Grants Awarded by Academic Year

District

  • Project Lead the Way (Science) – $20,792.09
  • College Readiness & Educational Advocacy for students of color, all students from low-income families, and English language learners in Hastings – $7,350
  • Speaker Series: Diverse Voices, Diverse Paths (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) – $11,000

 

Hillside

  • Hillside Book Vending Machine (Literacy/PBIS) – $5,500

 

Farragut

  • FMS Mural Project (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) – $4,200
  • Makerspace Rapid Prototyping Expansion (Technology) – $4,953.00
  • Sensory Lounge (Special Education/OT) – $1,300

HHS

  • Latin American Film Festival (Spanish/World Language) – $2,500

Total: $57,595

District

  • Dr. Bill Daggett, Opening Day 2020 Speaker – $5000
  • Virtual Theater (All Schools) – $1941

 

Hillside

  • Chromebooks for Hillside’s Library Media Center – $6,500
    FMS
  • Introduction to Sewing – $5,113
  • Hastings Sustainability Investigation – $1, 017.84
  • Diverse Voices, Diverse Paths – Speaker Series – $11,000

 

HHS

  • HHS Auditorium Sound Upgrade – $23,599.43
  • Culinary Chemistry Course – $3,232.40
  • Large Format Printer for Science Department – $6,000

Total: $63,403.67

Hillside ($23,083.39)

  • $1,568 for four iPads and cases for speech and language assessments
  • $3000 for one primary and one intermediate sensory path.
  • $11,610.90 for a cross-curricular traverse rock wall for the small gym.
  • $3894.49 for a four-person easel for each kindergarten classroom, plus paint cups and brushes.
  • $3010 for materials for Katie Reidy’s large mural in the All-Purpose Room.

FMS ($3900 plus undetermined amount for diversity projects)

  • $3900 for Ryan’s Story (three presentations for students and one for parents on bullying, depression, and suicide).

HHS ($55,462.17)

  • $13,000 for Challenge Success Year 2 (two conferences, a parent survey and parent/student/community presentations aimed at student engagement and stress reduction)
  • $11,160 for freestanding wheeled display boards used for art and other displays.
  • $4943.40 for 12 Lego Mindstorm robotics sets for new robotics elective
  • $4521.16 for ten sewing machines and other items for a new sewing and design elective.
  • $5000 for 60 units of the new version of the graphing calculator, to lend to those students whose families cannot afford to buy one
  • $13,699.61 for mobile new media lab with editing software, plus studio-quality headphones and mikes, to bring new media storytelling into core English classes.
  • $1260 to have Hudson Valley Shakespeare Company actors come for two days to work with students on scenes from Romeo & Juliet or Macbeth.
  • $1878 for camera drone to integrate into AP Photo and maybe Digital Photo 2 and yearbook.

Total: $82,4450.56
In addition, HEF will fund diversity projects under the guidance of the new Superintendent.

Hillside

  • $3,500 for consultants from the Center for Environmental Literacy Foundation to create an outdoor-learning curriculum that will align the K-4 nature walks with the STEAM curriculum.
  • $4,995 for a poster-making machine.
  • $9,750 for a two-day training workshop for 15 teachers on the Lindamood-Bell Seeing Stars Learning Process Program, an alternative way to teach reading using symbol imagery, which will primarily benefit special education students.

 

Farragut Middle School

  • $8,165 for a Glowforge laser cutter for the Makerspace.

 

High School

  • $17,000 for Challenge Success, a program involving conferences, surveys, coaching, consultations, and professional development designed to reduce student stress and develop a more balanced approach to learning.
  • $1,800 for four more buzzer systems for the growing Academic Challenge club/team.
    $2,315 for more steel drums for the Steel Drum Ensembles.

Hillside

  • Revitalization of Hillside Stage:$48,000 for revitalization of the Hillside stage. The first $18,000 will be used for installation of a projector and screen.
  • Orff Ensemble Instruments: $4,750 for purchase of xylophones, metallophones, mallets and stands to permit integration of Orff instruments into the music curriculum in grades 2-4.
  • ELA & Social Studies Residency – Land of the Free & Home of the Brave: $4,500 for a 4th grade residency by ArchforKids on the ethic and cultural backgrounds of the people who came to New York City during the late 1800s to early 1900s.
  • Cultural Arts – Story Pirates: $2,500 to bring Story Pirates to Hillside to work with Hillside student, turning their creative writing projects into sketch comedy performances.

 

Farragut Middle School

  • Diversifying Technology in the Makerspace: $5,078 for new technology in the FMS Maker Space, including: room-scale Virtual Reality devices (HTC vive), small programmable robots (Mbots), Kidwind Alternative Energy Grid, drones (Hubsan quadcopters) for use in study of the physics of flight and motion, and a 3-D printer (Lulzbot Taz) able to use material infused with wood, stainless steel, nylon, plastics, conductive PLA, copper and other metals.
  • Circus Arts Unit in PE: $2,202 for equipment needed to establish a new circus arts unit for grades 5-12.
    iPad Projectors for PE: $400 for two iPad projectors to be used to “bring” experts for yoga and dance instruction, and as a tool for teaching sports, health and nutrition to grades 5-12.
  • Mindful Space: $1,271 to furnish a space designated for mindful practice for grades 5-8. For use as an alternative to detention, during the school day, in morning mindful sits with faculty, and by 5th grade classes in guided meditation.

 

High School

  • Flexible Seating and Headphones: $600 for movable seating and headphones to facilitate implementation of new teaching techniques in collaborative English classrooms. These will permit small groups to rotate through different learning activities in physically distinct areas.
  • Vernier Proves: $8,530 for purchase of Vernier probes which permit data collection in real time.
  • Single Lens Reflex Film Cameras: $5,190 for the purchase of 10 SLR film cameras so that Hastings students can continue to learn to shoot, develop and print 35 mm black and white film.
  • Pottery Wheels: $3,190 to purchase two additional pottery wheels for the ceramics program.
    Staff Lounge Upgrade: $6,500 for cabinetry, countertops, appliances, furniture, paint and trim to remodel the high school staff lounge.

Total = $92,711

Hillside

  • Learning Outside with Lawrence: $4320 for 4th grade walks and conservation activities.
  • LittleBits and Legos: $4000 for newest release of MakerSpace’s most popular materials – LittleBits & Lego WeDo.
  • Author Visit by Amy Krouse Rosenthal: $3000 for author visit with K-4 kids and roundtable with teachers.

Farragut Middle School

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream: $4700 for Hudson Valley Shakespeare Company residency with 8th grade.
    Border Crossers, Talking About Race in the Classroom: A Training for Educators Committed to Racial Justice: $4000 for professional development for district faculty.
  • Spotlighting Student Work in the Art Classroom with Apple iPad and Apple TV: $939 for iPad and Apple TV to be used for class instruction, to highlight student artwork during class, document work in progress, and facilitate collaboration.
  • Designing Multimedia with Green Screen Technology: $2000 to provide 3 iPads, green screen and digital microphone for piloting use of multimedia green screen technology in creating interactive video by 5th grade students.
    Glowforge Laser Cutter/Printer: $4795 for high speed 3D printer/laser cutter for MakerSpace.

Hastings High School

  • Poet-in-Residence: $5,000 for poetry residency for grades 9-12.
  • 3D printer for HS Science Department: $1232 for 3D printer for use by engineering, nanotechnology and science research classes.
  • Coding Robots: $1303 for programmable robots for use in Coding course, grades 9-12.
  • Macro and Telephoto Lenses for Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras: $1441 for a special lenses for up-close and distance photography for use by the Digital Photography and AP Photography progams.
  • Reducing Our Clay Footprint: $4000 to buy a clay mixer (pugmill) which will permit students to recycle and manufacture clay, and to learn about the raw materials involved in ceramics.
  • Expansion of Steel Drum Ensemble: $2400 for purchase of additional drum sets


District

  • z-Space Learning Lab: $21,995 to provide first year funding for a three year project to create a virtual learning lab.

 

Hillside

  • New Gym Mats: Replace existing mats in all-purpose room at Hillside. New mats are easier to store and larger, permitting expansion of the gymnastics/tumbling unit. $7,478.64
  • Hands on History: Hire ArchforKids consultants to bring enrichment activities and professional development to the 4th grade unit on New York, from pre-European settlement to present. $4,100.00
  • New Kiln: $3,309.45
  • Gems Rock: Hire GEMS ROCK to set up exhibit of minerals, give a presentation (assembly), & conduct an excavation with the 1st grade. $1,800.00
  • ELA Playaways: Expansion of Hillside Library’s collection of recorded books in self-contained units. $2,500.00
  • Apple TV for Speech and Language Therapy: Purchase Apple bundles and TVs for two speech and language therapy rooms at Hillside; this will make it possible to simulate the functionality of a Smartboard with existing iPads. $1,260.00

 

Hillside & Farragut Middle School

  • Maker Space: Funds to assist in creation of two Maker Spaces – one at Hillside and one at Farragut Middle School. $25,000.00

 

Farragut Middle School & Hastings High School

  • Reading & Writing for College: Professional Development for English & Social Studies teachers, grades 6-12. One day workshop provided on site by Syracuse University’s Project Advance to be offered during Fall Superintendent’s Conference day. $2,500.00
  • Spanish/Latin American Film Festival: Five-week Spanish language film festival open to all members of the community. $2.000.00
    Hastings High School
  • Large Format Art Scanner: Purchase large format scanner to document student artwork. $2780.82
  • Snowshoes: Purchase 30 sets of snow shoes to create a new unit for Physical Education program. $2,273.60
  • Agriculture Club: Materials to install deer fence, make raised beds, and purchase garden tools for the Agriculture Club. $1,250.00
  • Text to Speech Initiative: Provide combination microphone/headphone devices to pilot new multimedia initiatives in the High School. $400.00
  • Debra Newman Memorial Grant: Ongoing grant to provide enrichment for student publications. $600.00

Hillside 

  • ArchForKids to work for eight sessions with the Kindergarten team on enrichment activities, including materials and professional development: $5,500
  • Presentations from Caldecott Award-winning author, Brian Floca, during Reading Month: $2,000
  • Five Redcat Sound Field Systems for the Integrated (ICT) Classrooms: $5,560

Farragut Middle School

  • Twenty-five Chromebooks and a storage cart, to be used as a mobile computer lab for the entire 5th grade $7,875
  • Resource materials and solar-electric machine kits for use in 7th grade Hastings Sustainability Investigation; expanding a new unit taught jointly by Language Arts & Science departments: $4,015
  • Training for three teachers for the Learner Active Classroom program $11,400
  • Upgrade Music Lab; replacing outdated and broken components and changing software from cloud to a more reliable hard drive platform: $6,540

Hastings High School

  • One hundred and twenty Scientific Calculators for the Regents Chemistry: $1,996
  • 3-D printer for the Geometry& Calculus programs: $ 2,940
  • To create a reading shelf for the High School Math program: $455
  • Adobe software & memory upgrades for 21 Art Department iMacs. The software will be used in the Media Arts, Computer Graphics & Animation curriculums $10,500
  • Purchase 40 sets of Heart Rate Monitors for the Physical Education program: 8,260
  • Debra Newman Memorial Fund for Language Arts: $600

Hillside

  • Provide 2 Smartboards for ESL classrooms $10,000
    Expand nonfiction Science and Social Studies collection at Hillside Library $2061
  • Provide 22 iPad Minis to pilot use in 4th-grade class $7238

Farragut Middle School

  • Provide a 3D Printer and Filament for Art and Technology $3000
  • Provide a Smartboard for a 6th-grade classroom $4300
  • Provide 20 iPads and a portable suitcase charger for the AIS Program $9719
  • Customized resources for 16 teachers to establish learner-active, technology-infused classrooms in consultation with Nancy Sulla $24,000

 

Hastings High School

  • Interdisciplinary program for the 9th grade, centered around The Tempest, executed in partnership with The Hudson River Museum and The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival $10,000
  • Provide 6 iMacs and 8 copies of Final Cut Pro X editing software for Film Studies program $13,068
  • Assembly and workshops exposing the 10th grade to the traditional arts of Chinese Culture $2300
  • Equipment for an ongoing study of the impact of invasive plants and the exploding deer population on Hillside Woods by the AP Environmental Science class $2275
  • Provide an inkjet printer, ink, and paper for the Media Arts program $2695
  • Provide 16 Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera kits and rechargeable batteries for the Art department $8180
  • Provide a high definition digital printer for Media Arts $2530
  • Provide 2 large carts to store and dry student ceramics projects $1336
  • Additional pans, mallets, and cases for the Steel Drum program $2796
    Ongoing Debra Newman Memorial Fund for Language Arts $600

 

District

  • Moveable acoustic shells to reflect sound in the auditorium $6132
  • Provide 3 iPads for ESL teachers K-12 $2097

Hillside

  • Board games for indoor recess $2100
  • Spanish language fiction/non-fiction books for library $1000

Farragut Middle School

  • Phase 2 of Farragut Middle School playground renovation, construction of concrete bench $8000
  • Media Arts Residency with David Becker to create a digital documentary video on the Constitution, 7th grade $4000
  • Funding for digital color printer plus toner cartridges for 3-D Design and
  • Experimental Printmaking classes $2005
  • Planning grant for mosaic project with artist Haifa Bint-Kadi $300

Hastings High School

  • Funding for Bamboo tablets and styluses for Media Arts $3447.30
  • Environmental Club Klean Kanteen pilot project on sustainability, the plastic water bottle industry and the environment: purchase 100 water bottles, sponsor movie and survey $1500
  • Purchase power tools and safety equipment for Woodworking and Sculpture II classes $820

District

  • Repair and upgrade sound system at auditorium $13,901
  • Workshops for grades 7-11 with Michael Nerney, substance abuse prevention/education consultant $6000
  • Funding to pilot use of Ipads in integrated co-teaching and communications classrooms at Hillside and Farragut Middle School $4066
  • Purchase two wireless headsets and one intercom system for 4th grade, FMS and HHS theater $2574
  • Funding to pilot AlcoholEdu, web-based alcohol education and prevention course for 11th grade $1995
  • CPR/AED training for grades 5-12 $705
  • Ongoing Debra Newman Memorial Fund for language arts $600

Fund Phase One of Farragut Middle School playground renovation $22,000
Provide four SmartBoards for 2nd-grade classrooms $16,800
Provide steel drums to establish new co-curricular course and elective $14,642
Provide three Smartboards for 1st-grade classrooms $12,600
Expand and upgrade the fitness/weight room and yoga/aerobics studio FMS/HHS Phys Ed and Health Departments $11,000
Provide sound systems (wall-mounted speakers, cage, iPod) for both FMS gyms $6,011
Bring speaker Michael Nerney (Adolescent Brain and High-Risk Behavior expert) for 4 HHS workshops, 2 for students, one each for parents and teachers $5,500
Fund Teachers and Writers Playwriting multi-week residency, fifth grade $5,250
Purchase library materials, kits to build solar-electric machines, and teacher handbooks for 7th grade $4,553
Provide SmartBoard for Special Ed FMS $4,200
Provide SmartBoard for ESL FMS $4,200
Provide SmartBoard for 6th-grade math classroom $4,200
Purchase two Epson 450i interactive projectors for FMS art rooms $3,800
Provide funds for feasibility study to build outdoor classroom at Sugar Pond $3,500
Purchase materials for new HHS course, Material Science and Nanotechnology $3,500
Provide K-12 Health and Phys Ed curriculum consultant $2,500
Hire consultant for staff development and student workshops to add rumba and hustle to Phys Ed dance units HHS $2,160
Bring Hudson Valley Students-on-Stage Shakespeare Festival workshops, 8th grade $2,000
Provide Epson interactive projector 8th-grade language Arts classroom $1,900
Provide Epson interactive projector FMS health Classroom $1,900
Provide Epson interactive projector FMS World Language (French and Spanish) $1,900
Provide ESL-appropriate books for content-area library, Hillside $1,500
Purchase digital cameras, FMS art department $1,400
Purchase art displays K-12 $1,300
Purchase pottery wheel for HHS ceramics $1,182
Purchase materials to support new HHS course, Ceramics II $1,194
Purchase studio lighting kit for HHS still life and portrait photography $1,100
Expand collection of Playaway audiobooks, Hillside Library $900
Fund Taconic Opera’s 45-minute program to introduce Opera to K-4 Hillside $800
Bring Lou DelBianco, interactive storyteller, to Hillside $650
Ongoing Debra Newman Memorial Fund for language arts $600
Purchase slab roller for HHS ceramics $424
Provide five digital voice recorders for Hastings Buzzer Reporters plus Columbia Scholastic Press Association regular membership $419

Provide two SmartBoards for Hillside music classrooms $9400
Purchase biotechnology lab equipment to replicate and analyze DNA at HHS $8389
Purchase three computers and equipment for the high school Animation and Media Center $6578
Latin American dance residency for the fifth grade $4400
Provide CPR/AED training for 60 students on Health Day $3600
Phase three of Second Step social emotional learning program at Hillside $3400
Printmaking materials and a printmaking artist in residency for HHS art students. $3000
Puppet-making/writing workshop involving characters from Greek mythology for sixth grade language arts and social studies students $3000
Purchase an LCD monitor and equipment for a digital lobby hallway display at Hillside $2775
Willie Teacher, actor/educator aka Nzinga to an assembly kicking off Reading Month for fourth graders $2500
Expand Math Games and launch a publishing center at Hillside $2400
Bridge-building project with an architect for the second grade Hudson River unit. $2000
Bring storyteller David Gonzalez to perform Frog Bride for third graders $2000
Bring ceramicist Gina Mars to the high school art department for a unit on Raku firing including building a special kiln $1900
Bring Chinese Ribbon Dancers to Hillside and to fund the Dinosaur Rock program $1800
Tower of Power jazz workshop for Middle and High School music students $1500-3000
Bring Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Students-on-Stage workshops to 8th graders for their Shakespeare unit. $1400
Purchase solar plates for etching at HHS $1399
Bring students from the Leadership Institute High School in the South Bronx together with students from HHS for activities and discussion as part of the Crossing Borders program $1300
Purchase three Nikon 35mm film cameras for HHS photography students $1075Expand the Bill’s Books Collection at Hillside Library $1000
Purchase three Canon digital cameras for HHS media arts/photography classes $725
Fund printing for HHS literary magazine Oneirata under the on-going Debra Newman Memorial Fund$500
Ancient Greek Civilization pottery workshop, part of the annual Sixth Grade Grecian Festival $200

Purchase 25 computers for FMS and 25 computers for HHS $31,450
Establish a K-12 videoconferencing program in the Russell Lecture Room $11,702
Fund engineering field study to develop design plans to upgrade the fields and maximize play areas $10,000
Purchase museum memberships and museum programs for all Hillside students $8,175
Purchase two computers and necessary equipment to pilot an animation and media station at HHS $7,000
Fund initial planning for the renovation of the Middle School playground, stage one $5,000
Install kiln and vent system in room H126C (FMS) $4344
Fund Salsa Dance Residency, 5th grade $4,200
Purchase LabQuest Handhelds and notebook computer to use with Vernier probes at HHS $4,100
Purchase equipment for solar plate printing and workshop with artist Dan Welden, HHS $3,920
Purchase equipment for Differentiated Indoor Recess at Hillside $3,700
Fund puppet project as party of 6th grade Grecian Festival $3,000
Purchase a sound system, digital recorder and multiple CD burner for the choral program, FMS/HHS $2,562
Fund four days of poetry workshops for each first grade class, plus materials and planning session with visiting Artist $2,200
CPR/AED training by TriHarbour Training Associates for HHS seniors $2,100
Fund “Building Bridges”, third grade program to study the architectural history and concepts behind beam, suspension and arch bridges, culminating in bridge construction from recycled materials $2,000
Fund dance workshop with Pilobolus Dance troupe, 4th grade $2,000
Fund African storyteller/assembly to kick off Reading Month and student-created tableaux, 4th grade $2,000
Fund Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s Touring Company production of Midsummer Night’s Dream, 8th grade $1800
Purchase wireless handheld scanner to inventory the library database $1,795
Purchase 40 Playway preloaded digital audiobooks for Hillside Library $1,752
Establish “Charlie’s Garden”, an edible garden to be run by first graders $1,750
Purchase DVDs to upgrade the media collection at the FMS/HHS library $1,622
Help fund a coach for the HHS chess team $1,500
Fund Literatura de Cordel (“Story on a String”): 4th grade Spanish, Dominican art form of communication $1,400
Purchase two enclosed cork bulletin boards to display artwork at FMS $1,125
Fund African-American Bokandye Drummers/Dancers’ workshop for 3rd graders $1,000
Fund Chinese dance performance to support Hillside diversity and kindergarten social studies curriculum for Lunar New Year $800
Purchase replica hominoid, human and primate skulls for HHS students to explore evolutionary development through comparative skull physiology $700
Fund Lou DelBianco’s multicultural storytelling, theater, music program for kindergarten $650
Debra Newman Memorial Fund: ongoing grant to provide enrichment for student publications $500
Fund after school comedy workshop $500
Fund Greek pottery project for 6th Grade Grecian Festival $281

Develop a nonfiction collection at Hillside Library $12,000
Establish a guitar lab (guitars, software, instrument cables, storage) at the Middle and High Schools $11,200
Purchase equipment to bring back the Hillside Obstacle Course $10,430
Upgrade the entire library system to Follett’s web-based Destiny Automation $8941
Purchase forty TI-89 calculators, a teacher model, presentation screen and two presentation adaptors for AP calculus $6745
Purchase a Project Adventure equipment pack for FMS $4800
Purchase a C25 etching press to introduce large-scale mechanical printing at Hillside $4754
Purchase five darkroom enlargers for the H.S. Art Dept. $2400
Purchase museum memberships and programs that will allow all Hillside students to visit an art museum $2175
Purchase portable whiteboards at Hillside $2000
Debra Newman Memorial Fund: ongoing grant to send HHS students to Columbia University for a publications workshop $1000
Connecting Collections, a week-long program through the Art Dept. for K-12 teachers in collaboration with Moma, the Met, the Guggenheim and the Whitney $800


Purchase of equipment to establish Fitness Center $22,300
Purchase of 12 lavaliere microphones for theater department $16,969
Diversity Social Emotional Learning Committee two-year grant for three performances a year at Farragut Middle School $10,000
Creation of Podcasting Laboratory with purchase of iPods, computers and additional accessories (HHS) $8,375
Introduction of Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) American History 101 and 102 at Hastings High School $7,725
Fencing supplies for fencing at Middle and High School $6,200
Staff development for Habits of Mind Program with Bena Kallick at Farragut Middle School $6,000
Two-year elective for authentic science research at Hastings High School $3,628
Establishment of Mandarin Chinese club at Farragut Middle School $3,564
“Connecting Collections”—weeklong program for five staff members sponsored by four New York museums to help integrate visual images into the classroom $2,000
Electronic Junkyard Gamelan workshop and performance, Hillside Elementary School $2,000
Lenny Levine Memorial Garden and birdwatching area at Hillside $1,800
Art display panel for Farragut Middle School $1,734
Debra Newman Memorial Fund: ongoing grant to provide enrichment for student publications $500

Installation of traversing wall plus curriculum and wellness program for grades 5-8 $11,000
Three systems to introduce Smart Board technology at Hillside Elementary School in the library and in two classrooms (3rd and 4th grade) $9,500
Staff development for the adoption of Math Trailblazers for grade K-4 $9,200
Refurbishment of the work area in the Middle School Faculty Lounge $5,040
Staff development to introduce a multi-sensory spelling program at Hillside $5,000
Indoor/outdoor batting cage $4,354
Equipment for the Aquaculture curriculum for 6th grade $3,186
Accessories to make Social Studies multimedia equipment mobile $2,700
Concert for Hispanic Heritage Month: Los Pleneros de la 21 $2,600
Equipment and software for enhancing and diversifying ESL instruction at Hillside $2,500
Refurbishment and restoration of printing press plus purchase of accessories $2,500
Two laptops and peripherals plus software for High School Science Department $2,400
Purchase of 24 Iquest Interactive Handheld Devices from Leapfrog for grades 5-8 $2,270
Workshop fee for Art Studio for Elementary Students at MOMA $2,100
Laptop and software for High School Math Department $2,050
Materials to implement the Visual Thinking Strategies curriculum at Hillside $1,637
Purchase and install flagpole and flag on the Burke Estate Field $1,470
Purchase of new books about explorers and exploration for Middle School Library $1,200
Purchase of books to help establish leveled 2nd grade book room to support Balanced Literacy Program at Hillside $1,000
Purchase of films for two one-semester Spanish courses: Advanced Conversation and Culture and Culture through Film I and II $912
Two digital video cameras for Media Arts course at High School $700
Emergency fund for lunch hour book club (Chat and Chew) at Hillside $600
Display of two sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the High School lobby for World AIDS Day $500
Debra Newman Memorial Fund: on-going grant to provide enrichment for student publications $500
Materials for AP bio at H.S. $490

High School Auditorium Technical Equipment: to purchase new lighting equipment, wireless headsets, computer, soundboard $11,442
World of Difference: to fund “A World of Difference Institute Peer Training Program” to train 25 high school students to work with peers around issues of diversity, prejudice and discrimination $6,000
Creating a Classroom for a Post Modern World: to provide three projectors, sound system and stands to aid in the use of computers in the HS English classroom $4,450
Fitness for Tomorrow: to fund equipment to supplement current middle school physical education curriculum and establish fitness unit at FMS. $4,130
Social Science Institute: to fund residencies for four visiting professionals to work with High School Social Studies faculty and students $4,000
Yearbook Production: two MAC computers $3,260
Art Display Panels: to fund eight art display panels at FMS and HHS. $3,000
Middle School Kiln: to purchase, kiln, vent and duct, Middle School Art Department $2,605
Web Based College Counseling Service: to purchase “Naviance” software program that facilitates communication among students, parents and the college advisory office $2,025
Computerized Data Collection: to purchase scientific probes and software for computer based data collection in high school science classes/labs $2,000
Arts Extravaganza: to help fund workshop materials for the 2006 Arts Extravaganza at the middle school $1,700
Early Literacy at Hillside: to provide one-day consultancy for curriculum work to enhance early literacy $1,600
Forensic Science Madness: to purchase supplemental materials for the high school forensic science elective course $1,500
Foreign Language Library: to incorporate new materials in the foreign language section of Lloyd Library $1,500
Dinosaurs Come Alive: to enhance the study of dinosaurs in kindergarten with an in-school presentation by “Dinosaurs Rock” and a “fossil” dig. $1,500
Anti-Bullying Program: to fund three faculty presentations for the anti- bullying program at FMS. $1,500
Debra Newman Memorial Fund: on-going grant to provide enrichment for student publications $500
Just Right Resource Library: to establish a library for less-skilled readers in the upper grades at Hillside $500
Display Stand Covers: to purchase plexiglass covers for large wheeled display cases $155

Staff development to initiate a Core Group to bring Schools Attuned program to Hillside $10,000
Funding for the 3rd grade team to establish a Jigsaw Exploration multidisciplinary unit to support and enhance the writing process $6,880
Installation of a Mat Rack System for storage and movement of wrestling mats in the Middle and High Schools $5,050
Purchase of print and software resource materials as well as computers, printer/scanners, and headphones for the FMS/HHS ESL Resource Room $5,000
Staff development to expand the Core Group bringing Schools Attuned program to the Middle School $5,000
Purchase of demonstration equipment for the High School physics and chemistry labs $4,000
Purchase of new biography books for grades 5-8 at the Middle School $4,000
Funding to conduct a series of staff development workshops on “Language Development and Learning for the Classroom Teacher” $2,400
Purchase of enhancements for the High School Digital Music Production Lab $2,100
Arts Extravaganza 2005: To purchase materials necessary for the 7th and 8th grade workshops $1,700
Funding to introduce the Kindergarten students to Harry Scott’s Dance and Movement Program $1,500
Funding for offsite training on Kurzweil 3000, software upgrades, and scanner purchase for the High School Special Education Department $1,200
HHS Health Education: funding for a speaker for AIDS Awareness Day $1,000
FMS Health Education: funding for a speaker for the 7th and 8th grades on selected health topics $1,000
Kindergarten/4th grade team: funding to continue the Negotiated Learning Project $500

Science Consultant K-12: funding for in-house science consultant for ongoing professional development $25,000
Hillside Library Media Center: further funding for the redesign and enhancement of Hillside Library $15,000
“Schools Attuned”: funding for pilot program at Farragut Middle School to introduce techniques for recognizing and managing learning differences $9,600
Digital Music Station: funding for equipment for new music theory/traditional harmony course at the High School $3,730
Billiards Club: funding for equipment to be used by the High School Billiards Club and the Phys. Ed. Department $3,000
Living Environment (Biology) Library: funding for topical supplemental materials for all levels of science instruction $2,050
AIDS Theater Project: funding for December 2003 performance during AIDS Awareness Week $2,000
Fifth Grade Reading Program: funding for a wide assortment of books at a variety of reading levels to enhance differentiated instruction $1,800
Healthy School Lunch Program: funding to develop guidelines to improve overall nutritional quality of the school lunch program $1,800
Hillside Art Department Etching Press: funding to provide materials for mechanical printmaking at Hillside Elementary School $1,640
Negotiated Learning Project: funding to expand Reggio Emilia project already in existence at select K/4 classrooms at Hillside Elementary School $1,500
Play Equipment: funding for enrichment materials for early/late bus riders at Hillside Elementary School $1,000
Edgars Lane Battle: funding for a re-enactment of the Battle of Edgars Lane $1,000
Digital Camera: funding for digital photography equipment for Athletic Dept. $750
Debra Newman Memorial Fund: funding to send staff of Oneirata to a student journalists’ conference $500