Purpose Farms helps neglected and troubled youth build confidence and positive relationships by working with friendly farm animals. 20 seniors taking SUNY Government (3 credits through University in the HS) will help for a day at the farm, and participate in a session of "goat yoga." They will earn 4 hours of community service toward the 10 hours required by this class.
Benefits students in grades K-3 This fine arts program exposes children to great works of art and introduces important artists in a fun and engaging manner. Six different artists are selected each year. Children will learn about the artists’ styles, preferred art mediums and iconic works in the context of their culture and time in history. Parent volunteers act as Art Guides to provide a short lesson then lead the children in a discovery of their own personal artistic talents. The Skaneateles Education Foundation [SEF] provides funding for art supplies
The objective of this grant is to provide students the opportunity to engage in Arts in Education. This experience will allow students to be immersed in the African culture. They will see costumes, music, ceremonies, habitats and other aspects of Africa. Additionally, this is an occasion for students to experience a performance that many may never otherwise get the chance to see.
Provide teachers and students with resources (OSMO) and training to utilize iPads more effectively beginning in the Summer of 2017 and continuing into the school year; more effective use of iPads to correlate with Math, Reading, Science, Art, Coding and Technology
One-week summer art camp for grades 3-7 featuring Aboriginal mask and animal sculptures in clay and paper mache. Creative freedom and exploration encouraged as students work with these 3D mediums.
iD Tech Summer STEM Camp Scholarship; Recipient Tyler Atwater
Guest Speaker Marion Blumenthal Lazan – Holocaust Survivor, Speaker and author of Four Perfect Pebbles Grades 7-12 on Thursday, May 11, 2017 An outstanding speaker, Marion Blumenthal Lazan has shared her moving first-hand account of the Blumenthal family’s life in Germany, from the events preceding Kristallnacht to imprisonment in concentration camps to liberation in April of 1945, with upwards of one million students and adults. Her Holocaust experiences and messages of respect and tolerance go beyond the facts and inspire audiences around the world. The praise she has received from event hosts is remarkable as she evokes life-changing responses time and time again.
Performance at APT on May 19, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. The play is based on the story of the Mercury 13, a group of American women who underwent some of the same testing as the male astronauts who were selected by NASA and became known as the Mercury 7. Though the women largely passed the first phase of testing with flying colors, ultimately they were not part of NASA’s astronaut program, never flew in space and never had the opportunity to meet as a group. This play shares their story. We are hopeful that this opportunity will encourage our 5th graders, especially our girls, to look at the historical perspective of women in STEM and promote discussion about the role of women in history, especially in the world of engineering and technology.
Boost teaching skills for Pro Tools 101, professional development with Broadway Audio Engineers, enhance jazz curriculum and teaching approaches for MS and HS jazz bands
Travel to Portugal for 10 days in July 2017 to study Portugal's pioneering role in the Age of Discovery
Provides supplemental funding for 7th grade student field trip on Friday, April 28, 2017, to Philadelphia, National Constitution Center, Liberty Bell, Franklin Institute and Rocky Statue.
Implementation of silk screening technology; art and business collaborate to design and sell products