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5 Conejo Valley High School teachers are honored with C4CC grants.

We are delighted to award classroom grants to these 5 enthusiastic teachers at Conejo Valley High School: Cameron White, Stephen Kozlowski, Roland Macasieb, Brenda Lavin, and Lee Svoboda. Congratulations!

Pictured below are Cameron White (L) and Stephen Kozlowski (R) with Bonnie Adamick and CVHS Principal Martin Manzer. Mr. White will purchase video equipment to help students acquire technology skills. Mr. Kozlowski’s wood shop students will design and build a lattice backdrop to be used at school functions.

Mr. White wrote: “Our students should not only be able to embrace math concepts in a more interactive way, they will be dealing with technology that is relevant in today’s job market. Almost all websites run video. I want to give them guidance and hope to inspire their abilities in both math and video.”

 

Pictured below with students are (L to R) Roland Macasieb, Brenda Lavin, and Lee Svoboda. Mr. Macasieb’s students have a great desire to play competitive soccer so he will use grant money to purchase needed sports equipment. Ms. Lavin will purchase a class set of high interest novels to engage her students for a literature unit that is relevant to them. Mr. Svoboda will purchase a video camera and related equipment to inspire his students to acquire technology skills while creating academic videos.

Mr. Svoboda wrote: “In order for alternative education students to remain successful in school and society, they need how to use current technology and understand academic vocabulary.”

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Aspen Elementary students work together to create a class garden.

At Aspen Elementary, 2nd/3rd grade teacher Kathi Byington created a project based learning science unit that encourages her students to work together while enhancing the school environment. 

Here, Ms. Byington receives her grant. Since the project will cost more than the amount of grant, her students will raise extra money through their ongoing recycling project.

As a catalyst to begin the project this fall, Ms. Byington will take her students on a field trip to the Conejo Valley Botanical Garden. As the garden nears completion next spring, the class will visit the McGrath Family Organic Farm where they will meet master gardeners.

To begin, the students have displayed their ideas and design on campus.

Some beautiful elements are already in place!

Ms. Byington wrote: “I believe that students must become actively involved in their learning to make connections from their own personal lives to this learning, thus creating students who are capable of higher level critical thinking, who want to find multiple solutions to a problem, and who can articulate their ideas to an audience.”

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Special Needs classrooms at multiple levels begin the school year with C4CC grants.

At University Center Preschool and at Maple Elementary School, teachers of special needs students asked for help to purchase supplies to support learning for their students. 

In the Be Me program at University, teacher Julie Conway has created a music enrichment project for these littlest learners. Her program is centered around learning through music, music appreciation, and making musical instruments.

 

At Maple Elementary, teachers of special needs students personally create visual displays and teaching aids designed specifically around the needs of each student.

Below, Shauna Behm receives a grant for her K-2 LEAP classroom.

 

Terry MacDonald is the teacher in Maple’s Learning Center, where students at all levels come for assistance in all subject areas. Visual aids are essential to her services.

Such a pleasure to meet these students and receive their huge thanks!

 

Ashley Clark teaches grades 3-5 special needs students. She utilizes visual elements such as charts supporting academic concepts and activity schedules for each student, all of which create a better learning environment to promote success and independence.

Ms. Clark wrote: ” Your support of our classroom would have a great impact on my students this year and for years to come as the materials we make will be reused every year.”

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Teachers at Sequoia and Redwood Middle Schools are doing great things!

Exciting things are happening all over CVUSD. Congrats to 2 middle school teachers for winning grant money to start the year off great!

At Sequoia, Music teacher Tina Huang received funding to buy essential instructional supplies for the brand-new strings class. These students will have the benefit of new bows, rosins, tuners, and music stands.

 

At Redwood, 8th grade teacher Laura Detweiler will purchase common core resource books  for Social Science and Language Arts.

Ms. Detweiler with her students.

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