During the 2013 – 2014 school year, the following grants for classrooms were provided.
Searles Elementary School
Teacher: Carole Segall, Science Specialist
Award: $500 Supervisor’s Challenge Grant plus a $500 matching grant from NHSF
The Searles program will leverage resources from the California School Gardens Network and focus on Gardens for Learning. The aim is to link knowledge of nutrition with the benefits of organically grown food, with the end result being healthy dietary choices. Students of all grade levels will be involved, along with teachers, parents and local business.
Conley-Caraballo High School
Teacher: Gina Anderson, Math
This grant is to purchase of the ALEKS math computer program, which will train Algebra and CAHSEE students of various levels of beginning ability to learn a subject that is difficult for many. ALEKS will be run at the computer lab, where students can work in groups and study material appropriate to their level. The end goal is to enable each student to build a solid foundation of knowledge and to pass the high school exit exam.
James Logan High School
Teacher: Dorothy Allen, Life Skills
This grant will benefit the two 9th grade African American Girls Life Skills classes in the 2014-2015 school year by building interest in a college career early enough to influence the choices the students will make in high school. The students will visit a local college or university and will attend the Black College Expo in early 2015.