Wellness Grants

Wellness in schools is no longer about simply having a healthy snack policy. As anxiety levels in students across the country increase, the social and emotional well-being of children is getting more attention. The District has adopted a purposeful approach to nourishing Six Dimensions of Wellness, and SEF supports these efforts.

Wellness Grants
Wellness Grants
Wellness Grants
Wellness Grants

Grants

Positivity Project Training
Amount funded: $1,592.00
October 2016
One-day PD for 8 faculty and administrators to determine if our schools might be interested in partnering with the Positivity Project in 2017-18. Training session on November 29, 2016 with P2 founder, Mike Erwin. #OtherPeopleMatter https://posproject.org/ Mike Caraccio, Brian Cohen, Pete O'Connor, Margaret Sisson, Michele Rogala, Lorie Usifer, Julie Spinelli, Scott Musumeci
Zones of Regulation
Amount funded: $1,521.12
October 2015
Benefits 2nd grade students. The Zones of Regulation is a systematic, cognitive behavior approach used to teach self-regulation by categorizing all the different ways we feel and states of alertness we experience into four concrete zones. The Zones curriculum provides strategies to teach students to become more aware of, and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, managing their sensory needs, and improving their ability to problem solve conflicts. Initially, The Zones of Regulation Curriculum will be implemented in all second grade classrooms during the 2015/2016 school year. Based on the data’s demonstration of program effectiveness, the curriculum will continue at the second grade level and be expanded to third grade during the 2016/2017 school year.
College Visitation – Washington DC
Amount funded: $0
March 2015
College visits by guidance counselors garner invaluable information on entrance requirements, program and degree offerings, merit and financial scholarship requirements and an in-person view of campus student life. This professional development allows them to provide the best information and counsel to Skaneateles students. On-site visits also allow the counselors the opportunity to tell the college about Skaneateles Central Schools and the types of programs and graduates it offers. This grant will provide funding to visit George Washington University, American University, Georgetown and Catholic University of America.
NSCA Conference
Amount funded: $2,040.00
March 2013
The Physical Education class of today is not what the “gym class” of yesterday was. Today’s PE class incorporates more information about choices, habits and lifestyles to assure wellness and overall good health. For many students, knowing how to deal with stress and to maximize exercise, both at home and at a facility is learned through PE. Faculty members Jill and John King gained new techniques, programs and research by attending the NSCA Conference.
NYASP 2012 Conference
Amount funded: $477.41
September 2012
School psychologists have extensive training in assessment, progress monitoring, instruction, child development and psychology, consultation, counseling, crisis response, program evaluation, and data collection and analysis. This training is specific to application within the school context, both general and special education, and includes extensive knowledge in school systems and the law. This grant provided funding for participation in the annual New York Association of School Psychologists conference, which was held near Syracuse. The conference provided Skaneateles school psychologists with new resources and best practice techniques to provide improved care to students needing their services and to the general population who are impacted by school and state policies and procedures.
Advanced School Psychology
Amount funded: $700.00
September 2011
School psychologists have extensive training in assessment, progress monitoring, instruction, child development and psychology, consultation, counseling, crisis response, program evaluation, and data collection and analysis. This training is specific to application within the school context, both general and special education, and includes extensive knowledge in school systems and the law. This grant would fund participation in the annual New York Association of School Psychologists conference, which is being held in Buffalo. The conference will provide Skaneateles school psychologists with new resources and best practice techniques to provide improved care to students needing their services and to the general population who are impacted by policies/procedures generated from their offices.
College Visit 3
Amount funded: $494.19
February 2011
Keeping current on college information and forging relationships with college admission staff is critical for HS guidance counselors as they help families determine the best fit for their college bound student. This grant will provide funding support to visit Gettysburg College (PA) and Wake Forest, Duke and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC).
iPads for Speech
Amount funded: $2,200.00
February 2011
Increasingly, new technology is having a greater impact on education, as sophisticated equipment and software provides customized learning modules to address very specific needs. This grant will provide for 3 iPads to be used for assistive therapy and speech-language therapy.
College Intel 2
Amount funded: $0
September 2010
Today's high school guidance counselors are under increased pressure to have comprehensive knowledge of college and university opportunities available to their graduates. Parents and students often rely on their guidance counselors to help them determine a “good fit” for their college futures. College visits by guidance counselors garner invaluable information on entrance requirements, program and degree offerings, merit and financial scholarship requirements and an in-person view of campus student life. This grant provides an opportunity to visit The College of Saint Rose in Albany, SUNY Plattsburgh and SUNY Cobleskill.
College Intel
Amount funded: $174.00
May 2010
Today's high school guidance counselors are under increased pressure to have comprehensive knowledge of college and university opportunities available to their graduates. Parents and students often rely on their guidance counselors to help them determine a “good fit” for their college futures. College visits by guidance counselors garner invaluable information on entrance requirements, program and degree offerings, merit and financial scholarship requirements and an in-person view of campus student life. This grant allowed our high school counselors the opportunity to visit 3 New York based universities including Canisius, D’Youville, and Buffalo State.
At Risk Student – Student 0902
Amount funded: $500.00
July 2009
This grant provided financial assistance to allow a student that was at risk of drop-out to attend a highly effective camp to help get the student back on track. Funding for this grant was made possible by a gift from an anonymous donor.