OSEF awards total $54,000 for 2007
The Oakwood Schools Education Foundation (OSEF) is pleased to announce that grants in the amount of $30,677 have been awarded for the Fall 2007 cycle. Projects funded include:
Learning Centers for Language and Literacy - Lange Pre-School and Kindergarten
The funds are being used to equip four classrooms with Audiocard Readers. Students will be able to hear, record, and playback their own voices. The device is used to practice reading and math skills such as letter recognition, phonics, articulation skills, sight words, number recognition and math facts. Students can work independently or in conjunction with a speech pathologist.
Teaching West African Culture Through Hands-on Musical Experience
A classroom set of indigenous West African musical instruments will be purchased to supplement Junior High School African cultural studies and to make connections between ancient traditions and contemporary musical styles.
This is a matching grant to purchase and build a “green screen” video imaging system to supplement film club and Hypermedia class activities as well as for use in other academic areas such as English, Social Studies and Foreign Languages where students produce films for classroom projects.
Digital Photographic Equipment for School Newspaper
This is a matching grant to purchase a digital camera and professional grade lenses to allow Dome students to take action, night and large group shots.
Learning Through Movement - Harman Elementary
Funds are being used to extend a pilot “Integrative Movement Program”. The program is designed to enhance skills such as visual tracking, balance, and gross and fine motor coordination.
Lead Teacher and Technology Demonstration Package
This project will outfit two classrooms with a full spectrum of the most effective instructional technologies in conjunction with Lead Teachers who will model curriculum integration, collaboration, and do building and/or district-wide training.
The Oakwood Schools Education Foundation (OSEF) appreciates the outstanding vision of Oakwood teachers and administrators who submit innovative project proposals, and recognizes that while property taxes provide the major source of funding for a quality education, the cutbacks in state funding mean that many high-quality initiatives would go unanswered without the Foundation’s discretionary support.
OSEF awards grants twice a year: Spring and Fall. In 2007, the Foundation funded 10 out of 12 grant requests with awards totaling $53,978. OSEF seeks to fund innovative projects that: enhance excellence and enrich the academic opportunities of Oakwood students; extend above and beyond the district’s normal operating budget; and demonstrate partnership and collaborative efforts. OSEF also manages and awards 9 scholarships annually.
The Oakwood Schools Education Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization which accepts and disburses private charitable gifts contributed for the benefit of the Oakwood school system. Founded in 1982 and incorporated in 1987, the Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Current trustees are: Molly Cobb, Jill Farley Davis, Todd Duwel, Harry Ebeling, Steve Hayes, Ellen Ireland, John Jervis, Janine McQuillan, Jacqueline Miller, Sandy Pierce, Linda Reed, Elizabeth Reger, Dottie Savage-Kemp, Mary Jo Scalzo, Chris Wallace, and Toni Winger.
If you are interested in more information, making a gift, or serving on one of OSEF’s committees, please contact the Foundation office at 297-5332. We appreciate the community’s interest and continued support of Oakwood students.
Sorority scholarship funds available
The Dayton Panhellenic Association is pleased to announce the availability of scholarship funds. Scholarships will be awarded to members of collegiate or alumnae chapters/clubs of sororities affiliated with the National Panhellenic Conference. Sorority members with home addresses in Montgomery , Greene, Warren, Miami, Preble, Clark, Shelby and Darke counties are encouraged to apply.
Applications can be obtained by visiting: www.geocities.com/daytonalumnaepanhellenic.
Applications must be received no later than Jan. 15, 2008. For more information please call 298-5528.