Grants Awarded

2016 Spring Grants

  • Hendrick Hudson High School – Advanced Placement Art Students’ Puppet Production of the “Mud Pony,” a Native American tale
  • Blue Mountain Middle School – Registration Fees and Supplies for two new Destination Imagination teams  (click here for competition results on District website)

2015 Fall Grants

  • Hendrick Hudson High School Printing of students’ competition posters and Science Research Symposium newsletter of the Science Research program.
  • Hendrick Hudson High School – Purchase of 75 high-quality safety goggles for the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science program.

2015 Spring Grants

  • Blue Mountain Middle School – Cable crossover machine and attachment package for fitness center

2014 Fall Grants

  • Buchanan & Verplanck Senior Citizens Chair Yoga sessions led by a professional yoga instructor. This 10-week program will be video-recorded for continued use by the seniors in the years to come.
  • Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School “We Are Readers!” program using ‘We Both Read’ books featuring an interactive format with age-appropriate text on one page for a child, and more sophisticated text for a parent, teacher, or older child on the facing page.
  • Hendrick Hudson High SchooliMac computer for the new recording studio to supplement the equipment HHCEF funded in 2013.  Students use the studio to record music CDs and to film “Inside Hen Hud,” the high school’s video news show, available for viewing on the District website, www.henhudschools.org.
BAM (Band of Ambitious Musicians) club members in the HS Recording Studio

BAM (Band of Ambitious Musicians) club members in the HS Recording Studio

 

2014 Innovation in Education Grant

  • Hendrick Hudson High School – Digital Art Studio at Hendrick Hudson High School to support projects in photography, portfolios, graphic design, yearbook, and video.  The studio would be used by all art classes, the yearbook club, and a planned digital photography club.  This grant builds on our 2012 Innovation in Education grant that funded the creation of new technology-rich art electives at Blue Mountain Middle School.
AP Art student using new Art Studio computer and peripherals

AP Art student using new Art Studio computer and peripherals

AP Art students using new Art Lab equipment

AP Art students using new Art Lab equipment

2014 Spring Grants – Round 2

  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library Laptops for Free Computer Education classes teaching basic internet skills, word processing and Excel via small group instruction. Open to all ages and the ESL community.
  • Hendrick Hudson School District Special Education Department iPads for the ABC (Academics, Behavior and Communication) Program to be used to enhance and track student progress in language, behavior and motor skills and build functional skills in ABC. Teachers and students use speech apps, video modeling, iTunes.
  • Hendrick Hudson High SchoolCollaborative Art and Language Department Project:  Spanish language students, under art teacher supervision, created a large paper mural modeled after Picasso’s Don Quixote using Sharpie markers. The finished mural hangs in the Guidance hallway.

Spanish language "Don Quixote" mural in progress

Spanish language “Don Quixote” mural in progress

2014 Spring Grants

  • Hendrick Hudson High School and All Elementary Schools Advanced Art Students Stage Puppet Production of “Chato’s Kitchen” Click here for related story and slideshow on Hendrick Hudson School District’s website.
  • Blue Mountain Middle School Supplies for Teach Yourself Friday, a Computers class unit allowing students to explore an area of individual interest through internet research, using tutorials to teach an application or skill not otherwise in the curriculum.

2013 Fall Grants

  • Hendrick Hudson High School CD-Rom versions of Rosetta Stone – English for ELL (English Language Learner) students.
  • Hendrick Hudson High School Recording Studio – MIDI controller, microphones and other recording equipment for a new recording studio.
  • Hendrick Hudson High School New plasma television for the Mac lab used by business, art, computer, and film appreciation classes.

2013 Innovation in Education Grants

  • Alternative High School at Hendrick Hudson HIgh School 20 Chromebooks and storage cart.
  • Cortlandt Community Rowing Association 2 rowing exercise machines for indoor rowing practice.
  • Hendrick Hudson School District-wide Reading A to Z Literacy software license for all elementary school teachers (matched with funds from the Peekskill Rotary Club).

2013 Spring Grants

  • Hendrick Hudson High School ELMO image projector for an English class.
  • Hendrick Hudson High School Wound-stitching kits, chromatograhy kit and protein electrophoresis chamber for Medical Interventions, the newest course in the Project Lead the Way Biomedical sequence at Hendrick Hudson High School.
  • Furnace Woods Elementary School A portable dry erase music staff board for elementary music instruction.

2012 Fall Grants

  • Hendrick Hudson High School Mountain bikes for use in the physical education program and for the formation of a competitive high school Mountain Biking Club
HHHS Mountain Biking Club at Blue Mountain Reservation

HHHS Mountain Biking Club at Blue Mountain Reservation

  • Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School Non-fiction materials for grades 3-5 to enhance the Book Nook
  • Hendrick Hudson Free Library – Bridge Activity Workbooks and other materials for the Library’s Homework Help program for English Language Learners

2012 Innovation in Education Grants

  • Blue Mountain Middle School – Digital cameras, printer and graphics software for three new art electives at Blue Mountain Middle School
  • Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School – Tablets and software for the instructional speech and language program

2012 Spring Grants

    • Blue Mountain Middle School Updated drums for the Blue Mountain Middle School World Drumming program
    • Hendrick Hudson School District – Books for a district-wide professional development program
    • Hendrick Hudson High School Support for the “Role Models” seminar series, which brings in professionals from a wide range of careers to share their insights and personal experiences with students
    • Blue Mountain Middle School Whale Watch, a balancing platform to be used for team-building added to the Project Adventure equipment and ropes course

2011 Fall Grants

        • Hendrick Hudson School District Athletic Department Equipment for a summer Speed and Agility program for grades 6-12
        • Hendrick Hudson High School New costumes for the Choral Program, in collaboration with the District’s Parents Committee on Music (PCOM)
        • Hendrick Hudson High School – Supplies, materials, and publications for the Science Research program
        • Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School Supplies and equipment for an alternative recess program emphasizing literacy and math skills building through arts and crafts, games and other activities
        • Hendrick Hudson High School  Tickets to see “War Horse” at Lincoln Center for art students who learned puppetry and performed The Wizard of Oz with puppets they designed and constructed

2011 Innovation in Education Grant

        • Hendrick Hudson High School – 3-D printer and other materials for the Project Lead the Way Engineering and Biomedical Science programs
Engineering students holding various objects made with the 3D printer

Engineering students holding various objects made with the 3-D printer (2016)

2011 Spring Grants

        • Hendrick Hudson Special Education PTA (SEPTA) – SPARKS after-school program teaching social skills to special needs and mainstream elementary school students  (matched with funds from the Peekskill Rotary Club)
        • Aaron Copland House, Cortlandt Manor Stipend for collaborative effort with the Hendrick Hudson School District Music Department which culminated in a joint concert, An Evening with American Composers, featuring student musicians from all five schools