Funding History

Summer 2017 Grants

Olentangy Business Academy

T-shirt printing equipment to produce spirit wear and allow an ACT, OASIS and DECA student self-run business program.

OOMS Outdoor Learning Spaces Construction Project

Construction and design elements for a larger, outdoor learning space renovation.

Creating and Innovative and Future Ready Makerspace

Technology to support ongoing support and funds in creating a STEM Makerspace innovative space.

Sound System Improvement for the Marching Pioneers

Portable sound system to help with effective instructution during marching rehearsal and benefiting entire OOHS.

Arts Collaboration through 21st Century Learning

Technical equipment to support art and music project-based K-5 students reflecting cultural heritages.

Learning Reimagined

Tables and stools to support the ongoing project and funds of renovating an atrium space to a larger learning space.

Library Media Center Renovations and Updates

Movable furniture to support continued efforts and funding for a 21st Century Skills collaborative library.

Modeling Kinematics with Robots

Programmable robots for teaching kinematics to Physics students.

SMART LightRaise Interactive Projector for the Orchestra Room

LightRaise projector and cables to allow differentiated instruction for music and orchestra students.

Increasing the Four C’s with “Breakout Box” Lessons

Breakout box kits, reflection cards for students to work collaboratively while problem solving. For all students, including gifted.

Olentangy Orange “The Juice” TV – 2017 Upgrade

Equipment upgrades for the OOHS Broadcast Journalism class for producing daily news shows.

Mindful-based Yoga and Stress Management

Yoga mats, portable PA system, storage boxes provided for a student wellness program.

2016 – 2017 Grants

Technology for Diverse Learners

Chamber Orchestra Performance at the ASTA National Convention

Blended Learning in the Classroom Using Virtual Reality

Carving Out a Future

3D Printer for the Arts

Sensory/Flexible Seating

Going (iPad) Pro at OHS Learning Center

Hallways with Personality and Class

Differentiating Math Instruction through Blended Learning

Classic Chromebooks for Collaborative Learning

Kindergarten Blended Learning

ACT Fast Services

Flexible Seating in the Classroom

Sensory Systems for Physical Science/Physics Classes

Second Grade Classroom Sensory Resources

Agile Space/Agile Minds:  Revisioning the Classroom Environment to Maximize Mindful Learning

Technology in the Music Classroom

O3ZONE Olentangy FRC Robotics Team

Garden Club

Let’s Blend!  Blended Learning Basics

{Details coming soon…}

2015-2016 Grants

STEM Sisters

The club will encourage female students to become more involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and ultimately follow an educational path that will lead them to a career in a STEM related field.

Virtual Reality

Android devices and applications will be purchased allowing students in social studies, foreign language and science classes to experience virtual digital field trips that immerses them in architecture, art, culture and eco systems.

Digital Story-Telling

This technology will will develop and produce stop-motion videos and also be used in art classes enhancing the virtual creative world.

Broadcast Journalism Overhaul

The Broadcast Journalism program is upgrading the quality of their product by purchasing new cameras, chargers and sound equipment.

Preschool Augmentative Communication

‘ LAMP words for Life’ will begin and is a therapeutic approach to providing specialized learning centers for special needs preschoolers addressing language development and communication needs.

SMART Lightraise Interactive Projector

The projector will enable band and music class students to experience differentiated instruction, student-centered learning, peer education and small group instruction.

3D Printing for Engineering

CAD 2 and industrial technology students will learn how to use SolidWorks to create objects and transfer them to accurate physical replications.

The Memory Project

The Memory Project will enable students to create portraits of orphaned or disadvantaged children around the world and be sent to them as gifts.

TV Studio Upgrade

Funds provided will upgrade the production technology by video acquisition, lighting, soft-box lights, reflectors and audio.

SMART Music Education

Over 600 students will greatly enhance their music curriculum and learn to infuse technology with art.

‘Being a girl at Shanahan ROX!’

This program will provide resources to implement a 20-week comprehensive evidence-based empowerment program and also provide a symposium open to all Olentangy families, educators and administrators on issues impacting girls in the district.

Reads 2.0

The grant will complete a ‘mini-branch’ of the Delaware County District Library in the school. Technology will be purchased allowing staff, students and families to borrow items virtually from the Delaware Library within the school.

Touchscreen Technology for Inclusion

The grant will allow students with disabilities to build independence, access the regular education classroom and be alongside their peers.

PBL Technology

Technology for a high-interest, project-based learning model that centers around college and career readiness goals was granted, in addition to additional funding the school obtained.

Makerspace and Design Thinking

The technology purchased will create designated areas within library media centers where students have opportunities to explore areas of high interest, use tools and materials developing creative projects.

2014-2015 Grants

Technology for Diverse Learners
The use of iPads will benefit ELL and SLC language learners during group lessons and will provide small group differentiated instruction opportunities.

Chromebooks for World Language
Twenty Chromebooks are being used in Spanish 3, 4, and AP classes in order to increase the levels of proficiency (reading, writing, speaking, and listening), cultural competency, 21st century skills, and college and career readiness.

i3STEM Innovation Lab
 The Innovation Lab provides 8th grade students who select the i3STEM course with an immersive learning experience in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math through engineering challenges and investigations.

Blended Learning Communities
The goal of this project is to significantly increase student achievement by offering small group instruction at each student’s level with the classroom teacher and individualized online instruction through the use of carefully selected online curriculum programs delivered by Chromebooks.

Books to Go
The ASUS computer purchase for this project supports the installation of a “mini-branch” of the Delaware County District Library. The mini-branch is a touch screen kiosk that allows students, staff, and community members to explore the Delaware County District Public Library’s digital collection of eBooks and downloadable audiobooks.

Look Who’s Talking: An Opportunity for Nonverbal Preschoolers
The project implements the use of Words for Life using Language Acquisition through the Motor Planning app on iPads to increase communication opportunities and success in the preschool classroom with students who are severely delayed or have no verbal communication.

Standing Up for Success
Standing desks are used to increase student focus, achievement, and overall well-being by offering students the opportunity to stand up in the classroom.

CAD and Engineering 3D Printer
The purchase of a MakerBot 3D printer allows students to create three-dimensional models of their designed work similar to how design firms and manufacturers create models in almost every major industry. 

Creating, Composing, and Arranging with iPads
The iPads and apps purchases allow for an extensive exploration of music creating, composing, and arranging using iPads. Students will also improve their note reading and rhythm writing skills and improve their understanding of the role of technology in music composition.

Making Vocabulary and Grammar Engaging with Apple TVs and iPads
The iPad and LCD projector purchased with the grant are being used with Apple TVs to better engage students in vocabulary acquisition and the study of both grammar and usage.

iPads for Performing Arts
The two iPads purchased with this grant provide an opportunity for Performing Arts teachers to stream web-based assessments and applications to Apple TVs and monitors in choir and instrumental classrooms.

Outdoor Alternative Kilns
The purchase of a Raku kiln and other materials provides students with opportunities to explore alternative firings and to expose students to new techniques (decoration and firing), materials (clay bodies, glazes, combustibles), and information (chemistry, art history, aesthetics) while expanding on previous knowledge of clay, kiln, and glaze processes.

Olentangy FIRST Robotics Club
This grant assists the Olentangy FRC with registration fees for the March 2015, Buckeye Regional competition in Cleveland, Ohio. The mission of O3-Zone robotics is to provide students in the OLSD community an educational opportunity to use state-of-the-art programming, fabrication, electronics, and design skills in a team environment through competitive robotics.

Guided Math Stations
Guided Math Stations provide students with the opportunity to continually review concepts at an individualized pace which maximizes instructional time and overall student success. The stations are fun, innovative, self-checking products that are designed to create a desire to learn through purposeful practice aligned with the Common Core Standards.

Inquiry in the AP Environmental Science Classroom
The AP Environmental Science Lab kits are being used to facilitate the integration of inquiry-based learning into the laboratory experience for AP Environmental Science students, to enhance critical thinking skills, and practice integrating math/analytical thinking through the collection and interpretation of student-collected data.

LightRaise for the Orchestra Classroom
The LightRaise interactive projector provides the opportunity to immerse students in all aspects of music and music performance.

Human Relationships Infant Simulator Project
Through Human Relationships course, infant simulators provide an authentic learning experience for students to observe as well experience the demands of taking care of an infant.

Revolutionizing the Classroom with 3D Printing
The purchase of a MakerBot 3D printer allows students to create 3D objects after designing them in AutoCAD or Solidworks. The technology enables students to test the aesthetic, ergonomic, and functional properties of their designs with solid rather than a virtual model.

Engaging Students with Special Needs in the High School Classroom
Ten Chromebooks are being used in the special needs classroom to help students further develop their 21st century learning skills and to increase the time the students are engaged in learning.

2013-2014 Grants

Integrating Technology in the IELA Interdisciplinary Studies Classroom
A SMARTBOARD will be purchased for use in a middle school 8th grade Interdisciplinary classroom as well as used by 6th and 7th grade gifted students.
Preparing Olentangy High School Students to Succeed in a High-Tech Work Force
The newly created Olentangy Robotics Team will receive a grant to assist them with their competition fees for the up-coming school year. In the inaugural year, this team was awarded ‘Best Rookie Team’ in the Buckeye region.
SLO Assessment through SmartMusic and iPAD Recordings
Two iPADS will be purchased for a high school music department to assist with the assessment of student performances.
Increase Student Engagement & Data Tracking of Standards with MimioVote
A MimioVote assessment system will be purchased for use by 8th grade students. This classroom technology will help the teachers to adjust the pace of their courses, engage all the students and provide immediate feedback to all the learners.
In the Know
This grant will provide the IN THE KNOW team with an up-dated buzzer system that will enable the team to practice with a system similar to the ones used during competitions. This will improve the team’s effectiveness and help to increase their response time.
Bringing Learning in the 3rd Grade into the 21st Century
A 3rd grade classroom will receive Chrome Books to assist with their student learning. The students will have access to using a computer for every subject unit and enable them to research, develop plans and prepare their findings through the use of technology.
Clickers in the High School Science Classroom
A SMART Response System for use in chemistry and AP science classes at the high school level will be awarded. These clickers will allow teachers and students to receive instant feedback regarding acquisition of science concepts.
Using Chrome Books to Increase Research-Based Writing Proficiency in ELL Students
Funds for this grant will allow for the purchase of Chrome Books to assist those students studying English as a Second Language at the middle school level. This technology will enable the students to improve their writing and researching skills at an accelerated pace.
COPE=Creating Opportunities for Personal Empowerment
Instructional resource materials will be purchased for a new program being implemented at the 6th grade level. The program focuses on cognitive behavior skills building (CBSB) for students to increase their self-esteem and manage stress.
Adaptive Seating for Students with Sensory Needs
This grant will fund the purchase of exercise ball chairs for use in the Autism Specialized Learning Center at the elementary level. These special chairs will improve in-seat behavior and provide alternative seating options for students will extensive sensory needs in the classroom.

2012-2013 Grants

Engaging Young Learners in Literacy with iPads
iPads will be purchased for kindergarteners and first-graders to engage them as young readers and will be used as a tool to increase growth in reading and spelling.
Beyond Question – Reach everyone, Teach Everyone
A projector for an 8th grade English and language arts class will be purchased to use in conjunction with a document reader that the teacher currently uses.
Achievement and Leadership Through Technology
Funds for this project will support the purchase of a student response system for an elementary school. All grade levels and classes will have access to the clickers via the media center.
Strengthening Student Mastery Through Technology
A SMART Response System for use in advanced math classes at the high school level will be awarded. These clickers will replace the ones that were received 3 years ago with an OEF grant.
ArcGIS For Earth Science
ArcView software will be purchased for use in a high school science classroom. This interactive software will allow the students to compile, integrate and analyze data relevant to a geographic position.
iPads in the Elementary Classroom
The iPads purchased with this grant will be used by 5th graders as well as SOAR students in grades 3-5. The ipads will assist the students to enhance reading and math skills.
Availability of Content Certainly Enhances Student Success
This grant will fund the purchase of 3 microphones for high school math teachers to use to record lessons that students will be able to download and listen to at home. The lessons will be part of the flipped classroom.
Creating Opportunities for Student Progress/Expertise
Funds for this grant will allow for the purchase of a high definition flash memory camcorder for high school journalism classes and CP 10 English classes.
Computer Graphics Showcase Display
A television will purchased to use in a display case at a high school so that visitors, students and staff can see the work being done by the students in the graphic art classses. This will give the community an opportunity to see their outstanding work as well.
Climate Control Package for Greenhouse
A climate control system for a middle school greenhouse will be funded with this grant. The climate control package will allow the greenhouse to be used year round – not just during the warm months.
Physical Education Dance and Fitness
Equipment will be purchased to enhance the PE classes at the high school level. Through the use of the equipment and its components, students will be exposed to dance from many different cultures and genres.
Challenge Day Workshop
The Challenge Day workshop will again be brought to the high school students of the Olentangy Local School District. This program will act as a catalyst for creating change and developing empathy for others within the school. It focuses on many common issues effecting high schools today. A few of the topics include cliques, gossiping, bullying, and stereotypes.
Increasing Student Engagement and Achievement
A MimioVote assessment system will be purchased for use by 7th grade students. This classroom technology will help the teachers to adjust the pace of their courses, engage all the students and provide immediate feedback to all the learners.
Tecnologia en la clase de espanol
A high school foreign language instructor will purchase mounting brackets for a projector that the district provided. A ceiling mount will protect the equipment and free up valuable floor space for the classroom.
Immediate and Individualized Feedback with Clickers to Guide Learning
A SMART XE Interactive Response System will be purchased for use in high school Biology classes, both Honors and Regular. This classroom technology will help the teacher to adjust the pace of courses, engage all the students and provide immediate feedback to all the learners.
Flipped Classroom/News Initiative
Pocket video camera will be purchased by an elementary school’s technology team to be used to produce video for flipped classroom instruction as well as to begin production of a building-wide morning news program.

2011-2012 Grants

Engaging Students with Enlarged Content using ELMO Document Camera
A document camera will be purchased for use by a 6th grade science class to enhance the learning process by having easy visual access to work samples, reading passages and experiments.
Increasing Reading Comprehension in English Language Learners with Kindles
Kindles will be used by middle school English Language Learners to improve their reading comprehension and fluency. The students will also be able to read level appropriate English literature.
iPod Nanos: Listening for Learning
This grant will fund the purchase of iPod Nanos and a charging station that will be used in a kindergarten classroom. By using the iPod Nanos, the students will build their language art skills by listening to fluent readings and exposing them to technology that can be transferred to other devices in the classroom.
Improving Communication and Social Skills for Students on the Autism Spectrum
iPads will be purchased to assist the students in their learning and to help them reach higher achievement levels. The iPads will enable these students to have a more hands-on learning experience.
ArcGIS for Earth Science
ArcView software will be purchased for use in a high school science classroom. This interactive software will allow the students to compile, integrate and analyze data relevant to a geographic position.
Enhancing Instruction with ELMO
This grant will fund the purchase of a document camera and for use at the high school level in English and Speech classes.
Data Projector for Speech Class
This grant will fund the purchase of a data projector for use by high school Speech teachers. This will allow the teachers to more effectively teach key aspects of speech making which include PowerPoint presentations and Prezi.
Listening to Reading
Kid-Tough Music Players with Microphones will be purchased for use in primary classrooms. Through the use of the Music Players, students will learn new vocabulary; differentiate between sounds and gain fluency with their reading.
Using the SMARTBOARD to Implement the Optimal Learning Model
This grant will purchase a SMARTBOARD for use in a 4th grade classroom. Its use will be incorporated into all subject areas – math, science, social studies and beyond
Improving AP English and Etymology Classes through Senteo Technology
Funds for this project will support the purchase of a student response system for high school English classes. The student response system will give the teachers instant feedback to assess the understanding of various content areas.
Fluency and Comprehension Improvement Project
RAVE-O training and materials will be purchased to improve the fluency and comprehension of elementary school students with reading impairments and language disorders.
Elementary School Community Garden
An outdoor gardening facility will be established at an elementary school. Through the use of this Learning Landscape, students will enhance their learning experiences by transferring learning to real life experiences.
Physical Education Dance and Fitness
Equipment will be purchased to enhance the PE classes at the high school level. Through the use of the equipment and its components, students will be exposed to dance from many different cultures and genres.
iPod Shuffles to Improve Fluency and Comprehension
Funds for this grant will purchase iPod Shuffles for first grade classrooms. By listening as text is read, the students will increase their fluency and comprehension. Also, the students ‘vocabulary skills and sight word recognition will be enhanced.
Challenge Day Workshop
The Challenge Day workshop will be brought to the high school students of the Olentangy Local School District. This program will act as a catalyst for creating change and developing empathy for others within the school. It focuses on many common issues effecting high schools today. A few of the topics include cliques, gossiping, bullying, and stereotypes.
Interactive Response Technology for Learning
A SMART XE Interactive Response System will be purchased for use in high school Chemistry classes. This classroom technology will help the teachers to adjust the pace of their courses, engage all the students and provide immediate feedback to all the learners.

2010-2011 Grants

Middle School Greenhouse Project
This grant will assist in the construction of a greenhouse for a middle school. The greenhouse will serve as a hands-on learning environment for science classes and provide year-round connections to the middle schools’ wellness initiative.
Creating a Healthy Learning Environment
This will support the creation of a healthy academic climate for Olentangy’s Alternative Education Program.
I See the Rhythm
A world drum package will be purchased for an elementary school to assist kindergarteners through 5th graders participating in general music learn more about world music, rhythms and cultures.
Bringing the World to the World Language Classroom
This grant will fund the purchase of a SmartBoard for World Language classrooms at the high school level. With this technology, students will be able to obtain a better grasp of grammatical and vocabulary concepts.
Project FLIP
FLIP video cameras will be purchased be help support the technology department at the building for the overflow middle school students.
Senteos to Guide Instruction in Math
Funds for this project will support the purchase of a student response system for 4th and 5th grade students. The student response system will give the teachers instant feedback to assess the understanding of various math concepts.
Engaging Students with Enlarged Content using ELMO Document Cameras
A document camera will be purchased for use by a 6th grade team to enhance the learning process by having easy visual access to work samples, reading passages, science experiments and 3D shapes and images.
Raising the Bar for Calculus
This grant will purchase a SmartBoard and student response system for use in high school AP Calculus, Honors Pre-Calculus and Discrete Math classes.
Take Care Club
A service club will be initiated at an elementary school to increase student awareness about helping those in need.
Science Equipment
This grant will help fund the purchase of equipment for a high school Science Department that will assist the students and staff with various experiments.
SmartBoard for World Languages
A SmartBoard will be purchased for use in a 7th and 8th grade foreign language classroom. This will enable the teacher to clearly articulate quality learning targets for the students.
Enhancing Instruction with ELMO
This grant will fund the purchase of a document camera and visual presenter for use at the 4th and 5th grade elementary level.
TouchSmart Desktop in the Multiple Disabilities Classroom
A TouchSmart Desktop will be purchased for use by elementary students with various learning disabilities.
ELMO Document Camera for Reading and Writing Achievement
This ELMO camera and projector will allow the teacher to provide instant feedback for the students in the high school English classroom. It will enable students to review their work instantly, help them with critical reading skills and gain understanding in the editing process.

2009-2010 Grants

Genetics Technology for Biology
Genetics technology equipment will be purchased for use by high school students in Biology, Honors Biology and AP Biology classes.
Maximize Student Achievement with I-Pod Shuffles
Purchase of I-Pod Shuffles for second grade students to use to help improve their word recognition, fluency, and phonemic awareness.
Document Camera to Assist with Formative Assessment
This Smart Camera will be used in high school English classes to help the students achieve the learning targets and provide them with immediate feedback on their work.
Improving Math Achievement
This grant will purchase a SmartBoard and student response system for use in high school pre-calculus, honors pre-calculus and geometry.
Literacy Coaching in Action
Funds from grant will be used to purchase flip cameras for all elementary literacy support staff. Literacy support staff will film classroom teachers and offer feedback to improve teaching methods.
Lab Data Collection Devices
A class set of Vernier LabQuests equipment will be purchased for use in high school physical science, biology and chemistry classes. This equipment will give students a greater opportunity for high quality data collection.
Book Talks for Middle School Students
Purchase of books to aid in the process of helping gifted teachers meet the needs of the gifted students in all middle schools.
Integrated Problem Solving for High School Math Students
SmartBoard will be purchased for Algebra II and Pre-Calculus classes.
Chess, Anyone?
A chess club will be initiated at an elementary school for 4th and 5th grader students.
Technology for Broadcast Journalism
The purchase of video equipment to help high school broadcast journalism students perfect their skills.
Teaching with ELMO
A document camera and visual presenter will be purchased for use at the 4th and 5th grade elementary level. This technology will allow the teacher to enhance the learning process by having easy visual access to work samples, reading passages, science experiments and 3D shapes and images.

2008-2009 Grants

Improving AP Language and Composition
A Response System for use with SmartBoard technology is granted for high school English program
Improving Math Achievement
This grant will purchase a SmartBoard and response system for use in high school math
Phenominal Formative Assessment Function
High School math program to purchase a Smartboard and Response System
Focus on Ohio Standards
The purchase of non-fictional materials with differential instruction level in social studies and sciences for elementary students
Technology in the Classroom: Middle School Science
The purchase of a SmartBoard with Response System for use by middle school science teachers
Themed Literature Bags
Take home reading materials for second graders to encourage family support in reading
Engaging Reluctant and Low Achieving Readers
The purchase of “play-away” devices to encourage 4th grade readers to improve reading skills
Interactive SmartBoard
Purchase of a SmartBoard for high school math: algebra, Calculus and Statistics
Convergence Journalism
Purchase of equipment to improve high school videography skills and production.

2007-2008 Grants

  • Funded four $2,000 college scholarships
  • McFerson Family Scholarships funded: 2 OSU-bound seniors from each high school– each $2500
Data Driven Instruction for Middle School Science:
SmartBoard technology for middle school sciences. 75+ students affected.
Choosing Healthy Options In Conquering Everyday Situations (C.H.O.I.C.E.S.):
Grant to enhance high school cognitively disabled programming. 20 students affected.
Teaching Writing Strategies Across the Curriculum through Craft Lessons in a Writing Workshop:
Educational training tools for teachers to help teach writing skills. 200 elementary students affected.
Hands-On Equations:
Manipulative kit for 6th grade students to learn algebraic concepts. 75 students affected.
SMART Board for Geometry:
SmartBoard technology to help teach 9th grade geometry. 144 students affected.
WEB (Where Everyone Belongs):
Middle School transition program. 360 students affected.
Improving Mathematics Achievement with SmartBoards:
SmartBoard technology for middle school math. 127 students affected.
SMARTer Science: Increasing Science Achievement Using Interactive Technology:
SmartBoard technology for high school science. 100-150 students affected.
Lifetime Fitness:
Self-directed fitness for high school. 96 students affected.
Honors Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus Data collection:
Data collection equipment for calculus education. 80 students affected.
SmartBoard for Math:
SmartBoard technology for 6th grade school math. 80 students affected.
Integrating and Extending Social Studies Curriculum:
Outside speakers program for history 7th & 8th grades. 356 students affected.
Enhancing Reading Comprehension Across the Curriculum through Strategic Instruction:
Training textbooks for improved reading comprehension strategy instruction. 400 students affected.
Improving Student Achievement in Science with SmartBoard Technology:
Smartboard technology for 6th grade science instruction. 75-100 students affected.

2006-2007 Grants

  • Funded four $2,000 college scholarships
  • McFerson Family Scholarships funded: 2 OSU-bound seniors from each high school– each $2500
Venier Measuring Devices:
Measuring devices for physical science, chemistry and physics class use at high school level. 400 Students affected.
3D Computer Aided Drafting with Solid Works:
Software to better serve the students studying drafting and pre-engineering at high school level. 150-200 students affected.
Library & Computer Lab Smartboards:
Upgrading technology for easier viewing in computer lab and utilizing smaller board in Library area of middle school. Approximately 900 students affected.
WEB (Where Everyone Belongs):
A program to ease student transition into middle school through year long programming. 360 students impacted at 6th grade level.
Speech Team:
High school students given the opportunity to compete in interscholastic debates and oratory competitions through National Forensic League. Voluntary program at the high school level.
After-School Mentoring Program:
Additional literary assistance is provided to middle school and elementary school children by high school students on a weekly basis. More than 300 students, K-12 will be affected.
Improving Science Achievement with SmartBoards:
Utilizing SmartBoard technology will increase critical learning skills in science area for middle school program. 375 students will be affected.

2005-2006 Foundation Activity

  • Funded four $2,000 college scholarships
  • McFerson Family Scholarships funded: 2 OSU-bound seniors from each high School
  • Funded $23,000 in Education Grants
Brave Kick-Off Mentors: OHS.
This grant will assist in freshman transitioning into high school.
Focusing Readers on Phonics, Word Work & Fluency; Indian Springs Elementary.
This project will provide classroom teachers (k-5) with instructions, materials and on-going support to improve teaching of phonics and fluency skills.
Mentor Texts: Shanahan Middle School.
This grant will support reading comprehension strategies for teachers (6-8 grade).
OHIO Reads: OHS, OLHS & Alum Creek, Indian Springs, Tyler Run and Oak Creek Elementary School through Service Clubs at high schools.
This grant helps fund this collaboration to promote reading between high school students and younger students.
Performance-Based Assessment in Math; Walnut Creek Elementary: Wyandot Run Elementary.
This grant provides hands-on standards based assessment materials that correlate with everyday math.
Reading Our World: Alum Creek Elementary.
This project is planned to improve reading comprehension of non-fiction texts by using everday reading materials.
Shapescapes with Legos: Shanahan Middle School.
This project uses Legos to improve geometric shape understanding and development with descriptive writing for each creation.
Smart Board Makes Smart Learning: Arrowhead Elementary.
This project uses the Smart Board technology for various curriculum strategies for first grade.
Engaged Learning : Liberty Middle School.
This grant funds Smart Technology for use in middle school curriculum.
Smart Board for Smarter Students; Liberty High School.
This funds Smart Board technology for physics and chemistry classes at LHS.
Teaching Math through Children’s Literature: Walnut Creek Elementary.
This project funds a series of literature with various mathematic concepts, including resource materials for teachers, kindergarten through fifth grade.
Warrior News: Olentangy Liberty Middle School.
This project funds taping technology and microphones for the LMS News class for 8th grade.

2004-2005 Foundation Activity

  • Funded four $2,000 college scholarships
  • Funded $22,000 in Education Grants
Braves Kickoff Mentors:
purchased materials and supplies for this year long mentoring program using juniors and seniors as mentors, guiding freshman at orientation and throughout the school at Olentangy high school.
CBLs for Chemistry:
purchased hand held digital Calculator Based Labs for research and tracking data at Liberty High School.
Ohio Reads:
purchased book for high school students to use when partnering with elementary aged students in tutoring and reading sessions.
Big Brother/Big Sister After School Program:
purchased material and supplies for high school students to partner with middle school age students to develop relationships to support academic, social and emotional issues — supported in part by BB/BS organization.
Residency with Judy Piazza:
funded week long residency in two elementary schools with nationally recognized musician to offer multi-cultural music education and therapy to all students and teachers.
Recreational Reading Initiative:
purchased books and materials designed to engage Olentangy High School students to read for pleasure.
Student Support Teen Literacy:
purchased books and material designed to engage Liberty High School students to enjoy recreational reading.
Art Therapy:
purchased materials for guidance program to offer art therapy as a method of expression during counseling sessions.
Building a Learning Community:
funded materials to assist development of learning environment in school for all new students in the district.

2003-2004 Foundation Activity

  • Funded eight $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors
  • Funded $20,000 in Education Grants
SMART Boards:
funded instructional technology tool to allow students and teachers at Liberty High School to merge written chalkboard information with computer information, including word processing documents, data spreadsheets, internet web pages, pictures and other graphic images.
Teacher Writing Strategies:
purchased writing workshop books for 4th grade writing workshop at Walnut Creek Elementary.
Middle Weekly News:
purchased video equipment for Liberty Middle School 8th grade Weekly News Program.
Music Therapy Inclusion:
funded music therapist to provide therapy for all special needs and typically developing children.
Service Learning & Service Club:
purchased supplies and materials for service club activities such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Ohio Reads etc.
Second Grade Productions:
purchased digital camera and supplies for year long video educational journal starring 2nd graders and centered on topics featured in curriculum.
Third Annual Parent Fair:
funded keynote speaker for district wide Parent Fair.
Braves Kickoff Mentors:
purchase materials and supplies for this year long mentoring program using juniors and seniors as mentors, guiding freshman at orientation and throughout the year at Olentangy High School.
Engaging Boys as Readers:
purchased books of interest to elementary age boys that become part of a portable classroom library at Wyandot Run Elementary.

2002-2003 Foundation Activity

  • Funded eight $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors
  • Funded $15,000 in Education Grants
Solutions for Conflicts:
funded a year long course at Liberty High School to assist students in successful methods of conflict management and problem solving.
Olentangy Community Development Centers:
purchased materials and equipment for two neighborhood centers to provide academic assistance to children.
T.R.A.I.T. Books:
provided funds for materials for students at Tyler Run Elementary to create individualized theme books promoting teamwork, responsibility, acceptance, involving others and treating others the way you would like to be treated.
Second Annual Parent Fair:
funded nationally recognized speaker for district wide Parent to Parent course.
Craft Lessons in 4th Grade Writing:
funded resource materials to Alum Creek Elementary teachers to help develop good writing skills for their students.
Japanese Taiko Drum Making:
funded nationally renowned Japanese drummer, Eric Paton, to visit Tyler Run Elementary to help students learn about Japanese history and culture through making and exhibiting Taiko drums.

2001-2002 Foundation Activity

  • Funded eight $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors
  • Funded $15,000 in Education Grants
Scientific Investigation in the Palms of Our Hands:
purchased Palm Pilots for high school honors science class to conduct experiments with Palm Pilot technology and download data for computer analysis.
Outdoor Weather Station:
funded instruments for use by grades K-12 to learn various weather structures at Oak Creek Elementary.
Ohio Heroes:
funded assemblies depicting personal portrayals of historical figures to 4th graders at Wyandot Run and Tyler Run Elementary Schools.
Tyler Run Guidance Literature:
stocked new guidance program with necessary literature for students, staff and parents.

2000-2001 Foundation Activity

  • Funded eight $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors
  • Funded $10,000 in Education Grants
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens:
purchased books for 160 7th graders for thematic workshops.
Chemistry Lab Manual:
purchased manuals for junior and senior chemistry classes.
Project Open Books:
purchased reading material for each elementary school in the district.
1st Grade Learning Adventures:
purchased materials related to exploring travel across continents at Wyandot Run Elementary.
Guidance Resources:
purchased books for a lending library promoting various issues for staff, parents and students at Scioto Ridge Elementary.