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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2013-2014 School Year begins with 4 grants at TOHS.

Four teachers at Thousand Oaks High School began the year with Cash 4 Conejo Classrooms grants to fund wonderful activities for their students. Congratulations to Ashley Cooper, Heather Farrell, Lisa Ravitch, and Susan Ramage!

Science teacher Ashley Cooper (pictured with CSF Treasurer Laurie Lam & Bonnie Adamick), received a grant for materials for her 9th grade Biology and Health students to create clay models of the muscular system.

Ms. Cooper and some of her enthusiastic students.

 

Science teacher Heather Farrell will purchase GPS devices to be used in a 9th grade geocaching lab project.

 

Teacher Lisa Ravitch will create a flipped teaching experience for her students through making instructional online videos. Hands-on studio time in the classroom will engage students in taking the learned information and putting it to use in a meaningful way.

 

Spanish teacher Susan Ramage (pictured below with TOHS Principal Lou Lichtl) will purchase a class set/subscription to Scholastic Magazine Spanish readers which will engage students in high interest reading material that includes relevant topics, current events, and new vocabulary.

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Highlights of 2012-2013: Century Academy

Century Academy’s Social Science teacher Owen Ryan used Cash 4 Conejo Classrooms grant money to purchase a digital camera for the Yearbook Class.

Mr. Ryan wrote: “The camera will allow us to take higher quality pictures for our yearbook and enable us to start building an inventory of equipment. As a new school we have very little at the moment. We have about 90 students in the school with about 12 in the yearbook class.”

“This grant was incredibly helpful…The class is excited about using the camera and can’t wait until we see the results once our 2013-2014 yearbooks arrive next year. “

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Highlights of 2012-2013: Redwood Middle School

At Redwood Middle School, teacher Leslie Martinez put a donated, gently used iPad to very good use. Students are extremely motivated to read and excited to use some new educational apps! Ms. Martinez will use grant money to buy another gently used iPad.

“…these kids have never been more eager to read. Thank you… Cash 4 Classrooms and you have made a difference.”

-Teacher Leslie Martinez, Redwood Middle School

 

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Highlights of 2012-2013: Conejo Elementary School

First grade teacher Frankie Perez purchased educational software for his classroom. Students are enjoying learning through interactive technology.

Mr. Perez writes: “My students were very excited to use the educational software and I so thankful that I am able to provide it to them. Once again, thank you so much!”

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