2014 Fall Grants

$800 In April 2015, Ann Sokoloski will coordinate the Pendleton School District (grades K-12) Art Show at the Pendleton Convention Center. This will be the 10th year for the show, with student art being displayed on banners and three-dimensional art displayed on tables and easels.
$504 Olivia Rush, PHS art teacher, has planned several opportunities for her students. Her Studio Art class visited the Portland Art Museum, the Art Institute of Portland and Pacific Northwest College of Art in November. A trip to Maryhill Museum of Art for her Visual Arts classes was cancelled due to inclement weather (to be rescheduled). Once each month, students in Visual Arts classes, Studio Art and Art I will view museum exhibits at the Pendleton Center for the Arts, as well as participate in exhibit-related art activities.
$1,000 Two 2-day field trips in May 2015 are planned for a total of 89 Honors Biology II PHS students to the Oregon Coast where they will learn about ecological relationships between plant life and animals living in the sandy beach, rocky tide pools, estuary, and near-shore rocky tide pool habitats. They will also visit two aquariums and ride in a research vessel in Yaquina Bay and on the ocean looking for whales, seals, and dolphins.
$1,200 In late January 2015, music teacher Emily Callendar plans to host a fiddle workshop with a professional fiddle player to introduce a variety of styles of traditional folk music to approximately 175 PHS, Sunridge Middle School and elementary strings students. The workshops will be held in the classroom during strings class times and the clinician will present a local concert for the community.
$1,000 Kathryn Youngman and Lori Albright, PHS Spanish and French teachers, will take students to the University of Oregon Foreign Language and International Studies Day in Eugene. The overnight trip will take place in May 2015, with 30-40 students expected to participate. The conference exposes students to other languages and provides an opportunity to explore possible foreign language careers.
$60 West Hills 3rd grade teachers Andrea Cress and Amy Pitner requested funds to purchase chalk pastels and liquid watercolor supplies to provide students with additional opportunities to create art using different media. The art will be on display during the Annual District Art Show at the Pendleton Convention Center in April 2015.
$1,000 ASPIRE (Access to Student Assistance Programs in Reach of Everyone) Coordinator Jill Gregg at PHS plans two “college tours” for students. The first will be an overnight visit to the Willamette Valley to visit Linfield College, Oregon State University, and Linn-Benton Community College. The second includes a day trip to Walla Walla to visit Whitman College, Walla Walla Community College and Walla Walla University. The purpose of the trips is to expose students to different types of post-secondary options, and inspire them to apply to college.