ACMA Grants

2016-2017

Ballpoint 2017 | $500

Funding provided from the Dave Gettling Technology Fund, The Spirit of New Seasons Market Awards, and the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program.

Ballpoint has become an integral part of ACMA’s writing culture. This project creates an authentic environment for students to discover the importance of care, of craft, and of discipline in order to creating our best work. They learn that writing is a joy, a way of discovering yourself and the world around you. They experience the challenge of writing. They realize good writing is really hard work. And that they themselves are, in fact, capable of really hard work. Ultimately, they discover the satisfaction that comes from effort, from resilience, and from not quitting until you produce your best possible writing. As a culminating activity, writing students publish their work in a gorgeous, professional anthology through Amazon’s self-publishing arm. Writers feel an immense and lasting sense of pride in their accomplishments as they discover the satisfying discipline of polishing words until they gleam. Each author receives a contributor’s copy of Ballpoint: a literary journal — and participates in an author’s event where we celebrate our journey, read to an audience, and autograph our new books.

Teaching With Phenomenon | $500

Funding provided by the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program.

To better engage students this year in science I will be teaching topics through the lens of “Phenomenons”. Students will be presented with an experience that does not match their expectations and through labs, group discussion, and discovery they will gain a better understanding of the world around them in a more engaging manner. However, to accomplish this goal my students will need materials for each of them to get very hands and experiment to recreate and manipulate the phenomenon to better understand what is happening.

BEF Community Awards: $1,725

Awarded to activity groups that assist with the annual BEF Phone campaign.

  • Dance West, Synergy Vocal Group & International Club.

2015-2016

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Ballpoint: Writing for Publication | $500

Funding provided by the Dave Gettling Technology Fund, The Spirit of New Seasons Market Awards, and the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program.

As a culminating activity, writing students publish their work in a gorgeous, professional anthology through Amazon’s self-publishing arm. Students experience — and take delight in — the seemingly endless revisions required for authentic, real-world publication. This process honors students’ work as artists, and it ignites the passion required for honing craft. Writers feel an immense and lasting sense of pride in their accomplishments as they discover the satisfying discipline of polishing words until they gleam. Each author receives a contributor’s copy of Ballpoint: a literary journal — and participates in an author’s event where we celebrate our journey, read to an audience, and autograph our new books.

BEF Community Awards: $1,350

Awarded to activity groups that assist with the annual BEF Phone campaign
Dance West, Synergy Vocal Group.

2014-2015

Ballpoint: Writing for Publication | $500

This project will give writing students the opportunity to publish their work in a professional anthology through Amazon’s self-publishing program.  The publication will honor their work as artists, and will fuel their passion for honing their skills.  Each author will receive a copy of Ballpoint literary journal.

BEF Community Awards: $1,200

Awarded to activity groups that assist with the annual BEF Phone campaign
Dance West, Synergy Vocal Group.

2013-2014

BEF Community Awards: $1,075

Awarded to activity groups that assist with the annual BEF Phone campaign
Dance West, Synergy Vocal Group

2012-2013

Encaustic Painting and Photography: $800
Encaustic painting, or the use of pigmented beeswax, is a medium that combines well with other graphic arts, and especially well with photography. Grant funds will be used to bring a locally well known encaustic artist/teacher to spend a month teaching and showing students how the encaustic medium can change and extend the application of their photographic imagery.

BEF Community Awards: $1,125
Awarded to activity groups that assist with the annual BEF Phone campaign
Dance West, Synergy (vocal group)

2011-2012

BEF Community Awards: $1,325
Awarded to activity groups that assist with the annual BEF Phone campaign
Dance West, Publications, Synergy (vocal group)

 

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