Southridge High Grants

2016-2017

SrHS Custom Designs-Work Experience: $450

The students in the work experience programs (a special education transition class) are currently developing a successful custom button business. The business provides students with an opportunity to do graphic design with their Chromebooks, learn business concepts, and use real life math. We have received several large orders already. The button making machine that the students are using has been discontinued and was purchased in the 1990’s. The machine is not functioning correctly and needs to be retired. Currently, staff is needing to do most of the work as it is not safe for the students to use (rusty and broken). Also, the size of buttons that it makes is no longer standard. We have only found one vendor we can order supplies from and shipping from this vendor is very expensive. We desperately needing a new button maker package. The students enjoy the project and would like to be more hands on. If we had newer, safer equipment, students would be able to be independent in the manufacturing of the buttons.

BEF Community Awards: $1,800

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

  • Cheerleaders, Key Club, Ski Team, and Speech & Debate.

2015-2016

BEF Community Awards: $2,500

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

  • Cheerleaders, Key Club, Ski Team, Speech and Debate, Theatre, Water Polo

2014-2015

BEF Community Awards: $3,200
Awarded to activity groups that assist with the annual BEF Phone campaign.

  • Volleyball, Newspaper, Key Club, Water Polo Team, Speech and Debate, Latino Leadership, Ski Team

2013-2014

BEF Community Awards: $3,275
Awarded to activity groups that assist with the annual BEF Phone campaign.

  • Volleyball, Newspaper, Key Club, Water Polo Team, Speech and Debate

iLearn with iPad: $616

Grant funds will be used to purchase an iPad for special education students to use in the classroom to practice skills taught by the specialists during their time working in the Independent Skills Center.  Increased practice, using a highly motivating device like the iPad, can help students achieve better outcomes in speech, language and social communication.

2012-2013

BEF Community Awards: $3,350
Awarded to activity groups that assist with the annual BEF Phone campaign.

  • Band, Volleyball, Newspaper, Key Club, Dance & Guard, Ski Team, Water Polo Team

2011-2012

BEF Community Awards: $2,700
Awarded to activity groups that assist with the annual BEF Phone campaign.

  • Band, Volleyball, Newspaper, Softball, Key Club

Learning & Applying Mathematics through Fieldwork: $500
Funding provided through BEF Building STEAM 4 All
The main purpose of the project is to develop and implement a curriculum that promotes a laboratory-based, collaborative and highly interactive model of instruction that encourages student participation in the learning process for at-risk students. Applied mathematics will offer at-risk students the unique opportunity to explore, revise and finally understand mathematical concepts by participating in a series of carefully designed activities. These field-based activities will include hands-on exploring of the mathematics used in scientific equipment, using the equipment in the field, collection of quantitative field data, and analyzing field data through graphics and statistics.

K-20 Collaborative Approach to Science CCR: $1,000
Funding provided through BEF Building STEAM 4 All
This field-based educational project will help at-risk students meet their credit requirements for science and expose them to relevant experiences to help them master scientific knowledge, literacy and thinking. The desired outcome of this collaborative project between District science teachers and Portland State University science professors and graduate students is to increase the number of at-risk students who identify themselves as future science, technology, engineering and mathematics college students.

 

2010-2011

Connections and Relevancy Using Literature Circles: $646
Literatures circles will allow students to improve their analytical and writing skills, work cooperatively and discuss conflicts that are relevant and personal, within the confines of fictional characters. Students select a novel they read and work in small groups focusing on that particular novel, as well as participate in large group activities in which mini-lessons will be taught focusing on thematic ideas.

BEF Community Awards: $2,975
Awarded to activity groups that assist with the annual BEF Phone campaign

  • Key Club, National Honor Society, Squawk Newspaper, Volleyball, Waterpolo

 

 

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