SCSD Educational Foundation Announces 2016-17 Grant Recipients

     Published on 11/29/16   Tagged under:    District News    Clary Middle School    Dr King Elementary School   

The Syracuse City School District Educational Foundation has announced the recipients of more than $53,000 in grant funding for the 2016-17 school year. Thanks to the funding, 20 projects in 14 SCSD schools will now be possible, exposing students to unique activities in science, business, the arts and more.
 
A few of the projects funded this year include:
 
  • An English as a New Language (ENL) lending library at Dr. King Elementary, intended to help raise ENL students’ English literacy and strengthen home-school connections;
  • A student-run Cougar Café at Clary Middle School, to help students gain the curricular, social, work-based and organizational skills necessary to be college and career ready;
  • A wind tunnel project at Nottingham to help Environmental Science, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and Career and Technical Education (CTE) students get a true voltage reading of a wind turbine’s output;
  • Virtual field trips at CORE, to help students become culturally responsive to other cultures across the globe and be sympathetic to their own peers;
  • And an anti-violence song writing and performing project in which students will write poetry about nonviolence and create their own musical compositions to accompany them.
 
To see a full list of the 2016-17 funded SCSD Educational Foundation grant projects, click here. Thank you to the SCSD Educational Foundation for funding more than 245 projects – more than $750,000 worth of educational enrichment – since its creation!