Grant Year: 2016-2017
French National Honor Society
Established Oakmont’s first chapter of the French National Honor Society.
Nucleic Acid and Protein Modeling
The most difficult concepts for students in science (especially biology) are often the abstract cellular processes that occur at the molecular level. Manipulatives are powerful concrete “bridges” that aide students in understanding abstract concepts. The MIT Edgerton Center has recently developed a set of DNA, RNA and protein models that can be manipulated so that…MORE
Foreign Language Immersion Day
A continuation of the Foreign Language Immersion Day program.
Have a Heart
Sheep hearts are amazing! Their similarity to the human heart makes them an invaluable learning tool for our study of the human body. The chambers and vessels in and out of the heart are just like ours. I get one classroom heart in the pericardium sac because it is covered with fat. This is a…MORE
Stand and Deliver
At Overlook Middle School, children spend a generous 50% of their school day sitting on the bus, during class, at lunch, sometimes during recess, and traveling home after school. Standing tables promote active learning. Active learning styles help reduce childhood obesity. Standing while working provides clear health benefits as it increases heart rate, burns calories,…MORE
Nature Trail WiFi
This grant facilitated the creation of hypotheses experiments that connect to the Briggs nature trail. The Grove PI Boards and Sensors purchased with the funds allows for data gathering and observations to test theories and see how things like sunlight, water, wind etc. affect organisms on the Nature Trail.
iPads for English Language Learning (ELL)
The Ash-West ELL program is small but integral in meeting the needs of students whose home language is not English. The ELL population represents the largest growing student population nation-wide, a trend that is seen in Ash-West. Currently there are 54 ELLs district-wide. This population is taught in small groups. Having an iPad is an…MORE
Make Time for Reading
This is an early pre-literacy reading program for families. Dr. Jean Fahey presented a workshop and her book “Make Time for Reading” provides steps to allow early reading activities to meet Kindergarten standards.
SPRKS Robot Kits (Continuation)
A continuation of the SPRKS Robotic program.
Green Screen for Video Casting
The foundation provided green screen video casting equipment to expand the students’ skills in the field of technology integration with video casting and green screen production technologies. The mission is to adduce and enhance learning to the next level. The purpose is to create a student-driven world, where they can be in the director’s chair…MORE