Past Grants

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

At its October 15, 2015 meeting, the Dublin Education Foundation Board of Trustees approved:

  • $318 to Wyandot Elementary for the purchase of 2 DeskCycles in order to provide students more options of movement with limited distraction during learning time in the classroom.
  • $2,100 to Deer Run Elementary toward the purchase of 4 new EV3 software kits which are compatible with the existing Lego Mindstorms NXT hardware the school has been using. This will be used to enhance the STEM opportunities for the cognitively gifted students in the 4th and 5th grades.

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.

At its meeting on April 16, 2015, the Dublin Education Foundation Board of Trustees approved the following grants:

  • $450 to Grizzell Middle for the purchase of two supplemental programs for the 8th grade math and geometry students: Peardeck and Minecraft EDU
  • $150 to Grizzell Middle toward the operation of  LIFE’s Bow-Wow Barkery, a post-secondary program for young adult students with disabilities
  • $450 to Coffman, Jerome and Scioto High Schools for their Peer Collaboration Program which pairs peers with students struggling with special learning or social needs
  • $250 to Scioto High toward its Aeroponics/Hydroponics project which serves five different classes in AP and regular Environmental Science, AP Physics and IB Environment and Society
  • $250 Coffman High for the purchase of  materials in the classroom library catered to students with disabilities
  • $500 to Riverside Elementary for the purchase of materials and supplies for its Imagine Community Garden which involves the participation of the entire student body, their families and their neighbors

At its meeting on January 15, 2015, the Dublin Education Foundation Board of Trustees approved:

  • $1,750 to Davis Middle toward “The Beat Goes On” program which plans to establish the Taiko Sensei Academy in collaboration with the Ohio Arts council. It is open to students from all other school buildings in the district. The fund will be used to defray costs of student fee and drum repair.   
  • $350 to Grizzell Middle toward the “Bicycle Generator for Math Class” project, a learning tool which will allow students to apply learned Math skills while self-deriving other related skills.
  • $500 to Scioto High toward the “LED Frequencies for Plant Growth”, a pioneering  project that will benefit students in the Biology, Environmental Science, Product Design and Physics classes at both regular and advanced levels .
  • $220 to Indian Run Elementary toward its Enhancing Literacy through Communication project  which will use Proloquo2Go on an iPad in order to increase the verbal output options for students with augmentative and alternative communication needs
  • $400 to Scioto High toward the After Prom, 2015 event.
  • $100 to Scioto High toward its annual Global Café Read-a-Latte, an after-school event that provides an extra-curricular opportunity for students to showcase their creativity, innovations, initiatives  and artistic expressions.

At its meeting on October 16, 2014, The Dublin Education Foundation Board of Trustees approved:

  • $2,000 to Wright Elementary toward its “Wright Wheels” program which repairs donated bikes to give to those students who are in need of a bike and yet cannot afford to buy it.
  • $1,000 to Riverside Elementary toward the development of its sensory room which will be used to facilitate self-organization, self-regulation, relaxation and sensory awareness  for the special needs students so  as to integrate them back into the classroom where they learn alongside the typical students.
  • $650 to Deer Run Elementary toward its steel drums program whereby students in the music class will learn to play the steel drums and use them to create and compose music on a regular basis.
  • $250 to Indian Run Elementary toward its Kindergarten Parent Literacy Evenings project which aims to cultivate active parental participation in their children’s literacy development.
  • $400, at $100 each to Daniel Wright, Deer Run, Olde Sawmill and Eli Pinney Elementary toward their “Little Free Library”, a free book exchange that aims to encourage reading  among all ages.

At its meeting on July 17, 2014, the Dublin Education Foundation Board of Trustees approved:

  • $250 to Indian Elementary for the “Mindfulness in the Classroom” project which will be implemented in the third and fourth grades with the goal to help students learn skills to reduce anxiety in and out of classroom, hence more compassionate with themselves and others.
  • $315 to Thomas Elementary toward the Classroom Sensory Café which provides a variety of sensory tools allowing students the option to choose, under the teacher’s guidance, responsibly the appropriate tools which meet his/her learning needs.
  • $315 to Grizzell Middle for stability balls (e.g. exercise balls, bungee chairs) in the seventh grade Language Arts classroom so as to promote student attention, focus, engagement and productivity.
  • $500 to Scioto High toward its After Prom program held in May, 2014.
  • $1,000 to Grizzell Middle toward its CoolTechGirls’ “Being a Cool Tech Girl Rox!” project which provides a supportive and collaborative environment to ignite the school age girls’ passion in science and technology.

At its meeting on April 17, 2014, the Dublin Education Foundation Board of Trustees approved:

  • $200 to Scottish Corners Elementary toward the purchase of one Wii Love to Get Fit program  (the program, console and a balance board) which is designed to help meet the need for regular physical activity of students with disabilities.
  • $400 to Riverside Elementary for bringing in a Native American drumming and dancing group, Many Voice Singers, led by Raymond Roach to celebrate the school’s annual Multicultural Day,
  • $3,100 to Griffith Thomas Elementary for implementing the “families and communities” phase of the “Leader In Me” which is based on Stephen Covey’s book, “The 7 Habits of Happy Kids”. The goal in this aspect of the initiative is to provide parent training and partner with local businesses with the expected outcome of reducing disciplinary problems, building positive learning and leadership practices into the home and school, and maintaining achievement scores in the new testing system.

At its meeting on October 17, 2013, the Dublin Education Foundation Board of Trustees approved the following grants:

  • $400 to Dublin Sells Middle School toward its research project on the Diagnostic Reading Assessment (DRA), a predictor for students who will struggle learning to read musical notes. The goal is to examine the correlation between the 6th graders’ DRA reading scores and their ability to read music.
  • $700 to Dublin Coffman High School toward the purchase of iPads for the at-risk students who participate in the various programs offered at the intervention center.
  • $1,000 to Davis and Sells Middle Schools toward the purchase of iPads for their joint project of Student Designed Digital Textbook.
  • $1,500 to Thomas elementary School toward furnishing the sensory/focus room which serves students of special learning needs.
  • $800 to Wright Elementary School toward the purchase of iPads for the 5th graders.

At its meeting on July 18, 2013, the Dublin Education foundation Board of Trustees approved the following grants:

  • $400 to Bailey Elementary   toward the purchase of iPads which will enhance students’ easy  access to the academic content standards at the level they are currently achieving.
  • $1,500 to Olde Sawmill Elementary  toward  the purchase of iPads which will be used by all fifth graders  for research projects, presentations, cloud computing, problem solving, collaboration and skill development.
  • $500 to West Bridge Academy for designing a unique fitness club, Power Up, as a part of the Power Plus program  which facilitates the transition and self-advocacy needs of students with disabilities.  It aims to prepare these students for life after graduation. Movestrong Partnership Keynote

At its April 22, 2013 meeting the Dublin Education Foundation Board of Trustees approved the following grants:

  • $500 to Dublin Scioto High School for the Famous Art Works Project through which students will paint famous works of art on the wall throughout the school building.
  • $1,0000 to Chapman Elementary School toward the Parent/Child Summer Reading Program for a total of 7 evenings from June through early August, 2013.
  • $1,000 to Bailey Elementary School toward its Connect 21 Century Learning Project in a fifth grade classroom. Students will be using various digital tools in learning and creating projects throughout the school day.
  • $1,000 to Dublin Scioto High School for the purchase of several Xbox units to be used in the Physical Education’s fitness program.

At its meeting on January 17, 2013, the Dublin Education Foundation Board of Trustees approved the following grants to:

  • Coffman High in the amount of $1,400 toward the purchase of iPads for use in the classroom with the goal to increase the frequency of assessments, shorten the time for feedback and increase collaborative opportunities for students, hence induce more active student participation in the classroom.
  • Coffman High in the amount of $1,000 as requested toward the purchase of graphing calculators for students enrolling in Algebra I and Geometry classes in introductory labs so as to prepare them for a smoother transition into Algebra 2.
  • Scioto High Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) in the amount of $500 toward the annual After Prom event.
  • Scioto High School Marching Band in the amount of $1,500 as requested to replace the current 17-year-old sound system with a new one that will help to keep up the competitive aspects used in various music programs around the district and state.
  • Coffman High PTO in the amount of $500 toward the After Prom event.
  • Jerome High PTO in the amount of $500 toward the After Prom event.
  • Scioto High in the amount of $500 as requested toward the purchase of popular reading materials in Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Chinese in order to strengthen and broaden the language learning experience of students.
  • Coffman High in the amount of $500 as requested for the purchase of the NBC Learn membership in order to access its rich archive of video, primary, historic and text resources that is designed to be used in classrooms across the country.
  • Wright Elementary in the amount of $500 as requested for the development of a workshop that teaches parents skills in conducting interactive read-aloud with their young English Language Learners (ELL) at home.

At its meeting on October 18, 2012, the DEF Board of Trustees approved the following grants:

  • $1,350 to Thomas Elementary toward its Big Universe Online Literacy program which promotes increased reading at correct levels at school as well as at home for its growing diverse student body.
  • $1,000 to Davis Middle School toward its Rachel’s Challenge program which aims to create a culture of kindness and compassion at the school.
  • $661 to Jerome High School for its Math Team Online Forum Tutoring project through which the Math Team members provide support and assistance to those students who seek help in solving high school-level math problems.
  • $691.15 toward its Biodiversity project which enhances the learning experience of students in Biology, AP Statistics and IB Environmental Systems classes.
  • $500 to Coffman High School toward its Science Olympiad program which aims to increase student interest in the science field while promoting teamwork, communication and competition.

At its meeting in January 2012, The DEF Board of Trustees moved to approve:

  • $1,000 to Olde Sawmill Elementary School toward the purchase of the Orff instruments for the music classroom.
  • $450 to Riverside Elementary School for a cultural/education program on the multicultural day. This program will introduce students to the African-American culture through story telling and various performances.

At its meeting on Oct. 21, 2011, the Board of Trustees approved the following grant:

  • $1,800 to Olde Sawmill Elementary School toward the renovation of the school entryway and the addition of new benches for the “outdoor classroom.” This project will also provide additional sheltered areas for students waiting for the morning bell to ring and waiting for the ride home in the afternoon.

At its April 21, 2011 meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the following grants:

  • $722 to the Debate Team at Dublin Jerome High School for hosting the first Dublin Jerome Speech and Debate Tournament on October 29, 2011.  It will hold rounds for Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Student Congress, International & Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, etc.  It will be open to students in the Dublin school district as well as other school districts in the area.
  • $500 to the PTO of the Dublin Jerome High School toward its supervised after-prom event to be held at the Dublin Community Recreation Center on April 30, 2011.
  • $500 to the PTO of Dublin Scioto High School toward its supervised after-prom event to be held at Sawmill Bowling Lanes in May, 2011.
  • $600 to Dublin Coffman High School’s Wildlife Garden Project, whereby teams of Biology students will design and develop several natural habitats with plants that are native to this area with the goal to attract butterflies, birds and other beneficial insects.  This project will also engage students from Visual Arts, Science, Special Education and Industrial Technology.
  • $200 to the Chinese Club in all three high schools for the purchase of cultural items, e.g. dancing ribbons & fans, lanterns and rice paper.

At its Jan. 20, 2011 meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the following grant:

  • $1,500 for the Leatherlips Outdoor Drama project led by Dan Stowell of Dublin Coffman High School.  The project will engage students from all three high schools in producing and performing a drama based on the story of Wyandot Chief Leatherlips, his interactions with his people and the early settlers of Dublin. The drama will be presented to the community at Scioto Park in the summer of 2011.

 At its Oct. 21, 2010 meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the following grants:

  • $500 to the Dublin Robotics Boosters for hosting the First Lego League regional competition on Jan. 8, 2011 at Dublin Jerome High School. All middle schools and most of the elementary schools will be involved with this project.
  • $198 to the music department at Karrer Middle School toward the purchase of personal video recording devices so as to render flexibility for individual academic assessment opportunities.
  • $500 to Dublin Scioto High School for its Challenge Day program to be held in November 2010. This program aims to create a positive change in the schools and communities by addressing such issues as cliques, gossip, rumors, negative judgments, teasing, harassment, isolation, stereotypes, intolerance, racism, bullying, violence, etc.
  • $680 to the art department at Sells Middle School for the purchase of cameras that will enable students to learn and explore the vast possibilities of digital photography.
  • $500 to Riverside Elementary School toward the cultivation of a vegetable garden, the harvest of which will be donated to the Dublin Food Pantry. This project will be spearheaded by the third-grade students and will eventually involve other students as well as community members.
  • $600 to Davis Middle School for funding a Guest Sensai program. Individual workshops will be held to accommodate the three skill levels of the current Dublin Taiko students.
  • $500 to Davis Middle School toward the Tree of Life Mosaic Mural project, a multicultural and intergenerational art project that will engage numerous students in beautifying the school surroundings.
  • $170 to the Chinese clubs in the three high schools for the purchase of calligraphy supplies.
  • $500 to Wyandot Elementary School for the completion of the “Intergeneration Bridges to our Community: Pedestrian Tunnel Community Partnership Project.”

Other Grants

  • Outdoor Learning Lab, $400; Glacier Ridge Elementary
    Students, staff and parents worked together to create an outdoor learning lab on the school’s grounds to create an interactive extension of the Ohio academic content standards for life science in grades 1 through 5. The characteristics  and structure of life, heredity and diversity/interdependence of life will be the learning targets of the program. Students are able to take soil samples, observe how organisms grow (or not grow), monitoring the wildlife that appears or disappears and introduce new plants. The lab will also serve as a backdrop for visiting officials from the Union County Soil and Water Conservation Division to offer educational programs to the students.
  • Dublin Parents of Black Students Association Recognition Luncheon, $600
    The event, held at Dublin Scioto High School, promotes excellence in youth of African American ethnic heritage by honoring students who work hard to achieve at high levels in concert with the District’s mission. Holding events such as the recognition program focusing on the accomplishments of African American students are crucial in motivating, inspiring and encouraging achievement at high rates. It is the hope of the organization that acknowledging, rewarding and celebrating excellence will play a role in motivating other African American students to work harder to earn such recognition.
  • Learn Chinese Language and Culture, $495; Dublin Coffman, Jerome and Scioto
    Funding from DEF will help students in all three high schools understand Chinese language and culture to deepen their interests in its exploration by purchasing books and interactive computer programs. The materials will help students think more globally and prepare for the future in our changing economic climate. The project is aligned with the District’s mission to enhance students’ communicative skills and understanding of the world.
  • LEGO Robotics Challenge, $990
    Funding provided to Dublin Robotics helped with the expansion of the robotics program in the district’s elementary schools. The purpose of the LEGO Robotics Challenge is to explore simple engineering design and learn basic programming concepts while having fun with science, technology, engineering and math, core principles of the District’s S.T.E.M. initiatives. Team members program and design their robots to accomplish specifics tasks.
  • Sobriety 101, $700Dublin Scioto High School
    Funding for Sobriety 101 helped purchase materials to work with and help students better understand substance abuse and addiction. Sobriety 101 is designed for youth who have experimented with drugs and alcohol despite being afforded prevention programs. Sobriety 101 supports positive choices, creates potential and enhances the capabilities of students struggling with addiction.
  • Deer Exclusion Study, $705 Dublin Jerome High School
    Support from DEF allowed for a scientific field study to quantitatively measure the effects of deer in natural spaces that exist throughout Dublin. Exclusions are areas that are fenced off to keep deer out. Long-term biodiversity studies are done comparing the inside vegetation of the exclosure and the outside vegetation of the exclosure. In a cooperative effort between the school, the City of Dublin and Glacier Ridge Metro Park, the students were afforded a first-hand experience with field research, and the exposure to how various municipalities and organizations can work together.

Funds for these grants were allocated by the Dublin Education Foundation. This list is not comprehensive, but is a descriptive offering of the types of initiatives supported.