More grants awarded for 2016-17

At its meeting on April 20, 2017, the Dublin Education Foundation Board of Trustees approved:

  • $1,290 to Dublin Scioto High toward the purchase of 10 graphic calculators for the disadvantaged students.
  • $504 to Glazier Ridge Elementary for the purchase and installation of the inclusive swing which will be mostly used by the students and community members with disabilities.
  • $700 to Dublin Coffman High toward the program: Conflict Management Strategies to Post-Secondary students.
  • $500 to Dublin Scioto toward its After Prom at Magic Mountain.


First round of 2017 grants issued

At its meeting on January 19, 2017, the Dublin Education Foundation Board of Trustees approved:

  • $500 to Dublin Scioto toward the purchase of a Samsung television and an Apple TV unit for additional direct instruction technology in the library’s computer Lab #2.
  • $2,671.35 to Olde Sawmill Elementary for enhancing the functionality of the current greenhouse  to all seasons, will be used as a destination for life science experiments, projects and research work year-round.
  • $2,000 to Eli Pinney Elementary for the Disruption Project: The Power of Voice, a transdisciplinary project that infuses student interests, academic content and creativity into a multi-year collaboration to empower students as change makers. The project will be led by an outside artist in collaboration with selected Dublin schools faculty members.

Past grants awarded by DEF

At its meeting on July 21, 2016, the Dublin Education Foundation Board of Trustees approved:

  • $1,000 to Davis Middle toward the establishment of its Innovation Center  with a design to  provide a space, time, tools, and guidance to support student exploration, innovation and new skill development through self-defined and directed projects during student center.
  • $1,500 to the Dublin Robotics Booster toward its Team Robots for the FIRST LEGO League event benefitting students at the high, middle and elementary school levels in the Dublin City School district.
  • $499 to Scottish Corner Elementary for the FlashForge 3D printer and its corresponding technology with the goal to expand students’ knowledge in the STEM areas.

Grants issued to three projects

At its meeting on April 21, 2016, the DEF Board of Trustees approved:

  • $500 to Thomas Elementary for a 3D printer in order to provide an opportunity for authentic exploration of innovative 3D printing technology, with the goal of developing all students’ mathematical and spatial reasoning skills.
  • $416.53 to Eli Pinney Elementary toward the purchase of materials to create a Maker Space environment which encourages creative learning for all students at all levels including those with special needs.
  • $428 to the West Bridge Academy, Dublin City Schools toward the purchase of bus passes so as to provide special needs students community access by utilizing alternative transportation methods.

Grants issued to five projects

At its meeting on January 21, 2016, the Dublin Education Foundation Board of Trustees approved:

  • $500 to Dublin Jerome High for its Project Flourish which is an onsite, designated space designed to teach and reinforce coping strategies, prevent and/minimize the negative impact of mental health conditions.
  • $491 to Scottish Corners Elementary for its Enhancing Electricity and Electrical/Computer Engineering Education program which provides students with materials to practice electrical engineering and other critical thinking skills in combination with the existing items such as batteries, light bulbs and standard wire circuits.
  • $750 to Coffman High toward its Creative Learning Space for High School Math project which aligns the classroom with appropriate furniture allowing students to work independently as well as in groups.
  • $1,000 to Davis Middle toward its Digital Maker Space project at the Media Center. It aims to provide students with ample access to digital tools which promotes exploration, problem solving and creativity.
  • $1,046.89 to Old Sawmill Elementary for its after-school Coding Club which gives students dedicated time for learning about coding, writing computer programs and constructing digital devices.

Recent requests granted

At its meeting on October 18, 2015, the Dublin Education Foundation Board of trustees decided:

  • Wyandot Elementary will be receiving funds totaling $318.00.  This will be used to purchase two DeskCycles.  The DeskCycles will be used by students to help increase student achievement. Studies show that many students learn better when provided the opportunity to release excess energy.  Congratulations Wyandot staff!
  • The other grant of the evening went to staff members of Deer Run Elementary.  They will be receiving $2,100.00 for Learning with Legos.  The Learning with Lego Mindstorms EV3 technology will help instruct mathematical concepts of the 21century.  We’re excited to hear about the success of this program.  Congratulations Deer Run!



More grants issued

At its meeting on July 16, 2015, the Dublin Education Foundation Board of trustees approved:

  • $400 to Sells Middle toward the SMS Work System which includes reading, math, science social studies, life skill activities and pre-vocational practice for students with significant disabilities.
  • $500 to Dublin Coffman High toward the program supplies of the Freshmen Mentor Program which promotes the growth and successful transition of all freshmen through the efforts of upperclassmen as role models and faculty advisors.
  • $250 to Dublin Coffman High toward the Mosaic Benches Courtyard project of the IB Diploma students who need to fulfill the requirement of “Creativity, Activity and Service”.
  • $462.50 to Riverside Elementary toward the Educational Makerspace Tools which aims to create an environment of hands-on and student-guided learning that inspires wonder, invites curiosity, encourages creativity and, at the same time, allows for flexibility and choice.   
  • $413.64 to Daniel Wright Elementary toward the Genius Hour project for the 5th graders with the goal to promote and encourage students’ creativity, risk-taking, self-directed learning, teamwork and acceptance of failure in a fun and non-competitive way.