Montclair Grants


Learning Through the Garden: $1,000
Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program

The goal of the project is to create a garden in an open area at the school to use to teach students about multiple subjects through the use of this interactive space. The garden will allow for the integration of a number of academic subjects. Students will use math and map skills to measure and plan the layout of the garden. They will understand how to budget and the labor that goes into taking care of a garden. Students will be reading, writing and doing research surrounding the plants and life that the garden will encompass.

Arts for Learning (A4L) Lessons: $294

Arts for Learning (A4L) integrates standards-focused, text-based content and arts strategies to improve students’ achievement in literacy, learning and life skills.  Grant funding will be used to fund two Arts for Learning units, with an artist in residence for students in grades 3-5.


Go-Green – Sustainability STEM Summer School: $7,700

Host School – Vose/serving students from Vose, Greenway, McKay, Montclair and Ridgewood Elementary Schools

Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program

This hands-on science, technology, engineering and math summer program will serve English Language Learners, migrant and Native American students.  The program includes a focus on community education through partnerships with KBOO and Beaverton’s Video Tech Cadre, students will create radio, multi-media and web productions to share their learning about the importance of “Going-Green!”

Artist in Residence – Native American Mask Making: $650

This project will allow 65 third grade students to participate in an Artist in Residence program.  The artist will support the students’ prior learning of the Pacific Northwest Native American culture with hands-on learning techniques.

Engaging Young Engineers with an Introduction to Robotics: $934

Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program

This project will create four Lego Wedo Robotics stations in the technology lab.  Third through fifth grade students will learn the 21st Century real-time concepts of group collaboration, design engineering, construction principals, and basic programming through age appropriate and engaging Lego Wedo Robotics.  Students will cycle through the stations and create robots using the plans defined in the accompanying Lego Wedo digital activity guide, visual print instructions and software on their computers.



Art Literacy Digital Transition: $1,600
The update of obsolete slide to digital technology for the Art Literacy program will provide continued viewing of museum quality images and presentations that demonstrate the power and value of the visual arts across time and in our world.


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