All Grant Recipients

2017 Fall Applications

Abdulla, Victoria: Oneida $400 of $800 request

It Takes a Village Community Reading Program so students can read culturally relevant books. $600 for purchase of student selected books and $200 for reading celebrations raffle prizes. 110 students. Assessment=number of books read, student surveys, STAR and ELA test score improvement.

Barber,Keri & York, Melody: Hamilton $500.00

64 fifth graders will create tee shirts based on a favorite poem or poem line. Learning to read and interpret poetry and analysis. Cooperation between classroom and art teachers. $ is for materials. A rubric will be used to assess student work.

D’Alessandro, Kerri & LeBarron, Barbara: Woodlawn $790

The money is for bus transport and admission for a visit by 50 4th graders to Mabee Farm on June 5. They will learn about colonial life. Assessment: students create their own Colonial Living Museum and/or a decomposition and possible performance of songs from Hamilton.

Dreher, Jennifer: SHS $656

A field trip for 32 forensic science students to state police labs. Assessment will be a student survey.

4th grades at PV (Rebecca Benjamin): PV $1120

All 4th grade students and teachers will create a book to be published by Student Treasures. Students will go through every stage of developing and publishing. Can be partial? Assessment: the book, the release readings, a survey.

Garrigan (Linda),Snyder,Paniccia: Keane $500 of $1,000

Transportation and entrance fees for Keane 4th graders to NYS Museum I(Science Day) and Capitol and Saratoga battlefield. Students will do written reflections and write letters and tie trips to college and career aspirations.

Hawk, Krista & Dave Gleason: SHS $400

They will purchase 2 keyboards to replace old one. Assessment=recitals & the spring musical.

Hutson, James: Oneida $1150.00

He will purchase subscriptions to Mosa Mack for 115 students. It is a library of NGSS-aligned inquiry units containing 3 lessons using hands on labs, animated science films, and related challenges. Pre and Post tests for assessment.

Klein, Maria & LaFountain, Mary: Wash. Irving $850

They want to enrich their Place of Peace initiative by purchasing Brain Tap Technology, the

Calm Classroom Kit, and EmWave biofeedback kit and software to help students learn how the mind and body works, recognize tension, incorporate progressive relaxation strategies, meditation techniques, etc. to help them cope with stress and function in the school setting. Assessment plans in progress.

Lamb, Jennifer: CPMS $1,562.62

She wants to create a percussion ensemble and will buy percussion instruments from around the world. Formative and summative assessments during lessons and performance. Student project is to create a piece of music.

Longe, Lisa: Woodlawn, Howe, PV $240

Purchase percussion practice pads for 11 students. Assessment via lessons, practice and concerts.

Mantei, Kristy: Howe $495.00

She will buy 10 refurbished computers, 20 headphones and I year of Sumdog for math, spelling, and reading. Sumdog has built in measures of improvement.

Mark, Elizabeth: MPMS $608.00

Money is for a field trip to the Stockade and Mabee Farm for 40 ENL/ESL students. Provides hands on experiences for students studying colonial Schenectady and historical fiction. Students rake reading tests, do a power point, skits, collages, and reading journals.

Metzold,Barton,M Pidgeon,G. Osenko,S Marting: CPMS $1282

30 7th graders in a fishing club need gear to learn about ice fishing, fly fishing, etc. Promotes love of nature, physical skills, patience, etc. Assessment via teacher reports, photographs, student survey.

Parrella, Stephanie: Van Corlaer $475 (AAUW funded)

Each of her 25 students will get 6 books to take home for summer reading. She sites importance of home involvement and dangers of summer loss of learning, She will compare June and Sept reading scores. SCSDEF has funded this in the past.

Peek, Monica: Paige $820.74

This is for a field trip to Viacom for 7 special needs students and for Social Thinking curriculum materials. Detailed rationale and explanation. Assessment: data about student behavior and social interactions.

Phelps, Megan: Woodlawn $375

She wants to buy assorted percussion instruments because she does not have enough.. Kids learn to read music, etc. Assessment is done in lessons by observation and in performances. 417 kids this year plus future.

Plumadore, Cassie: Washington Irving $500.00

13 students in a social development class will create a community service project using these funds for start-up costs (?) Assessment will be done with the NYSED Employability Profile. Students will do self-evaluation and create a power point.

Rowen, Jackie: Oneida $705.63

She wants to buy the K”NEX Thrill Rides kit for students to use as supplemental learning experience. By using this to build they will develop critical thinking skills, apply lessons from science, math, and technology, etc. Assessment is measured by numbers of kids involved and their demonstration of newton’s laws of motion, problem solving steps, etc.

Schaefer, Molly: MPMS $794.00

150 8th grade Social Inquiry students will go on a field trip (bus tour of a community college, a SUNY and a private school) as part of the college and career unit. Last year HVCC generated a lot of enthusiasm for college among students. Assessment= student created flipigrams to be shown to other students and research projects.

Scott, Sarah: SHS $783.75

30 ELL students will do a field trip to HVCC and SUNY Cobleskill as a way to promote college and career awareness and aspirations. Assessment= a KNL chart and the number of college applications.

Shaver, Jessica & Bertnard, Christine: SCLA $350

Very similar to the one at Lincoln but for older kids, More detailed than Lincoln

Assessments are more specific.

Slater-Johnson, Deanne: Oneida $1248

She will buy 96 CDTA bus passes to teach 48 students how to use public transportation so they can explore career and recreational opportunities. There will be pre and post surveys.

Tebbano, Marcella: CPMS $497.67

Purchase of Bulzbucket games will enable students to develop lifetime sports activities and make use of math concepts and skills. Used by 750 students in Phys Ed. She will create a power point to report on student use and success.

Trunpler, Jonai & Slovak,Theresa: Pleasant Valley $1580 Yes No Partial

268 Students in Pre-K, K, and 1-2 will engage in lessons provided by the CMOST Travelling Museum. Lessons include: Busy Builders, Animal Tales, Kitchen Science, Solar System. Assessment by teacher observation and student projects.

Viveiros, Tanya: Lincoln $230.

Her 25 students will use the refurbished computers, headphones and Sumdog. Very little information on how they will be used.

White, Carrie & Flanders, Robert: Yates $355.57

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) wants to buy wireless microphones for students to use for skits, songs, etc. in the monthly character ed. Assemblies. Success will be measured by data on classroom behavior, timeouts, teacher interviews, etc.

Whittel, Holly: Lincoln $189.00

She, a Sp. Ed. teacher, and several of her colleagues will buy a therapy ball, calming tent, a pea pod, chewing toys for use with autistic students. They will track data on engagement/attending to classroom activities and track the number and duration of behavioral issues.

Williams, Elicia Ashley: Keane $789

28 1st graders. She will buy Time for Kids. Readings, videos, virtual field trips. STEM learning. Science assessment and discussions.

Spring 2017

Balogh, Stephen:  MPMS   $500.00
Take 110 students on an historic bus/walking tour of Schenectady.  Money is for busses and snacks.  KWL chart will be used pre and post for assessment.

Baran, Andrea: Woodlawn & Hamilton   $411.94
Purchase 1 mobile magnetic white board staff and 1 wall-mounted music staff. These provide large visual learning aids which will help them develop reading and playing skills.

Barber, Keri: Hamilton  $350.00
Several 5th grade teachers will take their students to Valley Cats Day in June.  The Valley Cats provide math, English and geography resources for follow up so it is of social and educational value addressing a number of standards. These materials will be used for assessment.

Bernard, Christine: SCLA  $205.31
Purchase small kitchen appliances and basic cooking utensils for 7 autistic students in a specialized self-contained classroom so they can develop functional skills. For assessment she will submit a narrative report and pictures.

DeCarr, Rick : Oneida $250.00
Purchase 2 Breakout EDU kits.  The kits provide dozens of games for students to use in grades 6-8.  He will share with colleagues. They help build and analysis skills and can be used in all subject areas. Success can be measured by normal summative and formative methods and reflection on communications, problem solving and teamwork.

Hawk, Krista: SHS $400.00
Purchase additional Yamaha keyboards. There are 125 students in the program and existing keyboards are old and should be replaced. Success measured by passing rate and performances such as at the Gala.

Libertucci, Meg:  SHS    $145.00
Create a reading corner by buying wire baskets to organize books by genre, a rug and a couple of chairs so there is a more encouraging space. Assessment will be done by keeping track of chair use and books selected.

Longe, Lisa: Howe/Woodlawn/PV  $347.22
Purchase vibraslap and temple blocks which are needed for the music she is teaching. They will be used in all three spring concerts. Assessment: Observation and concerts.

Randel,William & Catrambone,Thomas: SHS  $600.00
Best Buddies International requires local chapter presidents to attend annual leadership conference at Indiana U.  BB fosters inclusion and building relationships among different students esp. between special needs students and general population $ is for airfare.  Assessment: # of students in BB in SHS,# of meaningful friendships,# of inclusive activities held by BB of SHS.

Slater-Johnson,Deanne:  Oneida   $450.00                             Twenty special education students from Oneida and SCLA will attend a field trip to at least two job sites so they can explore job possibilities.  They will also have a picnic as part of the day. Purpose is to teach life skills. Assessment through pre and post questionnaires and teacher observations.

Winter 2017

Bergen, Merissa:  Howe   $204.86
Purchase laundry baskets & flashlights for her 25 K students.  Students will sit in and read in the baskets learning about personal space. Helps improve focus and reading skills.

Bernard, Christine & Shaver,Jessica: SCLA  $300.00
Take 8 autistic students to potential places of employment or volunteer work. Students will ID possible vocational interests and learn social skills needed in working with people in the community. $ is for transportation and spending money so they can learn to be consumers.

Bernard, Christine & Shaver,Jessica: SCLA $250.00
She works with 8 autistic students.  Students will develop life skills involved with cooking, planning and budgeting.  Money will be used for cooking supplies.  Reading, writing and math skills will be reinforced.

DeAngelus,Lawrence et. al.: Zoller  $1,000.00
The $2500 request will be added to $5000 they have for the construction of a playground.  This will complete the first stage of construction and will meet the needs of younger children.  Students will be better more focused learners after having had an opportunity to engage in active play.

Irwin, Elizabeth: Pleasant Valley  $394.86                                     Ms. Irwin wants to buy a Luxor reversible magnetic music whiteboard.   She works with 415 students, who will improve their music literacy skills, music notation skills and various music concepts. It will help kinesthetic learners as they study multiple songs. Measurement: tests, performances, etc.

Izzo, Chelsea: Oneida  $578.63
Purchase a balance ball chair, teen wobble chairs, and plastic stools so that students have alternative seating options.  She has found that student like these over sitting in regular chairs and it improves performance.  She will also buy clip boards and “fidgets.” She feels they help students focus better.45 students. She will measure amount of work completed compared to traditional seating arrangements.

Izzo, Jessica et. Al.: Howe $306.96
Students who fidget need more flexibility in their seating in order to be able to focus.  She will buy 6 wobble chairs. Success will be measured by students’ ability to finish their daily work and formal assessments.

Ozemba,Ashley: CPMS  $300.00
Together with the Reading Team bring in the author Erin Billings to discuss  cyber-bullying. She is 20 and graduated from BH-BL. Kids can relate to her and the book.  Assessment: video-taped conferences, anecdotal notes, student posters, etc. Money is for books for 200 students.

Sheridan, Michael et.al: Oneida  $426.99
Create a production studio in the learning Commons where students can create projects in the form of videos ,podcasts, etc.  Students will learn collaboration, creativity, research skills, use of technology for problem-solving, innovation, etc. Measurement: rubrics and visual products.

Soto, Carlos & Workman, Elijah & Macey, Laura: SCLA $875.00
Twenty five students will have dinner at a local restaurant. Students will learn how to interact, engage in an interview. Assessment: observation with rubrics and a one page student written   summary of the experience.

Vacca, Leanne: CPMS   $550.00
She wants to buy two sets of books (The Crossover and Al Capone Does My Shirts) for 6th grade reading and ELA classes. Read alouds are key to learning reading. Assessment will be based on AIMSweb data.  Student writing will also be used as will student projects on both books.

Fall 2016

Arcidiacono, Mary Beth et.al.: (arcidiaconom@): CPMS $300
Special Ed Room. They will purchase Stability Balls to replace chairs for their ADHD students.  Cite scientific studies. Assessment: compare data on seat time before and after. 12-15 students.

Campbell,Erin (campbelle@): Lincoln $1,248.75 GE STEM
She wants to start a robotics club starting with 60 4th graders and expanding to others later. $ is for 6 robots and accessories and Wonder League Activity mats. They will build robots and compete Assessment: Contest judges and self-Assessment rubrics.

Cass-Greenfield, Jenn (cassj@): SCLA $750 GE STEM
She and Brian Rhodes will take 50 Earth Science students to Thatcher Park for a field research experience using math & science skills. Transport, food, calculators. Assessment—discussion, display of student work.

Chatnik, Beth (chaatnikb@):  Van Corlaer $484.34
Graphic novels for reluctant readers. Book Club of 12-25 students. Assessment—teacher report via a written summary and student survey.

Foley, Karen (foleyk@): PV & Keane $718.00
Maintain Girls on the Run Programs at both schools for about 27 girls.  Promote self-confidence, positive values, language and math skills and involvement. $ is for T shirts, fees, food, water bottle.  Assessment TBD.

Haines-Drezek, Charito (hainesc@): Keane $500.00
With Sue Look she will buy 10 kindles for students to use in daily learning activities, e.g. reading, note-taking, math. Assessment—state test results, Fountas & Pinnell 41 students

Hart, Jennifer (hartj@): MPMS $200.00
Class trip to Washington DC.  $ is for subsidizing some students who cannot afford it and maybe T shirts.  Assessment—State SS exam and a writing assignment.

Hulsaver, Jody (hulsaverj@): CPMS $1,000.00
She and Ms. Rice will expand classroom libraries. These are HIP novels and they come with quizzes for each novel.  46 6th graders.

Hunter, Katie (hunterk@): MPMS $800.00 GE STEM
Money will be used for books, videos,& a field trip to the Viaport Aquarium where students will use the knowledge of fish and animals they learned by classroom studies.  Assessment—student projects. 40 co-teach 8th graders and ESL students.

La Fountain, Mary et.al. (lafoundtainm@): Washington Irving  $1,500.00
The Place of Peace Project will create a dedicated space for all students and staff to engage in mindfulness in education evidenced based practices, stress management, self-care activities and community involved workshops. Lots of information and theory on drumming, music, breathing exercises, etc.

Longe, Lisa (longel@): Pleasant Valley $881.26
She and Ashley Dodge want to buy a mobile music staff board for students to use to develop and improve their notation skills and understanding of musical concepts. It will be used by 110 band and orchestra students.  Assessment—better performances

Mack, Jennifer (mackj@): Oneida  $680.00
Will buy materials for a baking cub of 10-15 students who will learn about budgeting, planning, basic math skills, and work with others. Assessment—Practical math applications pre and post data and math scores.

Mark, Elizabeth, et. al (marke@): MPMS $659.85
Connecting with New York State’s History project and 40 students (30 English as a New Language plus) will read The Last of the Mohicans and will do historical research. $ is for a tour of Fort William Henry.  Assessment: NY state language tests and presentations, e.g. power point, movie, written reports, etc.

Parella, Stephanie (parrellas@) Van Corlaer $500.00
Purchase of books and tote bags for summer reading for twenty 1st graders. Assessment – Compare reading scores June to September.

Pickett, William et.al (pickettw@): SHS $1,000.00
Partner is Ben Rosenthal with other teachers & parents Field trip to Boston Museum of Science Planetarium for 112Earth Science students.  Students will be tested and will do a research project on modern astronomy. Goal 80%passing

Poli, Jennifer (polij@): SCLA $500
60 reading class students plus other SCLS interested students will use fiction and non-fiction books purchased for her classroom library.  Assessment—Mid-year vs. end of year assessments, class discussions, quizzes, etc.

Preseton, Amy & A. Davis (prestona@): SHS $250.00
Purchase holiday coffee mugs, frames, etc. for students (up to 120) to give as presents. Assessment—student attendance.

Redick, Lindsay (redickl@): SHS $610
She teaches dance and does not have usable ballet barres.  She will buy two. 200 students take the courses.  Assessment—student and teacher reflections

Richardson, Anne (RichardsonA@): CPMS $813.50 GE STEM
55 6th graders will use books and other materials purchased for Math STEM projects including hands on interactive models and computer programs for science projects. ID’s a number of skills and standards.  Assessment—stem project chapter tests, etc.

Rottger, Cecilia (rottgerc@): Woodlawn $1,500.00
ENL Teacher 28 students.  The Book Exchange Literacy program provides parents with resources to develop and help children develop literacy skills.  Assessment—reading logs and library log. Will buy books and tote bags.

Russo, Maggie (RussoM@): MLK $1,250.00
She will complete a piano keyboard lab in the music classroom to be used by all building music teachers & 4th and 5th grade students(180).  It would allow all kids to be engaged at the same time.  Assessment—rubrics and benchmark assessments.

Sausville, Fran (sausvillef@): SHS $1,000.00 GE STEM
She will buy lab kits for her 25 Forensic Science students and a bus to visit a local forensic lab.  Hands on science skills. Assessment—unit tests compare to earlier students who did not have these lab experiences.

Schaefer, Molly et. al. (schaeferm@): MPMS   $1,188.00
All 3 middle schools are piloting a new course, Social Inquiry in the 21st Century. 300 students. $ will be used for a field trip to HVCC to help students be more career and college ready and to promote an ongoing desire for our students to want to go to college.  Assessment—scavenger hunt, snap stories, a rubric, etc.

Sheridan, Michael & 6th gr teachers (sheridanm@): Oneida $5,000.00 GE STEM WOMEN Girls in Space.
64 6th grade girls will spend 3 Saturdays with miSci and AMC staff.  Promotes women in STEM fields.  NB CLC experience.  This is the only proposal addressing this goal given to us by our GE donors.

Tebbano, Marcella et.al. (tebbanom@): CPMS $1,000.00
The CPMS Phys Ed Teambuilding Project involves all students. Students will engage in 7 different games purchased by PE department to help students improve physical and teamwork skills. Assessment—teacher observation, discipline referrals, student surveys.

Thornhill, Michelle (thornhillm@): SCLA Leadership Club $1,000.00
The club promotes pride in self, pride in school, pride in community. $ will be used to fund painting supplies for murals, gardening supplies, community events, speakers, etc.  This addresses an idea we promoted last spring.  Assessment—survey.

Wylie, Kathleen (Wyliek@): CPMS $930.00
She will purchase a class set of “You wouldn’t want to…” books by Fiona McDonald to be used with 400+ social studies students. Students will read them in small groups and then will create their own versions.  Assessment—student versions

York, Melody (yorkme@): Hamilton $500.00
$ will be used to buy books for students to read and art supplies.  15-20 students.  Students read, ID “found poetry”, and create an art project on the poetry. Students will be 4th and 5th graders identified with different learning styles.  She identifies a number of important skills to be developed. Assessment—Q&A, discussion, art project, reflection sheet.

 

2015-2016

Bonheim,Alison & Jennifer Mack:  MPMS  $969

The Book Club of 20  students will work with  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children as a novel, as a graphic novel and as a movie. They will explore changes  in the various formats and discussions will be held during lunch time and at a special dinner paid for by the grant.  Assessment: pre and post surveys and student journals.

 

Christman, Cindy:  Woodlawn  $1800.

This is an author study for the entire building.  Every student will read one of his books and participate in group study.  The author will visit the school. Questionnaires will be used for assessments.

 

Dobson,Jennifer:  ACC Pleasant Valley  $1000

She will buy two new IPads to increase time on reading and math activities that are fun and engaging for 22 students. Assessment: web data, Fountas, math unit tests.

 

Fagan, Lisa:  Zoller  $1500     Partial $750

The grant involves 12 students with severe disabilities.  The money is for food and eqyipment she can use with them to teach them how to cook.  They will improve reading skills, measuring skills, real life skills, decision-making skills, motor skills, etc.  She will monitor and record progress through observation.

 

 

Foley, Liz:  Central Park  $646.39

Students will research family history and create a cookbook and execute their recipes.  Half is for food and half is for a Reading and Writing Center where students will learn about research, collaboration, classroom behavior, etc.  11 learning disabled students. Assessment is the cookbook, the food produced and teacher observation.

 

Gentile, Rick: Keane  $500

He will buy 5 kindles to use with his 5 reading groups. Games will be used to promote literacy & reading.  Existing assessments will measure increased reading skills.

 

Grattan, Stephanie: MLK $1056.60     Partial  $500

She is a reading teacher working with 116 students.  She wants to buy books that will interest the kids and that will be used on “Independent Reading Days.” She will track what books are read and will talk to students individually.

 

Hart, Jennifer  MPMS  $700

They are taking 48 eighth graders to Washington on May.  The money will be used for group T shirts and subsidies for students who need help with the costs.  Assessment will be based on the 8th grade final exam and a writing assignment.

 

Hawk, Krista: SHS $600

She will purchase 3 Casio 76-keyboards for 119 piano students. Beginners will be proficient but she does not say how.  She will send pictures and videos

 

Heller,Christopher: CPIMS $905

13 students will build cigar box guitars and they will join a club to learn how to play the instruments. Culminating activity is a performance by Recycled Percussion at Proctors.  They will do assemblies and classroom performances. Success will be measured by the creation of the guitars and the performances.

 

Hulsaver, Jody: Fulton  $400

This if for a field trip for 33 students to Five Rivers as a follow up to work they are doing in class with her students. Students will create a KWL chart with writing pieces as their assessment.  Students will also keep notebooks.

 

Barbara LeBarron:  FDR  $395

This is for a field trip to the Mabee Farm for 25 students. She gives a detailed rationale and description of activities. Assessment will be a living museum performance by the students and they will write journals.

 

Lamont, Kim: Keane  $840

Six teachers want to invite the Scotia Glenville Traveling Museum to do presentations for K-2 classes (3 programs to each of two classes for a total of 6 classes).  For assessment students will write/draw documents including facts that they learned and they will use their documents to teach other students.

 

La Mora, Katie: SHS  $1680

She wants to buy 15 CPO Science Crazy Traits Equipment Modules, which is a fun manipulative that helps students learn about genetics and evolution through a series of games and activities. 120 students. She will do formative and summative assessments to measure success.

 

Elizabeth Mark,Kris Dangelo,Sheila Green: MPMS  $760

They are doing a project called “Connecting with Schenectady History” and the money would fund field trips to the Stockade and Mabee Farm for 40 students (most of them areESL students).  They will also read Double Dutch. Assessment will be based on results of the NYSESLAT, power point presentations, written reports, etc.

 

McKoy,Betsy et. al. Keane  $1520

They will bus 45 sixth graders and 10 chaperones to Watkins Glen State park on May 26 for a tour where they will learn about glaciers, erosion, fossils, etc. and geologic history. Students will do writing assignments comparing experiments and text with what they learn in the experience.

 

Miller,Erin & Mike Gauthier  $1256

They want to replenish  kits for the VEX robotics competition for the Robotics club (40-100 students).  $628 would allow two teams to compete and the larger amount would fund four teams for two competitions.  Classes could also use the materials Merely participating would be proof of success.

 

Neugebauer, Julie et.al.: MPMS  $720

They want to buy a year’s subscription to Mangahigh.com to be used by 60 students at school and at home.  It allows access to more appropriate curriculum & materials, tracking of student work, differentiation, student reports, etc. Program helps assess student progress providing teachers with useful data. If Tech Coordinator signs off.

 

Parrella,Stephanie  & Heather DeFillipo  Van Corlaer  $500

They will buy Scholastic books for one first grade class & one K class for summer reading.  Each student gets a bag of 10 books.  Assessment will be done by comparing June and September test results. We did this last year; 12 of 17 remained on level.

 

Phillips,Agnes et.al.: SHS  $1000

The Chemistry teachers want to purchase a 2 stage vacuum pimp, vacuum chamber with plate and 10ft tubing and bell jar for lab activities performed on Gas Laws.  Assessment will be based on a unit test, laboratory activity and reports, student designed tests, and  a questionnaire.

 

Preston, Amy: SHS  $400

To reinforce student positive behavior select students are invited to  a holiday party where they make up to 2 gifts for their family members. Selection is based on behavior and need. There is a weekly luncheon where they discuss needs and behavior.  Money is for food and supplies.

Rottger,Cecilia:  Paige  $1297.69

She wants to expand the Take A Book Home Program so that there are more backpacks and books for ENL students and others.  End of the year reading data will be analyzed and shared Students will do reading logs. Parent feedback

 

Schaeffer, Molly: MPMS $700

She will take 30 of the dedicated French students to a creperie to order in French,       understand a talk by the chef, experience the making of the crepe. Students will have a  writing assignment as part of the assessment.

 

Thornhill, Michelle et. al.:  Steinmetz $1500     Partial     $1000                                Money will be used to buy gift cards, electronics. Food for awards to students who  have good behavior. They will monitor student behavior to measure success.

 

Vrooman, Juliana & Lori Lebel:  SHS  $4,650     Partial  $2800

They want to buy copies of Persepolis and Persepolis2 for 120 students who will also experience a Persian meal and create a culminating project. This will involve the entire 9-1 team and students. Assessment:completion of the project and writing assignments.

 

Wright, Amy:  SHS & Steinmetz   $1151.98

She will buy 2 electron microscopes for use by her Food Scinece classes and her Food Nutrition class.  Students will do experiments and create lab reports and take a multiple choice test.

Winter 2015

Baran, Andrea Van Corlaer $808.55
She wants to buy 3 Remo tubanos,1 tubano frame drum and 1 ocean drum for use with K-6 students. They help students develop musical and physical skills. District will not buy these. Students will convert poetry into music working in groups.  Assessment by observation, performance, and self-evaluation reports.

David, Lisa, et.al. : Pleasant Valley $533
50 5th. grade Students will go on a field trip to the Mabee Farm. They will learn about Colonial life and arts and about early 20c. arts. Students will complete a scavenger hunt, complete a painting, and write letters of thanks.

Edgar-Johnson, Jennifer: SHS $778
The 11th & 12grade IB PLC wants to take 40 IB students to Capital Rep’s production of Hamlet. Assessment: Discussion, student presentations and 12th grade IB students take an Internal Assessment which includes material on Hamlet.

Gaboury, Roger: SHS  $554.45
He will pay for a teleconference with an original Freedom Writer and purchase books by and about Freedom Writers for his 3 12th grade Regents classes (about 90 students).  Students will read and write about the Freedom Writers and watch a video.

Assessment: written student reflections, written reports on the student lit circles etc.

Hopkins,Tom & Freeman, Lynette:Success Academy MS $535.55
They will buy English & Social Studies fiction texts for implementing new Common Core Standards. This will provide individualized reading for students with differing abilities and needs. Students will do formative & summative assessments & self-eval.

LaMora, Katie: SHS  $389
She will buy a life size replica of the human skeleton for use in her Biology classes. For assessment students will complete a worksheet.

Longe, Lisa: Zoller, FDR, MLK, Paige, PV  $1224.80
She will buy music white boards for each of these schools, because she teaches in odd rooms without normal teaching equipment. Others will also use them. They will be used to teach students how to read music & for individualization.  Performance will be used for assessment.

Los, Sheila: SHS $646.25
She wants to buy 15 pairs of tap shoes for Dance students who study Tap Dancing in a number of different courses/units. Students will do self -reflective writing and will demonstrate mastery through performances. They will create a video.

Neumann, Christine & Eighmie, Pam:  SHS  $600
Materials will be purchased for the creation of Interactive Student Notebooks to be used daily for note taking by their Repeater Algebra & IB Geometry students. Assessment: student products, student attitudes, etc. Included photos of examples.

Parrella, Stephanie et.al.:  Van Corlaer  $1790
They will take 4 first grade classes & 2 Kindergarten classes to Animal land.  For assessment students will write an animal research report.

Pray, Keith  & Gleason,David:  $1067.97 SHS
$ is used to buy new guitars and bass guitars for the SHS Jazz Band and jazz Ensemble so that students who cannot afford to buy instruments have some to use. Assessment—student and teacher written reflections and performances.

Schaefer, Molly:  MPMS  $700
She will take 30 French students to Ravenous Creperie in Saratoga. She wants us to pay the cost or help pay the cost. Students will use their French, understand the cultural significance of the crepe, and experience the making of a crepe. Students will write a paragraph on the experience.

Scorzelli, Julie & Cahgill, Jeff: Keane $264 
They will bring in the Scotia-Glenville Traveling Museum for a presentation on ocean life for third graders. There will be pre and post assessments.

Vacca, Leanne: Van Corlaer    $559
Shen wants to take her 26 students on a Boston Duck Tour trip. We would be paying for admission. Assessment:  photo/video projects done by the students.

Fall 2014-15

Adams, Sarah et. al.: Keane  $1040
Funds will be used for science presentations by the Scotia Glenville Traveling Museum.  They want to offer 8 programs in grades K-2.  For assessments students will draw/write documents and teach classmates.

Bee, Jennifer: MPMS $978.29
She wants to shoulder rests for use by all violin & viola students in the orchestra.  These would protest the shoulders and the instruments as well as improve playing positions and techniques. 62 students play these instruments. Assessment will be done by judging performance improvement.

Britt, Carrie  MPMS.  $942.30
She wants to buy a class set of Howard Zinn’s  A young People’s History of the United States.  She will use them as part of her Social Studies Literacy Action Plan which responds to data on student performance of the NYS ELA & the district 7th grade final exam. To assess effects she will compare last year’s 7th & this year’s 8th grade test results.

Chimielowiec, Lindsay: SHS  $769.00
She will buy a second rolling glass mirror for her alternate classroom space in the auditorium. Because of increased enrolment they need the second mirror. It provides immediate feedback to dancers. At least 150 students will use it.

Cohen, Susan:  SHS  $1345.92
Funds will be used to buy a 12 month subscription to Music Express Magazines for students & teachers including CDs.  She will also buy 2 Suzuki Q Chord autoharps.  These will provide badly needed textbooks.  Assessment through performance.

Dill, Denee: Woodlawn.  $2174.61
She wants to buy 3 iPads to integrate technology with the various subjects she teaches. She will use them to differentiate instruction, to produce student-centered work, and to improve students’ technological skills.  They will be used as video cameras, audio recorders, multimedia notebooks, etc. She offers lots of examples.

Foley, Karen & Sheila Mc Phearson: Pleasant Valley  $950
They want to start a Girls on the Run Program.  Money is for registrations, materials, etc. Assessment will be the completion of forms for the Girls on the Run program.

Gleason, David: SHS  $769.90
His percussion program has expanded greatly (over 100 kids) and drums need repair and replacement, so he want to buy more and better drums. There are national standards used to assess student work and many performances. We have supported this in the past.

Hart, Jennifer  MPMS  $700.00
The money would be used to subsidize some of 48 students going to Washington D.C. They will also buy group t shirts which promote group cohesion and help teachers keep track of them.  Student performance of relevant items on the 8th grade test will be used to assess impact.

Hawk, Krista:  SHS $500.00
She needs to replace three broken keyboards in the piano lab.  Last year she asked for the same amount of money to repair two.

LeBarron, Barbara: FDR $340
It will be used for transportation to and admission costs for a trip to Mabee Farm.  They use this experience to help them create a Living Museum of Colonial Times and this will be part of the assessment.  We have funded this before.

Macey, Laura:SCLA  $495.25
She wants to buy uniforms for servers to wear when they serve guests. It will raise the bar a bit and pictures will be taken for use in portfolios.

Mark, Elizabeth.:  MPMS  $896.82
She wants to fund the Connecting with New York State’s History project.  She will use the money to pay for field trips to Ft. William Henry for 30 ESL students.  NYSESLAT will be used to measure the impact. We funded a similar experience before.

Parrella, Stephanie: Van Corlaer $250
She will use the money to buy multiple copies of books from the Scholastic Book Club each month.  At the end of the year each student will get a bag of 10 books for summer reading. This is for her 30 first graders. June & September reading scores will be compared for assessment.

Poli, Jennifer:  SAMSS  $1000
She wants to purchase fiction and non-fiction high interest low level books for students. Pre and post skills tests will be administered.

Raetz, Michelle: Washington Irving   $700            

She wants to buy 10-15 tickets for Jekyll and Hyde at Proctors.  It will give disadvantaged students a real theater experience and they will compare the play to the short story which they will read. She teaches the High School Equivalency program. Student s will engage in follow up activities and write an essay.

Schneider, Jim: SHS  $3200
The money will be spent to buy a three year contract for use of Overdrive, which allows staff and students to get e books and audio books.  They currently use Overdrive through the county library.  This will work with Boces and will allow them to choose the books and coordinate them with K-12 curriculum.  It impacts all schools and students.

Stewart-Mannino, Michelle:  MPMS     $828.80
She wants to buy 20 copies of a young adult novel written by a MPMS alumna. They will be read and discussed in a book club setting for 20 8th grade girls. There will be an author visit and a skype experience Assessment will be by attendance, pre and post tests, etc.

Tebbano, Marcella:  Fulton  $528.80
She will purchase equipment that will increase movement and core strength by providing sensory opportunities in her Adoptive PE Class.

Whittel, Holly: Elmer $143.00
She wants to buy 2 sets of Short Books to support the literacy development of her students. She has a special class of 12 but would also share the materials with the first grade teachers. She will use Fountas and Pinnell for assessment.

Williams, Elicia: Keane  $390.00
The money will be used to transport students to the Iroquois Museum.  They will participate in two programs and do written summaries of what they learned.

 

November 2014

21 Grants -Total $18,500

Adams, Sarah: Keane – $1,040
Funds will be used for science presentations by the Scotia Glenville Traveling Museum. They want to offer 8 programs in grades K-2.

Bee, Jennifer: MPMS – $978.29
To purchase shoulder rests for use by all violin & viola students in the orchestra.

Britt, Carrie: MPMS – $942.30
She will buy a class set of Howard Zinn’s A young People’s History of the United States.

Chimielowiec, Lindsay: SHS – $769.00
She will buy a second rolling glass mirror for her alternate classroom space in the auditorium. At least 150 students will use it.

Cohen, Susan: Keene & Van Corlaer – $1,345.92
Funds will be used to buy a year’s subscription to Music Express Magazines for students & teachers including CD’s. She will also buy 2 Suzuki Q chord autoharps. These will provide badly needed textbooks.

Dill, Denee: Woodlawn – $2174.61
She will buy 3 iPads to integrate technology with the various subjects she teaches. They will be used as video cameras, audio recorders, multimedia notebooks, etc.

Foley, Karen & Sheila Mc Phearson: Pleasant Valley – $750
They want to start a Girls on the Run Program. Money is for registrations, materials, etc. Assessment will be the completion of forms for the Girls on the Run program.

Gleason, David: SHS – $769.90
His percussion program has expanded greatly (over 100 kids) and drums need repair and replacement, so he want to buy more and better drums.

Hart, Jennifer: MPMS – $700.00
The money would be used to subsidize some of 48 students going to Washington D.C. They will also buy group t shirts which promote group cohesion and help teachers keep track of them.

Hawk, Krista: SHS – $500
She needs to replace three broken keyboards in the piano lab.

LeBarron, Barbara: FDR – $340
It will be used for transportation to and admission costs for a trip to Mabee Farm. They use this experience to help them create a Living Museum of Colonial Times.

Macey, Laura: SCLA – $495.25
She will buy uniforms for servers to wear when they serve guests. It will raise the bar a bit and pictures will be taken for use in portfolios.

Mark, Elizabeth: MPMS – $896.82
She wants to fund the Connecting with New York State’s History project. She will use the money to pay for field trips to Ft. William Henry for 30 ESL students.

Parrella, Stephanie: Van Corlaer – $250
She will use the money to buy multiple copies of books from the Scholastic Book Club each month. At the end of the year each student will get a bag of 10 books for summer reading.

Poli, Jennifer: SAMSS – $1000
She wants to purchase fiction and non-fiction high interest low level books for students.

Raetz, Michelle: Washington Irving – $700
She will buy 10-15 tickets for Jekyll and Hyde at Proctors. It will give disadvantaged students a real theater experience and they will compare the play to the short story which they will read.

Schneider, Jim: SHS – $3200
The money will be spent to buy a three year contract for use of Overdrive, which allows staff and students to get ebooks and audio books.

Stewart-Mannino, Michelle: MPMS – $828.80
She will buy 20 copies of a young adult novel written by a MPMS alumna. They will be read and discussed in a book club setting for 20 8th grade girls. There will be an author visit and a skype experience

Tebbano, Marcella: Fulton – $528.80
She will purchase equipment that will increase movement and core strength by providing sensory opportunities in her Adoptive PE Class.

Whittel, Holly: Elmer – $143.00
She will buy 2 sets of Short Books to support the literacy development of her students. She has a special class of 12 but would also share the materials with the first grade teachers.

Williams, Elicia: Keane – $390.00
The money will be used to transport students to the Iroquois Museum. They will participate in two programs and do written summaries of what they learned.

2013-2014

35 for a total of $31,463

Baran, Andrea Van Corlaer $918
She wants to buy 2 Orff Instruments and mallets (like xylophones) for use with K-6 Students. They are easy to use for all students and help students develop musical and physical skills. They will make recordings.

Bonds, Kristin: SHS $800
She wants to buy 2 wireless weather stations so students can monitor and track weather phenomena. They will create journals, analyze data and publish weather info on the district website.

Buchanan, Valerie & Stanley, Marilyn Fulton ECC. $1,048.00
They will have two days of presentations by the Scotia Children’s Museum. Every student at Fulton will attend one of the presentations. Topics: furry animals & birds

Cass, Jennifer : Steinmetz C& L Acad. $1,000.00
She will buy books, leveled reading sets, and Scholastic instructional materials for a classroom library in a self-contained classroom to supplement Eng. & Social Studies.

Chatnik, Beth.: Elmer $1,200.00
She will purchase 10 Kindles and $500 worth of books for struggling readers in grades 3-6. They will be used with students who are way behind and they hope it will improve attitudes towards books and reading.

Chien, Annie SHS. $1,450.00
She will buy biotechnology perishable kits and tickets to the Body Worlds Exhibit. IB Students will be able to conduct experiments ($650) and $800 will be used to subsidize tickets for a trip to the Body Works Exhibit in NYC. Assessments include journals, surveys, radio shows, research products, and pre and post tests.

Chimielowiec, Lindsay: SHS $600.00
She will buy gloves, headbands, fabric, etc so that dance students (100+) can dance in the Holiday Parade and Downtown Schenectady Open House.

Clark, Jennifer SHS $2,591.99
She want to buy 10 16GB 5th generation Ipod Touches and $100 in gift cards to purchase audio books,ESL apps, etc. for use with her Special Ed, students. They can look at films of the books they read, use the camera to create Vines or Vimeos, etc. There are many ESL apps she can use in her ESL ELA class.

Crawford, Susan: MPMS. $500.00
The money will be used to offset the cost of the 8th grade trip to Washington, DC. The trip is sponsored by the MPMS Travel Club. It will be used for scholarships for high achieving needy students.

Crellin, Ameera: Keane $659.00
They will offer a Girls on the Run program to students in grades 3-6. It is a 12 week after school program teaching life skills, healthy living, etc.

David, Lisa: ACC at Pleasant Valley $355.12
She will buy a class set of Scholastic ART magazine to supplement the existing material and curriculum for grades 4-6. She will purchase a class set of white boards, markers, and erasers to be used with the magazines and to help assess learning.

David, Lisa, Pleasant Valley $533.00
Fifty fifth graders will go on a field trip to Mabee Farm. They will learn about Colonial life and arts. Students will engage in a scavenger hunt, complete a painting, and write letters about their experience.

DeLucia, Kimberly & Bellai, Mariann: Van Corlaer $1,300.00
She will buy Kindle Fires for use in small groups on projects and simulations that integrate science, math & technology. Assessment is through engagement & tests

Ferrone, Andrew: King Magnate $800.00
His 3rd graders will write, prepare and perform a play for the entire student’s population. The money is for props, costumes, and scenery. Students will also write essays about the experience and its benefits.

Fountain, Nicole.: Zoller $1500.00
They will buy at least 8 instruments for music instruction for the orchestra. Often students cannot do orchestra because they cannot afford to buy or rent them.

Gleason, David: SHS $867.65
His percussion program has expanded greatly (over 100 kids) and drums need repair and replacement, so he want to buy more drums.

Gleason, David: SHS. $653.72
The money will be used to buy music for historic American jazz classics to be performed by the jazz band this spring. Assessment: performance and teacher comments

Hawk, Krista: SHS $1,000.00
The money will be used to repair instruments, because the district no longer funds repairs. They need instruments to be able to march.

Hawk, Krista: SHS $500.00
She needs to replace two broken keyboards in the piano lab.

Keough, James: Steinmetz C&L Acad. $500.00
He wants it for seed money to buy materials so his students can make 10 coffee tables. Money earned by the sale of the tables would be used to pay back the foundation. This class has 6 kids, but the CAD students would also be involved.

LeBarron, Barbara: FDR $530.00
It will be used for transportation to and admission costs for a trip to Mabee Farm

Longe, Lisa: Elmer & Woodlawn $192.96
She wants to buy multiple copies of “Accent on Christmas and Holiday Ensembles” for various band instruments. The books will be used for holiday concerts and performances at Rotterdam Mall.

Lupo, Carol: SHS $916.62
She wants to start a program called Drums Alive. It is a fitness program combining PE and music.

Macey, Laura: Steinmetz C&L Acad $350.93
She runs the culinary program and will purchase adaptive culinary equipment for special needs students. They are safer and easier to use.

Mark, Elizabeth.: MPMS $530.00
She wants to fund the Connecting with New York State’s History project. She will use the money to pay for field trips to the Stockade and the Mabee Farm.

Nabors, Tymesia & Theresa Brown: SHS $1,400.00
They will hire a Horticulturalist to provide 20 hours of instruction and buy tools and equipment for Life Skills students using existing greenhouse.

Pray, Keith & Lisa Longe: MP,PV, El, Pa, Wood $301.05
They will buy sheet music for students in grades 4-8

Rodecker, Jennifer & Faith James: Elmer $397.80
They want to buy Time For Kids for all of the 3rd graders to support the Common Core Reading Standards for non–fiction, science and social studies. Focus on non-fiction reading skills. Assessment: activities and assignments.

Sementilli, Anthony & Kerri D’Alesandro Woodlawn $3,000.00
They will bring in a children‘s author, Sharon Wyeth ($2500) and buy copies of one of her books for use with their 3rd. graders.

Serrell, Angela: Woodlawn $491.64
She wants to buy a projector to go with the HoverCam she bought with her own money. Students will be able to participate in explorations of math problems and create presentations. Assessment will be with checklists.

Servant, Joel: SHS $1,650.00
The Schenectady High School Marching Patriots have been invited to participate in the National Independence Day parade. Half the funds will be used to help defray the costs of the trip and the other half will be used to buy needed percussion equipment.

Steinbeiser, Michelle Adams, Sara Keane $1,040.00
Scotia-Glenville Museum runs science programs for K-2 students. Assessment will be through student writing and drawing and kids will teach kids.

Tebbano, Marcella: Fulton $429.87
He wants to buy trampolines for his PE classes. They will be used with students in two self contained classes of students with a wide range of disabilities. If the district says he can have this kind of equipment.

Vacca, Leanne et.al.: Van Corlaer $1,170.00
They want to take their 4 1st grade classes to Adirondack Land. The grant would pay for everything. Students will write an animal research report.

Patricia & Sabbatino Wood, Alyssa.: Success Academy $555.00
The money is used to establish materials for a cross-curricular study on Ecology in both English and Science. Formative & summative assessments will be used.

Zucker, Libby: Zoller $200.00
She will fund a piñata after school program. Students will construct the piñatas (Mexican folk art). The proof is in the products to be used at International Night.

2012-2013

Baran, Andrea: VanCorlaer $330.05
She wants buy drum stands for their Djembes (drums) so that smaller stature children will be able to participate in percussion ensembles. More students will be able to have the drum experience and will be better prepared for an artist in residence program

Beninati, Diane: Howe $1656.00
The grant will allow 11 kindergarten & 2 self-contained rooms to experience and learn about animals from around the world The $ is for busses for a trip to Animal Land. Kids will create a book about the animals as follow up.

Bennett, Tricia: Hamilton. $475.00
She wants to take her students to the Children’s Museum of Science & Technology in Troy for the What’s Eating What program.

Crawford, Susan: MPMS. $500.00 Partial of $200
The money will be used to offset the cost of the 8th grade trip to Washington, DC. The trip is sponsored by the MPMS Travel Club. It will be used for scholarships for high achieving needy students.

David, Lisa: ACC at Pleasant Valley $395.00
The money is for materials for the Parents as Partners after school workshops. Kids teach parents what they have learned. Projects include pottery, painting, sculpture. Twelve kids are involved in the program.

Gerbini, Antoine & Schaefer, Molly: SHS $500.00
The money is to be used to buy materials for use by the French Culinary Club. They will learn how to cook French food and will teach their families.

Gleason, David: SHS $563.27
The funds will be used to complete their ensemble of Brazilian instruments. Brazilian music is a major part of the program.

Gundrum, Louise: SHS $298.50
She wants to buy 30 copies of Les Miserables for the UHS English class. They are going to the play and she wants them to read it as preparation. Follow up will be discussions and an essay.

Hawk, Krista: SHS $500.00
The SHS Women’s Choir has been invited to accompany the St. Rose Chorale on a performance trip to Costa Rica. Cost is $1300 per student. They are fund raising and the money would be used to help with the costs.

Hudak, Becky: Paige $500.00
She wants to buy books for the MS literacy room for use by 50-60 students. It includes reimbursement for books she has already bought. She wants high interest lower reading level materials.

James, Faith: Elmer $269.85
She wants to purchase an individual reading program for the third graders called Raz Kids, a reading leveled program with a variety of fiction and non-fiction books K-6, so they can individualize. They will use district assessment materials and procedures for assessment.

LeBarron, Barbara: Woodlawn Elem $729.00
She wants to take 75 fourth graders to Maybee Farms Historic Site. The money is for transportation and admission. Students will experience Dutch colonial history in a “real life” setting

Longe, Lisa: SHS. $950.00
She wants to buy two digital pianos for use with all of her students. Existing pianos are in bad shape. They will be used for instrument instruction and for chorus and orchestra.

Mark, Elizabeth.: MPMS $766.00
She wants to fund the Connecting with New York State’s History project. Students read The Last of the Mohicans, research NYS history and tour Ft. William Henry. They money will be used to pay for bus and admission at the fort and a tour on the Minnie-Ha-Ha.

Obman, Eric: Hamilton $2200.00 Partial of $700
The money is to pay for a three day circus arts-in-education program by Larry Rundle. There would be a whole school assembly and a series of introductory workshops over a period of 3 days. Several sets of materials will be purchased for future use.in the Phys. Ed. program.

Sabbatino, Alyssa: MPMS $2097.65 Partial of $1000
Funds will be used to purchase different fictional texts for use in the ELA classroom. They are starting a new curriculum and need materials for it. The emphasis is on more individualized instruction & different leveled books.

Scotto, Madeleine: Fulton & Howe $415.63
She will buy materials for the Little People marching Band Readiness Set to teach beginning music reading. They will be used with kindergarteners. She will use authentic assessment.

Servant, Joel: SHS $1650.00 Partial of $800
The Schenectady High School Marching Patriots want to buy a drum major podium. It is needed for the field show marching band.

Shannon, Kevin: SHS $1500.00
He wants to take (30?) students to an international Robotics competition in Rochester. He wants us to fund half of the cost. Success will be documented throughout the project and preparation stages.

Steinbeiser, Michelle: Keane $788.00
She wants to buy a projector screen for use in assemblies and other whole school events.

Wolfgram, Jennifer: Woodlawn $653.70
She will buy 6 Nooks for small group reading, individual reading and read aloud. Reading assessments currently used in the district will be used to measure success.

Wright, Christine: KBB Early Childhood Center $600.00
She wants to buy the Pre-school Zoo-per Phonics program for her classroom. She teaches k-1 life skills and the program would be used in daily instruction. She has 10 kids and she will use existing district measurement instruments to measure success.

Zotta, Angela: Keane $717.53
She will buy grades 4-6 fiction & non-fiction book sets for her room. She will use the tools currently used by the district to measure reading success.

2011-2012

Aronstein, Robert: Central Park $400 To have a guest artist to work with the jazz band.

Beninati, Diane: Paige $506.00 She wants to take 3 kindegarten classes (60 students) to Adirondack Animal Land. The money would be for the bus and admissions.

Campbell, Erin: Central Park. $145.71 She wants to purchase Reader’s Theater Folk Tales to be used during Literacy Workshop for 2nd graders.

Crawford, Susan: Mont Pleasant $150.00 The Study Travel Club will use the money for scholarships for students who cannot pay for the 8th grade trip to DC. Students create power points and write essays.

David, Lisa: Pleasant Valley $292.93 To buy materials for students to use in creating samplers and quilts.

Demarco, Dana: Keane $278.02 To buy card sets and nursery rhyme books to match the felt board sets for use with the 3 kindergarten classes in the building.

Farina, James: MLK Magnet $875.00 He wants to purchase clock movements to facilitate the design & construction of wall clocks as a student project. They will produce 125 clocks

Gaboury, Roger: SHS $448.54 He wants to buy copies of 2 books to provide to members of a new student leadership group of 12th graders from his English classes: The Freedom Writers Diary and the Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference.

Galarneau, Jill: Yates $561.96 She wants to buy assistive seating and visual timers for classroom and therapy setting, as well as other locations.

Gleman, Joanne: Yates School $600.00 The funds will be used to offset the cost of busing for a field trip to the New York Aquarium for all fourth graders at Yates.

Gundrum, Louise: Sch. H.S. $300.00 To help with busses and tickets for 120 students for a production of Ain’t I a Woman at SUNY

Mei Zheng: Mont Pleasant. $300.00 To help 35 Students take a field trip to NYC Chinatown and the Museum of Chinese Americans.

Metzold, Barton: CPIMS $1,114 He will buy a voice recorder, a video recorder, and 8 sets of U.S. by Joy Hakim to be used in his differentiated instruction program.

O’Brien, Bernadette: Sch. HS $500.00 It will pay for a bus & lunch for 35 Edison school students to tour RPI.

Owens, Christine: Oneida MS $587.62 She wants to buy 4 Calculator robots with supplementary tools. They will be used with her grade 8 math students for studying angles, equations, function rules, graphs,etc.

Rourke, Rachel: Keane Elem $296.34 She wants to buy Hi/Lo interest books for her 6th grade students reading at 3rd & 4th grade levels. She will create a book club which will meet weekly to discuss the books and meet with guest speakers

Schaefer, Molly et. al.: Sch. HS $500 Yes No To help students take a 90 minute authentic Quebecois cooking class at Loblaws Angus in Montreal.

Vecchione, Trish et.al.: Howe Early Childhood $1725.37 They want to buy guided reading book sets for the building book room. The materials will be used with 190 students to provide individualized and differentiated reading.

Whitcher, Alyssa: SCH. HWS $550 She wants to buy a sound system for Friday’s Morning Muse programs.

2010-2011

Baran, Andrea: Van Corlaer Elem. $748.83. To continue purchasing bass bars (3) to complete thr set she needs to help students create harmonies by building chord tones.

Hawk, Krista A.: Sch. H.S. . $500.00 To help with costs of the Women’s choir going to perform in Costa Rica as part of a 7 day trip.

Katz, Deborah: Steinmetz CLA $797.70 To purchase 5 digital microscopes for use by over 200 students in the Regents Living Environment lab course. Project based learning.

Look, Sue, et.al..: Keane Elem. $468.70 To buy fiction and non fiction trade books for use with their 2nd graders. They would be primarily for social studies.

Kelly, Laurie, et.al.: Steinmetz CLA 750.00 Career Pathways students will go to a dinner at SCCC to learn proper dining etiquette, interviewing, and conversational skills.

Lamb, Jennifer: Mont Pleasant $1250._To help buy a class set of acoustic guitars for 7th & 8th grade music classes. Students will learn to play and create original compositions.

Longe, Lisa: Elmer,Wood,FDR,Paige $358.00 $100 To help purchase music stands and reeds for needy students.

Majkut, Kristen: Steinmetz CLA $212.42 To purchase laptop backpacks for students who cannot afford them.

O’Leary, Heather & Ottavio Lopiccolo: Van. $395.00 ESL students would take a ½ day trip to Brookside Museum for the Sheep to Shawl Program.

Boettcher, Kerry. MPMS $2500.00 To help sixth graders take a trip to Adirondack Extreme as part of No Child left Inside initiative promoting environmental literacy.

Callahan, Karin SHS $369.82 To purchase young adult novels for reading groups which will be a hybrid of literary circles & traditional whole class instruction.

Carden, Catherine. Keane Elem $345.00 The money is for a presentation by the Scotia- Glenville Children’s Traveling Museum, The Tropical Rain Forest for 1st graders.

Crawford, Susan MPMS $200.00 To help offset the cost of the 8th grade trip to Washington DC with the Travel Club absorbing the remaining cost.

Devery, Lauren. Lincoln Elem. $300.00 Three teachers will be developing shared re-usable learning centers directed at students in grades 4-6.

Iovinella, Maria. Van Corlaer $250.00 To help purchase multiple copies of trade books for use in first grade guided reading groups.

Melanson, Brian. Zoller. $325.00 To buy Speed Stackers for use with all the gym classes ( 500 kids).

Olekoski, Sue. SCLA. $351.00 To buy supplies for hydroponic & traditional potted gardening for 60 ninth grade students.

Parrella, Sephanie. Van Corlaer $215.82 She and Ms. Eddy purchased Words Their Way Big Books of Rhyme levels K,A, and B for use in 1st grade classrooms.

Patterson, Tom et.al. SHS $885.00 It will fund the Solar Utilization Research Project at Schenectady High School (SURPASS), a joint Science & Technology project.

Sagendorf, Nancy SHS $200.00 Students in the Science Honor Society will develop “Walk Ways,” so students can measure their walking distances in the high school.

Zheng, Mei MPMS $300.00 To help offset costs of 7th & 8th grade students going to NYC to Chinatown and the Museum of Chinese Americans.

Rottger, Cecilia, et. al. MPMS, MLK, Oneida $1300 Students will complete projects created as part of the Schenectady Embraces Diversity study circles program.

2009-2010

Lauren Anderson: Oneida MS $500.00 To buy French language books for a classroom library.

Beth A. Chatnick: Elmer Avenue $517.00 To buy books for a book club for sixth graders (about 50 kids) They will be reading materials and discussing them.

Lisa David: and the other 4th & 5th grade teachers: Pleasant Valley $500.00 To be spent on building supplies for sets and costumes for The Pleasant Valley Players.

Margaret Foley: Schenectady HS $513.00 To purchase a portable printing press/pads for the School of Fine Arts multi-discipline room.

Jennifer Gensinger: Mont Pleasant MS $850 She had 80 string students and wanted to buy 2 base outfits, 3 cello outfits, and 2 viola outfits. This grant will help with part of it.

Lisa Longe: Elmer, Keane and Woodlawn $600.00 To buy percussion bell kits for the three schools, which will enable students to learn keyboard/mallet percussion.

Elizabeth Mark: Mont Pleasant MS $500.00 To fund an ESL project, Welcome to Schenectady: Discovering Schenectady’s Treasures. Students will do interviews, research, go on field trips, etc. and end up creating a book.

Michele Stewart-Mannino and others: Oneida $100 To engage in Double Dutch Connections experience; students read and experience the lives of our Dutch settlers.

Baran, Andrea: Van Corlaer Elem. $1278.50 $860 To continue purchasing Orff musical instruments enabling each student to be actively engaged in an ensemble.

Coleman, Danielle: Central Park International Magnet $690.00 Fifty 8th grade students will do a field trip to the Mass. Museum of Contemporary Art.

Daus, Jamie: Keane Elem. $571.26 To purchase poetry anthologies, mentor writing texts, and books for interactive read alouds for her second graders.

Mahoski,Walter & Kimberly DeLucia: Van Corlaer 833.87 To put literacy centers in two k-2 classrooms. They will buy carpets, whiteboards, clipboards, etc..

McCrum, Jean: Hamilton $900.00 To buy critical thinking games to help students improve their math, thinking, strategizing, analyzing, and social skills.

Standart, Tracy: ML King. $650.00 To buy books for a classroom library to support literacy in her Family & Consumer Science classes.

Zebrowski, Gretchen: Lincoln Elem. $580.00 To introduce students to the concept of lifecycles through studying the lifecycle of a chicken.

2008-2009

George Jenkins: ACC Pleasant Valley $1354 To purchase an ELMO

Elizabeth Mark: Mont Pleasant $970.00 After reading The last of the Mohicans students will go to Fort William Henry. 40 ESL students

Jude Mc Queen et. al.: ACC Pleasant Valley $120.00 to create “literary zones in their classrooms

Amanda Adamo: Van Corlaer $500.00 To create a Reading center with bean bag chairs, a 10 drawer organizer, a class set of clipboards, leapfrog learning pads and books.

Karin Hayes Callahan: GE House at SHS $386.4 Two classroom sets of Big Mouth and Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates for use by two classes of 10R students.

Lisa David: ACC at Pleasant Valley $240.60. To purchase materials for selected 4th and 5th grader volunteers to sew items to be donated to the Ellis Hospital Alzheimer Center.

Carol Lupo Phys. Ed at SHS $650.00 Speedminton

Richard Roe Yates Magnet School $468.00 To help pay for a variety of Proctors shows.

Slater-Johnson, Deanne $500.00 To help with costs of trip to Bronx Zoo.

Jason Hyatt, Director of Bands wants to buy various items for Mont Pleasant, Van Corlaer, and Pleasant Valley. He spent $1145 for stands, folders, reeds, mouthpieces.

Andrea Baran Van Corlaer $1,000 To buy musical instruments for students in grades 1-6. They will be used by all 1-6 students at Van Corlaer (about 400 students).

Suzanne Bernadt & Eric Obman: Hamilton $900 This is for a collaborative project(Phys. Ed & Library Skills) using the theme “Circus Fitness.”

Jason Hyatt: Mont Pleasant & Pleasant Valley $1000 To buy a variety of percussion instruments to be used at the two schools.

Lisa Longe: Elmer, Woodlawn, Keane Paige $400.00. To purchase lesson books & reeds for students who cannot afford them.

Christopher Rakus: Lincoln $265.00 They are working with the Roots & Wisdom youth agricultural and community service program, working with a garden on Fehr Ave.

Christy Sano & Deborah Gutowski: Zoller $750.00 To purchase 2 Wii console units and the Wii Fit exercise system.

Erin Campbell: Blodgett $457.98 To buy bean bag chairs, magazine boxes, a book display for a reading center within the classroom for her 24 third grade students.

William Pickett. SHS Earth Science $800 To purchase equipment to help students understand weather concepts through simulations. 320 Students will do weather maps, forecast models and daily pod-casts

2007-2008

Nancy Huth. Schenectady H. S. ($1350.00). The GE Scholars House students will do college visits

Joe DiCaprio Pleasant Valley($2002.62). Artists in residence work with 60 3rd and 5th graders to work with the students on “camera obscura.”

Jude McQueen. Pleasant Valley ($220.00). Fifth graders would visit the Albany Institute of History and Art and be trained in how to make self-portraits.

Elizabethy Mark. Mont Pleasant MS($669.00) 51 ESL students will read a history of Schenectady, take a tour of the Stockade and create Power Point presentations.

Colette McCarthy et.al. Schenectady H. S. ($750.00). Nature’s Classroom, a club to pay for speakers, for tools and supplies, and for trips.

Laura Buzas. Elmer Avenue: ($568.08). Purchase leveled novels for SS & ELA to be read in lit. circles. 160 4th-6th grade students.

Patricia Van Schaick. Fulton: ($900). Create “Literacy Play Centers” (books, props, costumes, writing materials) to help with vocabulary, listening, reading, etc.

Suzanne Bernadt. Hamilton: ($325). A library program to promote non fiction.

Ellen Mueller MLK: ($600) To fund a school store where students can cash in good behavior coupons.

Karin Yettru. Woodlawn: ($950) To bring the Wildlife Learning Company for the whole school on Earth Day. Two presentations will be given and nature hikes will be taken.

Jane Poklemba. Zoller:: ($500) Matching funds for a grant from the Charitable Leadership Foundation for classroom libraries. Possible 500 students will benefit.

2006-2007

Andrew Coffey, et.al. Pleasant Valley & Van Corlaer ($1600) ESL students trip Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Paula Metzner et. al. Martin Luther King ($1010). Dragon Naturally Speaking language arts program.

Cindy Christman. Woodlawn ($2176.86). It would pay for a greenhouse, tools and seeds for science projects for third graders and other classes.