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hUmAn Connection Festival

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Marching Band Uniforms

In addition to the grants listed below, UA+Ed supports individual needs throughout the school district to ensure that every student is ready to learn and is able to participate in school clubs, trips and teams.
  • Passion Projects at Wickliffe
  • Laundry Lessons for Life at Hastings
  • Hastings Fitness Room 
  • Al Son Del Iyá Performance at UAHS w/Jones and Hastings
  • Play to Learn - Dramatic Play at Wickliffe
  • Transition Group Toiletry Kits Service Project at UAHS
  • hUmAn Connection Festival at UAHS
  • Whiteboards for vertical math lessons at UAHS
  • Barrington 3rd Grade Musical
  • Burbank Early Childhood School Gross Motor Room Equipment
  • Kids 4 Critters - Barrington and UAHS
  • Visual Art Noise Reduction for Sensory Sensitive Learners
  • K/1 light table
  • 1st Grade Duck Hatchery & Wading Pond
  • Athletic Exterior Frame Panels
  • German Village Field Trip, Hastings and UAHS
  • Paw Prints Printer, UAHS
  • Character Strong K-8 Resource, Elementary & Middle Schools
  • Daktronics Score Bug, UAHS
  • Home Media Platform, UAHS
  • International Travel Chaperone Support
  • Mental Health Awareness Month at UAHS
  • Authentic Math Service Learning Project, Wickliffe
  • Tree of Hope Sign
  • Student-lead Video Production at Barrington
  • Industrial Education UAHS
  • Community Ticker on Golden Bear BLVD, UAHS
  • Windermere Student Council Compost Cone
  • Bike shed at Hastings
  • French music concert for Jones, Hastings & UAHS
  • Windermere Library Enhancement
  • High School Marching Band Uniforms
  • Building on Our Strengths Professional Development at Wickliffe
  • Classroom Door Decorating at UAHS
  • Wickliffe Wolves Playground
  • Kindness Rock Garden at Wickliffe
  • Jones Middle School Outdoor Classroom 
  • Second Grade STEM Challenges at Windermere
  • Jones SUN (Students with Unique Needs) visit to LifeTown Columbus
  • Graphing Calculators at UAHS
  • Orchestra Hawaii Trip at UAHS
  • Mental Health Support for Student Athletes
  • Quiet Corner at Hastings
  • New-to-District Family Welcome Series
  • The Art of Sitting Rug Tufting UAHS and elementary schools
  • Greensview Choir Polo Shirts
  • UAHS Teachers English Language Arts Conference
  • Windermere Game Board Creation Celebration Project
  • Pocket Lab & Eclipse Work
  • Arlingtonian Student-Run Newsmagazine
  • Professional Development - Foreign Language National Convention
  • Home of the Brave Book Exploration - Sudan Learning Extension at Hastings
  • Increasing the Rigor for Primary Students at Tremont
  • Eclipse Project - District-wide
  • Baseball support at UAHS
  • Economics Class Story at Windermere
  • Emily Reardon Memorial Sculpture at UAHS
  • Class of 2023 Alumni T-shirts
  • Moulton Cum Laude pins and banquet
  • Student Foundation Adopt-a-family at UAHS
2023 Grants
2022 Grants

In 2022 UA+Ed gave $155,837.94 in grants, scholarships and awards.  

  • Elec Simon

  • Emily L. Reardon Memorial Garden

  • UAHS Alumni Baseball game t-shirts

  • Multi-lingual Back-to-School Welcome Banner

  • Jones Kiosk - Wall of Fame Solution

  • Nic Stone Author Visit

  • UAHS Computer Science Equipment

  • Reach Out To Connect Events at UAHS

  • Engineering Production Lab

  • Passions for a Purpose

  • UARise Coffee Shop Signage

  • Sphero BOLT Power Pack

  • Author Visit - Stacey McNaulty

  • Student Foundation - UA for Ukraine

  • Joanie Dugger Grant Award 2022

  • Linoleum Filmmakers

  • Buddy Benches

  • Larry Griffin Music Clinic

  • German Village Scavenger Hunt & Tour

  • T-Talks with GSA

  • Athletic Equipment

  • Al Son Del Iya Concert for Students

  • UA Idea Day

  • DataClassroom

  • Black History Month Event

  • The ABC's of Trees

  • Rachel Barton Pine workshop with Upper Arlington Orchestra students

  • Washington DC Scholarships

  • Upper Arlington Inaugural Longest Table Celebration

  • Windermere Elementary Ukuleles

  • With a Little Help From My Friends - Mosaic Project

  • A Long Walk to Water ~Thematic Literature Unit on Grit, Gratitude, and Kindness


In 2021 UA+Ed gave $160,120.18 in grants, scholarships and awards.  

  • A Long Walk to Water Book Club

  • Arlingtonian


  • Athletic Assistance

  • Baseball

  • Bear Paws for a Cause

  • Burbank arts

  • Change Makers / Calm Down Corners

  • Class of 2021 Prom, walk-through & senior celebration

  • Coaching Proposal - UAHS

  • COVIDMasks

  • DEI Independent Reading Books HMS

  • DEI Themed Books JMS

  • Emily Reardon Garden

  • Greensview Kindness Squad

  • Hastings Middle School Spring Fling

  • Hope Squad

  • Inspirit AI education program 

  • Joanie Dugger Margie Belair

  • Joanie Dugger Tricia Fellinger

  • Jones Spring Fling

  • Kickin' It Live

  • Lang. Arts support of Arlingtonian

  • Leadership books

  • Legacy Capital Campaign

  • Moving Towards Restorative

  • Multicultural Classroom Consultation

  • P.R.I.D.E. stickers

  • Passions with a Purpose

  • Poster Printer

  • Private Music Lessons

  • Robin's tree leaves

  • Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX)

  • Service Learning - Because I Said I Would

  • Speech and Debate

  • STEM Injection

  • STEM/STEAM with Steve Spangler

  • Summer Inspiration with Ecology

  • T-shirts for UA schools staff

  • The Farmstand Project

  • Thermostat Cultures Live

  • UA Sustainability Club Track and Field Entrance @ Andy Tice Memorial Improvement

  • UAHS Interactive Digital Storytelling Kiosk

  • UAPL outreach collaboration project

  • Upper Arlington Mini Gallery Project

  • Visual Art Glowforge Grant

  • Washington DC trip Spring 2022

Stream quality monitoring

Joanie Dugger Educator Award Fund - Jones Middle School students experienced in-depth environmental science work at Highbanks Metropark.

Multicultural classroom

Professional development for teachers and staff at Tremont


Arlingtonian Magazine Support

Kindness Squad

Kindness Squad at Greensview

Homecoming 2021

Homecoming Tent - Garden Party at the Marv

Class of 2021

Senior Celebration Support

Greensview Mini Art Gallery

Greensview Mini Art Gallery

Kickin' It Live

Go Pro Hero 10 Black and RODE Wireless mics for Kickin' It Live

Class of 2021

Class of 2021 Senior Breakfast at the Marv

Ferris and friend

UAHS's facility dog, Ferris.

UAHS Leadership Class

Thermostat Cultures Live - UAHS

Class of 2020

Class of 2020 Final Walk Through the High School Event

A Long Walk to Water

Barrington 5th grade - book club

Jones Spring Fling

Jones Middle School Spring Dance Party

Digital Historical Archives

Interactive Kiosk - Golden Bear Boulevard

Hastings Spring Fling

Hastings Middle School Spring Fling

The Farmstand Project

The Farmstand Project at UAHS

Service Learning - because I said I would

A visit at Jones Middle School from Alex Sheen. because I said I would.

STEM/STEAM with Steve Spangler

A visit from a well-know scientist/performer for online students.

 2020 GRANTS 

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Windermere Hawk Mascot

Windermere Elementary

The Hawk mascot will visit classrooms throughout the year to bring lots of school spirit and cheer to the students and staff.

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Greensview Lion Mascot

Greensview Elementary

The lion mascot will help to build school community with online and hybrid learning. The mascot will encourage acts of kindness, PRIDE attributes, and teach students many of the social and emotional skills that are necessary for success.

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Swank Streaming Video Service


Digital streaming service that allows teachers to show videos in class, or embed into learning platforms for students to watch at home.

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Flexible Live Streaming Equipment

UA High School

This equipment will engage and connect students and families and the greater UAHS community to athletic games, school events, and more, during COVID-19 restrictions that limit spectator and audience size.

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Video Enhancement Initiative

All Elementary Schools

Staff and students are producing and enhancing learning experiences by creating digital content to be shared with the school community.

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Art Supplies

Burbank Early Childhood School

Art supplies for the Burbank Early Childhood School Virtual Gallery Hop.

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Secrets Under the Parking Lot

Jones and Hastings

6th & 8th Grade

Students will use critical thinking skills to read and learn about Pleasant Litchford and the history of Upper Arlington.


Mentorship Program

UA High School

Upper class students at the High School are serving as mentors to freshmen and new students to help them develop a sense of belonging right away, even in the midst of a pandemic.


Dan Santat- Author Visit

All Elementary Schools

Dan Santat is a #1 New York Times Best Selling Author author/illustrator of over one hundred titles which include “The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend” which won the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal in 2015 will be spending a day at each elementary school during the 20/21 school year.

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UA Alumni Association Ambassador Program


In honor of his service as an ambassador, the UAAA and UA+Ed have given Will the opportunity to give a grant, at his discretion, up to $500 to benefit the Upper Arlington School District. He chose to help fund the Streaming Equipment!


Color Me Columbus

All Elementary School 3rd grade students

The Color Me Columbus coloring books provide an opportunity for students and teachers to consider works of art in and around their own community. The coloring books offer an opportunity for discussion, reflection and an increased understanding of the visual experience whether we are in class or working within the confines of distance learning.

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Innovate K12 Prototype


Innovate K12 is a network of innovative school districts throughout the United States. The program focuses on the quest to solve real problems through discussion, ideation, and collaboration across grade levels.---and it allows student voice to be utilized in new ways.


America to Me - Documentary

Community Screening

America to Me examines racial, economic and class issues in contemporary American education through a multipart unscripted documentary series.  The series was screened in 2019/20 with moderated community conversations.

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Summer Meals Program


The UA+Ed partnered with community organizations and individual donors to provide funding for breakfasts and lunches for children throughout the summer. Thanks to the UA Community Foundation, the Columbus Foundation, The UA Rotary Club, the TriVillage Rotary Club and all of the School District PTOs.


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2018 Grants

Burbank Arts

Burbank Early Childhood School, Arts Program

Breakout EDU kits at UAHS

Breakout EDU, R&D Lab at UAHS

Battlebots, UAHS

Battlebots, combat robots at UAHS

Youth Yoga

Youth Yoga, training for staff at Wickliffe

Memory Project

Memory Project, Wickliffe

Julia Cook, Author Visit

Julia Cook, Author Visit at Windermere

Hastings Garden

Hastings Garden, Hastings

Professional Development

Institute for Middle Level Leadership, Hastings

Ruling Our Experiences

Empowering girls at Jones

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Wristbands in support of Wickliffe principal, Chris Collaros

Padcaster at Windermere

Padcaster: Mobile studio using iPads.

Robotics Club at Wickliffe

Wickliffe Robotics


Kibo: Primary Robots at Greensview

What Makes Me, Me?

What Makes Me, Me? at Windermere.

Inclusive Book Collection

Book collection at Wickliffe

The History of UA

Barrington students are writing and publishing a history book about their community.


Olivia Van Ledtje, author and social media leader teaches educators and students in all 5 elementary schools.

Golden Bears A to Z

Greensview students writing and publishing Golden Bears A to Z.


FRC BearBots

Hastings & Jones



Urban Zen


Hastings Garden


What Makes Me, Me


Poet, Hanif Abdurraqib


Graphic Design, Artist in Residence


Robert Post, How to Survive Middle School

Art Outside the Lines

Art Outside the Lines with Wickliffe


Global Read Aloud, Refugee by Alan Gratz


Brendan Keily, Author of All American Boys, Tradition & more



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