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2015-2016

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 Blue Shield 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.

Inquiry into Salmon Restoration and Field Study: $1,500
Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program

4th Grade Students will have the opportunity to collect real world data in the field with science experts while raising salmon in the classroom. Funds will be used for transportation to and from the field site, materials and supplies for data collection.

2014-2015

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.

2012-2013

Healthy Snacks for Healthy Kids: $955
Elementary age students with Autism will have the opportunity to learn valuable life skills and gain independence by being able to prepare healthy snacks that meet their special dietary needs. Students will learn about nutrition, practice good hygiene skills and engage in basic food preparation. The project will culminate with a self-made visual cookbook containing the nutritious recipes the students have written and prepared throughout the year.

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

Math Lab: $500
Funding provided through Building STEAM 4 All Program
Math Lab is an educational program that is designed to provide targeted math instruction and support to students in third through fifth grades. Students will be taught at their individual level with the goal of improving math computation and math fluency. Community members from a retirement facility, Unitus Community Credit Union and other neighboring groups have committed to serving as volunteer math coaches.

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.

 

2010-2011

Math Lab: $800
Funding provided through Building STEAM 4 All Program
Math Lab is an educational program that is designed to provide targeted math instruction and support to students in third through fifth grades. Students will be taught at their individual level with the goal of improving math computation and math fluency. This project is community led, as local senior citizens will serve as math coaches.

Classroom Success of Students with Communication Disorders: $839
Children with speech and/or language delays are at a significant disadvantage in a school setting, as they are not able to communicate at the same level as their peers and/or may have difficulty understanding the spoken language. This project will give these students the ability to take control of their listening environment through the use of Livescribe Smart Pen technology. The Livescribe has many different applications in the educational environment, including allowing teachers to record classroom directions. The student can then repeat the directions as many times as they need, slowing them down and/or repeating them one at a time.

Organisms Revealed!: $994
Funding provided through Building STEAM 4 All Program
This interactive science project will allow fourth and fifth grade students to observe and record images of small organisms in the classroom setting. With specialized digital microscopes, students will record the organisms and hypothesize how the organisms are affected by their environment using time elapsed photography and written observations.

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