2014 Spring Grants

$2,200 In April, 17 PHS juniors and seniors in the Education Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) class participated in a college visit trip to Linn-Benton Community College, Western Oregon University, and Lane Community College. This trip allowed these students to better understand the relationship of academics to the world of work and life at home and in the community. The students also employed strategies to achieve future career goals with success, as well as conducted several fundraising activities to be used toward the expense of the trip.
$600 Ten Sunridge Middle School students attended the Oregon Writing Festival in May at Portland State University. Student writers from around the state in grades 4-12 gathered to share their writing, participate in writing workshops, and attend presentations by nationally-known professional writers.
$886 Lincoln Primary School hosted an Artist in Residence in March, and 176 students in grades kindergarten, 1st and 2nd worked with artist Jeanne Leffingwell to develop art appreciation skills. Leffingwell also helped students understand communication through visual arts.
$220 For four days in early June, 78 4th grade students from Sherwood Heights Elementary school participated in an art program at the Pendleton Center for the Arts. It offered students project-based and inquiry-oriented processes and provided students with the opportunity to develop and expand their skills and talents as they worked with art materials in an environment designed to allow the process to flourish.
$600 In May, 41 Spanish and French students from PHS attended the Foreign Language and International Studies Day at the University of Oregon in Eugene. This provided students with the opportunity to explore possible foreign language careers and study abroad opportunities, as well as exposed them to other languages besides the two taught at PHS.
$220 Forty students from Hawthorne Alternative High School toured the current exhibit at the Pendleton Center for the Arts and made their own art projects following instructions given by the tour guide. Prior to the field trip, students were given a writing prompt asking them to write about ideas, techniques and mediums involved in the art work they saw.
$841 In May, approximately 250 4th grade students from throughout the school district toured the Heritage Station Museum, which taught them the value of our local history through viewing the displays, discussing the stories, and participating in the experiences great-grandparents of these students might have had.
In addition to $1,500
last fall
Sixty-nine Honors Biology II class students at PHS participated in an overnight trip to the Oregon Coast where they visited two aquariums, explored sandy beaches, and rocky tide pool habitats. They were expected to extend their knowledge of our marine ecosystem by visiting these habitats first-hand and searching for and handling animals discovered there.
$500 PHS students study moths in May (see article in Summer 2014 newsletter (PDF)).
$233 Sherwood students learn community mapping (see article in Summer 2014 newsletter (PDF)).