Rock Creek Grants

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2016-2017

The Genius Hour: $976

Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program

Rock Creek Elementary believes the best way to invent the future we want for our children is through developing those inventors today. That’s why we’re putting together a space that is filled with creative materials students will use to bring their ideas to life. During their “Genius Hour,” they will be participating in project design and construction that will not only strengthen their STEM knowledge, but will also strengthen their ability to collaborate and problem-solve.

2015-2016

Camp Achieve West | $30,000

School: Terra Linda, Rock Creek and Bethany Elementary Schools

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

Camp Achieve West is a multi-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. With key partnerships with community-based organizations, students from all three schools will enjoy the “Camp” experience via enrichment activities.

2014-2015

Camp Summit | $30,000
School: Terra Linda, Rock Creek and Bethany Elementary
Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program

Camp Summit is a 9-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. 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

Science Stars: $500

Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program

Grant funds will be used to purchase materials for hands-on science lessons through the Science Stars program weekly after-school, for second through fifth grade students.  The lessons are inquiry-based and fun, with the intent of cultivating a life-long interest in science.  In addition to the interactive approach of the program, high school students will teach the lessons, giving them the opportunity to be in mentoring and leadership roles.

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

The Private Eye: $969
Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program
This hands-on project will use the jeweler’s loupe as a tool to look closely at the world around us. Using the jeweler’s loupes, fifth grade students will engage in looking closely, thinking critically and creating theories based on scientific observations.

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

Art Literacy Digital Transition: $900
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.

 

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 one classroom 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.

 

 

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