Summer Art Camp
Amount funded: $525.00
Grant Recipient - Sue Barry // 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.
Marion Blumenthal Lazan – Holocaust Survivor, Speaker, Author
Amount funded: $1,100.00
Grant Recipient - Michael Caraccio // 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.
5th Grade trip to “Almost Astronauts” at Auburn Public Theater
Amount funded: $525.00
Grant Recipient - Heather Buff // 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.
Corey Riley: NYC Pro Tools Professional Certification Training, Job Shadowing and the Jazz Scene (2017)
Amount funded: $6,500.00
Grant Recipient - Corey Riley // 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
Lori Usifer: Portugal and the Age of Discovery (2017)
Amount funded: $4,240.00
Grant Recipient - Lori Usifer // Travel to Portugal for 10 days in July 2017 to study Portugal's pioneering role in the Age of Discovery
7th Grade Philadelphia Day Trip
Amount funded: $2,500.00
Grant Recipients - Julie Spinelli and Lori Usifer // 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.
Amount funded: $3,880.51
Grant Recipients - Paul Blair, Tracy Hale & Dan Mulroy // Implementation of silk screening technology; art and business collaborate to design and sell products
Art Installations – A Collaborative Program
Amount funded: $2,500.00
Grant Recipients - Corey Riley, Jessica Sawchuk & Matthew Slauson // This project will expose students to technology’s impact on art installations through collaborative projects involving music, dance, visual art, and technology students. Students will generate various art installations to be shown in Skaneateles Central School District buildings and at the Schweinfurth Art Center. With input from local artist Lorne Covington, students will be exposed to the hybrid visual/textual live-programming environment, VVVV, to prototype and develop audio and visual applications to incorporate into live performance.
Positivity Project Training
Amount funded: $1,592.00
Grant Recipients - Michael Caraccio and Gary Gerst // 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.
Michael Caraccio, Brian Cohen, Pete O'Connor, Margaret Sisson, Michele Rogala, Lorie Usifer, Julie Spinelli, Scott Musumeci
All-American HS Film Festival (AAHSFF) entrance fees for 3 juried students
Amount funded: $600.00
Grant Recipient - Paul Blair // Benefits Maddie Bohrer, Conor Driscoll, and Huw Messie Three of our students are having films shown and juried at the AAHSFF in Manhattan in October, 2016. This is a small token and reward for a job well done and wonderful publicity for our district.
Guest Lecturer Jill Tietjen: Passion, Persistence, Determination
Amount funded: $1,221.03
Grant Recipients - Deb Covell and Amy Tormey // Benefits students in grades 6-12 Students will gain insight into their own potential and career possibilities as they attend a presentation about the common threads of leadership and success. Jill Tietjen advocates for all students, especially females, to consider a career in STEM fields. Jill will present to our students during school on October 20, 2016, then to any interested members of the community that evening at the Sherwood. Jill Tietjen is an author, speaker, and electrical engineer. Her published books include the Setting the Record Straight series, which explores the history of women in accounting, engineering, and professional achievement. Tietjen is one of the top historians in the country on scientific and technical women. She is the CEO of Technically Speaking, a national consulting company specializing in improving opportunities for women and girls to have more career options in technology. Tietjen is also a frequent keynote speaker at engineering, science, and women’s conferences.