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2016-17 Grant Summary

 
2016-17 ASF Grant Summary
School Education Support* Impact Grants Total Grants
AHS $65,000 $ 5,813 $70,813
AMS $35,000 $ 3,773 $38,773
Bellview $20,000 $ 1,750 $21,750
Helman $20,000 $ 1,657 $21,657
Walker $20,000 $ 1,283 $21,283
John Muir $  9,400 $   750 $10,150
Willow Wind $11,000 $ 1,250 $12,250
Totals $180,400 $16,276 $196,676
* Education Support grants pay for teachers, educational assistants and specialists. Amounts shown are estimates.
 












































 
2016-17 ASHLAND SCHOOLS FOUNDATION IMPACT GRANTS
Project Name Teacher(s) Grant Description Amt awarded
Ashland High School
Hands On Banking and Community Access Bjornson The AHS INSPIRE Program serves students who have special needs, with an emphasis on hands-on activities that directly transfer into independent life skills. Students will set up a class bank account, learn how to access the funds, budget, and transact business with a debit card and using cash. $490
Band California College Tour Moddison AHS Band students will travel to several universities in California to experience performing with a different director, and get a glimpse of band at a higher education level. A part-time assistant will be secured to help band members prepare for the trip. $800
Phenology Explorations Stonewood​  
Students will engage in a study of a natural area near our school campus. The study will be based on the concept of phenology (change in nature over time) and incorporate both observations in nature and a citizen science component using the online tool Project BudBurst. At the end of the project, students will produce either an electronic phenology “flipbook” or an annotated phenology wheel (similar to a cyclical calendar) that documents changes in their tree over time.
$927
Instrumental Enrichment Trolley Local professionals were hired to provide supplemental instruction to students individually and in small groups in the two orchestras at AHS: Chamber Orchestra and Concert Orchestra.  $800
Synergo Challenge Course Wahpepah Synergo Challenge Course offers a unique opportunity with far reaching effects for our alternative ed students. They are able to practice teamwork, build self- esteem, establish trust, and conquer fears.  It is empowering for students to work towards and earn something through effort, actions, and attitude.  $1000
PACE Class Sees SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Bishop​ Students in the AHS PACE English class will read and analyze the play, Shakespeare in Love, learning the characters and main arc of the story. Students will practice the language and write journals. Then they’ll go see a matinee at OSF followed by a play evaluation.  $500
Breakout the Fun! Kenfield, French, Watson, Hobein Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. AHS will purchase 2 Game Kits (Breakouts/Locked In/Escape Room) that teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve within the content area. $250
Mini- Me ‘Manikins’ Kenfield Ashland High School Anatomy & Physiology students use a three-dimensional ‘manikin’ that is manipulated to study each of the body systems. The manikins enhance our students’ learning through hands-on body system construction. This grant will allow the school to add to their current inventory of manikins.  $566
Catalyst Yoga & Mindfulness Parowski, Sorenson, Wahpepah At risk Alternative Education students will receive 6 weeks of instruction in yoga, mindfulness and stress reduction techniques to deal with anxiety and stress that may result from adverse childhood experiences.   $480
AHS 2016-17 Impact Grant Total $5813
Ashland Middle School
Calm Bodies = Successful Learners Cormier This project will give special education students the opportunities to build independence when they become overwhelmed and over stimulated.  Students will use these items to calm their bodies and minds and assist them with focusing on academics.  $553
AMS Food Forest Craugh​ In conjunction with a Community Grant from the Ashland Food Coop, middle schools students will create a food forest on campus near the current garden. They will clear the area and place new soil. The forest will include nut trees and fruit trees and bushes. They will also build trails and benches for the outdoor classroom, and possibly additional fencing for the garden area.  $530
Mi Propio Cuento Gonzalez After reading a variety of short simple readers in Spanish, students will have the opportunity to use bound art notebooks to create and illustrate their own stories based on vocabulary learned in the classroom. $445
Oregon Battle of the Books Pryor The Oregon Battle of the Books is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries.  Participants will be exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints, and will build comprehension skills in a fun and competitive way.  
$851
Willy Wonka - Broadway Jr. Musical Warner The AMS Musical engages students in all areas of production and performance of a Broadway musical, rewritten to be accessible to the middle school age student. This is the only school-wide opportunity for students to participate in theatre, vocal music and dance at AMS. It is also a great opportunity for elementary students to see a theatrical performance that is appropriate and accessible to their age group. $500
Latin American Culture and Crafts Class Borowy​ This grant will fund materials for an enrichment class about Latin American Culture and Crafts. Students will learn about different Latin American cultures and make art/craft/food projects that come from those cultures. Students will learn about different parts of Mexico and make ojos de Díos, papel picado, Nearikas, tortillas and piñatas. Students will learn about Guatemala and make Guatemalan worry dolls. Students will learn about Spain and make fans. $150
The Arts- Building Pathways Within Cormier​ An artist will come in and work with special education students who do not have the opportunity to participate in any type of art classes. Students with special needs tend to thrive in both of these areas which can create pathways within their brains. $244
Mind Over Matter Saturen​ AMS students learn “circus arts” skills which they then teach to elementary school students. In this class they will be experimenting and playing with various kinds of juggling, object manipulation and balance tricks. They will team up with Ms. Dallas' third grade class at Walker Elementary School, visiting them about once every two weeks to teach them some of the skills we are learning. They will work on solo, partner and group juggling; rola bola and slack rope balance; baton twirling; hula-hooping; devil stick, diabolo and cigar boxes; and possibly other skills if time and resources allow. $500
 
 AMS 2013-14 Impact Grant Total $6388
Bellview Elementary School
Problem Solving Murals D Berry Students in the secondary grades (3, 4, 5) will work with an artist to design and create a playground wall mural illustrating the four-step Problem Solving process they have learned to handle small to medium problems.  This process empowers students to describe their problem in a non-blaming manner, generate solutions, reflect on others responses and choose the best solution.  When staff quickly and consistently prompts students to use this process, potentially dramatic issues are quickly resolved.  A large, graphically fun and directive wall mural on the playground will help yard supervisors support this problem solving practice and will support students who are capable of initiating their own practice. $500
Measurement Mania S Preskenis What do a Toyota Class 7 Desert truck, fabric quilts, dog beds, and recipes have in common?  Measurement is all around us!  Focusing on covering the Math Common Core measurement standards, students will participate in hands-on exploration by comparing and contrasting the diameter of tires, the volume capacity of gasoline tanks, and the general size of a truck, mini-van, and mountain bike.  Cutting and sewing fabric dog beds for a local animal shelter, piecing a class quilt, and cooking and measurement all go hand in hand.  Converting between the English and metric system, students will follow and adjust recipes baking healthy snacks.  Piecing together nuts and bolts with wrenches is a perfect opportunity to examine fractions.  Scale drawing and blue prints appeal to the artistic eye.  Students will research how measurement weaves through various career options.
 
Working in small groups, students will engage in problem solving and critical thinking. A wide variety of informational text and local specialized speakers will serve as the foundation of integrated reading and writing instruction. 
 
$375
Bellview 2013-14 Impact Grant Total $875
Helman Elementary School
Wax Resist Planets and Mythology K Martin &
M Damon
During a study of the solar system, students will research and choose a planet to represent. Working with artist, Polly Beach, they will lay out a preliminary sketch and use wax resist and wet-on-wet watercolor techniques to study and paint a realistic image of how their planet looks. Students will also research the myths that accompany their planet’s name. They will write the myths in their own words to be mounted with the works of art. $331
Kindergarten Mural T McLean
& M Driscoll
Students will work with ceramic artist Julia Janeway to do imprinting and glazing to create clay bluebird handprints.  Mounted on the back outdoor wall of the classroom, the Bluebird mural will be the contribution of the class of 2027, and will add to the Wishing Tree and Flower Garden murals from the past three years. $177
Gee Whiz Science! M Snowden Students will work in small groups with retired teacher, Berit Larson, to learn to apply the scientific inquiry model to discover some basic scientific principles.  Students will create a hypothesis, test their theory, record and evaluate their data, and write a reflection regarding their hypothesis. Gee Whiz Science allows 2nd grade students to immerse themselves in the world of science for several weeks .  $500
Helman 2013-14 Impact Grant Total $1,008
Walker Elementary School
Kinder Music and Movement K Cuddy,
C Abbott-
   Stokes,
K Sayre
Once a week Walker’s Kindergarteners work with a music and movement specialist, Sooney Vianni, during a planned physical and music activity time that extend the classroom curriculum through games, songs, movement, and body percussion activities. Kinders will perform at an all school assembly and at the Out of the Garden program for families.  $1000
4th Grade Overnight Field Trip J Parks &
D Blair
The entire 4th grade who is studying Oregon history, will travel first to Salem to tour the Oregon State Capitol. They will tour the building learning its history, and seeing first hand where laws are made.  They will also write and deliver letters to their elected representatives about issues they are passionate about. Then on to Portland for the ZooSnooze overnight program at the Oregon Zoo which features after-hours zoo exhibits, animal kitchen, and Veterinary Medical Center, as well as zookeeper training games, inquiry sessions and hands-on animal activities.  $1000
Walker 2013-14 Impact Grant Total $2,000
John Muir K-8 School
The Art of Building Picnic Tables C Siders John Muir School students will build five picnic tables during their Art Focus time with the help of parent volunteers. The tables will expand their outdoor lunch facilities on campus and at Earth Teach Forest Park where 4th – 8th graders have outdoor classes many times each month, and participate in overnights multiple times a year.  Students will learn basic carpentry skills and utilize math skills, while giving them an understanding of craftsmanship that they can use the rest of their lives. $527
John Muir 2013-14 Impact Grant Total $527
Willow Wind CLC
Community Fridays M Lawson Community Fridays help students develop a clear sense of self and membership in the community.  Youngers work with older students and all of the children have an opportunity to contribute to the community projects. Parents will also join in the Community Friday workdays.
 
All of the students will be involved in the planning and physical work to plant their class beds and care for the Food Forest. The class beds provide a meaningful context in which students can apply new academic concepts and skills. They will use plants from the garden for math activities, writing inspiration and science inquiry. The students in grades 5 – 8 will also use the produce from the garden to sell at Farm Stand in the fall. This project allows the students experience running a small business. Using the garden allows students to deepen their understanding of the subject matter while also rediscovering the joy and fascination that characterizes learning within a meaningful context. 
$302
Willow Wind 2013-14 Impact Grant Total $302
   
30 PROJECTS - TOTAL 2013-14 IMPACT GRANTS: $16,000
 
 AMS 2013-14 Impact Grant Total $6388
Bellview Elementary School
Problem Solving Murals D Berry Students in the secondary grades (3, 4, 5) will work with an artist to design and create a playground wall mural illustrating the four-step Problem Solving process they have learned to handle small to medium problems.  This process empowers students to describe their problem in a non-blaming manner, generate solutions, reflect on others responses and choose the best solution.  When staff quickly and consistently prompts students to use this process, potentially dramatic issues are quickly resolved.  A large, graphically fun and directive wall mural on the playground will help yard supervisors support this problem solving practice and will support students who are capable of initiating their own practice. $500
Measurement Mania S Preskenis What do a Toyota Class 7 Desert truck, fabric quilts, dog beds, and recipes have in common?  Measurement is all around us!  Focusing on covering the Math Common Core measurement standards, students will participate in hands-on exploration by comparing and contrasting the diameter of tires, the volume capacity of gasoline tanks, and the general size of a truck, mini-van, and mountain bike.  Cutting and sewing fabric dog beds for a local animal shelter, piecing a class quilt, and cooking and measurement all go hand in hand.  Converting between the English and metric system, students will follow and adjust recipes baking healthy snacks.  Piecing together nuts and bolts with wrenches is a perfect opportunity to examine fractions.  Scale drawing and blue prints appeal to the artistic eye.  Students will research how measurement weaves through various career options.
 
Working in small groups, students will engage in problem solving and critical thinking. A wide variety of informational text and local specialized speakers will serve as the foundation of integrated reading and writing instruction. 
 
$375
Bellview 2013-14 Impact Grant Total $875
Helman Elementary School
Wax Resist Planets and Mythology K Martin &
M Damon
During a study of the solar system, students will research and choose a planet to represent. Working with artist, Polly Beach, they will lay out a preliminary sketch and use wax resist and wet-on-wet watercolor techniques to study and paint a realistic image of how their planet looks. Students will also research the myths that accompany their planet’s name. They will write the myths in their own words to be mounted with the works of art. $331
Kindergarten Mural T McLean
& M Driscoll
Students will work with ceramic artist Julia Janeway to do imprinting and glazing to create clay bluebird handprints.  Mounted on the back outdoor wall of the classroom, the Bluebird mural will be the contribution of the class of 2027, and will add to the Wishing Tree and Flower Garden murals from the past three years. $177
Gee Whiz Science! M Snowden Students will work in small groups with retired teacher, Berit Larson, to learn to apply the scientific inquiry model to discover some basic scientific principles.  Students will create a hypothesis, test their theory, record and evaluate their data, and write a reflection regarding their hypothesis. Gee Whiz Science allows 2nd grade students to immerse themselves in the world of science for several weeks .  $500
Helman 2013-14 Impact Grant Total $1,008
Walker Elementary School
Kinder Music and Movement K Cuddy,
C Abbott-
   Stokes,
K Sayre
Once a week Walker’s Kindergarteners work with a music and movement specialist, Sooney Vianni, during a planned physical and music activity time that extend the classroom curriculum through games, songs, movement, and body percussion activities. Kinders will perform at an all school assembly and at the Out of the Garden program for families.  $1000
4th Grade Overnight Field Trip J Parks &
D Blair
The entire 4th grade who is studying Oregon history, will travel first to Salem to tour the Oregon State Capitol. They will tour the building learning its history, and seeing first hand where laws are made.  They will also write and deliver letters to their elected representatives about issues they are passionate about. Then on to Portland for the ZooSnooze overnight program at the Oregon Zoo which features after-hours zoo exhibits, animal kitchen, and Veterinary Medical Center, as well as zookeeper training games, inquiry sessions and hands-on animal activities.  $1000
Walker 2013-14 Impact Grant Total $2,000
John Muir K-8 School
The Art of Building Picnic Tables C Siders John Muir School students will build five picnic tables during their Art Focus time with the help of parent volunteers. The tables will expand their outdoor lunch facilities on campus and at Earth Teach Forest Park where 4th – 8th graders have outdoor classes many times each month, and participate in overnights multiple times a year.  Students will learn basic carpentry skills and utilize math skills, while giving them an understanding of craftsmanship that they can use the rest of their lives. $527
John Muir 2013-14 Impact Grant Total $527
Willow Wind CLC
Community Fridays M Lawson Community Fridays help students develop a clear sense of self and membership in the community.  Youngers work with older students and all of the children have an opportunity to contribute to the community projects. Parents will also join in the Community Friday workdays.
 
All of the students will be involved in the planning and physical work to plant their class beds and care for the Food Forest. The class beds provide a meaningful context in which students can apply new academic concepts and skills. They will use plants from the garden for math activities, writing inspiration and science inquiry. The students in grades 5 – 8 will also use the produce from the garden to sell at Farm Stand in the fall. This project allows the students experience running a small business. Using the garden allows students to deepen their understanding of the subject matter while also rediscovering the joy and fascination that characterizes learning within a meaningful context. 
$302
Willow Wind 2013-14 Impact Grant Total $302
   
30 PROJECTS - TOTAL 2013-14 IMPACT GRANTS: $16,000
 


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