Ridgewood Grants

Ridgewood_logo2015-2016

Camp Achieve | $30,000

School: Cedar Mill, West Tualatin View and Ridgewood Elementary Schools

Funding provided by BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program, Genentech, First Tech Federal Credit Union, Regence BlueCross BlueShield and PGE Foundation.

Camp Achieve is a muti-week collaborative summer school offering high-quality, research-based instruction to help prevent “summer slide” – the loss of academic skills over the summer. The program is designed to serve students of all abilities and skills. Key partnerships with community-based organizations will enable students from all three schools to have the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities.

Chomp & Chat: $518

Funding Provided through Beaverton’s Choice

Every month, I will host a group of 10 students, from the designated grade level to chomp & chat. We will read a book while enjoying a healthy and nutritious breakfast (thanks to New Seasons). Students will engage in high-level thinking. Their learning, insights and projects (through the use of art, music, and technology) will be documented via iMovie, posted on Ridgewood’s Facebook page and shared with our families.

 

2014-2015

Camp Achieve: $30,000

Cedar Mill, Raleigh Park and Ridgewood Elementary Schools

Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program

Camp Achieve is a nine-week collaborative summer school offering high-quality, research-based instruction to help prevent “summer slide”.  The program is designed to serve students of all abilities and skills.  With key partnerships with community-based organizations such as Tualatin Valley Parks and Recreation, students from all three schools, will also have the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities.

2013-2014

Camp Achieve: $24,000

Cedar Mill, Raleigh Park and Ridgewood Elementary Schools

Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program

Camp Achieve is a nine-week collaborative summer school offering high-quality, research-based instruction to help prevent “summer slide”.  The program is designed to serve students of all abilities and skills.  With key partnerships with community-based organizations such as Tualatin Valley Parks and Recreation, students will also have the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities.

 

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!”

Picture It: $500
Funding provided with a generous donation from Powell’s Books

“Picture It”  is designed for students in specialized programs to increase exposure to literature, create a foundation in reading skills, and strengthen expressive language. After listening to literature, students will answer comprehension questions using pre-determined Picture Communication icons.  These icons work as a voice for non-verbal students.

Arts for Learning (A4L): $312.50
Award will be used to fund two Arts for Learning units, with an artist in residence in one classroom in each grade 3-5. Arts for Learning integrates standards-focused, text-based content and arts strategies to improve students’ achievement in literacy, learning and life skills.

2012-2013

Ridgewood Summer Academy – Read, Write & Recreate: $9,957
Summer Academy: Read, Write and Recreate, is designed to serve students of all abilities and skills. The Summer Academy program focus will move beyond remediation and will blend academic learning in core subjects and enrichment activities, thus preparing students for a smooth transition to next grade level expectations. In addition, Summer Academy has formed key partnerships with community-based organizations, such as Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation, to provide enrichment activities.

It’s the Write Environment: $772
Funding provided through the Dave Gettling Technology Fund
The goal of this project is to increase the number of students who meet the writing benchmark. Students will use an iPad to complete writing assignments. Kindergarten through fifth grade students will plan, construct and create a video aligned with their written work to share with the school and community.

Project STEM: Integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: $1,000
Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program
Funding will provide materials for seven schools to be a part of a pilot using highly motivating, integrated STEAM projects. Using Project STEM activities, student will engage, explain, extend and evaluate project designs to find solutions to science and engineering design problems.

Wooden Car: $1,000
Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program
This project will fund materials for the Beaverton Science Specialist team to go to all 33 elementary schools and teach first grade students a science inquiry lesson. Students will learn about the motion of objects when a force is applied as they wind a rubber band around a wooden car and measure how far it goes over different surfaces.

 

2011-2012

Improve Fractions with IPad App: $1,000
Is 2/7 bigger than 3/9? For many fifth grade students this question and more like it are frustrating and affect their math self-esteem. In this project, students will use an engaging iPad app, Motion Math, to improve their comprehension of fractions, and improve their confidence and interest in the subject as well.

 

2010-2011

Arts for Learning (A4L): $312.50
Award will be used to fund one Arts for Learning unit, with an artist in residence in each grade 3-5 during the spring. Arts for Learning integrates standards-focused, text-based content and arts strategies to improve students’ achievement in literacy, learning and life skills.

Communication Across the World: $890
Students will use Skype to exchange ideas and collaborate on projects with schools within the community and in other areas of the world. Each student team will develop photo books to build a storyline of the action they have taken toward becoming more internationally minded.

 

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