The Sandtown Foundation proudly
announces the award recipients for the 2008-2009 school year.
World Comes To Atlanta is a
program sponsored by Dr. Ajile Rahman of Westlake High School and is
designed to expose students to the best Atlanta has to offer. Through
field trips and interactive experiences at historical sites, student
learning is expanded beyond the classroom. Trips will be taken to the High
Museum of Art (Terracotta Warriors Exhibit of China), Carlos
Museum (The Lost Civilization of Nubia),
Civic Center (Jutankhamen
And Great Pharaoh Exhibit of Egypt), Auburn Avenue Research Library,
Martin Luther King
Center and the Varsity.
Because of this program’s success in
2007, Westlake High School was
awarded a partial grant again this year of $1,000.
Robotica is a project created
to ensure students in South Fulton County the
opportunity to compete for the first time in robotics competition. This
grant will support the creation, training and implementation of a
competitive robotics team from Randolph
Elementary School. The team
will be comprised of third grade students, ages 8-9 who will compete in
the First Lego League Robotics Competition in 2008.
The school was awarded a grant of
Differentiation. Linda Hicks
is the sponsor of this program at Sandtown
Middle School. This program
will support a concept designed to assist teachers in diversifying
instruction in the classroom with multiple levels of students. Teachers
will be provided in depth training on the concept of Differentiation.
After completion of the training, teachers will be equipped to provide a
more rigorous instruction to students that will increase student
partial grant of $2,125 was awarded to Sandtown Middle School.
Week Concert – On November
18, 2008 a concert will be held at Westlake
High School to culminate the
celebration of National French Week. Eric Vincent, a prominent French
music artist, will be the featured guest of the concert. The event will
serve as a vehicle to build student vocabulary through immersion and also
improve word communication in the language of French.
High School was awarded a grant of $2,000.
Court Training is sponsored
by Debbie Powers at Westlake High School. This training
will serve as a learning opportunity for student leaders in the area of
peer mediation. Students who experience a conflict or are distracted by
classroom feuding have trouble learning and often disrupt class. Through
peer mediation, instances of violence can be avoided by having students
voluntarily seek alternative ways to resolve conflicts or a dispute. The
mediation is non-punitive and it has been shown that there is a reduction
in disciplinary referrals and suspensions.
High School was awarded $1,000.
Team – This project will help
organize a team at Randolph Elementary School. The local
team will compete against youth from across the state of Georgia and as
part of the Urban Debate League. Students in grades 4 and 5 will
participate in this program.
Elementary School was
Rights Tour – This program is
sponsored by Phyllis Turner at Westlake
High School and is focused
on tracing the steps of social activists from the Civil Rights Movement.
The tour will recount the experiences of the original Freedom Riders of
the 50’s and visit cities in Alabama (sites in Birmingham, Selma, Marion,
Whitehall, Montgomery, and Tuskegee). Students are expected to heighten
their awareness of their culture and heritage within their families,
communities and society. The tour is scheduled for March, 2009.
High School was awarded
The Sandtown Foundation was specifically
created to enhance the learning experience of our local schools. We are so
proud of the work their hard work and we commend them and celebrate their
efforts. All of the schools who submitted proposals are to be
congratulated and celebrated. If anyone in the community is interested in
offering additional support, please contact the foundation.
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