High School

Horace Greeley High School 2016 Grants

Art Department Technology ($37,541)

This grant will provide digital access to students in art classes that are not primarily digitally focused. A MacBook cart and Surface tablets will be available to students in Visual Design, Industrial Design and Fashion Design which will allow students to stretch creativity; try out, refine and revise multiple ideas quickly and visually express more sophisticated concepts than their technical skills would otherwise allow.

Louise Brady, Art Department Chair, Horace Greeley High School

Classroom Redesign Project ($121,864.38)

This project is an outgrowth of teaching practices in the iLab and a group of Greeley teachers who came together to study how classroom design and configuration could be used to enhance the teaching and learning process in individual classrooms. From this study, five classrooms were selected representing multiple curricular areas. Classroom designs were created to enable teachers and students to engage in new teaching and learning practices and new curricular units intended to help students develop critical thinking and collaborative skills.

Eric Byrne, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Robert Rhodes, Horace Greeley High School Principal, Jacqueline Abair, English Teacher, Steve Walker, LIFE School/Social Studies Teacher, Ping Li, Chinese Teacher, Michael Day, French Teacher, Nancy Becerra, Health Teacher, Horace Greeley High School

CNC Router ($14,952)

The CNC Router will be used by students in Industrial Design and the newly developed 3D Art AP class to design and create highly accurate and professional prototypes out of wood, aluminum and plastic. The addition of a CNC Router to the Greeley Art Department will allow students who used the device in middle school to continue their educational trajectory.

Christopher Kaser, Industrial Design and 3D AP Art Teacher, Horace Greeley High School

Heartrate Monitors ($6150)

The Greeley Physical Education Department will integrate the use of Polar heart rate monitors to develop physical education curriculum for all ninth grade students and students in various physical education electives. Students will receive instant feedback on their heart rate and whether they are in the target heart rate zones. The monitors send this information to the software program and graphs are created along with other info that allows for tracking on conditioning.

Anthony Vaglica, Physical Education Teacher, Horace Greeley High School

Math Walls ($8981.60)

This grant will provide 5 math classrooms with write on walls. By covering all wall surfaces with writeable areas, teachers can actively engage students and facilitate collaborative problem solving among students.

Peg Breen, Math Department Chair, Horace Greeley High School

Science Equipment ($3527.04)

This student submitted grant will support teachers in Physics, Robotics and Computer Science. The grant includes a variety of science equipment to strengthen and develop the current technology, physics and robotics curriculum. Examples of equipment included in the grant are arduino boards and oscilloscopes (used by engineers to measure and graph electrical voltage) and arduino boards (microprocessors used in robotics and other engineering projects).

Matthew Kaufman, Student, Horace Greeley High School, Class of 2016

Student Directed Learning ($29,938.50)

This grant provides for the purchase of furniture and other classroom equipment to allow the transformation of a social studies classroom into a space that promotes active learning and allows students to participate in the design of a space to support their instruction, provide opportunities for collaboration and practice of other essential learning skills.

Thomas Witmer, Social Studies Teacher, Horace Greeley High School

3D Printers ($7445)

The additional 3D printers provided by this grant will extend existing capabilities in the MakerSpace to a larger audience by allowing for the teaching of 3D design and printing in the Introduction to Engineering class and by allowing for the better management of workflow.

Paul Bianchi, Kevin Kuczma, Mike DeBellis, Science Teachers, Horace Greeley High School

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