GRANTS

Donna Dennihy: Integrazione Scolastica (school integration): The Study of Italy’s Inclusive Practices (2018)
Amount funded: $0
March 2018
Grant Recipient - Donna Dennihy // Study the Italian inclusive education system

“Big Fish” visiting author David Wallace
Amount funded: $2,000.00
January 2018
Grant Recipient - Paul Blair // Author of "Big Fish" will visit HS to discuss the production with cast and crew, meet with a number of HS English classes to discuss the creative writing process

A Raisin in the Sun
Amount funded: $360.00
January 2018
Grant Recipients - Pete Chapman and Aisha McConochy // Syracuse Stage presentation for AP Comp & Lit students reading in class.

SHAPE America Annual Conference
Amount funded: $2,119.60
January 2018
Grant Recipient - Alexis Abdo // 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.

iPad Ensemble and Makey Makey’s
Amount funded: $11,382.13
January 2018
Grant Recipients - Colleen Anna and Corey Riley // Provide a digital performing environment to students who may or may not study traditional instruments.

Commission Consortium & Composer in Residence
Amount funded: $500.00
January 2018
Grant Recipients - Corey Riley and Maureen Van Vechten // Expose students to the composition process. The original composition being composed by Sean O'Loughlin will then be performed by the 7-8 band.

Jazz Clinic with DIVA Big Band
Amount funded: $1,050.00
January 2018
Grant Recipient - Corey Riley // Expose students to professional all-female jazz ensemble.

Purpose Farm Community Service and Goat Yoga
Amount funded: $500.00
October 2017
Grant Recipient - Rob DeMass // 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 3 hours of community service toward the 10 hours required by this class. POST-GRANT STUDENT FEEDBACK: "Although at first my classmates and I were skeptical about the idea of goat yoga and scooping horse manure, we were soon humbled when we learned of the background behind Purpose Farms. This unique farm provides goat yoga to kids from abusive households and gives them the chance to escape and clear their minds from things that might be troubling them back home. With the help of our community service work, the kids will be able to come to a clean farm and enjoy the presence of the beautiful animals, whom have been rescued from nearby locations. Thank you for your grant to provide us with this unique experience." ~ Sierra Sander, SHS Class of 2018

Art Masterpiece
Amount funded: $1,630.20
Year-long Program 2017-18
Grant Recipients - students in grades K thru 3rd // 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

Nutrition for 4th Graders
Amount funded: $500.00
April 2018
Grant Recipient - Monique Ryan // 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.

Famous Artist Broadway Theater Series – Lion King – Third Grade
Amount funded: $500.00
June 2017
Grant Recipients - Kathy Herr, Tami Riglin, Mary Whirtley & Chris Yost // 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.

OSMO Kits for K – 2 STEM and classrooms
Amount funded: $1,323.00
May 2017
Grant Recipient - Mary Fussner // 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