Schreiber High School
The Memory Project
The Art Honor Society will create portraits of children and teens around the world who have been orphaned, neglected or disadvantaged. The portraits will be delivered to the children to provide them with special memories that capture their childhood.
Schreiber Theatre Company’s Spring Musical Production
2021-2022 Gina Farasciano
Community Theater Grant Recipient
Lauren Foster-Holzer and Christine Nelson
Students will engage in a professional-level musical theatre production for the Port Washington community to enjoy. HEARTS provides support to bring this production to life.
High School students will be engaged in the art of making sculptures based on their own hands, in the form of a gesture that marks an important childhood memory.
Hand Sculpture, 2022
Theater for Special Needs
INVEST is a special needs program serving people with developmental disabilities. Students will participate in a professional production at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts that is an immersive theatrical experience with music and dance created specifically for audiences on the autism spectrum and those who may have limited movement, sensory and/or complex communication needs.
Weber Middle School
Weber Music Tech/AV Club
In an after-school club, students will learn the technical side of music and theatre by learning how to operate sound and lighting boards, how to create music with digital tools, and how to record/edit audio and video.
Woodwind & Brass Ensemble
A woodwind and brass ensemble will provide the
opportunity for students to work in a small group setting to improve musicianship skills and learn skills unique to the chamber music.
All Elementary Schools and
Weber Middle School
Port Washington Summer Music Scholarship Program
Funds will be used to provide scholarships for students to attend the district’s summer music program which will allow them to continue musical instrument studies, or in some cases, learn an instrument for the very first time.
Summer Music Program, July 2021
All Elementary Schools
The Mosaic Project
With instruction from the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, all 3rd grade students across the district will learn about four distinct cultures---Afro-Cuban, North Indian, Japanese, and West African---as well as how to appreciate and respect one another’s cultures and traditions through immersive group dance and discussion with world-renowned dancers and instructors. This program is funded in partnership with The Ed. Foundation.
In spring 2022, 4th and 5th graders across the district will participate in an after-school musical theatre program. A full musical—including singing, dancing, costumes and scenery—will engage students in every aspect of theatrical production (show to be determined).
Storytime Theater, Spring 2019
Daly Elementary School
Australia Is Calling
Susan Geffken Burton
Learning about Australian culture through a variety of interactive and artistic ways. Funds will be used to create specific art projects to tell stories of Aboriginal people and their rituals and culture. This program will be co-sponsored with the Daly HSA.
Dance Dance Dance
Pre-Kindergarten students will experience a developmentally appropriate movement/dance program, while exploring space and tempo. The classes will help the students develop social/emotional skills, and muscle development, as well as developing their dance vocabulary.
Guggenheim Elementary School
Music and Art Sensory Playground
Jenny Gammons and Erin Orr
Funds are being provided to purchase "harmony flowers" as part of a permanent, outdoor sensory playground where all school children can learn through music and art amongst nature.
Salem Elementary School
Alvin Ailey West African Dance
First graders will participate in an eight-week, in-school residency in West African style dance, led by members of the celebrated Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. These workshops teach unity of body, mind and spirit which is fundamental to African culture. Students also learn regional songs along with dances of welcome and praise culminating in a performance. This program is funded in partnership with The Ed. Foundation and Salem HSA.
This program incorporates performance arts with the classroom curriculum as students experience books in a kinesthetic, artistic, imaginative, social and tactile atmosphere. Students are guided to act out a piece of literature, bringing the book to life.
Landmark on Main Street
Kellie Rentz-Bruneau and Kevin Scully
In celebration of Lunar New Year, all 6th grade students at Weber Middle School will experience the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society performing traditional Chinese music and the history of the instruments used to perform this music. This program is funded in partnership with The Ed. Foundation.
Port Washington Parent Resource Center
Music Program for Stepping Stone Classes
An engaging music program for Pre-K children who may not otherwise have access to extracurricular activities.
Port Washington Adult Activities Center
Seniors who attend programs at the center will engage in specialty art classes facilitated by qualified art teachers. Generous support provided by The Peter and Jeri Dejana Foundation.
The Community Synagogue Theater Company
Support will be used to benefit Community Synagogue Theater Company’s musical production, of The Drowsy Chaperone. All Port Washington residents are encouraged to audition and be a part of the production.
Elana Hayden and Elise May
A series of interactive live and virtual performances, initiated to engage seniors through the isolation of the pandemic. Featuring songs from the Great American Songbook and Broadway to The Beatles and jazz standards, bringing the joy of music to audiences of all ages. Generous support provided by The Peter and Jeri Dejana Foundation.