Ossining MATTERS History of Funded Grants

At the Pre-School Level: 

  • “Muzzy” books on tape & videos for English Language Learners

  • Digital camera & memory card

  • Music library & rhythm instruments

  • Carts stocked with science experiments 

 

For Kindergarten through Fifth Grade: 

  • “Slim Goodbody” fitness assemblies at all elementary schools

  • John Arrucci Drumming Residency at Brookside

  • Brookside’s Perfect Pumpkin Patch

  • Claremont Native Sustainability Garden

  • Claremont Cares school beautification project

  • “Jump Start” before-school literacy program for at-risk students

  • Project PALS literacy-strengthening workshops for families

  • “Fun Tunnel” playground equipment

  • Books on tape for ESL students, recorded by OHS students

  • Contributions to Project Tremors (formerly Formula for Success)

  • Signs to reinforce the Fit Kids nutrition program for grades K-8

  • Art of Storytelling multicultural residency

  • Support for chess at recess programs, taught by a professional chess instructor

  • Workshops with a naturalist and books for a related research project

  • Workshops in the art of bookbinding

  • Jacob Burns “See Hear Feel Film” program for classes & teachers

  • Roller skates & rollerblades to help new & special-needs skaters in p.e.

  • World percussion set for a pull-out program

  • Books and books on tape for a before-school program for English Language Learners

  • Funding for the continuation of the collaborative SPLASH science program

  • Contributions to the Family Reading Connection

  • Discover Dinosaurs and Fossils workshops

  • Garden Creators nature and poetry project

  • Curriculum-based Language Workshops for Spanish speaking parents

  • Instruction in dances from around the world by a professional dance teacher

  • Jazz workshops with Westchester Jazz Orchestra

  • Colonial Day events

  • Three years of the very successful Writemind writing workshop series

  • New shed to store gardening tools & bird food for a special program

  • Microscopes & a micro-projector

  • Dance Dance Revolution equipment for 4th-12th graders

  • Listen & Learn

  • Drums Unlimited

  • Kids Make Books for Kids

  • Girls’ Running Club

  • School of Rock guitar classes and equipment

  • Sound system for assemblies/class productions

  • Music in History, History in Music (Mbira program

  • Support for the Ossining DARE program.

  • Roosevelt Art Enrichment, mural and mosaic art

  • Worm Wizards composting project

  • Click and Learn, website for Park families

  • Native American Museum at Claremont

  • Outdoor Seating for Claremont

  • Garden Coordinator at Brookside

  • Dual Language Spanish Zone in Roosevelt library

  • Build it and they will come, garden at Roosevelt

  • Wellness Assemblies — “Jump with Jill”/“I Cannot Be Bought”

  • Wellness Assemblies — “Broccoli Rob”

  • Summer Reading Connection for Claremont and Roosevelt students

  • Wellness Assemblies – Eat Like a Rainbow

  • iPads for research at Claremont library

  • Spanish books for Claremont library

  • Fruit and Vegetable Education

  • Click and Learn 2

  • Tales of the Hudson

  • Engaging our Claremont Stuents with Google Chromebooks

  • iPads for Biliteracy & Multiculturalism

  • iPads to Increase Stuent Motivation and Academic Achievement

  • Podcasting & Technology in the Classroom

  • Unique and News 2 You Online Software

  • Renovation of Roosevelt School Garden

  • Click and Learn 3

  • Literary Workshop for ELL Parents

  • Mosaics in the Brookside Garden

  • Engaging our Claremont Students with Google Chrome Books 2

  • pBones for Claremont

  • Team Building at Brookside

  • Indoor Recess Video at Park

  • Hudson Tales  at Park

  • Brookside Bookworms

  • Multicultural Leveled Lending Library and Book Club  at Claremont

  • Ebooks:  Extending the Library into the classroom  at Claremont

  • Claremont Chrome Book classroom: building collaboration, creativity and extending  technology into classroom

  • Unique and News 2 at Claremont 2015-2016

  • Claremont Coding Club

 

At AMD Middle School: 

  • “Dimension U” math software

  • Virtual Journey to Ancient Egypt presentation

  • Classroom Publishing Center

  • John Arrucci Drumming Residency

  • Staff development program in math & science for K-8 teachers

  • Books for independent reading for 7th-grade classrooms

  • Percussion workshops with a professional in African drumming

  • Colonial American Trunk with artifacts, books & more

  • Games & materials to aid math instruction for AIS students

  • Contributions to “High Hopes and Expectations”

  • One-time donation to support the Whale Watch trip

  • Library of recordings & sound system for an active music-listening program

  • Math- & science-related literature for a math classroom

  • Projector to aid calculator instruction for math students 

  • Creative math & ELA interdisciplinary trip, tying together geometric concepts, observation of sculptures & poetry

  • Elliptical machine for the fitness center

  • Math-casting program to reinforce math concepts for students who must miss class

  • Workshops with singer-songwriter Dar Williams

  • Yamaha Silent Brass

  • OABSE speaker

  • OPACC community outreach support 

  • Summer Science Academy — “Invasive Species”

  • Summer Science Academy — “Conserving our Waterways to the Hudson”

  • Independent Reading Project

  • Innovation Academy

  • Kindles for Kids

  • Opening our Social Studies Classroom to the Global Community with Chrome Books

  • Print Rich AMD

  • Saturday Academy for English Language Learners

  • Weather Club 2015-2016

 

At Ossining High School:

  • John Arrucci Drumming Residency

  • Equipment for the firefighting p.e. elective

  • Ballroom & multicultural dance program, taught by professional dancers

  • Writing workshops for Latino students, with a professional writer

  • Teleprompter for use by GO-TV, plus AMD & OHS video clubs

  • Pilot program using disposable cameras to allow special education students to take photographs for creative inspiration in writing

  • Books for Global History reading groups

  • Electronic display board for news about science research & student awards

  • 6 pieces of equipment for the fitness center

  • Workshops for Gimme the Mic students, with musician Daniel Bernard Roumain

  • Digital camera for the student newspaper

  • Video library for the Living Environment (biology) course

  • Camera & equipment for photography classes

  • iPods and recorded books for English instruction

  • African drums for the African-American club

  • Latina Power workshops

  • LCD projector for all special needs classes

  • Expansion of a library of books & videos relating to the African-American experience

  • Contributions to “Project Earthquake”

  • Contributions to the Guidance Discretionary Fund, which helps students in need with money for college-level courses, test prep, and college applications

  • Performance-level piano for the auditorium

  • Dimmer board and lighting console for the auditorium & other lighting contributions

  • Art of Murals

  • Yearbook Summer Workshop

  • Science Research equipment including a large scale printer and a “Stream Flowmeter”

  • Digital cameras and photo printer

  • iPads for te Struggling Learner

  • Substance Abuse Prevention

  • Guidance Discretionary Fund

  • OHS Weight Room Renovation (with generous support from the Christian Federico Scholarship Fund)

  • Registration fees and equipment for the FIRST Robotics team

  • Anti-BuIlying Book Club

  • Expanding our Photography Program and Expectations

  • Folk Tales and Storytelling: Bridges to Cultural Differences

  • OHS Drama Audio Training Workshop

  • 3D printer

  • Body & Soul Book Club (formerly known as Anti-bullying book club)

  • Dress Matters

  • Environmental Science Aquaponic System

  • Registration fees and equipment for the FIRST Robotics team

  • OHS Drama Stock Scenery Construction Supplies and Workshop

  • Digital Arts at Ossining High School

  • Camping at OHS 2015-2016

  • Robotics

  • Wildlife Cameras for the Science Research Program

  • Guidance Discretionary Fund

  • Fringe Festival in Edinburgh

 

District-wide

  • Sustainability Café, a community-wide conversation on ways to build green practices.

  • Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

  • Claremont School Library Renovation

  • Makerspace in the OHS Library

  • StoryWalk at Brookside

  • Saturday Science Academy Program for Middle School Students

 

In conjunction with the Ossining Public Library

  • New books for the 1,000 Books Project

  • “A Literate Community” partnership

  • Folk Tales and Storytelling