Mountain View Grants

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2016-2017

Touchmath for Middle School Special Education Learners: $920

Funding Provided through BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program

My students need to gain mastery in complex math concepts. By adding the Upper Grades Touchmath curriculum into my classroom, I will be able to implement engaging, hands-on learning experiences with my students as I teach the lessons. This mastery through interacting with the tactile components of the Touchmath curriculum will then produce a higher level of learning and understanding. Through the use of these Touchmath manipulatives and materials in hands-on activities and learning stations, my students will get a more thorough understanding of these math concepts. My students need the complete Touchmath Upper Grades curriculum in order to truly gain an understanding of some of the more abstract math concepts being presented to them in Middle School.

2015-2016

LEGO Engineering in the Science Classroom: $1,000

Funding Provided through BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program

Lego engineering is designed to give students in the classroom a fun and interactive way to engage in the engineering process. During the course of the year, students will be able to work with groups of peers to design solutions to multiple engineering problems using materials (LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Building Kits) that are similar to those they would encounter in the real world. For example, students will be asked to design a multi-story building that can withstand a simulated earthquake.

Safe and Sound 4 Student Success: $9,600

The Safe and Sound 4 Student Success program combines after-school soccer and tournaments with academic support. The soccer portion of the program will keep the students in school and engaged in school. The program will leverage the positive school connection through after-school soccer to reach out to those who need additional academic support. Students in Soccer Club will have progress reports every three weeks, those who are under-performing will be required to actively participate in an after-school Homework Help if they want to continue to play on the Soccer Club and in tournaments. Additional after-school enrichment activities will also be provided.

2014-2015

Mountain View MS Anchor Club: $5,500

Funding provided through Comcast

Twice a week students will be able to access both support and enrichment courses such as: DREAM team (academic support in all core areas – math, humanities and science), homework club, technology club, reading/writing club, soccer, Lego robotics, and math club.

Girl Power Summit: $1,000

Funding provided through the Nike Employee Grant Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation

Supports wellness and physical activities, designed to increase self-esteem and communication skills, for female students in the Aloha area

Go Girls Go — $825

Funding provided through the Nike Employee Grant Fund of the Oregon

Community Foundation

Supports wellness and physical activities, designed to increase self-esteem and communication skills, for female students in the Aloha area

2013-2014

Digital Fabrication: $980

Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program

This project will engage students in activities that require creativity, thinking and innovation.  Digital Fabrication will lead students through a design cycle much like the workings of a corporation.  Students will be designing and creating vinyl decals, through the process of research, design, plan, creation and evaluation.  The project will not only allow students to be creative and innovative, but will require problem solving of obstacles encountered through the process.

BEF Extended Day Award

After-School Student Engagement and Support:  $3,850

Funding provided through Comcast and the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program

Twice a week students will be able to access both support and enrichment courses such as: DREAM team, homework club, technology club, reading/writing club, soccer, Lego robotics, Zumba, hip hop and drama club

2012-2013

Lego Engineering II: $811
Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program
Lego Engineering is a hands-on design and building project that gives students an opportunity to apply concepts and processes they learn about in class. With materials purchased with BEF grant funding, students are using Lego Technic products to design, build and test an engineering project. Lego Engineering II will provide for the purchase of advanced materials that will be used to lower team sizes, and add a robotic element to give more advanced students an opportunity to work with programming and more challenging concepts.

BEF Middle School Extended Day Award: $6,000
Students in need of extra support will be invited to participate in DREAM team. The DREAM team will have five teachers available to provide academic support before school in the areas of reading and writing. Students will have the opportunity to get assistance on learning targets and homework.

Lego Engineering: $862
Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program
Lego Engineering is a hands-on design and building project that gives students an opportunity to apply concepts and processes they are learning about in class. Eighth grade students will be using advanced Lego products to design, build and test an engineering problem.

Seamless Inclusion Using Standing Desks: $1,000
With a 2010 BEF grant standing desks were set up in several classrooms for use mainly by students with Autism and other special needs that make it difficult for them to concentrate in a traditional classroom. Students were able to monitor their behaviors and access the curriculum with very little additional support within the classroom. Additional desks will be purchased so that these students have access to a standing desk in every classroom, and to accommodate the number of students who would benefit from using a standing desk.

 

2011-2012

BEF Middle School Extended Day Award: $5,000
Mountain View’s Extended Day program supports both students’ academic achievement as well as student engagement in school. The program provides academic support in the areas of reading and writing before school and after-school extra-curricular activities to help students and the connections they make to the school and staff.

 

2010-2011

Seed the Change: Growing Community: $1,000
Funding provided through Building STEAM 4 All Program
In this collaborative 6th grade project, students will make real world connections to math, science, technology and humanities, by planning, designing and growing a garden for a large-scale cooking project with a professional chef.

Stands and Delivering: $995
Standing desks and stools will be purchased with grant funds, to optimize the academic day of students who are unable to sit still. Standing desks will allow students to be more attentive to lessons as they will be able to stand a move a bit, allowing the release of pent-up energy.

BEF Middle School Extended Day Award: $6,000
Funding used to support an extended day program offering academic support. In addition activities focused on student’s diversified interests were available to students such as Law Class, Drama, I Movie Club, Athletic Club, Builders Club, Jazz Band and Choir.

 

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