Posts tagged Columbia High School
Concert Band Instruments – $17,017

Curricular Area: Arts
Grant Focus: Band Instruments
Schools: Columbia High School
Items Purchased: Chimes, Tuba, Euphonium, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax

CHS's Band Program has seen great success and growth over the last 5 years. It has grown from 40 students in 2013 to a projected 70 for 2020. As the ensemble grows, the need for essential instruments has also become more apparent. This grant pays for a collection of instruments (Chimes, Tuba, Euphonium, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax) that will enhance the sound and maintain proper balance within the Concert Band ensemble.

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All Terrain Electric Vehicle – $9,992

Curricular Area: STEM, Career & Technical Education
Grant Focus: Equipment
Schools: Columbia High School
Items Purchased: Plans and parts for building the ATEV

For the past six years CHS students have been designing and fabricating electric cars to compete in over 50 Electrathon America races. With this grant, students will pilot an innovative and highly motivational twist to this event by building the first of its kind all-terrain, full suspension electric vehicle: the Piranha III!.

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Nurturing Sources of Strength – $5,000

Curricular Area: Social Emotional Learning
Grant Focus: At-risk students
Schools: Columbia High School, White Salmon Academy
Items Purchased: Coordinator for Sources of Strength

Sources of Strength (SOS)  is a comprehensive wellness program focusing on the prevention of suicide, violence, and substance abuse in schools and their communities.

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PBL Teacher Training Institute – $7,500

Curricular Area: Across Subjects
Grant Focus: Professional Development
Schools: Whitson Elementary, W&P Stevenson Intermediate, Henkle Middle School, Columbia High School
Items Purchased: Teacher training for Project Based Learning

This grant sends three teams of five teachers consisting of staff members from each of the four schools to a foundational workshop for Project Based Learning.

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Sources of Strength – $5,000

Curricular Area: Social Emotional Learning
Grant Focus: At-risk
Schools: Columbia High School, White Salmon Academy
Items Purchased: Curriculum, Training and Support

Sources of Strength (SOS)  is a comprehensive wellness program focusing on the prevention of suicide, violence, and substance abuse in schools and their communities.

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Media Arts Project – $5,355

Curricular Area: Arts; Career & Technical Education
Grant Focus: Technology
Schools: Henkle Middle School, Columbia High School
Items Purchased: iPad Pro Kits and accessories

The aim of this grant is to facilitate a 7-12th Media Arts Pilot Program, with the long-term goal of a sustainable Career and Technical Education program in Film and Media Arts.

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CHS Robotics Takes Flight - $4,200

Curricular Area: STEM; Career & Technical Education
Grant Focus: Equipment; Curriculum
Schools: Columbia High School​​​​​​​
Items Purchased:  10 Quadcopter kits; technology and flight lessons, curriculum development

This grant funds a nine-week unit on unmanned aerial vehicles (or "drones") to be implemented in the introductory robotics class at CHS.

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