2017-18 Grant Summary

 
2017-18 ASF Grant Summary
School Education Support* AFTER-SCHOOL 
PILOT PROGRAM+
Impact Grants Total Grants
AHS $59,000   $ 5,500 $64,500
AMS $30,000   $ 3,663 $33,663
Bellview $17,500 $15,000 $ 1,215 $33,715
Helman $17,500 $15,716 $ 1,765 $34,981
Walker $17,500 $15,716 $ 1,857 $35,073
John Muir $  7,500   $   750 $8,250
Willow Wind $10,000   $ 1,250 $11,250
Totals $159,000 $46,432 $16,000 $221,432
* Education Support grants pay for additional educational staffing.
+ After School program was a one-year pilot program.
Amounts shown are estimates.
 






































 
2017-18 ASHLAND SCHOOLS FOUNDATION IMPACT GRANTS
Project Name Teacher(s) Grant Description Amt awarded
Ashland High School
Hands On Banking and Community Access Boden 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 set up a class bank account, learned how to access the funds, budget, and transact business with a debit card and using cash. $490
Sectional Instruction Moddison Local professional musicians provided small group support to AHS Band students to help develop their technical skills and musical concepts. $500
Shark Tank!  A Roscher​  
Students either invented or innovated a product/service, created a prototype and a marketing campaign to launch it. They pitched their idea to the community member “Sharks”, who could choose to act as venture capitalists and invest in their company. 
$300
Moving in the 21st Century DeSalvo During physics, students use the motion detectors purchased to complete a number of labs that require them to analyze motion.  $498
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.  $500
PACE Class - "Oklahoma" at OSF Bishop​ Students in the AHS PACE English class will experience the classic musical, OKLAHOMA, through reading, seeing the 1960 film, discussing, attending the OSF version and having a speaker from the production come to class.  $500
Breakout the Fun - Part 2! Watson 
Pierson 
Anderson
 Bein
A breakout box is a box that has 4-6 different locks attached to it.  The objective is for the students to work as a team to discover the codes and unlock each of the locks. Clues are in QR codes, YouTube videos, Arrows, math problems, news articles, etc.  Building on last year's popular Breakout Kits, this grant purchased 3 additional kits.   $375
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.  $640
Hands on Science! T Hobein Students in AP Biology as well as Anatomy & Physiology benefitted from the purchase of modeling kits for some of the more difficult topics such as cell membrane structure. The grant also provided chalk markers so students could use the models on the black science tables, making their notes and labels right on the table top as an engaging way to learn.  $897
Botany- Building relations with native medicinal and edible plants McNeil Alternative ed students in the Cafe Ed and Thoreau programs worked with local science professionals to learn plant identification, harvesting, prepping and making their own tinctures, salves and food such as pesto made out of weeds!  $400
Technology for Project-Based Education Miller
Scharf
Using new tablet/readers, the Woodshop and Jewelry-making classes will produce video demonstations, lessons, and equipment set-up and safety protocol  for students to review/preview on their own, giving students the ability to more forward more independently as they advance in ability. $400
AHS 2017-18 Impact Grant Total $5,500
Ashland Middle School
Expressive Arts & Movement Cormier This project will give special education students lessons that focus on exploration and activities that engage the right brain hemisphere and creative imagination. These explorations will also engage the body/mind in fun and creative ways and will assist them in creating more awareness and build their ability to ground their own bodies.  $398
Student-Composer Collaboration Trolley​ Orchestra students worked with local composer, Seven Spillios, to learn about the process of writing a piece of music, including theme and variations. Students worked in a small group on variations, and two were included in the final composition. Then the orchestra worked to learn the challenging piece. $1000
Recetas Sabrosas (Tasty Recipes) Gonzalez After researching information about a Spanish-speaking country, students created a power point to present the information to the class.  Students included a recipe from their country and then classes voted on which food to cook together during one class period. They also were able to purchase a class set of Spanish dictionaries.  $500
Roseanne Parry—author visit Pryor  Portland-based young adult author, Rosanne Parry, was brought to Ashland for presentations at AMS and the three ASD elementary schools. In addition to answering questions about being a writer and the writing process, Ms Parry worked with groups to look at how the culture and geography of a setting shapes the plot when writing fiction. At AMS students challenged Ms Parry to a mock OBOB battle around her most recent book, The Turn of the Tide  
$465

with add'l funding from elem budgets
Annie - Broadway Jr. Musical Blaszak 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. $1000
Styles of Art within the classroom Cormier​ An SOU art history major came in for several weeks to work with special education students on different art techniques. These students do not have the opportunity to participate in any type of AMS art classes. Students with special needs tend to thrive in both of these areas which can create pathways within their brains. $300
 
 AMS 2017-18 Impact Grant Total $3,663
Bellview Elementary School
Student Sensory Regulation Space Mann This project will create a “sensory space” in the Bellview Resource/Title 1 Room that offers several large scale sensory regulation items (cloth tunnels, balance boards, sensory rocking chairs) for students to use during the school day when they are in need of a sensory break or large motor break, in order to help them reduce classroom stress and refocus the brain/body connection in support of classroom learning. $250
1st Grade Ukuleles  McAlvage 
Eddington
This grant funded the purchase of a half-class set of ukuleles for our 1st grade classrooms. Using small groups, students learned about the parts of the instrument, how to care for the instrument, strumming technique, how to press a string down to change the sound, and how to keep a steady beat. 
 
$500
Roseanne Parry—author visit Damon Portland-based young adult author, Rosanne Parry, was brought to Ashland for presentations at AMS and the three ASD elementary schools. In addition to answering questions about being a writer and the writing process, Ms Parry worked with groups to look at how the culture and geography of a setting shapes the plot when writing fiction. $465
Bellview 2017-18 Impact Grant Total $1,215
Helman Elementary School
Creative Movement McCoy For 10 weeks, dance instructor, Bethany King, will be coming in every Monday afternoon for 1 hour to teach the class movement and dance. She ties every class to literacy as the children learn to use their bodies to tell stories. This class supports The Aloha Project” as it moves into the final dance and story. The children choreograph a dance that tells the meaning of Aloha. $300
Mindful Yoga Smith
McCoy
Snowden 
DiMaggio
1st/2nd grade students will engage in mindfulness activities focused around breathing, centering, self-regulating and calming while practicing basic yoga positions.  Students will have the opportunity to engage in core strengthening and mind strengthening exercises in a positive, fun environment. $500
Animal Art Snowden Second grade students will learn the basic elements of drawing with Polly Beach, a local art teacher.  Then they will use their newly acquired drawing skills to create a watercolor painting.  Students will learn appropriate painting techniques so that they can produce a painting of a Rogue Valley animal.  $500
Roseanne Parry—author visit Damon Portland-based young adult author, Rosanne Parry, was brought to Ashland for presentations at AMS and the three ASD elementary schools. In addition to answering questions about being a writer and the writing process, Ms Parry worked with groups to look at how the culture and geography of a setting shapes the plot when writing fiction. $465
Helman 2017-18 Impact Grant Total $1,765
John Muir K-8 School
K-3 Art Instruction Meyeroff
West
This grant provided art instruction to K-3 students in the mediums of three dimensional clay construction and a variety of painting techniques. Students met with ceramics specialist, Liz O'Brien, and painter, Jenay Elder, for these classes specially designed for young students.  $750
John Muir 2017-18 Impact Grant Total $750
Walker Elementary School
Clay Creations in 1st Grade Alvord
Jackson
Students worked with artist, Bonnie Morgan, on clay sculpture techniques. They made valentine wall pockets and wrote poems to go inside. Students also made sun relief sculptures as an extension of their sun and moon unit in science. Students made their own clay tools, learned about warm and cool colors, and learned how to attach clay pieces. The suns were displayed at Ashland Art Works in June during First Friday.  $450
Walker Library Makerspace Grantham
Damon
This grant built on the success of the Walker Library Makerspace (new last year) with the purchase of additional Lego robotic kits to help engage the many 3rd-5th grade students participating in this wonderful project.  $330
Cooking Through the Seasons Mateas
Brunner
Preskenis
This project provided the opportunity for second grade students to cook using either fresh, local ingredients or those traditionally associated with a specific time of year. They wrote, drew, made estimates on costs, shopped at the farmer’s market and made change, read recipes and dove into nonfiction texts while doing close reading.  Kids were fully engaged, learning a great deal, and had a wonderful time.  $520
Clay with Kinders Yurchis
Sayre
Working with artist, Bonnie Morgan, Kindergarten students had a hands on experience with clay that included history, geology, vocabulary, tool making and basic forming techniques. Projects included a functional piece like a cup or bowl and two sculptural pieces based on animals and shapes. $450
Roseanne Parry—author visit Damon Portland-based young adult author, Rosanne Parry, was brought to Ashland for presentations at AMS and the three ASD elementary schools. In addition to answering questions about being a writer and the writing process, Ms Parry worked with groups to look at how the culture and geography of a setting shapes the plot when writing fiction. $107

(with additional $ from Walker PTO
Walker 2017-18 Impact Grant Total $1,857
Willow Wind CLC
Collaborative Water Mural Kleespie
Hawley
Freeman
Terry
Pindell

As our project, we made a large campus art project that resulted in an outdoor tile mural celebrating our year-long cross-curricular study and appreciation of water around the world. The project involved a tile installation, which our K-8th grade students designed, made, glazed, and then collaboratively turned into a mosaic piece to hang in our outdoor play and learning area.

$1250
Willow Wind 2017-18 Impact Grant Total $1,250
   
32 PROJECTS - TOTAL 2017-18 IMPACT GRANTS: $16,000


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