Advanced Infant Simulators
Amount funded: $5,008.20
This grant provided funding for the purchase of 5 RealCare advanced Infant Simulators, along with comprehensive curriculum software for use in HS Health classes for the Parenting Unit, and the 8th grade Human Growth and Development unit.
Positivity Project Training for State Street
Amount funded: $2,766.95
10 State Street educators will attend training to learn how to implement The Positivity Project in classrooms and school-wide. The training is on July 10th at SLL BOCES in Canton, NY. Attendees will include Pat Brown, counselor Abbie Paine, 2 teachers from each grade level, and 2 specials teachers. The educators will learn the 24 character strengths and how to build a positive school culture. The goal for implementation at State Street is fall 2018.
SHAPE America Annual Conference
Amount funded: $2,119.60
Funding for Alexis Abdo, Adapted Physical Educator, to attend and present at the National Conference for SHAPE Ameica in March 2018. Her goals include increasing knowledge of SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) and learn evidence-based practices for application toward addressing the growing trend of students with sensory processing concerns. Application of best practices will be applied to the Sensory Gym and Physical Education/Adapted Physical Education classes.
Nutrition for 4th Graders
Amount funded: $500.00
Funding provides for a local, well-known nutritionist and educator, Kelly Springer, to present in 2 sessions to all of the five 4th-grade classes as an extension of their unit on nutrition.
Positivity Project Training
Amount funded: $1,592.00
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.
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
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
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.
Amount funded: $2,040.00
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
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
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
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
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.