The “Giving Bach” program will focus on exposing special needs students to the world of classical music. In addition to giving a live concert, Ms. Fruehling’s strings students will work one on one with Colina’s special needs students, teaching them some basic aspects of playing their instruments.
At Westlake High School, Marine Science teacher Kristi Hronek received a grant for her students’ Atoll Reef project.
Students created models to represent the formation of atoll reefs resulting from the sinking of a volcanic island.
First grade teacher Susan Lewis at EARThS Science Magnet will use grant money to purchase animal books.
Thousand Oaks Highs School STEM Scientific Research teacher Nikki Malhotra received a grant to purchase a bench top shaker.
STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math. The Scientific Research class is a high level STEM course offered only at TOHS. The objective is to enable students to apply their knowledge of different topics in biological sciences and chemistry while working on an original research project.
Ms. Malhotra with her student, Senior Adam Potter, alongside his award winning project. Congrats Adam! His project won 1st place at the Ventura County Science Fair.
TOHS Earth Science teacher Heather Farrell will use grant money to help offset costs of a Channel Islands field trip.
This field trip will give students the opportunity to touch on many Earth Science topics in a meaningful and memorable way; most students have never been to the Channel Islands.