A focus on character education earns a grant at EARThS Science Magnet.

EARThS Science Magnet has implemented a character building program and each month a character trait “key” is featured.

First grade teacher Susan Lewis received a grant to purchase a series of books to use in her classroom, to teach and reinforce these traits, such as gratitude and kindness. The books will be used throughout the year and shared with all first grade classes.

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Another Science grant awarded at TOHS!

Thousand Oaks High School again has another science teacher receiving grant money from C4CC. We are delighted with their enthusiasm for our program!

Congratulations to Kristin Majda for receiving a grant to purchase science literature novels for her classroom. She plans to supplement the reading with fun activities and projects and use the information learned from the book as a foundation for examples when teaching the science standards in class. Principal Lou Lichtl is pleased to have another grant awarded at TOHS.

Ms. Majda wrote: “In an effort to address the common core literacy standards for science and also make science more relevant and meaningful to students, I plan to incorporate non-fiction literature into my science curriculum.”

 

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THANKS to to our generous donors…4 Newbury Park High School science teachers receive grants.

We are so thankful to our generous donors John & Diane Blindbury who so kindly funded Science grants at Newbury Park High School! We were able to honor 4 teachers for their fabulous ideas and provide funding for their projects!

NPHS Science teachers Jennifer Lockwood and Lorena Caulfield, pictured below with donor Diane Blindbury (center) and Principal Athol Wong (R) will use grant money to purchase blood pressure monitoring equipment. Stethescopes and aneroid sphygomomanometers will be used in labs and classroom activities studying the cardiovascular system. The equipment will benefit students in multiple classes including Sports Medicine, Anatomy and IB Biology.

 

Anatomy and Physiology teacher Danielle Barra received a grant to purchase skeletal system models needed for her classes.

Ms. Barra wrote: “Students in anatomy and physiology learn about all the major body systems throughout the course to gain an understanding of how the human body works. Many students in this class have a desire to pursue a degree and career in a medical related field and it is my goal to prepare them for studying anatomy and physiology at the college level.”

 

Science teacher Brianna Harris will use grant money to purchase a class set of novels for a long term project that will connect the Science and English curriculums.

Ms. Harris wrote: “This is a novel based on biological sciences where students will be able to connect the content learned in class to the fictional story.”

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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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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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