Awarded:  6/11
The SMARTboard requested will provide interactive lesson and collaborative learning opportunities for the 5th grade classes.

Making Literacy Accessible to All 
Amount Granted:  $990.54
Awarded:  3/09
This grant will provide lower-level books appropriate for special education students for the school library, along with access to online services through Reading A-Z.

Math Challenge Cards*
Amount Requested: $225.00
Awarded: 3/08
This request will purchase a set of Challenge Cards – 500 problem solving cards for first through fifth grades.  The cards will help students with math reasoning, lateral thinking and communication skills.  While they are primarily for use by the math intervention teacher, they could be shared with classroom teachers as an enrichment activity.
*Grant shared with Paddy Hill Elementary School.

Listening Center and Books on Tape
Amount Requested: $1127.58
Awarded:  5/07
Funding will provide a library of books on tape and listening centers for use in the classrooms.  Multiple students can utilize the books on tape to advance their listening skills.

Boys and Books
Amount Requested: $500.00
Awarded:  5/07
In an effort to engage more male students to develop a love for reading, this grant will provide more “boy friendly” titles for the library at Kirk Road.

 

 

Lakeshore Elementary School

iPad – Counselor
Amount Granted: $411.00
Awarded: November 2012

Use of the portable iPad technology will provide individualized services for students working with the Counselor.

24 Math Game Tournament
Amount Granted: $396.00
Awarded:June 2012

Grant funds will purchase 22 sets of the 24 Math Game, which encourages practicing math facts to solve numerical puzzles. Each classroom will be provided the a set of the 24 Math Game to prepare for a building-wide year-end Math Tournament.

iPad for 5th Grade
Amount Granted: $409.00
Awarded: June 2012

Use of this new iPad technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for 5th Grade students across their curricula, enhancing learning.

SMART Board for Computer Lab
Amount Granted:  $870.00
Awarded:  March 2012

This SMART Board, when installed in the LS Computer Lab will create a more creative, engaging, interactive learning opportunity for students and staff, while also assisting in differentiating instruction.

Dual Language Classroom SMART Boards
Amount Granted:  $1740.00
Awarded:  9/11

These SMART Boards, when installed in the 3rd and 4th Grade Dual Language classrooms, will create a more creative, engaging, interactive learning opportunity for students, while also assisting in differentiating instruction.

I’ve Got Better Things To Do Than Drugs 
Amount Granted:  $100.00
Awarded:  9/07

These funds will provide items to be used during their Red Ribbon Week as healthy choice reminders for students participating in activities encouraging drug free/healthy choices.

Expanding Problem Solving
Amount Granted:  $ 483.00
Awarded:  6/07

This grant will purchase 20 Math cards games, for use by the entire building.  “Game 24” provides the opportunity for students to practice their problem solving skills and enhances concentration, by using critical/thinking and math operations.

I’ve Got Better Things To Do Than Drugs 
Amount Granted:  $100.00
Awarded:  9/07

These funds will provide items to be used during their Red Ribbon Week as healthy choice reminders for students participating in activities encouraging drug free/healthy choices.

Expanding Problem Solving
Amount Granted:  $ 483.00
Awarded:  6/07

This grant will purchase 20 Math cards games, for use by the entire building.  “Game 24” provides the opportunity for students to practice their problem solving skills and enhances concentration, by using critical/thinking and math operations.

Parent/Child Literature Circles
Amount Granted:  $500.00
Awarded: 1/06

These Literature Circles will target students with special needs and their parents, by providing them with books and the opportunity to read together.  Discussion groups, lead by a teacher, will give them the opportunity to discuss not only the books read, but reading strategies, as well.

 

Longridge Elementary School

iPad for Music
Amount Granted: $519.00
Awarded: January 2013

Use of this new technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for the general music classroom, enhancing learning.

iPad – 5th Grade
Amount Granted: $411.00
Awarded: November 2012

Use of this new iPad technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for 5th Grade students across their curricula, enhancing learning.

Outback Field Trip Transportation
Amount Granted: $183.75
Awarded: November 2012

This grant provided transportation for the entire 1st Grade to Outback for lunch and a tour of the restaurant’s Australian artifacts, as part of their study of that country.

iPad for 1st Grade
Amount Granted: $409.00
Awarded: June 2012

Use of this new iPad technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for 1st Grade students across their curricula, enhancing learning.

Summer Reading Program
Amount Granted:  $897.80
Awarded:  March 2012
This grant will provide book sets, which will be made available to the students and their families throughout the summer. This Summer Program encourages parents to read with their children, outside of the school year, which it is hoped will curb “summer reading regression.”

iPads for Speech/Language
Amount Granted:  $1000.00
Awarded:  January 2012
Use of this new technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for students receiving intervention services from the Speech/Language Pathologists.

SMART Board for 3rd Grade
Amount Granted:  $870.00
Awarded:  January 2012
This SMART Board, when installed in the 3rd grade classroom will create a more creative, engaging, interactive learning opportunity for students, while also assisting in differentiating instruction.

iPad Promoting Literacy & Data Collection
Amount Granted:  $509.00
Awarded:  November 2011
Use of this new technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for the LR 4th Grade integrated classroom across their curricula, enhancing learning.

iPad Fitness
Amount Granted:  $1000.00
Awarded: November 2011
Use of this new technology will provide a more interactive PE environment for the LR students.

Field Trip to College
Amount Granted:  $175.00
Awarded:  June 2010
In an effort to develop an awareness of post secondary opportunities, this grant would provide transportation funding for a trip to St John Fisher for the 5th grade classes. Visiting an institution of higher education will hopefully set the stage for students to be more aware of college possibilities, if they establish a good educational foundation now.

Peer Tutoring
Amount Granted:  $50.00
Awarded:  June 2010
This request will transport the school Asset Team Leaders to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for a training program focusing on safety. These students would then share this information with their school peers.

Smartboard Clickers
Amount Granted:  $1520.00
Awarded:  May 2009
The infrared clickers, software and receivers funded by the request will enable teachers to quickly assess the students’ understanding of a particular lesson and tailor further instruction accordingly. This system will be used jointly by the fifth grade and ESOL teachers to further develop visual and interactive ELA lessons for language learners.

Listening to Someone Read
Amount Granted:  $1003.26
Awarded:  3/09
These funds will purchase individual CD players and a selection of “Books on CD” for use by the Kindergarten classes to support the development of reading and listening skills.

GPS/Geocaching for Fitness
Amount Granted:  $552.00
Awarded:  1/08
This grant request will provide 12 GPS units for use by the students in the physical education classes Geocaching program.  This activity combines outdoor skills, fitness and technology.  Students walk, run and snowshoe from place to place, using a compass and GPS coordinates, following clues to a hidden cache.  It also offers endless opportunities to integrate other curricular areas such as math, science and ELA into the physical education lesson.  As several students will have to work together and share the equipment, it also promotes teamwork.

Plants: Authentic Learning Opportunities
Amount Granted:  $338.26
Awarded:  9/07
This request will provide plant bulbs, seeds and other gardening materials for use by two first grade classes during their plant science unit.  The students will be able to grow and observe different kinds of plants, recording their observations in a plant journal.  The plants will then be used around the Longridge grounds.

Developing ELA Skills
Amount Granted: $812.15
Awarded:  5/07
Funds will provide for several portable audio card reader/recorders and recordable cards for use by their special education teachers in their K-2 classes.  These recorder/readers will help address the learning needs and classroom modifications of these students by allowing independent, repetitive practice of vocabulary skills.

Balanced Literacy:  Word Study
Amount Granted:  $785.94
Awarded: 11/06
Like several grant requests last year, this funding would purchase classroom sets of word study manipulatives - letter blocks and tiles.  These hands-on practices provide support in spelling, phonics, vocabulary development and word recognition.

Indoor Gross Motor Equipment
Amount Granted:  $1500.00
Awarded: 6/06
This grant would fund the purchase of equipment to support gross motor skill development, such as muscle strength, balance and coordination.  The equipment is necessary, especially during periods of inclement weather, when students cannot get outside.  It is also a requirement of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Accreditation, which the District is working towards.

 

Odyssey Academy

Mixers
Amount Granted: $919.69
Awarded: March 2013
This Grant purchase 4 Kitchen Aide Stand Mixers which will expedite cooking prep during the practical cooking lab sessions on the FACS classes.

NYC Fieldtrip Transportation for ESOL
Amount Granted: $200.00
Awarded: March 2013
Funds will help offset transportation costs for a trip to NYC by ESOL students, which will reinforce classroom and life skills.

iPad – Occupational Therapy
Amount Granted: $411.00
Awarded: November 2012
Use of the new portable technology will provide a more interactive therapeutic environment for students receiving services from the Occupational Therapist.

iPad – Visual Arts
Amount Granted: $411.00
Awarded: November 2012
Use of the new iPad technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for 1st Grade students across their curricula, enhancing learning.

iPad/Proloque2Go – 6:1:1 Autism Class
Amount Granted: $505.00
Awarded: November 2012
Use of this iPad, with the Prologue-2-Go, an alternative communication application will provide a more interactive educational environment for autistic students in this 6:1:1 Class.

Mac Mini Computer – Music Class
Amount Granted: $779.00
Awarded: November 2012
The Mac Mini computer purchased with this funding will enhance music instruction by allowing the students to compose, analyze and record music, in essence giving them a mini music production studio.

iPad w/Prologue 2 Go for Speech Language
Amount Granted: $708.00
Awarded: January 2012
Use of this iPad, the Prologue-2-Go, an alternative communication application, and additional iTune apps will provide a more interactive educational environment for the students who receive Speech/Language services.

DreamTeam Performance
Amount Granted: $134.00
Awarded: March 2012
Funds will rent the necessary backdrop for the DreamTeam’s summer Performance. The DreamTeam is an extracurricular club with produces a student driven musical to draw awareness to the struggles of children and teens with cancer. Proceeds from the show are donated to local cancer support organizations.

SmartBoard
Amount Granted: $870.00
Awarded: November 2011
This SMART Board, when installed in the 6th Grade Math classroom will create a more creative, engaging, interactive learning opportunity for students, while also assisting in differentiating instruction.

SmartBoard
Amount Granted: $870.00
Awarded: March 2011
This grant provides Spanish students with authentic and current language resources via the installation of a SmartBoard, projector and speakers in the classroom.

Interactive SMART Board
Amount Granted: $1104.00
Awarded: 11/10

This upgrade in classroom technology will help facilitate IB student presentations and increase the technological abilities of those participating in the IB History, Math, Psyche, Human Relations and Theory of Knowledge classes.

Author Visit
Amount Granted: $700.00
Awarded: September 2010

Granted funds provide the opportunity for popular author, Terry Trueman, to conduct reading and writing workshops for 8th graders at Odyssey.

DVD/VCR for Smartboard
Amount Funded: $232.89
Awarded: June 2010

These funds will purchase a DVD/VRC for use with the classroom Smartboard. Once on a media cart, now mounted, the Smartboard would be able to use all forms of media to support instruction.

Planning for the Future
Amount Funded: $400.00
Awarded: November 2009

This grant will provide funding for presenter compensation at a College Planning Workshop Conference being offered to all High School Students and their parents. The workshops address: college searches, application/admission processes, ACT & SAT info, career direction, etc.
*This grant shared with Athena HS, Arcadia HS and Olympia HS

Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Displays
Amount Granted:  $172.63
Awarded:  1/09
Grant funds will purchase the PODDS program which provides templates to create communication books for autistic students whose spontaneous language is limited.

Vibrating Timers
Amount Granted: $395.00
Awarded:  11/08
Autistic students with behavior plans often need to use a timer to keep them on task and promote self management.  This grant request would purchase 10 silent/vibrating timers, which would be much less distracting and disruptive to the students using them and to those around them.

Regents Chemistry – Increased Enrollment Equipment
Amount Granted:  $960.00
Awarded: 3/06
This grant request would cover the expense of purchasing replacement glassware and equipment required for chemistry classes.  There has been an increased demand for these items as class enrollment continues to increase and materials are overused.

Visual Arts and Technology Connection
Amount Granted:  $495.00   
Awarded: 1/06
This grant will fund a quality digital camera for the art department.  Not only will students use the camera to produce artwork through digital media, but they will be able to collect digital portfolios of their work, highlight progress thru the year and showcase student work on the school and District websites.

Digital Camera for Yearbook Staff
Amount Granted:  $425.00
Awarded: 11/05
The funds requested would provide a more professional grade digital camera for the Yearbook Staff to use in producing the combined middle school/high school yearbook.

 

Olympia High School

iPad for PE (w/ Buckman Heights)
Amount Granted:  $222.00
Awarded:  September 2013

Fieldtrip Transportation – STEM
Amount Granted:  $453.00
Awarded:  September 2013

NYC Fieldtrip Transportation for ESOL
Amount Granted: $200.00
Awarded: March 2013

Funds will help offset transportation costs for a trip to NYC by ESOL students, which will reinforce classroom and life skills.

Real Care Pregnancy Simulator
Amount Granted: $684.45
Awarded: January 2013

The granted Simulator reproduces many of the physical effects of pregnancy, giving the Child Development students first hand experiences, reinforcing the curriculum’s focus on parenting readiness, life goals and the physical and emotional affects of pregnancy.

Nspired Classroom Investigations & Applications
Amount Granted: $1000.00
Awarded: January 2013

This grant will supplement the purchase of N-Spire calculators for various math classes.

SMARTBoard – Spanish Class
Amount Granted: $872.00
Awarded: November 2012

This grant purchased a SMARTboard for use in Spanish Classes, encouraging increased student participation by engaging them in more interactive lessons.

STEM Field trip
Amount Granted: $500.00
Awarded: June 2012

Grant funds will provide transportation for a variety of field trips exposing students to STEM career options – Physical & Occupational Therapy programs at Nazareth, Nursing & Pharmacy programs at ST John Fisher and the Applied Technology Center at MCC.

SMART GOALS Student Response System
Amount Granted: $1000.00
Awarded: June 2012

Grant funds will help purchase a set of SMART XE clickers for use by in several science classed. These clickers go beyond multiple choice options and give the students the opportunity to input mathematical equations and scientific functions.

Lake Ontario Floating Field Trip
Amount Granted: $350.00
Awarded: March 2012

Funding will allow AP Biology students from ARHS, ATHS and OLY to take a field trip out into Lake Ontario to conduct limnology field tests. Students will be responsible for collecting and analyzing water and sediment samples and interpreting filed data, putting their classroom experiences to real use.

068 – N-Spire Calculators
Amount Granted: $1000.00
Awarded: March 2012

This grant will supplement the purchase of 30 N-Spire calculators for shared use in Geometry and Algebra Classes. These sophisticated calculators allow students to form real-world connections to math applications, track data, give instant feedback and allow students to electronically submit homework.

iPads for SS/Inclusive Ed/HOPE Campaign
Amount Granted: $998.00
Awarded: January 2012

Use of this new technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for the integrated US History classroom across their curricula, enhancing learning. It will also be used as a coaching tool for Olympia’s track team and to advertise fundraising opportunities within their HOPE Campaign, which supports Olympia families in need.

SMART Goals for Math
Amount Granted: $1000.00
Awarded: January 2012

Grant funds will help purchase several sets of SMART XE clickers for use by the Math Dept, targeting upper level math courses. These clickers go beyond multiple choice options and give the students the opportunity to input mathematical equations and scientific functions.

Greenhouse Spruce Up
Amount Granted: $220.71
Awarded: September 2011

The granted funds will re-stock Olympia’s Greenhouse with plants and purchase a Sunblocker Shade.

Secondary Reading Technology
Amount Granted: $304.00
Awarded: September 2010

Funding for a wireless slate (airliner) will enhance instruction within reading support classes. This technology allows the teacher to model reading strategies on an actual text, engages students with interactive instruction and provides feedback opportunities for struggling learners.

Planning for the Future
Amount Funded: $400.00
Awarded: 11/09

This grant will provide funding for presenter compensation at a College Planning Workshop Conference being offered to all High School Students and their parents. The workshops address: college searches, application/admission processes, ACT & SAT info, career direction, etc.
*This grant shared with Athena HS, Arcadia HS and Odyssey Academy

Technology Grant
Amount Granted:  $1658.10
Awarded: 5/09

This grant will purchase a Smartboard, speakers and a stand for use in Social Studies/US History classes, allowing  interactive, multimedia instructional opportunities.

120-Student Response System
Amount Granted:  $795.00
Awarded:  5/09

The infrared clickers, software and receivers funded by the request will, when used by the physics classes, enable teachers to quickly assess the students’ understanding of a particular lesson and tailor further instruction accordingly.  Data collected over a longer period of time can then be looked at for trends in student performance.

Projector in Science
Amount Granted:  $597.00
Awarded:  11/08

This request will fund a DLP Projector and speakers for use during various science classes, allowing better integration of current scientific information with the curriculum.  It will also allow the use of a variety of media to reinforce and enhance student learning.
 

Video Recorders for Introduction to Education Classes
Amount Granted:  $255.98
Awarded: 5/08

The funded video cameras will provide aspiring educators an opportunity to record and review video portfolios of their classroom presentations.  This will not only allow them to identify their strengths and improve on weaknesses, but give them the chance to share their experiences with other education students.
 

Chris Crutcher Visit*
Amount Requested: $1158.21
Awarded: 3/08

This author visit will benefit the 10th and 11th grade students at all three high schools (one day at each).  All students will attend a Power Point presentation by the author. He will also hold writing workshops for select groups of students.  The request will provide transportation and lodging expenses.  Young Audiences is funding the author fee.
*Grant shared with
Arcadia and Athena High Schools.

Career Exploration Trips
Amount Granted: $500.00
Awarded:  5/07

This request will allow the Career Center to have transportation available for job shadowing and career exploration opportunities provided by local businesses. 

Keep the Greenhouse Green 
Amount Granted:  $875.85
Awarded:  3/07
These funds will purchase irrigation equipment, benches and storage shed for Olympia’s greenhouse, which was rendered unusable by the recently completed Capital Improvements. 

MP3 Vocal Music
Amount Granted: $438.00
Awarded: 1-4-07

Funding the purchase of an mp3 player and portable speakers will provide access to a wider range of professional recordings for use with all vocal students.  The equipment will be used for both instruction and assessment.

DLP Projector & Portable Speakers
Amount Granted: $699.00
Awarded: 11/06

Funding the purchase of this equipment will help provide an increased understanding of the physics curriculum.  As enrollment increases, science instructors are looking for ways to enhance and reinforce classroom instruction.  Projected animations, simulations and diagrams enable students to see first hand realities of the physical world, and will provide visual opportunities for students to interact with and change physical variables.

Review Books/Classroom Calculators
Amount Granted: $551.25
Awarded: 11/06

These funds would provide a set of Earth Science review books and calculators for use in the blended Earth Science classes.  These materials will provide instructional support for students, especially those with limited reading abilities, as the review book format uses a simplified text.

The Abababa Road Tour*
Amount Granted:  $1200.00
Awarded: 9/06

Grant will help cover the cost of speaker/sign language interpreter, Alan Abarbanell.  This event will be co-sponsored by the high schools listed and NTID and will be held at RIT for members of the Deaf community.  This project will not only provide a meaningful performance opportunity for the students, but will serve as a community experience program, as they will be hosting, ushering and interacting with members of the deaf community one-on-one.
*Grant shared with Athena and Arcadia High Schools.

LCD Projector and Speakers
Amount Granted:  $867.00
Awarded: 3/06

This grant would provide access to visual resources that will support and enrich the Living Environment curriculum.  Many aspects of this particular curriculum are difficult for students to grasp, due to their microscopic and/or abstract nature. Having this audio/visual component will provide access to materials that will directly benefit student learning.  While being requested for use by the Living Environment classes, the technology will be available to the entire Science department.

Band Percussion Upgrade
Amount Granted:  $500.00
Awarded: 1/06

Funds will provide replacement percussion equipment to be used by all three bands.

Color Printer for Technology
Amount Granted:  $537.00   
Awarded: 1/06

Grant will provide a high quality color printer for tech classes.  The new printer will allow students increased opportunities for tech class projects.

Project Fill the Shelves
Granted:  $1000.00
Awarded: 11/05

This grant would provide books for the new Olympia HS Library.  In an effort to support the building-wide literacy initiative, multiple copies of popular, high interest titles will be purchased to stimulate student interest in reading.  Multiple copies will allow the development of literature circles/book talks among the students.

LCD Projector for AP Classes
Amount Granted:  $1000.00
Awarded: 11/05

The grant request would place an LCD projector in a small shared AP classroom that does not have the room for a television or imagination station.  This would allow the AP English & World History teachers an opportunity to enrich instruction in these classes through the use of video, slideshows, power point and internet research in the classroom.

 

Paddy Hill Elementary School

iPad for Music
Amount Granted: $428.00
Awarded: June 2012

Use of this new technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for the Paddy Hill Music room, enhancing learning.

Technology in Reading Recovery and Leveled Literacy
Amount Granted: $509.00
Awarded: January 2012
Use of this new technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for the AIS students, who work with the Reading Specialist.

Motivational Tech Tools in PE
Amount Requested: $582.54
Awarded: November 2011
The funded stereo/cd player and iPod will be used with their video system, laptop and LCD projector to improve student achievement in PE. Music motivates students to maximize their participation and other combined applications will assist with modeling, demonstration and assessment.

Enhancing Instruction SMART Board
Amount Requested: $870.00
Awarded: 9/11
This SMART Board, when installed in the Kindergarten classroom will create a more creative, engaging, interactive learning opportunity for students, while also assisting in differentiating instruction.

Flip Video for Microteaching
Amount Requested: $199.99
Awarded:  11/10
The purchase and use of a flip video camera during the school’s Learning Walks, where lessons in guided reading and math are recorded, provide feedback for staff around best classroom practices. Focusing on learning objectives and sharing best practices will have a direct impact on student learning in these areas.

Looking at Student Work and Beyond
Amount Granted: $978.00
Awarded: 11/09

The requested funds will purchase an LCD Projector with a Document Camera. The use of the projector and camera will enhance writing instruction and create interactive learning opportunities. It will allow students to see, share and analyze their work during daily writing workshops, create opportunities for the use of media clips and web-based sites to reinforce lessons and share individual books and pictures with the entire class/school.

Sue Gordon Memorial Performing Arts Program
Amount Granted: $1563.00
Awarded: 9/09

Donations collected in honor of deceased Paddy Hill teacher, Sue Gordon, will purchase materials to support the performing arts at the school. These materials will give all grades access to a variety of plays and musicals, which will not only support the performing arts but increase student reading comprehension and speaking skills.

Math Challenge Cards*
Amount Requested: $225.00
Awarded: 3/08

This request will purchase a set of Challenge Cards – 500 problem solving cards for first through fifth grades.  The cards will help students with math reasoning, lateral thinking and communication skills.  While they are primarily for use by the math intervention teacher, they could be shared with classroom teachers as an enrichment activity.
*Grant shared with Kirk Road Elementary School.

Empowering Students Thru Technology                              
Amount Granted:  $973.80
Awarded:  11/07   
                                                     
These requested funds will purchase a SmartBoard and floor stand for use by the entire school, while targeting Math Resource classrooms.  SmartBoard technology will increase student engagement through student-centered activities and interaction.  This not only addresses the needs of the at-risk student, but also provides many exciting opportunities for more advanced learners.

ESOL Digital Bookmaking
Amount Granted: $500.00
Awarded:  5/07

This funding will provide a digital camera and color printer for use by the ESOL students, who will be able to photograph common objects in the school environment, label them and assemble books, helping develop their emergent vocabulary.

K-2 Music Literacy
Amount Granted:  $901.15
Awarded: 11/05

The grant would purchase a music-lined white board for the music room along with music flash cards, charts and books.  These materials will help develop music reading skills which are a fundamental according to the NYS Standards for Music.

 

Parkland-Brookside Elementary School
Parkland Campus

iPads for 6:1:1
Amount Granted: $698.00
Awarded: January 2012

Use of this iPad, the Prologue-2-Go, an alternative communication application, additional iTune apps will provide a more interactive educational environment for the 6:1:1 students.

SMART Board in the Classroom
Amount Granted: $870.00
Awarded: November 2011

This SMART Board, when installed in the 4th Grade classroom will create a more creative, engaging, interactive learning opportunity for students, while also assisting in differentiating instruction.

SMART Board in the Classroom
Amount Granted: $870.00
Awarded: November 2011

This SMART Board, when installed in the 5th Grade classroom will create a more creative, engaging, interactive learning opportunity for students, while also assisting in differentiating instruction.

iPad for Pre-K
Amount Granted: $998.00
Awarded: 9/11

The 2 granted iPAds will provide a more interactive educational environment for the Pre-K classes across their curricula, enhancing learning.

Destiny meets iPad
Amount Granted: $538.00
Awarded: 9/11

Use of this granted technology will provide more efficient use of the new Library circulation system - Destiny.

Spaghetti Book Club
Amount Granted: $135.00
Awarded: 11/10

Membership in this electronic book club allow the students in one of the 2nd grade classes to post their book reviews. The club’s specific guidelines for submissions will help students to write and refine book reviews (an authentic written response assessment) and provide an incentive by being published. If this program is successful, future building funds will be allocated for building-wide use.

Cooperative Team Building Activities
Amount Granted: $1000.00
Awarded: 11/09

These funds will purchase equipment (Trolley Links-series of connected skis) that will be used in the school’s Team Building Program. This program is designed to integrate counseling, PE and developmental assets in a cooperative, interactive setting. The equipment will allow them to expand the number/variety of activities, as they work to build communication, cooperation, trust and safety skills.

Math Expressions Literature
Amount Granted: $993.64
Awarded: 9/09

This request will provide a library of children’s books to be used as resources in the implementation of the new Math Expressions Curriculum for the 2nd grade classes. Using children’s books to reinforce math lessons enables students to connect their learning to real-world examples and gives them a better appreciation and understanding of math concepts.

Wii Group Fitness
Amount Granted:  $857.98
Awarded:  5/09

These funds will provide a Wii system for use in the Physical Education classes.  Used as a “station” in class, the Wii system will help students develop skills and maintain physical fitness and personal health.  They will supplement  the amount requested from GEF with money received through a Greater Rochester Health Foundation Healthy Hero Award.

Hand-held Digital Recorders for Reading Conferences
Amount Granted: $719.84
Awarded:  11/08

The 16 recorders purchased with these funds will allow teachers to log running reading records and reading conferences with students and review and assess progress in real time.  Students will be able to listen to re-coding immediately, increasing fluency and comprehension.  Reading recordings can be stored and used to track the progress made by the students.

Orff Ensemble
Amount Granted: $1016.50
Awarded:  11/08
Grant funds will purchase a bass metallophone for their music ensemble.  This percussion instrument encourages students to increase their ability to read music and play as a group, following a conductor, and provides a means of making music without singing.

Essential Skills Software Program
Amount Requested: $886.50
Awarded: 3/08

This grant will provide software licenses for use throughout the building to assist efforts to build essential math and literacy skills.  These programs reinforce math facts, reading comprehension and recognition of sight words, allow the students to work at individualized levels and provide a tracking system.

School Counseling Library
Amount Granted:  $608.44
Awarded: 11/06

As school counselors attempt to address students’ needs through intervention and prevention, more “student friendly” materials are needed.  This grant would provide a counseling library, with resources for student use.

Walkmen for Books of Tape
Amount Granted:  $800.00
Awarded: 9/06

The Walkmen will allow students in two of the first grade classes, who cannot read independently the opportunity to practice reading with recorded books.  Using the Marie Carbo Method, students will be engaged in the activity during their Reading Workshops, which will increase sight vocabulary and fluency.

Enhancing Gross Motor Opportunities in PreK Program
Amount Granted:  $1000.00 
Awarded: 1/06

Funds will provide gross motor skill indoor equipment, such as bikes, balance beam and wagons, for use in overall physical development

 

Parkland-Brookside Elementary School
Brookside Campus

iPod Music System for PE
Amount Granted:  $199.94
Awarded:  March 2013
Grant funds provide an iPod Music System for use by the general PE classes, which will encourage student participation by motivating students to MOVE!

SMARTBoard – 4th Grade
Amount Granted:  $872.00
Awarded:  November 2012
This grant purchased a SMARTboard for use in a 4th Grade Class, encouraging increased student participation by engaging them in more interactive lessons.

iPads for 6:1:1
Amount Granted:  $698.00
Awarded:  January 2012
Use of this iPad, the Prologue-2-Go, an alternative communication application, additional iTune apps will provide a more interactive educational environment for the 6:1:1 students.

Document Camera to Support Standards
Amount Granted:  $987.00
Awarded:  September 2011
Targeting the 2nd Grade classes, use of the Document Camera and Projector will provide teachers with a visual aide for instruction and give the students immediate feedback on their work.

Wii Console and Wii Fitness
Amount Granted:  $350.00
Awarded:  June 2011
This grant supplies a Wii system for use in their PE classes, allowing students a more interactive approach to health and fitness.

SmartBoard in the Classroom
Amount Granted:  $870.00
Awarded:  6/11
The 3rd grade team will use the funded SMARTboard to engage and motive students with interactive lesson opportunities across the curriculum.

Expanding Number Sense Thru Game 24
Amount Granted:  $373.20
Awarded:  1/09
This game engages students in math activities, enhancing reasoning skills and computational fluency.

Environmental Explorations
Amount Granted: $600.00
Awarded: 1/07
This grant would fund start up equipment and supplies for an Environmental Explorations Club, which would give students an opportunity to learn more about the environment around them.  They propose to use an indoor grow lab to raise plants, that they would then use around the school grounds and possibly encourage community service opportunities by providing plants to nearby nursing homes, and so forth.

Just Right Books for Me
Amount Granted:  $250
Awarded: 1/06
Requested funds will help build a classroom library.  Books will be available to students to read in class or to take home, in an effort to build "lifelong readers."

Building a Visual Art Resource Center
Multicultural Art Study
Women Artist Study 
Amounts Granted:  $700.00
Awarded: 1/06
These grants will each provide sets of art reproductions which will enrich the art experiences of the students.
 

 

Pine Brook Elementary School

iPads Consultant Teacher Support
Amount Granted: $826.00
Awarded: September 2013

iPad for Fitness
Amount Granted: $469.00
Awarded: January 2013

Use of this new technology will provide a more interactive environment for the PE classes, enhancing physical activities.

iPad – 4th Grade
Amount Granted: $411.00
Awarded: November 2012

Use of this portable technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for 4th Grade students across their curricula, enhancing learning.

Interactive Classroom…iPad
Amount Granted: $577.00
Awarded: September 2011

Use of this new technology will provide a more interactive educational environment for the PB 5th Grades across their curricula, enhancing learning.

Teachable Moment Through Student Engagement
Amount Granted: $545.00
Awarded: November 2011

Use of this iPad will provide a more interactive educational environment for the PB 4th Grades across their curricula, enhancing learning.

Interactive Integrated Instruction SMART Board…K
Amount Granted: $870.00
Awarded: 9/11

This SMART Board, when installed in the Kindergarten classroom will create a more creative, engaging, interactive learning opportunity for students, while also assisting in differentiating instruction.

A is for Apple iPad
Amount Granted: $998.00
Awarded: 9/11

The 2 granted iPAds will provide a more interactive educational environment for the Pre-K classes across their curricula, enhancing learning.

Projecting Dynamic Learning
Amount Granted: $796.00
Awarded: 3/10

The requested funds will purchase an LCD Projector with a Document Camera. The use of the projector and camera will provide a multi-sensory approach to learning for the 1st grade classes. It will allow students to see, share and analyze their work, creating opportunities to reinforce lessons. Building funds will be supplementing the purchase of this equipment.

Improving Student Achievement Thru Non-Fiction
Amount Granted:  $882.05
Awarded:  5/09

The Accelerated Reader program is used daily to meet the school’s literacy goals by motivating students to read independently and promoting comprehension skills.  The requested funds will allow them to purchase additional quizzes and expand their use of this program to non-fiction materials.

 Second Grade Document Reader
Amount Granted:  $970.00
Awarded:  1/09

The second grade team grant will provide a digital projector with a document reader/camera,  which will create a more dynamic and interactive classroom environment.   The document reader not only projects printed materials, but can display three-dimensional objects and allows items to be captured and saved on the classroom computers.

 Empowering Parents Education Series 
Amount Granted: $250.00
Awarded:  11/08

Funding is being sought to co-sponsor this parenting program along with the Pine Brook PTA and Greece PTA Council.  The series of workshops will provide parents and teachers with strategies for developing positive behaviors in their children and improving communication between the adults and youth.

Ellison Lettering System
Amount Granted: $400.00
Awarded: 1/07

This grant request is for an Ellison lettering machine and die cut sets for use by the staff for instructional manipulatives, visual displays and remedial support.

Assets in Action: Seeing is Believing
Amount Granted:  $792.00
Awarded: 3/06

This request would provide KIDS Discover Magazines on Ellis Island and Immigration, along with photo processing (for the cameras they already have from the SNAP program), and matting materials.  This activity will integrate the visual arts and creative writing into their social studies lessons and give the students an opportunity to chronicle the world around them and create personal awareness.  The students will take the photos, crop, print and mat them, and add captions.  These will then be displayed throughout the school.

Reading from Anna to Zach
Amount Granted:  $1284.13
Awarded: 3/06

These funds would provide a one year school-wide license to readinga-z.com and the materials to produce a vast selection of leveled texts for use in all classes.  This will allow teachers to address the student population’s diverse reading needs, allow students to highlight and make notes on the reproduced texts, and then take the materials home to share with family, encouraging not only increased literacy but a life-long love of reading.

Books for Katrina's Kids
Amount Granted:  $250.00
Awarded: 11/05

As a community service project the third graders are collecting books for children in Louisiana, who were victims of Hurricane Katrina.  They need the funds to ship the books.   Arrangements have been made to house the books at the State University of Louisiana until make-shift schools are opened in January. 

 

West Ridge Elementary School

RG&E Electrical Safety Program
Amount Granted: $264.00
Awarded:  January 2012

These funds provide transportation for a family group (3rd, 4th, 5th & 8:1:1 class) to attend a program produced by RG&E emphasizing the power and potential hazards of electricity and the protective equipment needed to work with it.

The Care and Keeping of You
Amount Granted: $157.20
Awarded:  11/10

The American Girl books The Care and Keeping of You purchased with this grant will be used by a selected group of 4th and 5th grade girls in an effort to build self-esteem and self-confidence. The group will cover topics related to fitness, healthy lifestyles, personal care and management and interpersonal relationships .The accompanying journals will be provided by the PTA.

SMART Board for Music
Amount Granted: $1078.00
Awarded:  11/10

The purchase of a SMART Board will enrich the Music Program for West Ridge students by providing the opportunity to interact with and manipulate music notation. It will also allow them to access music websites that will give them a better understanding of instrument types, styles of music, tone., meter and pitch.

Balance Balls
Amount Granted: $430.00
Awarded:  June 2010

This request will fund a set of 6 balance balls for use as an alternative to traditional chairs. The balls provide seating that allows for “active” sitting which improves attention and concentration, coordination and balance.

Movement Opportunities
Amount Granted: $668.23
Awarded:  May 2007

This request will provide equipment for indoor recess activities.

West Ridge Elementary Walking Club
Amount Granted:  $588.00
Awarded: 1/06

The request will purchase 12 pairs of snowshoes, to be used in a school-wide health and fitness program.  It will provide an alternative to indoor walking throughout the winter months.

Non-Fiction Reading and Writing Workshop
Amount Granted:  $702.00
Awarded: 1/06

This grant will provide materials to implement comprehension strategies.  Leveled books will help integrate guided reading into subjects such as Science and Social Studies.

Reading A to Z
Amount Granted:  $600.00   
Awarded: 1/06

This request will fund 10 memberships (1 for each family group, as well as for their special education teachers and reading specialists) to the "Reading A to Z" website, which provides fiction and non-fiction reading materials.  This membership allows the teachers to print out leveled reading materials, worksheets and planning guides for use in guided reading groups, as well as whole class reading activities.

 

Bridges Program

Transition Program Community Links
Amount Granted: $300.00
Awarded: 3/08

This request will provide a variety of community-based field trip opportunities for the transition students, including exploring occupational shadowing, available community services/resources and cultural events.  These outings will be advantageous to the development of the students’ social and vocational skills.

Community Based Learning Opportunities
Amount Requested: $444.00
Awarded:  3/07

Funding this grant would provide transportation to a variety of community-based field trips which would allow these transition students the opportunity to expand their social and life skills.

Field Experiences – Learning Beyond the Classroom
Amount Granted: $841.05
Awarded: 1-4-07

Through community based field trips, these students will develop better communication and social skills.  Experiences will be assessed by students by completing a field experience journal, which will also reinforce their ELA standards.


Community Education

Family Literacy
Amount Granted: $350.00
Awarded:  11/08
                                                        
This Community Education program offers ESL students an opportunity to participate in literacy activities with their parents, helping to bridge the language gap among non-native English-speaking students.  Since they meet in the early evening, students often attend these sessions, without eating dinner.  The requested funds will provide snacks for the children during the sessions.

 


District Wide

iPad for ELA Intervention
Amount Granted: $395.00
Awarded: January 2014

iPad for PE
Amount Granted: $509.00
Awarded: January 2012

Use of this new technology will provide a more interactive PE environment for handicapped students in multiple schools who receive services from the traveling Adapted PE Teacher.

Skills for Life @ Family Support Center
Amount Granted: $510.00
Awarded: January 2012

This grant purchases the “Why Try” workbooks and poster set for the FSC. This program assists students struggling with family and transition challenges in an effort to help them develop life skills and strategies.

Video Conferences
Amount Granted: $500.00
Awarded: March 2011

Teacher use of “Video conferences” can enhance learning in most classrooms. These programs often cannot be ordered, due to building/budget constraints. This request establishes a fund, so that the Office of Technology can make these video conferences available to classrooms as needed.

Family Support Center Technology
Amount Granted: $710.00
Awarded: September 2010

This grant provided a computer for use by the students and parents serviced by the Family Support Center. The Center provides family counseling, workshops and resources to students with emotional, social and/or behavioral issues that impact learning. As part of the intake and completion processes, students and parents complete surveys, allowing the Center to track and report student improvements. The requested computer will provide a more efficient program for collecting and utilizing student data and evaluating the services provided by the Center.

Assets in Action
Amount Granted:  $1155.00
Awarded:  9/07

These funds will send three additional high school students to the Healthy Communities Healthy Community Conference which is being held in Rochester this year.  These students will then act as Ambassadors for this Asset initiative in their school communities.

 

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