Take a look at some of the grants that your support made possible in 2020! 

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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

District-wide

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.

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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.

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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

To Be Determined

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. Check back for updates on what he decides to fund.

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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

District-wide 

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.

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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

District-wide

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

Wristbands in support of Wickliffe principal, Chris Collaros

Padcaster at Windermere

Padcaster: Mobile studio using iPads.

Robotics Club at Wickliffe

Wickliffe Robotics

KIBO

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.

LivBits

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.

UAHS

FRC BearBots

Hastings & Jones

iSpace

UAHS

Urban Zen

Hastings

Hastings Garden

Windermere

What Makes Me, Me

UAHS

Poet, Hanif Abdurraqib

UAHS

Graphic Design, Artist in Residence

Jones

Robert Post, How to Survive Middle School

Art Outside the Lines

Art Outside the Lines with Wickliffe

Windermere

Global Read Aloud, Refugee by Alan Gratz

UAHS

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

2017

Aprons of Thanks
Aprons of Thanks

UAHS

Fatal Vision Kart
Fatal Vision Kart

Hastings

Sphero Robots
Sphero Robots

Greensviiew

Mac Barnett Author Visit
Mac Barnett Author Visit

All Elementary Schools

Bikes
Bikes

Hastings

Indoor Gardening
Indoor Gardening

Hastings

Laser Engraver
Laser Engraver

Hastings

UA School Levy/Bond
UA School Levy/Bond
Kathryn Borghi Digital Library
Kathryn Borghi Digital Library

All Schools

OSU Men's Glee Club
OSU Men's Glee Club

Jones

UA Idea Day
UA Idea Day

UAHS

Columbus Teen Soup
Columbus Teen Soup

UAHS

Hunger Héros
Hunger Héros

Wickliffe

Mural
Mural

Tremont

3C Theatre
3C Theatre

Wickliffe

Urban Zen
Urban Zen

UAHS

Mac Barnett Author Visit
Mac Barnett Author Visit

All Elementary Schools

Sphero Robots
Sphero Robots

Windermere

Aprons of Thanks
Aprons of Thanks

UAHS

FIRST Robotics Club
FIRST Robotics Club

UAHS

Updated Theatre Lighting
Updated Theatre Lighting

Jones

HIP Day and BEARS Group
HIP Day and BEARS Group

Hastings

Book of the Month Club
Book of the Month Club

Tremont Elementary

Breakout EDU Kits
Breakout EDU Kits

Greensview Elementary

TremontPalooza
TremontPalooza

Tremont Elementary

Robotics
Robotics

UAHS

Dash & Dot Robots
Dash & Dot Robots

Barrington K-3

Ballet Met Tremont
Ballet Met Tremont

Tremont Elementary

Fin to Flower Aquaponics
Fin to Flower Aquaponics

Tremont Elementary 5th Grade

Ozobot & Osmo
Ozobot & Osmo

Wickliffe 2/3 Classrooms

Osmo Genius Kits
Osmo Genius Kits

Windermere

Zones of Regulations
Zones of Regulations

Windermere Way

Living Dome Windermere
Living Dome Windermere

Windermere

Emotional Intelligence for You
Emotional Intelligence for You

Hastings 6th & 7th Grades

Walking Club
Walking Club

Upper Arlington High School MD Class

Building Creative Thinkers
Building Creative Thinkers

Wickliffe Progressive School

Seating Choices
Seating Choices

Tremont Elementary

R&D Lab UAHS
R&D Lab UAHS

UA+Ed granted $100,000 to support this innovative space.

Grafitti Boards
Grafitti Boards

UAHS Grafitti Boards are used to express ideas, make lists, brainstorm and collaborate.

2016

Learning Center Update
Learning Center Update

Jones Middle School

Neal Shusterman
Neal Shusterman

Author Visit Jones, Hastings, and UAHS

Cyber Wolves
Cyber Wolves

Wickliffe Elementary

OSMO Genius Kits
OSMO Genius Kits

Tremont Kindergarten

Lego Storystarter Kits
Lego Storystarter Kits

Windermere

LEADERship Training
LEADERship Training

Jones and Hastings

Class of 62 Service Learning
Class of 62 Service Learning

Projects at elementary, middle and high school levels.

The Future of Robotics
The Future of Robotics

UAHS Robotics Program

Service Learning
Service Learning

Professional Development for UAHS teachers.

ROX at Greensview
ROX at Greensview

Ruling Our Experiences empowerment program for girls.

3D Printer at UAHS
3D Printer at UAHS

being used in Science and Math classes

New Risers
New Risers

Hastings Middle School

Driving Simulator
Driving Simulator

UAHS students can safely experience distracted/impaired driving.

Blocks for Education
Blocks for Education

Building enhances creativity, collaboration and exploration.

Indoor Gardening
Indoor Gardening

Wickliffe students are growing food indoors to donate to food banks.

Environment as a 3rd Teacher
Environment as a 3rd Teacher

Wickliffe entry area developed for flexible learning space.

Books Go Out
Books Go Out

Caldecott award winning author/illustrator, Paul Zelinsky visited all 5 elementary schools.

Math Camp
Math Camp

Wickliffe students "camped out" on a Saturday to reinforce math skills.

Stratford Farms
Stratford Farms

Wickliffe 5th graders are visiting Stratford during various seasons this year.

Emily Arrow
Emily Arrow

Singer/Songwriter brings children's books to music at Windermere.

Junior Great Books
Junior Great Books

Volunteer Leader Training at Windermere.

Library Maker Space
Library Maker Space

Windermere Teachers Kick-Off.

Being a Girl ROX
Being a Girl ROX

Empowerment program for girls at Hastings.

Exploring Columbus
Exploring Columbus

Service learning project.

Circuitry Club
Circuitry Club

UAHS students are building drones and other cool things.

Alan November
Alan November

Staff Development focused on technology.

Bonus gift.
Bonus gift.

Burbank received new chairs from a friend of UAEF.

Get it in Six.
Get it in Six.

Summer Service Program.

Grab a Chair
Grab a Chair

Greensview students piloting different types of seating.

Water Quality Service Learning
Water Quality Service Learning

UAHS environmental science classes.

Student Response System
Student Response System

Jones science classes.

Eva Kor
Eva Kor

Holocaust survivor spoke to Jones and Hastings students about forgiveness.

Alex Sheen
Alex Sheen

Presented to Hastings and Jones students about making and honoring commitments.

Flipped Classrooms
Flipped Classrooms

UAHS art students watch videos before class to allow more in-class time to create.

Easels
Easels

Displaying art at UAHS.

IB Global History
IB Global History

Virtual Curriculum Conference

Google Science Fair
Google Science Fair

Program for 8th graders at Hastings.

Arts Off Campus
Arts Off Campus

Wickliffe students spent a day at the Lincoln Theatre.

UAHS Speech and Debate Team
UAHS Speech and Debate Team

State Competition

Career Connection
Career Connection

Guiding Hastings students in career exploration.