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: 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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Cash 4 Conejo Classrooms awards 5 grants in October!

Congratulations to our wonderful teachers who received grants in October:

Lanette Clifford, Cypress Elementary School, Grade 4, MathLanette Clifford, left, is pictured with Bonnie Adamick, Cash 4 Conejo Classrooms Program Chair.  

Ms. Clifford will bring the “real world” to her 4th grade students by setting up an interactive Classroom Economy in her classroom. Students will first learn “What is an economy?” followed by ongoing hands-on experiences using a credits and debits system.

 

Rich Bateman, Sycamore Canyon Middle School, Grades 6-8, TechnologyMr. Bateman’s Grade 6-8 Computer Lab students will benefit from individualized learning resources and eLearning tools including video tutorials, instruction manuals, project examples and interactive simulations created with Adobe’s Captivate software.

Below, Mr. Bateman and Sycamore Canyon Principal Jon Sand with students in the computer lab.

 

Donna Luft, Sandy Eicher, & Janet Dieterle, Madroña Elementary School, Grade 4, Language ArtsMadronaMadroña 4th Grade teachers Ms. Luft, Ms. Eicher, and Ms. Dieterle have created a Book Club for their students. Throughout the school year, students will complete 8 projects to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Reading, and motivated scholars may go on to earn Master’s and Ph.D Degrees.

 

Linda Sigelakis, Ladera Elementary School, Grades K-5, Language ArtsLaderaMs. Sigelakis’s K-5 students will be creating photography journals throughout the holiday season, culminating in oral presentations at the end of January 2012.

Below, Mrs. Sigelakis and her students, happy to receive funding for their project.Ladera

 

Marsha Jones, Conejo Valley High School, Grades 9-12, LiteratureMarsha Jones, center, is pictured with Bonnie Adamick and Cindy Goldberg, CSF Executive Director.  

Ms. Jones’s English students will participate in a 6 week poetry project that includes reading and discussion of many diverse authors. Students will write their own poetry and autobiographies to be published in an artistic literary class book.

Below, Ms. Jones and her students pose for group photos.

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