2017 GRANT RECIPIENTS
3rd -5th grade students will enjoy an after-school student driven creative exploration. By working with ceramics, painting, printmaking and mixed media they will create individual visual statements that grow out of their experiences, feelings and interests. Students will also learn how other great artists have created personal work.
Curtains Up: A Musical Theatre Workshop
Lauren Blank & Emily Baxter
4th and 5th grade students will take part in an after-school musical theater workshop once-per-week. Students will learn about musical theater, sing songs and learn choreography from various musicals throughout the decades culminating in a performance.
In partnership with the Creative Arts Department, The HSA/PTA & The Ed. Foundation
All 5th-grade students participate in a ten-week ballroom dance residency in which they learn essential life skills through the art of social dance.
Designing and Creating a Greeting Card with a Simple Electrical Circuit
Lisa Conway (PEP Teacher)
As part of the push-in Port Washington Enrichment Program (PEP), 2nd grade students will learn to make a simple electrical circuit using a coin battery, copper tape and an LED light. Students will then create a greeting card incorporating the light.
District Choral Festival at Tilles Center for Performing Arts
Kevin Scully, Dr. Ruth Addeo, Alexis Berberabe, Stephen Connolly, Allison Friedman, Matthew Gawronski, Amanda Johnson, Elizabeth Riordan, & John Spiezio.
Choral students in 5th-12th grade will experience the thrill of performing in a world-class concert hall.
Audio/Theatre Tech Club
Allison Friedman & Matthew Gawronski
In an after-school club, students will learn the tech side of music and theatre by learning how to operate sound and lighting boards, how to create music digitally, and how to record/edit audio and video.
Sonia Arora & Gardner Smith
Students will learn how to compose original narrative poems and storyboard to find images that match their text. Using the iMovie program, students will create a digital version of their poem with voiceover and visuals resulting in a screening.
Mandalas with Messages
8th grade art students will be asked to explore the question “What does a student need to succeed at Weber?” Students will choose four attributes which will serve as the inspiration for four large scale, permanent, collaborative student made Mandalas. In addition, students will study the use of Mandalas in other cultures.
Students will audition to participate in a choir where accomplished vocalists have an opportunity to perform fun, yet musically rigorous pop music at their full vocal potential.
Weber Woodwind & Brass Ensemble
A woodwind and brass ensemble group will provide the opportunity for students to work in a small group setting to improve musicianship skills and to learn skills unique to the chamber music.
Schreiber & Weber
Truly Behind the Scenes: Transformational Make-Up Art
Kevin Scully, Alicia Edgar, Joy Jowarski, Ann Kopple, Miranda Best, Terri Hall, Peter Koch, Sari Schulman, & Nicole Thomas
Internationally known make-up artist and sculptor, Michael Maddi, will present his work allowing students to gain a new perspective on art, as well as a behind the scenes look at how what they see on TV and in movies is made. Students will work on a hands-on project in smaller settings.
Dance, Dance, Dance!
Guest artist Karen Guy will use music and movement to explore Pre-K students’ natural environment, space, directionality and body awareness in connection with content areas such as social studies, science and literature.
Sing Me a Story with Heather Forest
Renowned storyteller Heather Forest will visit the Daly Pre-K program and use music, guitar, poetry and prose to encourage greater proficiency in oral language, listening and communication skills that are particularly crucial for the ENL population.
Kerri Tarasenko, Claire Galanek, Debbie Hart, & Melissa Riordin
Professional actors and teaching artists from the renowned Story Pirates arts organization will provide two school wide assemblies as well as a series of in-class writing workshops for the 3rd grade. The culminating assembly will feature the writing of workshop participants performed by professional artists.
Schreiber Theater Company
Lauren Foster-Holzer & Christine Nelson
Funds will be used to offset the costs of Schreiber’s annual musical production.
Scholarships for Music/Photography Trip to Philadelphia
HEARTS will provide scholarships for students attending the Philadelphia Instrumental Ensembles and Photography Trip in March.
Scissorless Cutout Creations
AP 2D Design and Photo students will create descriptive shapes born in their own photographs to create innovative designs using two die cut machines.
Sensing Place: Transforming Painting
Guest artist Jason Paradis will work with AP art students in the creation of a painting that utilizes image transfer techniques to build and transform an image about a special place on a panel board.
Solarplate Etching: Exploring Identity
Miranda Best & Kris Murphy
Master printmaker and inventor of solarplate etching, Dan Welden, will work with AP Art students to create original solarplate etchings that explore the theme of identity.
STEPS to the MET
Students of the STEPS Program, an alternative learning program for at-risk students, will take a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for an interdisciplinary study of culture and the arts from several eras.
The Memory Project
The Art Honor Society will create portraits of teens and children around the world who have been orphaned, neglected, or disadvantaged to provide them with special memories that capture their childhood.
Tiempo Libre: A Musical Journey through Latin America
Kevin Scully, Shirley Cepero, Julie Torres
ENL and mainstream Schreiber students will attend the performance of Tiempo Libre at the Tilles Center. The performance will serve to help bridge cultural divides and expose students to the varying forms of music and movement throughout Latin America.
Broadway Rehearsal Workshop – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Stacey Drucker, Lourdes Mergler, Kimberley Singh
Prior to seeing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway, 5th grade students will participate in a workshop that recreates a true Broadway rehearsal with students learning a choreography, staging, and a musical composition directly from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory taught by actual cast members and musical directors.
Jack on a Plaque Reading and Art Program
Taylor Sinett, Fredda Meltzer
Writer, illustrator, and 11th Grade Schreiber Student Taylor Sinett will read her published book Jack on a Plaque to Manorhaven Kindergartners serving as an inspiration to the students to write and create their own books. Students will learn to draw some of the characters as well as receive a copy of the book. All proceeds from the book will benefit Cohen Children’s Medical Center.
STEAM Poetry with Dash & Dot
Jennifer Lenney & Nina Evans
1st and 4th graders will work collaboratively with their classroom teachers, librarian, and music teacher to write poetry and create rhymes and beats for their poetry. Using Dash & Dot robots, students will then learn how to code the robots to play their creations.
In partnership with the Salem Compact Committee and The Ed. Foundation
1st graders will participate in an eight-week, in-school, hands-on, dance residency workshop in West African style dance. This class teaches the unity between the body, mind and spirit that is fundamental to African culture. Students also learn regional songs along with dances of welcome and praise culminating in a performance.
Live Theater at the Tilles Center
Salem HSA, Ms. Ferrante, & Erin Scott
Students in grades 3-5 will attend a live performance of Rock the Presidents, a musical history of all the United States Presidents performed by Childsplay. Students in grades K-2 will attend the show of Elephant and Piggie written by Mo Willems and performed by Kennedy Center for Young Audiences.
Port Summer Show
Funds will be used to offset the costs of Port Summer Show’s annual musical production.
Parent Resource Center Outreach Program
Funds will support the Outreach Program’s Scholarship Fund which will allow at-risk children to participate in the PRC’s music, art and dance programs for pre-schoolers.