OSEF announces spring grant awards
The foundation is pleased to announce its spring grant awards. Initiatives ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 will support Harman, Smith, Oakwood High School, and administrative needs and will stretch the boundaries of learning for all Oakwood students. Funded projects include:
Creating a 21st Century Library Media Center
This is a pilot project to modernize Harman Elementary’s mid 20th century library. Components include: (1) adoption of INFOhio, an on-line statewide cooperative school library and information network, and (2) on-site electronic media to facilitate on-line researching, class based interactive web projects, instructional development for teachers, and pleasure reading.
Non-Fiction First Grade Readers for Smith Elementary
Funds will be used to purchase first grade non-fiction Science and Social Studies “readers” to actively engage students in high-interest reading, both at home and in school.
Compound Microscopes for Multi-subject, Multi-grade level Science use
Funds will be used to purchase an additional set of 20 compound microscopes to accommodate significant enrollment increases in the Sciences and greater course emphasis on cellular microscopic analysis.
From Acorn to Oak: Oakwood School District Newsletter
The Oakwood School district will publish a quarterly school district-specific newsletter that depicts in pictures and stories the contributions of the many stakeholders in the district’s Culture of Excellence and highlights the many and varied ways in which students are engaged in meaningful learning. OSEF funds will be used to help launch this initiative.
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.
As a parent, grandparent, neighbor, alumni or friend, you make a difference in the lives of Oakwood students. Thank YOU to all the many generous donors who made the Oakwood Schools Education Foundation’s Grants Endowment Fund Campaign, Visions for Tomorrow, a success!
If you are interested in more information, making a gift, or serving on one of the foundation’s committees, please contact the foundation office at 297-5332. Please note that the Visions for Tomorrow endowment fund is still open to future gifts to increase the amount available for investment in coming years.
Sam Andrews Hall of Honor luncheon Sept. 19
Four people have been nominated or renominated for the Sam Andrews Educational Hall of Honor. These nominees were teachers or other employees involved in the school system that have been retired from employment for at least three years. The induction ceremony will be held on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008. The public is invited to attend.
The following persons are nominees:
Oakwood Junior/ Senior High Social Studies and English Teacher (1981-2003)
Harman Elementary School Teacher
Smith Elementary School Teacher (1951-1955) Oakwood Junior High School Tutor (1976-1980)
Oakwood High School Math Teacher (1972-1995)