A Look Back: Projects funded by Cash 4 Conejo Classrooms – Middle Schools.

At Sequoia Middle School, Allen Saute’s students made robots…

The first groups worked on 3 robots.

Below, the first robot!

The “Alligator” robot.

Kudos to Mr. Saute, one of our very first grant winners, for creating such an exciting learning experience and project that students will always remember!

 

 

At Colina Middle School, Nicole Wall’s advanced art students took a field trip to The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles.

Ms. Wall sent the following thank you letter and description of their trip:

“Dear Cash4ConejoClassrooms and Conejo Schools Foundation,

Thank you for your support of our Colina Middle School Advanced Art field trip to the Museum of Contemporary Art’s The Geffen and Grand. On Friday, April 13, 2012 we were able to see Cai Guo-Qiang’s Sky Ladder exhibit at The Geffen and then the permanent collection at The Grand. Guo-Qiang’s exhibit was commissioned by MOCA and we were some of the first people in the world to see his pyrotechnic (gunpowder) created artwork. It was simply breath-taking and we were all mesmerized. For many of the students it was their first time in L.A. and their first time at an art museum. The general consensus was that we would all remember this day.”

We were unable to take pictures inside The Geffen due to art preservation. However, we were able to take several pictures of students exploring MOCA Grand’s permanent collection.  The students were able to analyze artists they had previously studied like Pollock, Rauschenberg, Warhol, Rothko and more.…”

“[pictured below] the advanced art class outside of The Geffen standing in front of one of Guo-Qiang’s pieces created by gunpowder and fuses, known as pyrotechnic art. Parts of the image had been washed away from the rain, but the students were still awestruck by it’s destruction for creation aspect.” 

“At the end of the day, the students were ecstatic about what they saw and couldn’t believe the art they were able to see and interact with. They said even though we had a thunder and lightning storm and were drenched that it was the most incredible day. Since the field trip the students work has translated into their marionettes, their sketches and will undoubtedly continue to impact their art.” - teacher Nicole Wall

Our thanks to Ms. Wall for inspiring her students with this memorable trip!

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Conejo Elementary receives another grant thanks to generous donors!

At Conejo Elementary, pictured alongside 1st grade teacher Frankie Perez is C4CC program donor and community partner, Harvey Prince.  Harvey and his wife Joanie have generously funded several classroom grants.

Mr. Perez will use grant money to purchase educational software that will enrich his students’ language arts and math education in a most engaging way.

Along with Mr. Perez and his students, Cash 4 Conejo Classrooms would like to extend a huge thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Prince!

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Middle Schools receive grants for music, social studies, and math.

At Sequoia Middle School, music teacher Karla Stevenson is pictured with principal Vivian Vina and Bonnie adamick, showing off 2 of the several beautiful new guitars that were recently donated to the school.

Ms. Stevenson will use her grant money to purchase music books and supplies needed to make full use of the new guitars.

 

Also at Sequoia, 6th grade teacher Elissa Ahankoob received a grant for her creative “mini society.”

Students will participate in business ventures while learning about the American economy.

 

Los Cerritos Middle School principal Jason Brannam alongside math teacher Debbie Boden, winning a grant for her 7th and 8th grade classes.

Ms. Boden and her students will use a flip camera to make homework videos and instructional lecture videos.

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